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New Cars You Should Wait to Buy

September 3, 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, 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 $-7,121 -5.4%
2 2021 Kia Telluride $38,648 $-1,954 -5.1%
3 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime $40,938 $-1,752 -4.3%
4 2020 Chevrolet Corvette $63,745 $-1,580 -2.5%
5 2020 Land Rover Defender $65,375 $-1,032 -1.9%
6 2020 Audi RS Q8 $113,995 $-1,909 -1.7%
7 2020 Audi SQ8 $89,995 $-415 -0.5%
8 2020 Porsche Taycan $105,150 $-233 -0.2%
9 2021 Buick Encore $25,335 $-11 0.0%
10 2021 Genesis GV80 $57,963 $141 0.2%
11 2021 Hyundai Palisade $40,926 $192 0.5%
12 2021 Kia K5 $27,755 $170 0.6%
13 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE $88,595 $1,056 1.0%
14 2021 Toyota GR Supra $52,110 $522 1.1%
15 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster $75,450 $800 1.3%
16 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman $74,600 $757 1.4%
17 2020 Hyundai NEXO $61,600 $840 1.4%
18 2020 Hyundai Palisade $38,998 $591 1.6%
19 2021 Kia Seltos $25,477 $416 1.7%
20 2020 BMW X5 M $110,595 $1,862 1.7%
21 2020 Chevrolet Sonic $20,275 $354 1.8%
22 2019 Kia K900 $60,895 $1,068 1.8%
23 2020 Audi e-tron $78,395 $1,405 1.8%
24 2021 Lexus LC $96,255 $1,684 1.8%
25 2021 Genesis G70 $42,425 $725 1.9%
26 2020 Land Rover Range Rover $108,200 $2,007 1.9%
27 2021 Toyota Prius $29,291 $602 2.0%
28 2021 BMW M2 $59,895 $1,172 2.0%
29 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $85,034 $1,661 2.0%
30 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA $39,900 $885 2.2%
31 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van $49,583 $1,080 2.2%
32 2021 GMC Yukon $64,640 $1,370 2.2%
33 2020 Lexus LC $96,255 $2,078 2.2%
34 2020 BMW M2 $59,895 $1,387 2.3%
35 2021 Chevrolet Suburban $63,850 $1,448 2.3%
36 2020 Audi SQ7 $85,795 $1,938 2.3%
37 2020 BMW X6 M $114,095 $2,602 2.3%
38 2020 Audi RS 3 $57,195 $1,361 2.4%
39 2020 Audi TT RS $68,595 $1,620 2.4%
40 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Crew Van $52,636 $1,362 2.6%
41 2021 Jeep Compass $29,190 $783 2.7%
42 2021 MINI Convertible $33,250 $863 2.8%
43 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe $61,150 $1,724 2.8%
44 2021 BMW X5 M $106,095 $2,994 2.8%
45 2020 Honda HR-V $25,737 $753 2.9%
46 2020 Audi TT $48,245 $1,407 2.9%
47 2020 Cadillac CT6-V $95,890 $2,788 2.9%
48 2021 MINI Hardtop $28,917 $759 3.0%
49 2021 Toyota Venza $37,265 $1,119 3.0%
50 2020 Audi S7 $84,895 $2,551 3.0%
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- 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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