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Vehicles With the Biggest Discounts off MSRP

April 26, 2012

According to TrueCar.com, the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu is the vehicle offering the biggest discounts off MSRP right now.

On average, car buyers are negotiating discounts of 13.5% off MSRP for the Malibu, and 10.3% for the Chrysler 200.

But remember, these are only averages. A quick search on TrueCar will find you dealers offering discounts as much as 20% off MSRP on the Malibu.

The following is a list of vehicles offering the largest discounts by category:

Vehicle CategoryModel% Below MSRP
Midsize CarChevrolet Malibu13.50%
Small SUVJeep Liberty9.10%
Large TruckChevrolet Avalanche8.00%
Large CarDodge Charger7.90%
Luxury Sport CarChevrolet Corvette7.20%
VanChevrolet Express Cargo Van7.20%
Large SUVChevrolet Traverse7.00%
Luxury CarAcura TL6.30%
MinivanNissan Quest5.90%
Midsize SUVJeep Grand Cherokee5.90%
Small CarDodge Caliber5.90%
Luxury SUVAcura RDX5.50%
Sport CarDodge Challenger4.90%
Small TruckChevrolet Colorado3.40%
Subcompact CarSuzuki SX42.40%

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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