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Biggest Discounts on New Cars

April 5, 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.

An overwhelming number of the top deals right now are still on leftover models, with the 2017 Kia Rio 5-Door having the highest average discount off MSRP of 26.24%. Some popular 2018 models on the list include the Jeep Cherokee (19.95% discount), and Ram 1500 (19.42% 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 2017 Kia Rio 5-door $16,390 $12,089 - $4,301 26.24%
2 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid $30,944 $22,959 - $7,984 25.80%
3 2017 Hyundai Veloster $22,725 $16,971 - $5,754 25.32%
4 2017 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van $33,694 $25,200 - $8,494 25.21%
5 2017 FIAT 500L $24,038 $18,238 - $5,799 24.13%
6 2017 Nissan Versa Sedan $14,187 $10,845 - $3,342 23.56%
7 2018 FIAT 500L $21,990 $16,871 - $5,119 23.28%
8 2017 Kia Optima $24,352 $18,785 - $5,567 22.86%
9 2017 Hyundai Accent $16,848 $13,003 - $3,845 22.82%
10 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 $16,030 $12,377 - $3,653 22.79%
11 2017 Ram 1500 $42,956 $33,222 - $9,735 22.66%
12 2018 Chrysler 300 $36,743 $28,424 - $8,319 22.64%
13 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid $30,448 $23,604 - $6,844 22.48%
14 2017 Jeep Renegade $26,079 $20,290 - $5,788 22.20%
15 2017 Nissan Titan $43,424 $34,006 - $9,418 21.69%
16 2017 Nissan Titan XD $49,695 $39,165 - $10,530 21.19%
17 2018 Dodge Journey $27,716 $21,895 - $5,820 21.00%
18 2017 FIAT 500X $24,491 $19,382 - $5,109 20.86%
19 2018 Buick Encore $28,101 $22,329 - $5,772 20.54%
20 2018 GMC Acadia $41,900 $33,390 - $8,510 20.31%
21 2018 Jeep Cherokee $30,113 $24,106 - $6,006 19.95%
22 2017 Ford Fiesta $18,807 $15,105 - $3,702 19.68%
23 2017 Kia Forte5 $21,329 $17,137 - $4,192 19.65%
24 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander $28,804 $23,199 - $5,606 19.46%
25 2018 Ram 1500 $42,817 $34,501 - $8,315 19.42%
26 2017 Nissan Murano $38,054 $30,675 - $7,380 19.39%
27 2018 Kia Optima $26,360 $21,268 - $5,091 19.31%
28 2017 Ford Fusion $25,122 $20,293 - $4,829 19.22%
29 2017 Nissan Frontier $26,300 $21,257 - $5,044 19.18%
30 2018 Jeep Renegade $24,389 $19,725 - $4,664 19.12%
31 2017 Nissan Pathfinder $38,876 $31,484 - $7,392 19.01%
32 2018 Kia Forte $19,681 $15,951 - $3,730 18.95%
33 2018 Nissan Sentra $20,379 $16,524 - $3,855 18.92%
34 2017 Kia Forte $19,309 $15,682 - $3,627 18.78%
35 2017 Ford Expedition $55,557 $45,123 - $10,434 18.78%
36 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited $24,237 $19,689 - $4,547 18.76%
37 2018 Ford Focus $24,474 $19,900 - $4,575 18.69%
38 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan $30,368 $24,717 - $5,652 18.61%
39 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid $29,793 $24,314 - $5,479 18.39%
40 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan $14,922 $12,180 - $2,742 18.37%
41 2018 Toyota Avalon $38,069 $31,075 - $6,994 18.37%
42 2018 Buick Envision $40,737 $33,263 - $7,474 18.35%
43 2018 Hyundai Sonata $26,276 $21,457 - $4,819 18.34%
44 2017 Kia Soul $20,050 $16,406 - $3,644 18.18%
45 2018 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van $33,792 $27,657 - $6,135 18.16%
46 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer $20,778 $17,016 - $3,762 18.11%
47 2018 Ford Taurus $34,894 $28,591 - $6,303 18.06%
48 2017 Volkswagen Jetta $22,078 $18,095 - $3,982 18.04%
49 2018 Hyundai Elantra $20,886 $17,136 - $3,750 17.95%
50 2017 Kia Sportage $25,967 $21,327 - $4,640 17.87%
51 2018 GMC Savana Cargo Van $33,972 $27,900 - $6,072 17.87%
52 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport $30,986 $25,467 - $5,519 17.81%
53 2017 GMC Savana Cargo Van $33,319 $27,412 - $5,906 17.73%
54 2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van $33,752 $27,836 - $5,917 17.53%
55 2017 Ram ProMaster City Cargo Van $24,690 $20,403 - $4,287 17.36%
56 2017 Mazda MAZDA6 $27,136 $22,428 - $4,708 17.35%
57 2017 Ford Taurus $36,378 $30,075 - $6,303 17.33%
58 2018 Nissan Armada $55,446 $45,882 - $9,565 17.25%
59 2017 Nissan Maxima $39,547 $32,744 - $6,803 17.20%
60 2017 Kia Rio $16,680 $13,819 - $2,861 17.16%
61 2017 Buick LaCrosse $46,677 $38,715 - $7,962 17.06%
62 2017 Ford C-Max Energi $29,279 $24,324 - $4,956 16.93%
63 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan $27,925 $23,201 - $4,724 16.92%
64 2017 Ford Expedition EL $60,264 $50,261 - $10,002 16.60%
65 2017 Buick Encore $27,456 $22,903 - $4,553 16.58%
66 2017 Ram ProMaster City Wagon $26,022 $21,708 - $4,314 16.58%
67 2018 Kia Forte5 $23,879 $19,938 - $3,941 16.51%
68 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT $24,793 $20,722 - $4,071 16.42%
69 2017 Chevrolet Cruze $22,500 $18,810 - $3,691 16.40%
70 2017 Ford Transit Wagon $40,285 $33,724 - $6,561 16.29%
71 2017 Kia Sorento $33,219 $27,835 - $5,384 16.21%
72 2017 Nissan Altima $25,528 $21,398 - $4,130 16.18%
73 2017 Volkswagen Golf $23,408 $19,634 - $3,774 16.12%
74 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid $37,374 $31,349 - $6,025 16.12%
75 2017 INFINITI Q50 $45,768 $38,394 - $7,374 16.11%
76 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport $24,820 $20,842 - $3,978 16.03%
77 2018 GMC Terrain $32,943 $27,689 - $5,254 15.95%
78 2017 Nissan Versa Note $16,610 $13,962 - $2,648 15.94%
79 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI $29,838 $25,085 - $4,753 15.93%
80 2018 Nissan Titan XD $51,227 $43,162 - $8,065 15.74%
81 2018 Chevrolet Trax $24,062 $20,274 - $3,788 15.74%
82 2017 Chevrolet Malibu $28,080 $23,667 - $4,413 15.72%
83 2017 Chrysler Pacifica $36,314 $30,619 - $5,695 15.68%
84 2017 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo $22,956 $19,363 - $3,592 15.65%
85 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport $24,813 $20,938 - $3,875 15.62%
86 2017 Buick Envision $40,255 $33,972 - $6,283 15.61%
87 2017 Hyundai Tucson $25,606 $21,622 - $3,984 15.56%
88 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid $28,622 $24,176 - $4,446 15.53%
89 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe $35,700 $30,167 - $5,533 15.50%
90 2017 Chevrolet Express Passenger $37,503 $31,715 - $5,787 15.43%
91 2018 Kia Sorento $33,650 $28,478 - $5,173 15.37%
92 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage $16,592 $14,043 - $2,549 15.36%
93 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid $30,119 $25,495 - $4,624 15.35%
94 2018 Nissan Altima $26,959 $22,852 - $4,107 15.24%
95 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport $24,559 $20,844 - $3,716 15.13%
96 2017 Ford Edge $34,837 $29,570 - $5,267 15.12%
97 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander $27,968 $23,749 - $4,219 15.09%
98 2017 Kia Sedona $34,228 $29,084 - $5,144 15.03%
99 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage $15,469 $13,152 - $2,317 14.98%
100 2018 Nissan Murano $39,872 $33,947 - $5,925 14.86%
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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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