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Biggest Discounts on New Cars

October 5, 2017

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.

Most of the top deals right now are still on leftover models (with Kia models in particular), with the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid having the highest average discount off MSRP of 27.10%, but there are also some popular 2017 models in the top 10 list, such as the 2017 Hyundai Sonata, selling with average discounts of 25.17%.

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 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid $32,554 $23,733 - $8,821 27.10%
2 2016 Kia Rio $16,599 $12,155 - $4,444 26.77%
3 2016 Kia Forte Koup $22,263 $16,521 - $5,742 25.79%
4 2016 Kia Sedona $29,405 $22,002 - $7,403 25.17%
5 2017 Hyundai Sonata $25,857 $19,369 - $6,488 25.09%
6 2016 Kia Soul $18,418 $13,815 - $4,604 25.00%
7 2016 Kia Optima $24,312 $18,394 - $5,918 24.34%
8 2017 Jeep Patriot $22,733 $17,204 - $5,529 24.32%
9 2016 Ford Taurus $32,035 $24,744 - $7,292 22.76%
10 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid $29,687 $23,014 - $6,673 22.48%
11 2017 Jeep Renegade $25,889 $20,078 - $5,811 22.44%
12 2017 GMC Terrain $32,364 $25,293 - $7,071 21.85%
13 2017 Chevrolet Cruze $22,734 $17,851 - $4,884 21.48%
14 2017 Chevrolet Trax $24,013 $18,935 - $5,078 21.15%
15 2017 Hyundai Accent $16,854 $13,295 - $3,559 21.12%
16 2017 Dodge Journey $27,101 $21,439 - $5,662 20.89%
17 2017 Ford Taurus $35,088 $27,851 - $7,237 20.63%
18 2017 FIAT 500X $26,527 $21,067 - $5,460 20.58%
19 2017 Volkswagen Jetta $22,645 $18,027 - $4,619 20.40%
20 2017 Jeep Cherokee $30,488 $24,269 - $6,219 20.40%
21 2016 Ford Transit Connect $24,588 $19,683 - $4,904 19.95%
22 2017 Kia Forte $19,493 $15,623 - $3,870 19.85%
23 2017 Kia Rio $16,331 $13,107 - $3,223 19.74%
24 2017 Chevrolet Malibu $28,038 $22,523 - $5,516 19.67%
25 2017 Nissan Altima $26,712 $21,560 - $5,151 19.29%
26 2017 Ford Fiesta $19,035 $15,374 - $3,661 19.23%
27 2017 Chevrolet Equinox $28,389 $22,955 - $5,433 19.14%
28 2017 Kia Optima $27,865 $22,668 - $5,198 18.65%
29 2017 Ram 1500 $45,197 $36,822 - $8,375 18.53%
30 2017 Volkswagen Passat $27,432 $22,357 - $5,075 18.50%
31 2017 Ford Focus $24,507 $19,981 - $4,526 18.47%
32 2017 Kia Forte5 $20,872 $17,039 - $3,832 18.36%
33 2017 Nissan Sentra $20,671 $16,939 - $3,732 18.06%
34 2017 Ford Escape $29,180 $23,954 - $5,226 17.91%
35 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 $15,790 $12,968 - $2,822 17.87%
36 2017 Ram ProMaster City Cargo Van $25,536 $20,988 - $4,548 17.81%
37 2017 Chrysler 300 $40,452 $33,363 - $7,089 17.52%
38 2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van $33,828 $27,918 - $5,910 17.47%
39 2017 Kia Rio 5-door $17,522 $14,466 - $3,056 17.44%
40 2017 Ford Expedition $58,037 $47,981 - $10,055 17.33%
41 2017 Ram ProMaster City Wagon $26,084 $21,596 - $4,488 17.20%
42 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid $27,495 $22,767 - $4,727 17.19%
43 2017 Volkswagen Golf $22,972 $19,057 - $3,915 17.04%
44 2017 GMC Savana Cargo Van $34,159 $28,349 - $5,809 17.01%
45 2017 Kia Soul EV $35,590 $29,578 - $6,012 16.89%
46 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited $24,177 $20,095 - $4,082 16.88%
47 2017 Hyundai Veloster $22,188 $18,456 - $3,732 16.82%
48 2017 Kia Sorento $33,422 $27,810 - $5,612 16.79%
49 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan $29,784 $24,805 - $4,979 16.72%
50 2017 Chevrolet Express Passenger $36,196 $30,161 - $6,035 16.67%
51 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid $37,544 $31,300 - $6,244 16.63%
52 2017 Toyota Camry $26,546 $22,142 - $4,403 16.59%
53 2017 GMC Savana Passenger $35,851 $29,905 - $5,946 16.58%
54 2017 FIAT 500L $24,276 $20,290 - $3,986 16.42%
55 2017 Hyundai Elantra $20,434 $17,088 - $3,347 16.38%
56 2017 Ford Fusion $27,400 $22,947 - $4,453 16.25%
57 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI $30,470 $25,534 - $4,937 16.20%
58 2017 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van $34,928 $29,284 - $5,644 16.16%
59 2017 Jeep Compass $26,674 $22,369 - $4,305 16.14%
60 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid $30,404 $25,513 - $4,891 16.09%
61 2017 Ford Expedition EL $62,358 $52,339 - $10,019 16.07%
62 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen $25,216 $21,177 - $4,039 16.02%
63 2017 Mazda MAZDA6 $27,914 $23,525 - $4,389 15.72%
64 2017 Kia Soul $20,590 $17,358 - $3,231 15.69%
65 2017 Toyota Avalon $37,881 $32,022 - $5,859 15.47%
66 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander $28,291 $23,923 - $4,368 15.44%
67 2017 Acura ILX $31,149 $26,357 - $4,792 15.39%
68 2018 Hyundai Elantra $21,207 $17,974 - $3,233 15.24%
69 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport $23,741 $20,138 - $3,602 15.17%
70 2017 Ford Transit Wagon $39,957 $33,910 - $6,047 15.13%
71 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT $21,365 $18,135 - $3,230 15.12%
72 2017 Nissan Rogue $28,874 $24,539 - $4,335 15.01%
73 2017 Ram ProMaster Window Van $36,560 $31,093 - $5,467 14.95%
74 2017 Chevrolet Traverse $38,347 $32,617 - $5,730 14.94%
75 2017 Toyota Corolla iM $20,403 $17,363 - $3,040 14.90%
76 2017 Mazda Mazda3 4-Door $22,115 $18,827 - $3,288 14.87%
77 2017 Nissan Titan XD $52,604 $44,820 - $7,785 14.80%
78 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage $15,338 $13,071 - $2,267 14.78%
79 2017 Nissan Murano $37,549 $32,014 - $5,535 14.74%
80 2017 Ford Transit Connect Van $24,951 $21,278 - $3,673 14.72%
81 2017 Ford C-Max Energi $29,782 $25,401 - $4,381 14.71%
82 2017 Ford Transit Van $36,479 $31,121 - $5,358 14.69%
83 2017 Acura TLX $37,185 $31,739 - $5,445 14.64%
84 2017 Toyota Prius c $22,053 $18,823 - $3,229 14.64%
85 2017 Dodge Charger $38,477 $32,873 - $5,605 14.57%
86 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack $31,141 $26,617 - $4,524 14.53%
87 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport $31,341 $26,821 - $4,520 14.42%
88 2017 Ford Edge $36,878 $31,601 - $5,277 14.31%
89 2017 Mazda Mazda3 5-Door $23,854 $20,465 - $3,389 14.21%
90 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT $20,635 $17,712 - $2,923 14.16%
91 2017 Ford Fusion Energi $34,912 $29,970 - $4,942 14.16%
92 2017 Toyota Corolla $20,945 $17,982 - $2,963 14.15%
93 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan $30,300 $26,018 - $4,282 14.13%
94 2017 Nissan Maxima $38,944 $33,453 - $5,491 14.10%
95 2017 Ford F-150 $46,097 $39,605 - $6,492 14.08%
96 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer $20,963 $18,031 - $2,931 13.98%
97 2017 Nissan Armada $57,272 $49,435 - $7,836 13.68%
98 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee $42,657 $36,828 - $5,829 13.66%
99 2017 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo $22,765 $19,661 - $3,105 13.64%
100 2017 INFINITI QX30 $35,291 $30,481 - $4,810 13.63%
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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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