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82 Biggest Discounts on New Cars

January 12, 2017

TrueCar is one of my top recommendations for new car shoppers. They have a network of 9,000 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, such as the 2016 Nissan Altima, with an average discount off MSRP of 22.9%, but there are also some popular 2017 models in the top 10 list, such as the 2017 Nissan Sentra, selling with average discounts of 17%.

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

Biggest Current Discounts (by % of MSRP)

RankVehicleMSRPAvg PriceSavings %
12016 Hyundai Veloster$22,322 $16,827 24.62%
22016 FIAT 500L$23,005 $17,529 23.80%
32016 Ford Fusion Energi$39,137 $30,003 23.34%
42016 Nissan Altima$26,647 $20,544 22.90%
52016 Ford C-Max Energi$33,470 $25,897 22.63%
62016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid$29,920 $23,274 22.21%
72017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4$16,805 $13,104 22.03%
82016 Nissan Titan XD$50,830 $39,868 21.56%
92017 Ram ProMaster City Wagon$26,837 $21,078 21.46%
102016 Mitsubishi Lancer$21,703 $17,141 21.02%
112016 Ram ProMaster City Cargo Van$25,826 $20,471 20.73%
122016 Hyundai Elantra GT$21,385 $16,953 20.72%
132016 Kia Forte$19,747 $15,672 20.63%
142016 Nissan Sentra$19,292 $15,445 19.94%
152016 Ford C-Max Hybrid$28,767 $23,058 19.85%
162016 Kia Optima Hybrid$30,038 $24,128 19.68%
172016 Kia Forte 5-Door$22,023 $17,690 19.67%
182016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport$24,070 $19,458 19.16%
192016 Ford Fiesta$18,562 $15,009 19.14%
202016 Hyundai Accent$16,916 $13,681 19.12%
212016 Kia Optima$27,546 $22,304 19.03%
222016 Ford Transit Connect Wagon$27,240 $22,124 18.78%
232016 Ford Focus$22,605 $18,366 18.75%
242016 Ram 1500$43,359 $35,240 18.73%
252016 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van$31,405 $25,531 18.70%
262016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van$30,250 $24,679 18.42%
272017 Dodge Journey$26,764 $21,837 18.41%
282017 Nissan Altima$26,994 $22,098 18.14%
292016 Ford Transit Connect$25,062 $20,531 18.08%
302016 Kia Cadenza$40,731 $33,389 18.03%
312016 Dodge Dart$20,278 $16,654 17.88%
322016 Ford Transit Cargo Van$36,265 $29,819 17.77%
332017 Jeep Patriot$24,004 $19,743 17.75%
342016 Nissan Versa$15,041 $12,387 17.65%
352016 Mitsubishi Outlander$28,530 $23,510 17.59%
362016 FIAT 500$19,040 $15,708 17.50%
372016 Ford Taurus$35,891 $29,619 17.47%
382017 Jeep Cherokee$30,745 $25,402 17.38%
392016 Nissan Murano$38,120 $31,510 17.34%
402016 Ram 3500$49,842 $41,208 17.32%
412016 Jeep Renegade$25,449 $21,053 17.27%
422016 Ram 2500$50,531 $41,819 17.24%
432017 Nissan Sentra$20,691 $17,128 17.22%
442017 Jeep Compass$25,207 $20,967 16.82%
452017 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van$34,001 $28,299 16.77%
462017 Nissan Pathfinder$38,218 $31,812 16.76%
472016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid$37,283 $31,105 16.57%
482016 Ram ProMaster City Wagon$27,083 $22,600 16.55%
492017 Mitsubishi Mirage$15,548 $12,982 16.51%
502017 Kia Forte$19,101 $15,957 16.46%
512016 Jeep Cherokee$29,519 $24,660 16.46%
522016 Kia Rio$16,446 $13,744 16.43%
532016 Kia Soul EV$36,180 $30,258 16.37%
542016 Dodge Journey$27,538 $23,044 16.32%
552017 Kia Forte5$19,435 $16,285 16.21%
562016 Nissan Rogue$28,202 $23,658 16.11%
572016 FIAT 500c$21,435 $18,017 15.95%
582017 Ram 1500$44,160 $37,156 15.86%
592016 Chevrolet Spark EV$26,699 $22,488 15.77%
602016 Hyundai Sonata$26,685 $22,485 15.74%
612016 Ford Transit Wagon$40,861 $34,484 15.61%
622017 Hyundai Elantra$21,190 $17,885 15.60%
632016 Nissan NV200$22,180 $18,726 15.57%
642016 FIAT 500X$27,089 $22,931 15.35%
652016 Hyundai Azera$37,560 $31,803 15.33%
662016 Chevrolet Sonic$18,317 $15,515 15.30%
672016 Ford Explorer$40,574 $34,411 15.19%
682017 Nissan Maxima$38,025 $32,265 15.15%
692016 Nissan Versa Note$17,157 $14,564 15.11%
702016 Ford Expedition EL$59,787 $50,752 15.11%
712017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport$23,113 $19,663 14.93%
722016 Ford Edge$37,472 $31,940 14.76%
732017 Hyundai Sonata$25,747 $21,964 14.69%
742016 Jeep Compass$23,222 $19,878 14.40%
752015 FIAT 500c$22,875 $19,582 14.39%
762016 Volkswagen Golf$21,601 $18,501 14.35%
772016 Toyota Avalon$37,532 $32,181 14.26%
782016 Ford F-150$47,734 $40,934 14.25%
792017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid$29,075 $24,958 14.16%
802017 Mitsubishi Lancer$19,976 $17,154 14.13%
812017 Nissan Titan$45,136 $38,758 14.13%
822017 Volkswagen Jetta$22,910 $19,675 14.12%
See TrueCar Deals in Your Local Area

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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