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New Cars You Should Wait to Buy

January 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 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 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Class $128,645 $-7,521 -5.8%
2 2020 Kia Telluride $38,160 $-1,294 -3.4%
3 2020 Hyundai Palisade $38,478 $-39 0.1%
4 2020 Kia Stinger $44,168 $174 0.4%
5 2020 Kia K900 $60,895 $240 0.4%
6 2018 Buick Regal Sportback $32,198 $240 0.7%
7 2018 Buick Regal TourX $33,195 $248 0.7%
8 2018 Buick LaCrosse $40,269 $301 0.7%
9 2020 Honda HR-V $25,612 $247 1.0%
10 2018 Jeep Renegade $24,607 $247 1.0%
11 2020 Hyundai Ioniq $28,859 $342 1.2%
12 2020 Honda Fit $19,073 $249 1.3%
13 2019 Buick Cascada $36,328 $455 1.3%
14 2020 Lexus RC $81,875 $1,040 1.3%
15 2018 Ford Taurus $35,811 $508 1.4%
16 2018 Ford F-150 $44,585 $632 1.4%
17 2018 Kia Cadenza $39,657 $604 1.5%
18 2019 Ford Taurus $36,021 $571 1.6%
19 2020 Land Rover Range Rover $108,145 $1,502 1.6%
20 2019 Kia K900 $60,895 $1,009 1.7%
21 2018 Cadillac CT6 $68,800 $1,193 1.7%
22 2020 Porsche 911 $124,600 $2,096 1.7%
23 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C $62,495 $1,165 1.9%
24 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C $68,745 $1,281 1.9%
25 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C $68,745 $1,281 1.9%
26 2020 Hyundai Venue $20,295 $398 2.0%
27 2020 Nissan Kicks $21,258 $411 2.0%
28 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman $68,650 $1,359 2.0%
29 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster $70,750 $1,401 2.0%
30 2020 Ford EcoSport $25,713 $541 2.1%
31 2018 Nissan NV Cargo $34,394 $737 2.1%
32 2020 Ford Mustang $45,039 $765 2.1%
33 2020 Audi S7 $84,895 $1,808 2.1%
34 2018 Jeep Wrangler $32,090 $787 2.2%
35 2020 Toyota 86 $30,188 $702 2.3%
36 2018 Jaguar XF $59,946 $1,414 2.4%
37 2020 Nissan GT-R $131,335 $3,172 2.4%
38 2020 Hyundai Sonata $28,343 $697 2.5%
39 2020 Nissan NV Passenger $40,405 $989 2.5%
40 2018 Lincoln MKT $47,203 $1,180 2.5%
41 2018 Audi S6 $72,875 $1,794 2.5%
42 2020 Lexus LS $87,487 $2,145 2.5%
43 2020 Audi S3 $43,995 $1,139 2.6%
44 2019 Cadillac ATS $46,376 $1,224 2.6%
45 2019 Audi TT $47,645 $1,234 2.6%
46 2020 Audi TT $48,245 $1,249 2.6%
47 2019 Audi TTS $54,795 $1,419 2.6%
48 2020 Audi TTS $55,495 $1,437 2.6%
49 2020 Audi A6 $58,345 $1,511 2.6%
50 2020 Audi A7 $69,995 $1,812 2.6%
51 2019 Cadillac ATS-V $68,790 $1,815 2.6%
52 2020 Audi S6 $74,895 $1,939 2.6%
53 2020 Lexus LC $96,230 $2,479 2.6%
54 2018 Audi RS 7 $123,275 $3,192 2.6%
55 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van $32,943 $900 2.7%
56 2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van $36,775 $1,013 2.8%
57 2020 Toyota GR Supra $54,032 $1,563 2.8%
58 2018 Volvo S90 $58,145 $1,607 2.8%
59 2019 Hyundai Veloster $24,774 $727 3.0%
60 2020 Ford Transit Cargo Van $42,452 $1,270 3.0%
61 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC $58,295 $1,726 3.0%
62 2020 BMW X4 M $77,895 $2,374 3.0%
63 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS $87,495 $2,502 3.0%
64 2020 Volvo V60 $50,433 $1,562 3.1%
65 2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country $55,545 $1,720 3.1%
66 2020 Volvo V90 $56,445 $1,748 3.1%
67 2020 Volvo S90 $57,845 $1,791 3.1%
68 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $84,979 $2,527 3.2%
69 2020 Mazda CX-30 $26,795 $861 3.3%
70 2019 Ram ProMaster Window Van $40,515 $1,328 3.3%
71 2019 Jaguar XF $58,936 $1,941 3.3%
72 2019 Jaguar F-TYPE $86,495 $2,848 3.3%
73 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT $121,995 $3,948 3.3%
74 2020 Lexus UX $36,750 $1,291 3.5%
75 2019 Lincoln MKT $51,995 $1,800 3.5%
76 2020 Porsche Macan $65,983 $2,136 3.6%
77 2020 BMW M2 $59,895 $2,149 3.6%
78 2020 Lincoln Navigator $87,328 $3,153 3.6%
79 2019 Cadillac CT6-V $92,790 $3,425 3.7%
80 2020 Maserati Quattroporte $113,048 $4,147 3.7%
81 2020 BMW M8 $139,895 $5,164 3.7%
82 2020 Ford Ranger $32,803 $1,263 3.8%
83 2020 Maserati Levante $89,198 $3,364 3.8%
84 2019 Cadillac CTS-V $87,990 $3,372 3.8%
85 2019 Honda Fit $19,473 $755 3.9%
86 2020 Ford Transit Connect Wagon $30,207 $1,165 3.9%
87 2020 Cadillac CT6 $77,657 $2,750 3.9%
88 2020 BMW X6 $73,178 $2,816 3.9%
89 2020 Porsche Cayenne $94,593 $3,311 3.9%
90 2020 BMW 8 Series $100,028 $3,982 4.0%
91 2020 BMW M5 $107,345 $4,236 4.0%
92 2020 Nissan Versa $17,678 $712 4.1%
93 2020 Toyota Yaris $18,391 $747 4.1%
94 2020 Mazda CX-5 $31,089 $1,266 4.1%
95 2020 BMW Z4 $57,695 $2,378 4.1%
96 2020 Porsche Panamera $107,523 $4,310 4.1%
97 2020 Jeep Renegade $26,916 $1,135 4.2%
98 2020 Genesis G70 $41,535 $1,737 4.2%
99 2019 Ford Super Duty F-450 $64,517 $2,830 4.2%
100 2020 Jaguar I-PACE $76,692 $3,196 4.2%
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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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