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New Cars You Should Wait to Buy

April 2, 2020

Using TrueCar's database of average prices paid on new vehicles, I compiled a list of cars you should avoid buying right now due to low supply / higher demand (or in some cases other factors).

For many of these vehicles, if you wait just a few months, you could save upwards of $2,000 or even more. I've seen vehicles drop in price by $5,000 after the initial demand dies down. Case in point, the 2020 Toyota Supra was selling for MORE THAN 3% over MSRP in previous months. Now it's averaging nearly a 4% discount off MSRP.

Not all of these vehicles will drop in price, but the higher production models are more likely to drop once supply catches up. Also, some of these vehicles may be in low supply longer than just a few months.

Worst Average Discounts by Model

Rank Vehicle Avg MSRP Avg Discount % Off MSRP
1 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Class $131,895 $-6,757 -5.1%
2 2020 Kia Telluride $38,485 $-1,270 -3.3%
3 2020 FIAT 500X $28,239 $-627 -2.2%
4 2020 Chevrolet Corvette $63,745 $-963 -1.5%
5 2020 Porsche Taycan $105,150 $-1,086 -1.0%
6 2020 FIAT 124 Spider $28,574 $-147 -0.6%
7 2020 Hyundai NEXO $61,580 $-328 -0.5%
8 2020 FIAT 500L $25,194 $48 0.2%
9 2021 Kia Seltos $25,477 $142 0.6%
10 2020 Hyundai Palisade $38,778 $420 1.2%
11 2020 Cadillac CT4 $39,390 $480 1.2%
12 2020 Genesis G90 $76,195 $942 1.2%
13 2020 Kia Niro $31,323 $490 1.6%
14 2020 Kia K900 $60,935 $954 1.6%
15 2021 Volkswagen Atlas $42,009 $745 1.8%
16 2020 Honda Fit $19,098 $359 1.9%
17 2020 Audi S7 $84,895 $1,684 2.0%
18 2020 Lexus LC $96,255 $1,939 2.0%
19 2020 Honda HR-V $25,637 $561 2.2%
20 2020 Audi S8 $130,495 $2,929 2.2%
21 2020 Audi A6 allroad $66,895 $1,578 2.4%
22 2020 Cadillac CT6-V $95,890 $2,264 2.4%
23 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE $82,350 $2,248 2.7%
24 2019 Nissan GT-R $114,818 $3,065 2.7%
25 2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van $36,775 $1,021 2.8%
26 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van $48,045 $1,334 2.8%
27 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Crew Van $52,636 $1,462 2.8%
28 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS $88,370 $2,449 3.0%
29 2020 Porsche Panamera $109,377 $3,401 3.1%
30 2020 Porsche 911 $116,750 $3,681 3.1%
31 2020 Mazda CX-30 $26,850 $853 3.2%
32 2020 Buick Encore GX $28,095 $903 3.2%
33 2020 Porsche Cayenne $94,593 $2,869 3.3%
34 2020 Audi S6 $74,895 $2,567 3.4%
35 2020 Lexus LS $86,276 $2,860 3.4%
36 2020 Land Rover Range Rover $108,145 $3,782 3.4%
37 2019 Jaguar XE $49,009 $1,731 3.5%
38 2020 Toyota GR Supra $54,032 $1,894 3.5%
39 2019 Jaguar XF $58,936 $2,081 3.5%
40 2019 Jaguar F-TYPE $86,495 $3,055 3.5%
41 2020 Maserati Quattroporte $113,048 $3,943 3.5%
42 2020 Audi A4 allroad $45,595 $1,620 3.6%
43 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $84,979 $2,982 3.6%
44 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL $103,845 $3,774 3.6%
45 2020 Nissan GT-R $131,335 $4,544 3.6%
46 2019 Honda Fit $19,498 $743 3.8%
47 2020 Mazda CX-3 $22,440 $843 3.8%
48 2020 Honda CR-V $31,498 $1,167 3.8%
49 2018 Jeep Wrangler $32,090 $1,296 3.8%
50 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT $121,995 $4,630 3.8%
51 2020 Lexus UX $36,825 $1,409 3.9%
52 2020 Ford Super Duty F-450 $68,385 $2,662 3.9%
53 2020 BMW M8 $139,895 $5,416 3.9%
54 2020 Ford Mustang $45,139 $1,494 4.0%
55 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C $68,745 $2,747 4.0%
56 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata $32,487 $1,338 4.1%
57 2018 BMW M3 $83,370 $3,417 4.1%
58 2020 Honda Clarity $35,955 $1,506 4.2%
59 2019 Audi TT $47,645 $2,011 4.2%
60 2020 BMW i3 $48,970 $2,034 4.2%
61 2020 Audi TTS $55,495 $2,321 4.2%
62 2020 Audi S5 $55,662 $2,328 4.2%
63 2020 Audi RS 3 $57,195 $2,392 4.2%
64 2020 Audi Q7 $59,395 $2,489 4.2%
65 2020 BMW M2 $59,895 $2,507 4.2%
66 2020 Audi TT RS $68,595 $2,869 4.2%
67 2020 Lincoln Navigator $87,690 $3,687 4.2%
68 2020 Maserati Levante $89,198 $3,761 4.2%
69 2020 BMW X5 M $110,595 $4,594 4.2%
70 2020 BMW X6 M $114,095 $4,739 4.2%
71 2018 Audi RS 7 $123,275 $5,202 4.2%
72 2020 BMW i8 $148,495 $6,168 4.2%
73 2020 Audi A5 $46,228 $1,980 4.3%
74 2020 Porsche Macan $65,983 $2,629 4.3%
75 2019 Ford Super Duty F-450 $64,517 $2,768 4.3%
76 2019 Lexus LC $95,580 $4,047 4.3%
77 2020 Audi S4 $50,895 $2,247 4.4%
78 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE $63,583 $2,701 4.4%
79 2020 Audi Q8 $69,195 $3,039 4.4%
80 2020 Mazda CX-5 $31,244 $1,424 4.5%
81 2020 Volvo V90 $56,445 $2,583 4.6%
82 2019 Lexus LS $81,588 $3,767 4.6%
83 2020 Lexus LX $90,275 $4,144 4.6%
84 2019 Ford Fiesta $17,876 $841 4.7%
85 2020 Subaru BRZ $30,995 $1,451 4.7%
86 2020 Toyota Highlander $43,553 $2,013 4.7%
87 2020 Lexus RC $54,295 $2,372 4.7%
88 2020 Audi A7 $69,995 $3,324 4.7%
89 2020 BMW X6 $73,178 $3,352 4.7%
90 2020 Audi A8 $92,995 $4,285 4.7%
91 2019 Volkswagen Golf R $41,840 $2,071 4.9%
92 2019 Nissan 370Z $41,340 $2,147 4.9%
93 2020 Audi S3 $43,995 $2,173 4.9%
94 2020 Lexus GS $59,972 $2,743 4.9%
95 2020 Lincoln Aviator $65,936 $3,108 4.9%
96 2020 Lexus RX $51,054 $2,546 5.0%
97 2020 Audi SQ5 $53,895 $2,669 5.0%
98 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC $58,295 $2,795 5.0%
99 2020 Ford Transit Connect Van $27,283 $1,382 5.1%
100 2019 Lexus UX $36,575 $1,824 5.1%
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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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