Front Brake Pads Cost

If you want to know how much front brake pads cost, keep in mind that prices will depend on many factors, such as what car you drive, the type of brake pads you want, and brand.

There are several different models of brake pads available. To give you a good idea of what you can expect to pay, here is a general pricing guide on the replacement front brake pads (per pair) for the most popular car models. If you do not see your vehicle listed below, you will many times find that prices on front brake pads will be about the same for similar models offered by your car’s brand.

Coupes and Sedans

Audi A4: $68
BMW 3 Series: $32
Cadillac CTS: $54 – $57
Chevrolet Aveo: $21
Honda Civic: $13 – $19
Dodge Avenger: $21
Ford Focus: $46
Hyundai Elantra: $23
Infiniti G Series: $18
Lexus I Series: $23
Lincoln MKZ: $26
Mazda 3: $22
Mercedes Benz C300: $69
Mini Cooper: $33 – $59
Nissan Sentra: $20
Subaru Impreza: $19
Toyota Corolla: $25
Volkswagen Jetta: $41 – $90

Trucks

Chevrolet Silverado: $20
Dodge Ram: $60
Ford F-150: $30
GMC Sierra: $20
Honda Ridgeline: $31
Nissan Frontier: $19
Toyota Tacoma: $20

SUVs

Acura MDX: $41
Audi Q5: $68
Chevrolet Equinox: $23
Ford Explorer: $32
GMC Terrain: $23
Honda CR-V: $25
Hyundai Tucson: $45
Jeep Grand Cherokee: $30
Kia Sorento: $20
Nissan Rogue: $50
Subaru Outback: $22
Toyota RAV4: $25
Volkswagen Tiguan: $55 – $100

Vans

Chrysler Town and Country: $40
Dodge Grand Caravan: $40
Honda Odyssey: $25
Kia Sedona: $30
Mazda 5: $22
Nissan Quest: $20
Toyota Sienna: $20
Volkswagen Routen: $40

The prices shown here are for semi-metallic brake pads that you would be able to purchase at big box stores such as Autozone and Pep Boys. Buying from these locations is usually the least expensive option, as they typically cost half as much as their OEM (original equipment manufacturer) replacement counterparts. You will often find that aftermarket brake pads provide comparable, if not better performance.

For the majority of cars, these brake pads cost around $20 – $40. Where most passenger vehicles and trucks will tend to be in the $20 – $30 range, you will notice that most SUVs and vans will be in the $25 – $40+ range.

Front brake pads for Japanese and American cars will usually have a lower cost than they would for European and English cars. For example, Honda, Nissan, Dodge, and Chevrolet will typically incur the least expense, while Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen will incur the highest cost. However, Ford owners may be disappointed to find out that replacement parts for many of the auto maker’s cars are notably more expensive than other American brands. Cadillac is another exception as it is America’s luxury brand, and will also command a higher price tag on its brake pads.