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Real Prices of New Compact SUVs

December 6, 2018

If you're in the market for a new compact SUV, take a look at the following tables I compiled using TrueCar's average selling prices. These days, MSRP doesn't mean much since hardly anyone expects to pay that price. But it can be difficult to determine which models are actually cheapest without knowing what kind of average discount they're selling for. Some have discounts of nearly 20%, while others - such as the 2019 Jeep Compass, are selling for only a few percent below MSRP.

The table below is sorted by biggest average discount off MSRP, with the 2018 Dodge Journey having the biggest discount (20.12% after incentives).

You can sort the table by clicking on any column. For examle, if you want to see the cheapest SUVs, sort by "Avg" column and you'll see the 2018 Hyundai Tucson is selling at the lowest average price of $22,831.

I hope you find these tables useful. As always, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see the best deals being offered in your local area.

Compact SUVs with Biggest Discounts Off MSRP

Year Make Model MSRP Avg % Off
2018 Dodge Journey $29,515 $23,576 20.12%
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander $28,310 $23,182 18.11%
2018 Jeep Compass $29,969 $24,795 17.26%
2019 Jeep Cherokee $33,400 $27,961 16.28%
2018 Ford Escape $31,311 $26,534 15.26%
2018 Hyundai Tucson $26,876 $22,831 15.05%
2018 Nissan Rogue $28,586 $24,371 14.75%
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan $29,416 $25,184 14.38%
2018 Chevrolet Equinox $30,422 $26,128 14.12%
2018 GMC Terrain $36,618 $31,906 12.87%
2018 Toyota RAV4 $30,554 $27,087 11.35%
2019 Nissan Rogue $34,856 $31,395 9.93%
2018 Subaru Forester $30,084 $27,514 8.54%
2019 Chevrolet Equinox $29,592 $27,150 8.25%
2018 Kia Sportage $27,752 $25,904 6.66%
2018 Jeep Cherokee $30,253 $28,300 6.46%
2018 Honda CR-V $29,547 $27,649 6.42%
2019 Subaru Forester $29,251 $27,587 5.69%
2018 Mazda CX-5 $30,961 $29,277 5.44%
2019 Jeep Compass $30,807 $29,580 3.98%

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.
- 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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