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New Cars With Biggest Price Drops

May 18, 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 $7,490) 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 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.

71 Cars Ripe for the Picking

RankVehicle Current Avg Selling Price Price Drop From PeakTotal Price Drop
12016 Kia Soul EV $24,439 23% $7,490.71
22017 Dodge Journey $20,436 22% $5,740.51
32016 FIAT 500 $16,430 19% $3,906.68
42017 Hyundai Sonata $19,663 18% $4,228.86
52016 FIAT 500X $19,343 16% $3,629.68
62016 Ford C-Max Energi $25,005 15% $4,360.83
72017 Ford Focus $20,349 15% $3,546.02
82017 Jeep Cherokee $24,854 15% $4,320.79
92017 Mitsubishi Mirage $12,729 14% $2,042.96
102017 Nissan Titan XD $41,609 14% $6,633.32
112017 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van $31,260 14% $4,908.00
122017 Jeep Renegade $19,651 13% $3,043.31
132016 Chrysler 200 $23,958 13% $3,630.67
142017 Ford Escape $24,014 13% $3,610.53
152016 FIAT 500L $19,015 13% $2,808.71
162016 Ford C-Max Hybrid $20,117 13% $2,947.66
172016 Mazda CX-9 $35,844 13% $5,195.62
182017 Kia Forte $15,517 13% $2,220.77
192016 Jeep Renegade $19,313 13% $2,764.05
202017 Acura ILX $27,236 12% $3,880.19
212017 Nissan Maxima $31,768 12% $4,521.70
222017 Kia Forte5 $18,072 12% $2,544.02
232017 Jeep Patriot $19,616 12% $2,697.73
242017 Hyundai Elantra GT $18,246 11% $2,347.68
252016 Chrysler 300 $31,947 11% $4,049.62
262017 Acura TLX $32,842 11% $4,067.42
272017 FIAT 500L $21,288 11% $2,574.80
282017 Ram 1500 $35,838 11% $4,312.12
292017 Toyota Corolla $18,099 11% $2,134.65
302016 Nissan Versa $12,329 11% $1,452.58
312016 Ram ProMaster City Cargo Van $19,552 10% $2,288.93
322017 Ram ProMaster City Wagon $22,901 10% $2,680.99
332017 Dodge Grand Caravan $26,187 10% $3,065.68
342016 Dodge Challenger $36,552 10% $4,256.31
352016 Ford Edge $28,834 10% $3,328.86
362017 Ford Expedition $48,387 10% $5,562.16
372017 Hyundai Elantra $17,225 10% $1,967.20
382017 Mitsubishi Lancer $18,634 10% $2,121.18
392017 Volkswagen Jetta $18,777 10% $2,125.82
402016 GMC Savana Passenger $33,196 10% $3,733.58
412016 Ford F-150 $36,063 10% $4,033.73
422016 Ford Transit Cargo Van $29,065 10% $3,250.99
432017 Volkswagen Passat $23,678 10% $2,627.97
442016 Ford Transit Connect $20,042 10% $2,212.05
452016 Cadillac ATS Coupe $40,140 10% $4,425.34
462017 Ford Transit Connect Van $22,064 10% $2,405.34
472016 Ford Transit Connect Wagon $23,399 10% $2,530.74
482016 Ford Transit Wagon $33,254 10% $3,576.21
492016 Cadillac XTS $40,022 10% $4,294.24
502017 Audi A8 L $83,245 10% $8,870.75
512017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 $15,400 10% $1,629.75
522017 Hyundai Accent $14,158 10% $1,496.58
532017 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo $19,420 10% $2,040.93
542016 Hyundai Veloster $16,965 9% $1,778.79
552016 Kia Forte $13,983 9% $1,445.67
562016 Hyundai Tucson $21,666 9% $2,232.08
572016 Mitsubishi Outlander $23,051 9% $2,374.77
582017 Acura RLX $51,872 9% $5,325.04
592017 GMC Savana Cargo Van $28,131 9% $2,874.18
602017 Ford Fusion Energi $31,179 9% $3,155.32
612016 Ford Fiesta $16,087 9% $1,620.21
622016 Mitsubishi Lancer $19,552 9% $1,954.98
632016 Cadillac CTS Sedan $49,175 9% $4,863.46
642017 Buick Verano $23,433 9% $2,311.89
652017 Honda Accord Hybrid $30,124 9% $2,942.96
662017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon $25,191 9% $2,458.00
672017 Ford Transit Wagon $35,852 9% $3,493.92
682017 Ford Expedition EL $53,594 9% $5,203.59
692017 Chevrolet Equinox $26,272 9% $2,547.66
702017 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van $29,849 9% $2,876.58
712017 Kia Optima $23,092 9% $2,181.07

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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