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Best End of Year Car Deals

December 22, 2016

'Tis the season for great shopping deals, and cars are no exception! If you're in the market for a new car, this is the best time of year to maximize savings, as car dealerships want to get rid of their 2016 vehicles and make room for 2017.

Consumer Reports put together a list of what they consider to be the best end-of-year deals on new cars.

Check out the list below - and as always, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to quickly see the lowest prices being offered in your local are.

10 Best End of Year Car Deals

Vehicle MSRPInvoicePotential Savings
Mercedes-Benz S-Class S550$96,575 $90,620 25%+
Hyundai Veloster Automatic$19,935 $19,541 20%+
Nissan Titan XD 4WD SV$43,205 $41,123 20%+
Ford Fusion Energi SE Luxury$34,775 $33,049 20%+
Ram 1500 Sport, Regular Cab, 4X2$37,180 $34,222 15%+
Ford F-150 4WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box XLT$36,525 $34,889 15%+
Kia Optima EX$25,990 $24,538 15%+
2017 Acura RLX with Technology Package$55,390 $51,018 15%+
Jeep Cherokee 4WD Trailhawk$31,990 $31,246 15%+
Ford Focus Sedan SE$19,390 $18,974 15%+


My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, 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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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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