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New Cars You Should Wait to Buy

January 31, 2019

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.

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.

Worst Average Discounts by Model

Rank Vehicle Avg MSRP Avg Discount % Off MSRP
1 2019 Jaguar I-PACE $76,278 $-1,139 -1.5%
2 2019 Land Rover Range Rover $124,395 $-2,135 -1.4%
3 2019 BMW M2 $59,895 $-736 -1.2%
4 2019 Ford Ranger $32,467 $-382 -1.0%
5 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class $136,995 $-747 -0.9%
6 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $83,045 $-358 -0.2%
7 2019 Audi A8 $84,795 $-208 -0.2%
8 2019 Volvo XC40 $38,045 $-76 -0.2%
9 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque $55,273 $-156 -0.1%
10 2019 Genesis G70 $45,573 $-25 -0.1%
11 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman $70,017 $2 0.0%
12 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport $46,673 $48 0.1%
13 2019 Land Rover Discovery $61,595 $68 0.2%
14 2019 Audi RS 5 $75,195 $296 0.4%
15 2019 Honda Fit $19,463 $93 0.5%
16 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $83,462 $173 0.5%
17 2019 Porsche Cayenne $89,325 $423 0.5%
18 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster $72,117 $506 0.7%
19 2019 Buick Regal TourX $34,795 $269 0.8%
20 2019 Honda Clarity $35,920 $294 0.8%
21 2019 Porsche 911 $130,500 $813 0.8%
22 2019 Audi Q8 $68,395 $639 0.9%
23 2019 Lexus UX $36,425 $350 1.0%
24 2019 Cadillac ATS-V $68,790 $718 1.0%
25 2019 Cadillac CT6-V $88,790 $927 1.0%
26 2019 Kia Cadenza $39,462 $433 1.1%
27 2018 Cadillac ATS $44,759 $512 1.1%
28 2019 Genesis G80 $53,678 $598 1.1%
29 2018 Cadillac CTS $57,560 $658 1.1%
30 2019 Ford Super Duty F-450 $64,517 $755 1.1%
31 2019 Nissan GT-R $130,248 $1,510 1.2%
32 2018 Toyota 86 $29,210 $392 1.3%
33 2018 Nissan 370Z $41,031 $549 1.3%
34 2019 Audi A7 $68,995 $905 1.3%
35 2019 Genesis G90 $72,845 $966 1.3%
36 2019 Lincoln Navigator $81,871 $1,055 1.3%
37 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser $85,860 $1,153 1.3%
38 2018 Nissan GT-R $130,210 $1,743 1.3%
39 2018 Volkswagen Golf R $41,230 $599 1.5%
40 2019 BMW M5 $107,345 $1,630 1.5%
41 2019 Lexus LC $95,550 $1,530 1.6%
42 2018 Lincoln MKT $47,203 $791 1.7%
43 2019 Volkswagen Beetle $26,646 $461 1.8%
44 2019 Jeep Renegade $26,593 $480 1.8%
45 2019 Toyota RAV4 $31,106 $544 1.8%
46 2019 BMW 8 Series $117,645 $2,231 1.8%
47 2018 Lexus GS $58,995 $1,099 1.9%
48 2019 BMW X5 $69,220 $1,236 1.9%
49 2018 Lexus LX $89,425 $1,666 1.9%
50 2018 Lexus LC $95,250 $1,774 1.9%
51 2019 Toyota Prius $28,258 $559 2.0%
52 2019 Buick Regal Sportback $33,666 $685 2.0%
53 2019 Chevrolet Blazer $39,245 $778 2.0%
54 2019 BMW M4 $84,295 $2,084 2.1%
55 2019 Nissan 370Z $41,210 $865 2.2%
56 2019 Audi S5 $56,570 $1,242 2.2%
57 2019 Cadillac ATS $46,376 $1,032 2.3%
58 2019 Audi S3 $45,495 $1,046 2.3%
59 2019 Audi A4 allroad $46,695 $1,074 2.3%
60 2019 Audi TT $47,645 $1,096 2.3%
61 2019 Audi SQ5 $53,395 $1,208 2.3%
62 2019 Audi TTS $54,795 $1,260 2.3%
63 2019 Audi RS 3 $57,195 $1,315 2.3%
64 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE $87,903 $1,672 2.3%
65 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class $134,195 $3,126 2.3%
66 2018 Mercedes-Benz SL $144,833 $3,309 2.3%
67 2019 Toyota Prius Prime $30,847 $735 2.4%
68 2019 Jeep Wrangler $35,940 $912 2.4%
69 2019 Jaguar E-PACE $46,203 $1,113 2.4%
70 2019 Cadillac XTS $60,378 $1,341 2.4%
71 2018 Toyota Prius c $23,400 $565 2.5%
72 2019 Kia Niro $29,825 $714 2.5%
73 2019 Cadillac CT6 $64,340 $1,542 2.5%
74 2018 Land Rover Range Rover $126,589 $1,953 2.5%
75 2019 FIAT 500 $22,847 $605 2.6%
76 2019 FIAT 500X $27,528 $729 2.6%
77 2019 Honda HR-V $25,234 $679 2.7%
78 2018 Buick Cascada $36,327 $968 2.7%
79 2019 Dodge Journey $31,507 $864 2.8%
80 2019 BMW X2 $41,412 $1,241 2.8%
81 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman $68,650 $1,921 2.8%
82 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster $70,750 $1,980 2.8%
83 2018 Porsche 911 $131,939 $3,693 2.8%
84 2019 Lexus LS $81,438 $2,337 2.9%
85 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class $161,620 $4,328 2.9%
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- Gregg Fidan

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About: Gregg Fidan


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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