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New Cars With Biggest Price Drops

March 2, 2017

The table below aims to show you which vehicles are "ripe for the picking", meaning now is a great time to purchase due to various market conditions.

I've been analyzing TrueCar's pricing data for the past year, and can now pinpoint which vehicles have had the biggest price drops over the past 12 months.

The important column below is the "Total Price Drop". It shows how much you would save right now compared to shoppers who purchased the same vehicle at it's peak over the past 12 months. For example, if you were to buy the 2016 Kia Soul EV this week, you would save about 23.33% (or $8,434) more than the average buyer paid for the same vehicle at its peak.

The best way to use the chart below is to see if any vehicle you're interested in is on the list. If so, then now is a great time to buy that vehicle. Each vehicle on this list is either near or at its 12-month peak deal.

Use TrueCar to quickly see which dealers can match these prices in your local area.

50 Cars Ripe for the Picking

VehicleCurrent Avg Selling PricePrice Drop (Past 12 Months)Total Price Drop
2016 Kia Soul EV$25,333.00 23.33%$8,434.26
2017 Dodge Journey$21,104.00 21.42%$5,779.12
2016 FIAT 500L$19,078.00 17.41%$4,336.48
2017 Ram ProMaster City Wagon$23,404.00 15.20%$4,367.72
2017 Jeep Cherokee$25,603.00 14.95%$4,693.70
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer$15,408.00 14.42%$2,884.87
2016 Ford C-Max Energi$26,416.00 14.15%$4,688.04
2016 Cadillac CTS Sedan$44,390.00 13.86%$7,519.05
2016 Chrysler 200$24,314.00 13.82%$3,897.93
2016 Cadillac CT6 Sedan$49,502.00 13.55%$7,917.94
2017 Nissan LEAF$27,943.00 13.51%$4,621.37
2017 Nissan Maxima$31,618.00 12.82%$4,907.24
2017 Jeep Patriot$19,508.00 12.81%$3,094.13
2017 Jeep Compass$21,599.00 12.76%$3,307.90
2016 Ford Focus Electric$25,500.00 12.69%$3,823.88
2016 Cadillac ATS Sedan$30,315.00 12.62%$4,662.84
2016 FIAT 500$15,453.00 12.62%$2,384.55
2017 Nissan Pathfinder$31,533.00 12.61%$4,860.65
2016 Ford Fusion Energi$28,212.00 12.61%$4,594.58
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage$13,046.00 12.60%$1,943.17
2017 Kia Forte5$19,053.00 12.59%$2,958.90
2016 Chevrolet Spark EV$21,501.00 12.27%$3,259.53
2016 Audi allroad$39,162.00 12.14%$5,642.07
2016 Ford Fiesta$15,498.00 11.81%$2,226.78
2017 Hyundai Elantra GT$18,724.00 11.53%$2,568.08
2016 Cadillac XTS$40,096.00 11.47%$5,530.26
2017 Dodge Grand Caravan$25,463.00 11.34%$3,381.47
2016 Ford Taurus$28,230.00 11.24%$3,903.09
2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans$36,426.00 11.24%$4,747.21
2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van$25,783.00 11.23%$3,437.84
2017 Kia Forte$16,082.00 11.09%$2,197.04
2016 Chrysler 300$29,354.00 11.04%$4,018.45
2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van$29,596.00 10.97%$3,837.09
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer$17,525.00 10.87%$2,229.87
2016 Jeep Renegade$20,824.00 10.85%$2,769.46
2017 Nissan Titan XD$42,930.00 10.83%$5,474.35
2017 Hyundai Elantra$18,353.00 10.83%$2,379.68
2017 Ram 1500$35,572.00 10.81%$4,711.11
2016 Dodge Challenger$35,481.00 10.70%$4,334.89
2016 Kia Cadenza$33,663.00 10.49%$4,348.21
2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe$38,707.00 10.48%$4,800.05
2016 Ford Transit Cargo Van$28,617.00 10.45%$3,751.03
2016 Kia Optima$22,728.00 10.20%$2,854.47
2017 Acura RLX$47,599.00 10.07%$5,593.78
2016 Nissan Versa$12,229.00 9.96%$1,476.77
2016 Kia Forte Koup$20,323.00 9.89%$2,437.39
2016 Buick Verano$24,477.00 9.86%$2,662.99
2016 Kia Rio$13,333.00 9.74%$1,601.55
2017 Ford Escape$25,517.00 9.70%$2,853.64
2016 Ford Transit Wagon$33,306.00 9.69%$3,936.37

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

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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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