The Best Used Compact SUV Deals
This week, Consumer Reports released a list of the best used compact SUVs you should consider buying right now.
These are all SUVs from the 2007-2009 model years that scored well in CR road tests, have good reliability ratings, and perform well in crash tests.
The models have depreciated up to 49% from the original MSRP, saving you a considerable amount. Check out the list below:
|Vehicle||Avg Dealer Price||MSRP (new)||Depreciation|
|2007 Mitsubishi Outlander||$10,875||$21,370||49%|
|2007 Kia Sportage||$11,150||$18,895||41%|
|2007 Hyundai Tucson||$11,450||$18,995||40%|
|2007 Honda CR-V||$14,200||$20,600||31%|
|2008 Nissan Rogue||$14,375||$19,250||26%|
|2009 Kia Sportage||$14,550||$19,695||26%|
|2008 Hyundai Tucson||$14,750||$21,270||31%|
|2008 Honda CR-V||$15,700||$20,700||24%|
|2007 Toyota RAV4||$16,250||$24,440||34%|
|2008 Mitsubishi Outlander||$16,375||$23,650||31%|
|2008 Subaru Forester||$16,900||$21,995||23%|
|2008 Toyota RAV4||$17,025||$23,285||27%|
|2009 Mitsubishi Outlander||$18,275||$25,380||28%|
|2007 Subaru Forester XT||$19,650||$28,695||32%|
|2009 Hyundai Tucson||$19,875||$25,620||22%|
|2009 Toyota RAV4||$21,475||$26,530||19%|
|2008 Acura RDX||$26,000||$36,695||29%|
|2009 Acura RDX||$26,775||$33,895||21%|
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show 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
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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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