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2014 Models With Biggest Price Drops

January 15, 2015

Every year, car manufacturers unveil a number of vehicles that are new for that particular year, and 2014 was no exception. Now that it's a year later, car buyers may be interested in knowing just how much value those "new to 2014" vehicles held.

Forbes recently released a list of the top "new to 2014" vehicles that held their value the best -- as well as those that had the worst value retention. You may want to consider buying the vehicles on the worst value retention list if you're looking to get a good deal on a slightly used vehicle.

The top value holder amongst 2014 models was the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, retaining 84.7% of value from its MSRP. While in comparison, the Mitsubishi Mirage had the worst value retention, holding on to only 54.5% of its value from MSRP. Below is a look at the top five value winners and losers.

If you're considering buying a new car, I highly recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see the best deals being offered in your local area.

Value Retention Winners

RankVehicle% Value Retained from MSRP
1Chevrolet Corvette Stingray84.7%
2Subaru Forester81.8%
3Toyota Highlander78.8%
4Toyota 4Runner77.1%
5Nissan Rouge73.1%

Value Retention Losers

RankVehicle% Value Retained from MSRP
1Mitsubishi Mirage54.5%
2Fiat 500L55.3%
3Kia Cadenza56.5%
4Chevrolet Impala59.9%
5Kia Forte61.8%

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, 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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