Car Comparison: Which One Offers the Best Deal?
This round, they pitted the Chrysler 200 vs. Chevrolet Malibu, Lincoln Navigator L vs. GMC Yukon XL, and the Nissan Maxima vs Toyota Avalon. To make it a fair comparison, they chose models that included automatic transmission, air conditioning, keyless entry, cruise control, Bluetooth, USB port, and power locks, windows and mirrors - basically all the popular options most car buyers are looking for.
Here were the results:
The 2012 Chrysler 200 won by a long shot with a savings of over $5,000, mostly due to its lower MSRP and more standard options.
Although the Yukon had a starting price that was $2,265 less expensive than the Navigator, it was the Navigator that came out ahead, saving you around $3,600 in total after financing.
The Maxima wins out with more than $2,500 in savings, but the Avalon does provide some nicer amenities such as standard leather upholstery.
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- Gregg Fidan
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