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New Cars You Should Wait to Buy

March 5, 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 high demand / low supply (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 last month. Now it's averaging nearly a 3% 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 high demand longer than just a few months.

Worst Average Discounts by Model

Rank Vehicle Avg MSRP Avg Discount % Off MSRP
1 2018 FIAT 124 Spider $28,415 $-2,069 -7.3%
2 2018 FIAT 500X $25,219 $-1,836 -7.3%
3 2018 FIAT 500 $22,788 $-1,659 -7.3%
4 2020 FIAT 500X $28,239 $-1,557 -5.5%
5 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Class $131,895 $-6,740 -5.1%
6 2020 Kia Telluride $38,485 $-1,491 -3.9%
7 2020 FIAT 124 Spider $28,574 $-581 -2.1%
8 2021 Kia Seltos $25,477 $-433 -1.7%
9 2020 FIAT 500L $25,194 $-335 -1.3%
10 2020 Hyundai NEXO $61,580 $-548 -0.9%
11 2020 Genesis G90 $76,195 $314 0.4%
12 2018 Buick Regal TourX $33,195 $296 0.9%
13 2020 Hyundai Palisade $38,778 $314 0.9%
14 2018 Buick LaCrosse $40,269 $359 0.9%
15 2019 Hyundai Veloster $24,774 $266 1.1%
16 2018 Ford Taurus $35,811 $461 1.3%
17 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL $37,220 $491 1.3%
18 2020 Kia K900 $60,935 $795 1.3%
19 2020 Cadillac CT6-V $95,890 $1,269 1.3%
20 2020 Land Rover Range Rover $108,145 $1,519 1.5%
21 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport $41,407 $645 1.6%
22 2020 Porsche Taycan $105,150 $1,719 1.6%
23 2020 Audi S8 $130,495 $2,046 1.6%
24 2020 Honda Fit $19,098 $313 1.7%
25 2019 Ford Taurus $36,021 $575 1.7%
26 2020 Volkswagen Golf $24,515 $451 1.8%
27 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman $68,650 $1,267 1.8%
28 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster $70,750 $1,306 1.8%
29 2018 Ford F-150 $44,585 $865 1.9%
30 2020 Honda HR-V $25,637 $520 2.0%
31 2018 Jeep Renegade $24,607 $539 2.2%
32 2020 Buick Encore GX $28,095 $641 2.3%
33 2019 Lexus GS $57,030 $1,323 2.3%
34 2020 BMW M2 $59,895 $1,364 2.3%
35 2020 Lexus LS $87,487 $1,941 2.3%
36 2019 Lexus LX $90,025 $2,088 2.3%
37 2019 Lexus LC $95,580 $2,218 2.3%
38 2020 Lexus LC $96,230 $2,223 2.3%
39 2019 Buick LaCrosse $41,495 $986 2.4%
40 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS $88,370 $1,955 2.5%
41 2020 Porsche 911 $116,750 $2,957 2.5%
42 2018 Jaguar XF $59,946 $1,545 2.6%
43 2019 Nissan GT-R $114,818 $3,018 2.6%
44 2020 Mazda CX-30 $26,850 $724 2.7%
45 2019 Kia Sportage $29,612 $782 2.7%
46 2018 Jeep Wrangler $32,090 $934 2.7%
47 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van $32,943 $926 2.8%
48 2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van $36,775 $1,025 2.8%
49 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van $48,045 $1,340 2.8%
50 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $84,979 $2,282 2.8%
51 2019 Kia K900 $60,895 $1,794 2.9%
52 2020 BMW X6 $73,178 $2,119 2.9%
53 2020 Audi S7 $84,895 $2,465 2.9%
54 2019 Nissan 370Z $41,340 $1,276 3.0%
55 2020 Audi S6 $74,895 $2,233 3.0%
56 2020 Ford Mustang $45,039 $1,065 3.1%
57 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C $62,495 $1,932 3.1%
58 2020 Audi A6 allroad $66,895 $2,045 3.1%
59 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C $68,745 $2,125 3.1%
60 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C $68,745 $2,149 3.1%
61 2019 Hyundai Accent $17,784 $576 3.2%
62 2019 Toyota Prius Prime $30,872 $989 3.2%
63 2020 Subaru BRZ $30,995 $1,051 3.4%
64 2020 Honda Clarity $35,955 $1,222 3.4%
65 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf $36,290 $1,259 3.4%
66 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC $58,295 $1,912 3.4%
67 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT $121,995 $4,091 3.4%
68 2019 Honda Fit $19,498 $682 3.5%
69 2020 Mazda CX-3 $22,440 $793 3.5%
70 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata $32,487 $1,145 3.5%
71 2019 Ford Super Duty F-450 $64,517 $2,180 3.5%
72 2019 MINI Clubman $30,350 $1,081 3.6%
73 2019 Cadillac CTS-V $87,990 $3,197 3.6%
74 2020 Maserati Quattroporte $113,048 $4,067 3.6%
75 2020 Kia Stinger $44,208 $1,662 3.7%
76 2020 Audi A4 allroad $45,595 $1,668 3.7%
77 2019 Jaguar XF $58,936 $2,202 3.7%
78 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE $63,583 $2,205 3.7%
79 2020 Porsche Macan $65,983 $2,229 3.7%
80 2020 Ford Super Duty F-450 $67,954 $2,523 3.7%
81 2019 Jaguar F-TYPE $86,495 $3,232 3.7%
82 2020 Nissan GT-R $131,335 $4,738 3.7%
83 2020 BMW M8 $139,895 $5,208 3.7%
84 2019 Kia Forte $20,515 $796 3.8%
85 2019 Kia Optima $29,315 $1,079 3.8%
86 2019 MINI Convertible $32,417 $1,219 3.8%
87 2020 BMW X4 M $77,895 $2,985 3.8%
88 2020 Porsche Cayenne $94,593 $3,328 3.8%
89 2019 FIAT 500X $27,521 $1,071 3.9%
90 2019 Cadillac ATS-V $68,790 $2,674 3.9%
91 2020 Hyundai Sonata $28,568 $1,142 4.0%
92 2019 Jaguar E-PACE $46,545 $1,860 4.0%
93 2020 BMW i3 $48,970 $1,954 4.0%
94 2018 BMW M3 $83,370 $3,319 4.0%
95 2020 Maserati Levante $89,198 $3,536 4.0%
96 2020 Lexus LX $90,175 $3,631 4.0%
97 2018 BMW 6 Series $93,525 $3,723 4.0%
98 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL $103,845 $4,190 4.0%
99 2020 BMW i8 $148,495 $5,925 4.0%
100 2020 Buick Regal TourX $33,395 $1,442 4.1%
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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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