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Best Deals on Used AWD Vehicles

December 5, 2013

Winter is upon us, and when you're driving around on slippery ground, having an all wheel drive (AWD) vehicle can be a great thing. If you've been considering purchasing an AWD vehicle, you're in luck -- Consumer Reports recently released a list of what they consider the top deals right now on used AWD cars and SUVs.

These 2010-2012 model year vehicles range in savings from 16% to as high as 49% lower than the vehicle's original MSRP when brand new. On the list are the likes of the 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander, 2011 Mercury Milan, and 2012 Toyota Matrix.

VehicleMileageMSRP When NewDealer Avg. PriceDrop In Retail Value vs. MSRP
2010 Pontiac Vibe51,000$20,275$11,72542%
2010 Mitsubishi Outlander51,000$22,240$12,37544%
2010 Subaru Impreza51,000$18,495$13,10029%
2010 Mercury Milan51,000$27,800$13,35052%
2010 Nissan Rogue51,000$21,540$13,95035%
2010 Toyota Matrix51,000$20,910$14,32531%
2010 Ford Fusion51,000$27,790$14,82547%
2011 Mercury Milan40,000$28,645$15,37546%
2011 Subaru Impreza40,000$18,495$15,52516%
2011 Nissan Rogue40,000$22,060$15,55030%
2010 Toyota RAV451,000$24,935$16,00036%
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander40,000$24,495$16,45033%
2012 Nissan Rogue22,000$22,780$17,02525%
2010 Subaru Forester51,000$23,795$17,80025%
2010 Honda CR-V51,000$25,095$17,90029%
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander22,000$23,295$17,95023%
2012 Toyota Matrix22,000$21,715$18,12517%
2010 Lincoln MKZ51,000$36,005$18,47549%
2011 Toyota RAV440,000$25,460$18,50027%
2012 Ford Fusion22,000$28,760$18,90034%
2011 Ford Fusion40,000$28,645$19,02534%
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour51,000$34,020$19,07544%

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

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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