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New Cars With Biggest Price Drops

August 3, 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 columns below are the "Total Price Drops" by percentage and dollar. 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 2017 Ford Focus this week, you would save about 19% (or $4,516) more than the average buyer paid for the same vehicle at its peak over the last 12 months.

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 generally a good 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

RankVehicleSale PricePrice Drop From Peak (%)Price Drop From Peak ($)
12017 Ford Focus$19,929 19%$4,516
22017 Dodge Journey$21,950 17%$4,636
32017 Hyundai Sonata$19,903 17%$4,438
42017 FIAT 500L$20,789 16%$3,883
52017 Jeep Cherokee$25,199 15%$4,579
62017 Jeep Renegade$20,182 14%$3,462
72017 Jaguar XF$52,194 14%$8,261
82017 Hyundai Accent$13,775 13%$2,256
92017 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van$26,909 13%$3,752
102017 Jeep Patriot$18,977 13%$3,083
112017 Chevrolet Trax$19,861 13%$3,142
122017 Kia Forte5$18,147 13%$2,870
132017 Acura TLX$32,190 13%$4,811
142017 Acura ILX$26,124 13%$3,887
152017 FIAT 500X$20,768 12%$3,182
162017 Volvo S90$51,110 12%$6,973
172017 Chevrolet Cruze$19,020 12%$2,652
182017 Kia Soul EV$27,686 12%$4,230
192017 Nissan Titan XD$44,272 12%$6,144
202017 Kia Forte$15,759 12%$2,271
212017 Jaguar XE$36,864 12%$4,851
222017 Kia Rio$13,370 11%$1,876
232016 Ford Transit Connect Wagon$24,992 11%$3,448
242017 Ford Escape$24,280 11%$3,307
252017 Toyota Corolla$18,036 11%$2,329
262017 Hyundai Elantra GT$18,816 11%$2,462
272017 Ram ProMaster City Wagon$22,617 11%$2,923
282017 Ford Expedition$48,670 11%$6,379
292017 Ram 1500$36,186 11%$4,773
302017 Kia Optima Hybrid$26,359 11%$3,390
312017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon$25,168 11%$3,058
322017 Chevrolet Malibu$24,183 10%$2,957
332017 Dodge Grand Caravan$25,709 10%$3,077
342017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4$13,376 10%$1,721
352017 Kia Rio 5-door$14,730 10%$1,845
362017 Mitsubishi Lancer$18,316 10%$2,151
372017 Mazda MAZDA6$24,181 10%$2,862
382017 BMW M4$65,605 10%$6,977
392017 Volkswagen Jetta$18,952 10%$2,273
402017 Lexus GS F$77,684 10%$8,666
412017 Land Rover Discovery Sport$41,086 10%$4,444
422017 Mazda Mazda3 4-Door$18,846 10%$2,162
432016 Kia Rio$12,917 10%$1,631
442017 Toyota Prius c$19,884 10%$2,206
452017 Ford Expedition EL$53,105 10%$6,098
462016 Mitsubishi Lancer$14,834 10%$1,900
472017 Hyundai Tucson$22,862 9%$2,588
482017 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van$29,287 9%$3,270
492017 Volvo V60 Cross Country$41,669 9%$4,300
502017 Mazda Mazda3 5-Door$20,374 9%$2,172

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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