The Best Deals on Used SUVs
In the market to purchase an SUV? To maximize savings, you
should consider buying a 3-to-5 year old used model. There
are currently some great deals on 2008-2010 models, like the Toyota
RAV4, Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester.
Consumer Reports has put together a list this week of what they consider the best deals for used SUVs in these model years, all of which are under $25,000. Be sure to include these models on your consideration list.
|Vehicle||Dealer Avg Price||MSRP (new)||Drop in Retail Value vs. MSRP|
|2008 Mitsubishi Outlander||$11,919||$23,125||49%|
|2008 Nissan Rogue||$13,125||$20,560||36%|
|2009 Nissan Rogue||$14,838||$21,615||31%|
|2008 Toyota RAV4||$14,875||$25,182||41%|
|2010 Mitsubishi Outlander||$15,921||$24,313||35%|
|2008 Honda CR-V||$16,217||$23,650||32%|
|2008 Subaru Forester||$16,513||$25,262||35%|
|2009 Honda CR-V||$17,229||$24,195||29%|
|2009 Mazda CX-9||$17,525||$29,820||41%|
|2009 Subaru Forester||$17,821||$25,178||29%|
|2010 Toyota RAV4||$18,942||$25,725||26%|
|2008 Honda Pilot||$19,094||$32,178||41%|
|2010 Mazda CX-9||$20,388||$29,505||31%|
|2009 Toyota Highlander||$20,700||$29,050||29%|
|2009 Toyota Venza||$21,194||$27,613||23%|
|2008 Toyota Highlander||$21,544||$32,325||33%|
|2009 Acura RDX||$23,100||$37,195||38%|
|2008 Acura MDX||$23,870||$44,715||47%|
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar 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
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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