Real Prices of Compact Cars
If you're in the market for a new compact car, now is a great time to be shopping because sales of these vehicles have taken a nosedive as consumers gravitate toward SUVs.
Take a look at the following table 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 competing models are actually cheapest without knowing what kind of average discount they're selling for.
The default view shows the biggest average discount you can expect for each model this week, with the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen having the biggest discount (21.56% after incentives).
You can sort the table by clicking on any column. For examle, if you want to see the cheapest sedans, sort by "Avg" column and you'll see that the 2018 Kia Forte has the cheapest average selling price - at $16,373.
Compact Cars with Biggest Discounts Off MSRP
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar, 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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About: Gregg Fidan
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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