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Real Prices of Compact Cars

August 6, 2020

If you're in the market for a new compact car, sales of these vehicles had taken a nosedive even before the pandemic, as consumers gravitated toward SUVs. In general, this category offers really good deals.

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 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia having the biggest discount (16.6% after incentives).

You can sort the table by clicking on any column. For examle, if you want to see the cheapest cars, sort by "Avg" column and you'll see that the 2020 Kia Forte has the cheapest average selling price - at $19,023.

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

Compact Cars with Biggest Discounts Off MSRP

Year Make Model MSRP Avg % Off
2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia $44,886 $37,511 16.6%
2020 Jaguar XE $43,693 $37,581 14.0%
2019 Mercedes C-Class $61,205 $52,744 13.8%
2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia $45,572 $39,448 13.7%
2019 Volkswagen Golf $24,440 $21,322 12.7%
2019 Mazda Mazda3 $26,356 $23,135 12.2%
2019 Chevrolet Cruze $23,608 $20,783 12.2%
2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI $33,240 $29,252 12.0%
2020 Kia Forte $21,555 $19,023 11.8%
2020 Acura TLX $42,180 $37,395 11.5%
2020 Hyundai Elantra $22,969 $20,404 11.3%
2020 INFINITI Q50 $46,365 $41,191 11.2%
2019 Audi TTS $54,795 $48,718 11.1%
2019 Acura ILX $29,855 $26,603 10.8%
2020 Toyota Corolla $23,374 $20,851 10.8%
2020 Volvo S60 $49,084 $44,195 10.6%
2019 Audi RS 5 $75,195 $67,354 10.4%
2019 Toyota Corolla $23,145 $20,746 10.4%
2020 Toyota GR Supra $54,072 $48,631 10.1%
2020 Acura ILX $30,069 $27,121 9.9%
2019 Honda Civic $24,985 $22,724 9.3%
2020 Hyundai Veloster $24,768 $22,676 8.6%
2020 Mazda Mazda3 $26,445 $24,288 8.2%
2020 Volkswagen Jetta $25,906 $23,810 8.1%
2020 BMW M4 $84,295 $76,945 7.9%
2019 Audi TT RS $67,895 $62,503 7.9%
2019 Genesis G70 $45,573 $42,137 7.6%
2019 Porsche 718 Cayman $70,217 $65,274 7.5%
2020 Nissan Sentra $21,368 $19,834 7.2%
2020 Volkswagen Golf $24,515 $22,835 6.9%
2020 INFINITI Q60 $50,025 $46,618 6.8%
2020 Cadillac CT5 $42,740 $39,853 6.8%
2020 Subaru Impreza $23,222 $21,690 6.6%
2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI $33,748 $31,560 6.5%
2020 BMW 3 Series $49,370 $46,159 6.5%
2020 Mercedes C-Class $62,408 $58,639 6.3%
2020 Lexus IS $42,549 $39,920 6.2%
2019 Alfa Romeo 4C $68,745 $64,543 6.1%
2020 Alfa Romeo 4C $68,745 $64,592 6.0%
2020 BMW Z4 $57,695 $54,247 6.0%
2020 Subaru WRX $35,333 $33,287 5.9%
2020 Audi A4 $40,145 $37,806 5.8%
2020 Genesis G70 $41,565 $39,217 5.6%
2020 Audi S4 $50,895 $48,106 5.5%
2019 Lexus RC $50,039 $47,475 5.5%
2019 Nissan Sentra $22,778 $21,603 5.3%
2019 Volkswagen Beetle $26,646 $25,266 5.3%
2020 BMW 4 Series $52,903 $50,150 5.3%
2020 Audi A5 $47,395 $45,012 5.1%
2020 Subaru BRZ $30,995 $29,486 4.9%
2019 Toyota 86 $29,903 $28,487 4.6%
2021 Toyota Corolla $23,664 $22,595 4.6%
2020 Honda Civic $25,613 $24,514 4.5%
2019 Jaguar XE $49,009 $46,841 4.4%
2020 Audi S5 $57,045 $54,579 4.4%
2020 Audi TTS $55,495 $53,125 4.3%
2020 Lexus RC $54,295 $52,111 4.3%
2020 Toyota 86 $30,228 $29,008 4.0%
2020 Audi TT RS $68,595 $66,098 3.6%
2019 Audi TT $47,645 $46,082 3.3%
2019 Volkswagen Golf R $41,840 $40,559 3.1%
2020 Audi TT $48,245 $47,129 2.3%

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, RydeShopper, and CarsDirect are the best 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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