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New Cars You Should Wait to Buy

January 7, 2021

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, especially now that manufacturers have started back to full production. 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 when it first came out, then quickly started averaging discount of 5% 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 $-8,185 -6.2%
2 2021 Kia Telluride $38,648 $-1,643 -4.2%
3 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime $40,938 $-1,633 -4.0%
4 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant $110,045 $-4,174 -3.8%
5 2021 Porsche 718 Boxster $79,990 $-2,921 -3.8%
6 2020 Audi RS Q8 $113,995 $-2,613 -2.3%
7 2020 Chevrolet Corvette $63,745 $-1,481 -2.3%
8 2021 Audi RS Q8 $115,595 $-2,529 -2.2%
9 2021 Genesis GV80 $57,963 $-774 -1.3%
10 2021 Cadillac Escalade $93,250 $-944 -1.0%
11 2021 Land Rover Range Rover $117,517 $-814 -0.6%
12 2021 Audi RS 7 $115,045 $-327 -0.3%
13 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $92,950 $98 0.1%
14 2020 Land Rover Defender $65,375 $75 0.2%
15 2021 Lexus LC $98,178 $273 0.3%
16 2021 Audi RS 5 $76,295 $331 0.4%
17 2021 Kia Sorento $37,060 $216 0.5%
18 2019 Chevrolet Corvette $77,102 $666 0.9%
19 2020 Lotus Evora $98,945 $895 0.9%
20 2021 Nissan GT-R $131,335 $1,151 0.9%
21 2020 BMW M2 $72,245 $498 1.0%
22 2021 Hyundai Palisade $40,961 $480 1.2%
23 2021 Audi SQ8 $90,195 $1,040 1.2%
24 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS $105,073 $1,320 1.4%
25 2021 Audi S7 $85,445 $1,263 1.5%
26 2020 Cadillac CT6-V $95,890 $1,432 1.5%
27 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster $75,450 $978 1.6%
28 2021 Honda Civic $28,200 $347 1.7%
29 2021 Audi TT $52,895 $916 1.7%
30 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman $74,600 $1,060 1.7%
31 2021 Audi TT RS $73,545 $1,272 1.7%
32 2021 Audi S6 $75,445 $1,305 1.7%
33 2021 Audi A8 $94,812 $1,640 1.7%
34 2021 Audi S8 $131,945 $2,283 1.7%
35 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE $73,878 $1,287 1.9%
36 2021 Porsche Cayenne $97,940 $1,965 1.9%
37 2019 Jaguar XE $49,009 $1,049 2.1%
38 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class $132,745 $2,826 2.1%
39 2021 Kia K5 $27,755 $619 2.2%
40 2020 Chevrolet Camaro $40,328 $892 2.2%
41 2020 Ford Super Duty F-450 $68,385 $1,487 2.2%
42 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT $111,200 $2,456 2.2%
43 2020 Lexus LC $96,255 $2,213 2.3%
44 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer $25,284 $615 2.4%
45 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD $48,958 $1,190 2.4%
46 2021 Genesis G90 $77,100 $1,821 2.4%
47 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Crew Van $52,636 $1,269 2.5%
48 2021 GMC Yukon $63,731 $1,606 2.5%
49 2020 Audi TT RS $68,595 $1,744 2.5%
50 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS $75,878 $1,912 2.5%
51 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD $47,659 $1,323 2.6%
52 2020 BMW X6 M $114,095 $3,012 2.6%
53 2021 Chevrolet Camaro $40,328 $1,009 2.7%
54 2021 Audi S5 $56,245 $1,507 2.7%
55 2020 Porsche Taycan $105,150 $2,863 2.7%
56 2021 Kia Seltos $25,477 $693 2.8%
57 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD $45,963 $1,243 2.8%
58 2020 Audi RS 3 $57,195 $1,603 2.8%
59 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS $88,370 $2,349 2.8%
60 2021 Audi SQ7 $86,095 $2,390 2.8%
61 2021 BMW X6 M $109,595 $3,076 2.8%
62 2021 BMW X7 $106,328 $2,302 2.9%
63 2021 BMW X5 M $106,095 $3,076 2.9%
64 2019 Buick Regal Sportback $33,666 $1,026 3.0%
65 2021 Lexus IS $42,975 $1,286 3.0%
66 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS $74,595 $2,211 3.0%
67 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT $126,478 $3,750 3.0%
68 2020 Kia Optima $29,660 $903 3.1%
69 2021 MINI Convertible $33,250 $966 3.1%
70 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE $89,625 $2,539 3.1%
71 2021 MINI Clubman $34,950 $1,065 3.2%
72 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van $49,583 $1,564 3.2%
73 2021 Volvo V60 $51,258 $1,630 3.2%
74 2021 Volvo V90 $55,795 $1,775 3.2%
75 2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country $55,895 $1,777 3.2%
76 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class $63,129 $1,893 3.2%
77 2021 Chevrolet Suburban $63,850 $2,024 3.2%
78 2021 Audi A6 allroad $66,945 $2,155 3.2%
79 2020 Audi S7 $84,895 $2,740 3.2%
80 2020 Land Rover Range Rover $108,200 $3,375 3.2%
81 2020 Lexus UX $36,825 $1,190 3.3%
82 2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD $50,520 $1,766 3.3%
83 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC $63,555 $1,912 3.3%
84 2021 Audi A6 $58,395 $1,938 3.3%
85 2021 Mazda CX-30 $26,963 $911 3.4%
86 2021 Lexus RC $54,843 $1,712 3.4%
87 2020 Audi TTS $55,495 $1,875 3.4%
88 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe $61,150 $2,071 3.4%
89 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class $75,795 $2,410 3.4%
90 2020 Honda Fit $19,098 $656 3.5%
91 2021 Honda HR-V $25,378 $888 3.5%
92 2021 Jeep Wrangler $34,264 $1,224 3.5%
93 2020 Jeep Wrangler $35,242 $1,253 3.5%
94 2021 Nissan NV Passenger $41,222 $1,441 3.5%
95 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 $46,687 $1,623 3.5%
96 2020 GMC Sierra 3500HD $50,228 $1,774 3.5%
97 2021 BMW M2 $59,895 $2,069 3.5%
98 2021 Porsche Macan $68,600 $2,386 3.5%
99 2020 Mazda CX-30 $26,850 $961 3.6%
100 2021 Ford Transit Connect Van $27,763 $1,009 3.6%
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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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