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New Cars You Should Wait to Buy

August 2, 2018

Using TrueCar's database of average prices paid on new vehicles, I compiled a list of 50 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.

Not all of these vehicles will drop in price, but the more "popular" the model, the more likely it will drop once supply catches up. Also, some of these vehicles may be in high demand longer than just a few months. For example, special edition models like the Honda Civic Type R may not see prices come down for a long while.

Worst Current Discounts on New Cars (by % of MSRP)

Rank Vehicle MSRP Sale Price Savings off MSRP Savings %
1 2018 Honda Civic Type R $35,595 $37,974 $0 none
2 2017 Nissan JUKE $27,915 $28,132 $0 none
3 2018 Hyundai IONIQ Electric $31,829 $32,003 $0 none
4 2019 Volvo XC40 $40,214 $40,349 $0 none
5 2018 Land Rover Range Rover $100,130 $100,444 $0 none
6 2019 Lexus GS F $85,345 $85,344 - $1 0.00%
7 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $78,220 $78,198 - $22 0.03%
8 2018 BMW M5 $124,915 $124,559 - $356 0.28%
9 2018 Volkswagen Golf R $41,305 $41,111 - $194 0.47%
10 2017 Buick Encore $23,915 $23,785 - $130 0.54%
11 2019 Jaguar I-PACE $72,376 $71,987 - $389 0.54%
12 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van $27,881 $27,713 - $168 0.60%
13 2018 Lincoln Navigator L $84,734 $84,124 - $610 0.72%
14 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class $142,348 $141,196 - $1,152 0.81%
15 2017 Toyota Prius Prime $27,995 $27,760 - $235 0.84%
16 2018 BMW M2 $58,250 $57,751 - $499 0.86%
17 2018 Lincoln Navigator $83,533 $82,740 - $794 0.95%
18 2017 Bentley Continental $313,090 $309,865 - $3,225 1.03%
19 2019 Subaru Ascent $39,463 $38,926 - $537 1.36%
20 2019 Acura RDX $43,406 $42,809 - $597 1.38%
21 2018 Lexus LS $80,706 $79,535 - $1,171 1.45%
22 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe $75,024 $73,887 - $1,137 1.52%
23 2019 Porsche Cayenne $85,070 $83,547 - $1,523 1.79%
24 2018 Nissan Kicks $20,593 $20,223 - $371 1.80%
25 2018 Lexus LC $94,095 $92,392 - $1,703 1.81%
26 2018 Audi RS 3 $60,216 $59,122 - $1,094 1.82%
27 2019 Chevrolet Impala $35,915 $35,254 - $661 1.84%
28 2017 Chrysler 200 $25,705 $25,205 - $500 1.95%
29 2019 Honda Fit $18,798 $18,401 - $397 2.11%
30 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS $81,920 $80,078 - $1,842 2.25%
31 2018 smart fortwo electric drive $31,150 $30,429 - $721 2.31%
32 2019 Buick Enclave $45,441 $44,366 - $1,074 2.36%
33 2019 Cadillac XTS $75,375 $73,561 - $1,815 2.41%
34 2018 Porsche 911 $132,715 $129,390 - $3,325 2.51%
35 2017 Ford C-Max Energi $29,990 $29,232 - $758 2.53%
36 2019 Cadillac XT4 $38,629 $37,646 - $982 2.54%
37 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio $85,215 $83,019 - $2,196 2.58%
38 2019 Lexus NX $42,217 $41,060 - $1,157 2.74%
39 2019 GMC Acadia $35,393 $34,418 - $975 2.75%
40 2018 Audi TT RS $66,032 $64,081 - $1,951 2.95%
41 2019 MINI Hardtop 4 Door $23,750 $23,027 - $723 3.04%
42 2019 Lexus RC F $65,645 $63,621 - $2,024 3.08%
43 2018 Toyota 86 $28,634 $27,728 - $906 3.16%
44 2017 Toyota 86 $28,120 $27,222 - $898 3.19%
45 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van $52,640 $50,940 - $1,700 3.23%
46 2018 Lexus GS F $85,345 $82,590 - $2,755 3.23%
47 2019 BMW i8 $152,395 $147,451 - $4,944 3.24%
48 2019 BMW X4 $55,920 $54,110 - $1,810 3.24%
49 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid $31,256 $30,236 - $1,020 3.26%
50 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van $35,277 $34,120 - $1,156 3.28%
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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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