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Biggest Discounts on New Cars

August 9, 2018

TrueCar is one of my top recommendations for new car shoppers. They have a network of 14,000 car dealers that provide no-haggle prices through the service.

TrueCar compiles lots of data when it comes to real-world car prices - they know the average AND best prices people are paying on every make and model throughout the country - they granted me access to this data, I'd like to share my findings with you.

A large number of the top deals right now are still on 2018 models and some leftover 2017 models, with the 2018 Chrysler 300 having the highest average discount off MSRP of 21.60%. Some popular 2018 models on the list include the Kia Optima (21.03% discount), and Nissan Altima (19.79% discount).

The good news is these deals should all be readily available on TrueCar - no negotiation required.

Biggest Current Discounts (by % of MSRP)

Rank Vehicle MSRP Sale Price Savings off MSRP Savings %
1 2018 Chrysler 300 $38,809 $30,428 - $8,381 21.60%
2 2017 Ford Fiesta $17,558 $13,827 - $3,731 21.25%
3 2018 Kia Optima $26,620 $21,023 - $5,597 21.03%
4 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport $24,578 $19,529 - $5,048 20.54%
5 2018 Ram 1500 $44,617 $35,516 - $9,101 20.40%
6 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited $24,313 $19,389 - $4,925 20.26%
7 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage $16,402 $13,094 - $3,308 20.17%
8 2018 Nissan Titan $43,896 $35,129 - $8,766 19.97%
9 2018 Nissan Altima $25,983 $20,842 - $5,141 19.79%
10 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 $17,228 $13,863 - $3,365 19.53%
11 2018 Volkswagen Passat $27,649 $22,315 - $5,334 19.29%
12 2018 Nissan Titan XD $52,776 $42,602 - $10,174 19.28%
13 2018 Jeep Renegade $25,632 $20,763 - $4,868 18.99%
14 2018 Ford Fiesta $18,963 $15,390 - $3,573 18.84%
15 2018 FIAT 500L $23,897 $19,413 - $4,484 18.76%
16 2018 Ford Focus $25,344 $20,618 - $4,725 18.65%
17 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan $31,560 $25,704 - $5,856 18.56%
18 2018 Hyundai Sonata $25,355 $20,721 - $4,635 18.28%
19 2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van $33,140 $27,090 - $6,050 18.26%
20 2018 Nissan Sentra $20,386 $16,667 - $3,719 18.24%
21 2018 Hyundai Elantra $20,928 $17,138 - $3,789 18.11%
22 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport $31,784 $26,040 - $5,744 18.07%
23 2018 Nissan Murano $39,198 $32,172 - $7,025 17.92%
24 2018 GMC Savana Cargo Van $33,347 $27,409 - $5,938 17.81%
25 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander $28,489 $23,426 - $5,063 17.77%
26 2018 Kia Forte $19,939 $16,398 - $3,541 17.76%
27 2017 Ford Transit Van $35,355 $29,211 - $6,144 17.38%
28 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid $25,672 $21,247 - $4,425 17.23%
29 2018 Kia Sorento $33,954 $28,150 - $5,805 17.10%
30 2018 Kia Soul $21,130 $17,531 - $3,600 17.04%
31 2018 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van $33,785 $28,119 - $5,666 16.77%
32 2018 Nissan Pathfinder $38,921 $32,441 - $6,480 16.65%
33 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 $29,700 $24,773 - $4,927 16.59%
34 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT $24,026 $20,042 - $3,984 16.58%
35 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid $30,416 $25,379 - $5,037 16.56%
36 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited $23,953 $20,001 - $3,952 16.50%
37 2018 Dodge Journey $29,786 $24,913 - $4,873 16.36%
38 2018 Kia Forte5 $22,473 $18,820 - $3,654 16.26%
39 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe $37,336 $31,287 - $6,048 16.20%
40 2018 Nissan Maxima $38,011 $31,870 - $6,141 16.16%
41 2018 Ford Transit Connect Van $25,791 $21,708 - $4,083 15.83%
42 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE $76,745 $64,626 - $12,119 15.79%
43 2017 Chevrolet Express Passenger $38,024 $32,044 - $5,980 15.73%
44 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport $28,050 $23,641 - $4,409 15.72%
45 2018 Jeep Compass $29,691 $25,089 - $4,602 15.50%
46 2018 Hyundai Tucson $27,135 $22,957 - $4,179 15.40%
47 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid $30,424 $25,740 - $4,685 15.40%
48 2018 Acura RLX $60,990 $51,629 - $9,361 15.35%
49 2018 Ford Escape $31,088 $26,326 - $4,763 15.32%
50 2018 Ford Taurus $36,691 $31,078 - $5,613 15.30%
51 2018 Nissan Rogue $29,505 $25,000 - $4,504 15.27%
52 2018 FIAT 500X $25,220 $21,377 - $3,843 15.24%
53 2018 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van $36,761 $31,183 - $5,578 15.17%
54 2018 Nissan Armada $56,291 $47,779 - $8,513 15.12%
55 2018 Jaguar XJ $81,255 $69,088 - $12,167 14.97%
56 2018 Kia Sportage $28,505 $24,249 - $4,255 14.93%
57 2018 Kia Sedona $35,330 $30,109 - $5,221 14.78%
58 2019 Jeep Cherokee $32,457 $27,690 - $4,767 14.69%
59 2018 Ford Transit Connect Wagon $28,030 $23,921 - $4,109 14.66%
60 2018 GMC Savana Passenger $38,810 $33,135 - $5,675 14.62%
61 2018 Chevrolet Express Passenger $39,312 $33,568 - $5,743 14.61%
62 2018 Hyundai Accent $17,268 $14,758 - $2,510 14.54%
63 2018 FIAT 500 $19,150 $16,389 - $2,761 14.42%
64 2018 INFINITI Q50 $45,326 $38,809 - $6,517 14.38%
65 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata $30,340 $25,979 - $4,361 14.37%
66 2018 Ford Edge $36,661 $31,403 - $5,258 14.34%
67 2018 Ford Transit Passenger Wagon $41,698 $35,726 - $5,973 14.32%
68 2017 Chevrolet Corvette $72,127 $61,807 - $10,320 14.31%
69 2018 INFINITI QX30 $36,342 $31,145 - $5,197 14.30%
70 2018 Jaguar XF $57,830 $49,558 - $8,272 14.30%
71 2018 Volkswagen Jetta $23,334 $20,001 - $3,333 14.28%
72 2018 Chevrolet Malibu $27,259 $23,370 - $3,889 14.27%
73 2017 Honda Pilot $42,795 $36,701 - $6,094 14.24%
74 2018 Ford Transit Van $37,029 $31,783 - $5,246 14.17%
75 2017 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo $22,879 $19,650 - $3,229 14.11%
76 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF $34,746 $29,883 - $4,863 14.00%
77 2017 Ford Focus $28,116 $24,188 - $3,928 13.97%
78 2018 Volvo S60 Cross Country $46,095 $39,706 - $6,389 13.86%
79 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee $44,461 $38,358 - $6,103 13.73%
80 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata $31,124 $26,862 - $4,262 13.69%
81 2018 Kia Rio $16,451 $14,219 - $2,232 13.57%
82 2018 Toyota Corolla $20,860 $18,029 - $2,831 13.57%
83 2018 Chevrolet Cruze $22,760 $19,675 - $3,085 13.56%
84 2018 Lincoln MKC $39,207 $33,919 - $5,287 13.49%
85 2018 Volvo S60 $40,753 $35,336 - $5,417 13.29%
86 2018 Ram ProMaster City Cargo Van $26,282 $22,792 - $3,489 13.28%
87 2018 Acura TLX $39,998 $34,714 - $5,284 13.21%
88 2018 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo $23,591 $20,480 - $3,111 13.19%
89 2018 Ford Flex $37,655 $32,694 - $4,961 13.17%
90 2018 Volvo S90 $55,924 $48,574 - $7,351 13.14%
91 2018 INFINITI Q70 $53,920 $46,953 - $6,967 12.92%
92 2018 Chevrolet Trax $25,152 $21,903 - $3,249 12.92%
93 2018 Kia Rio 5-door $16,719 $14,569 - $2,150 12.86%
94 2018 INFINITI QX60 $49,804 $43,422 - $6,382 12.81%
95 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen $25,265 $22,032 - $3,233 12.79%
96 2018 Ram 2500 $54,262 $47,341 - $6,921 12.75%
97 2019 Kia Sorento $35,354 $30,850 - $4,504 12.74%
98 2018 Ram ProMaster City Wagon $27,478 $23,981 - $3,496 12.72%
99 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio $49,878 $43,550 - $6,328 12.69%
100 2019 Ram 1500 $51,019 $44,674 - $6,345 12.44%
See TrueCar Deals in Your Local Area

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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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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