The Best Deals on Mainstream Cars
All of these vehicles have met Consumer Reports' criteria to be recommended - meaning they all scored well in road tests, had average or better reliability in surveys, and performed well in crash tests. Check out the full list below and make sure to use the free RydeShopper to get the best deals on any of these vehicles.
|Vehicle||MSRP||Customer rebate||Dealer incentive||Potential savings below MSRP|
|2012 Honda Pilot||$37,150||No||Yes||15%+|
|2012 Nissan Murano||39,655||Yes||No||15%+|
|2012 Lincoln MKZ||35,630||Yes||No||15%+|
|2012 Ford Flex||34,775||Yes||No||15%+|
|2012 Mazda CX-9||35,920||No||Yes||15%+|
|2012 Honda Accord||24,070||No||Yes||15%+|
|2012 GMC Yukon XL||51,520||Yes||No||10%+|
|2012 Chevrolet Traverse||35,585||Yes||No||10%+|
|2013 Chevrolet Suburban||59,435||Yes||No||10%+|
|2013 Kia Sorento||26,150||Yes||No||10%+|
|2012 Nissan Rogue||26,635||Yes||No||10%+|
|2012 Infiniti M37||49,495||No||Yes||10%+|
|2012 Toyota Highlander||38,040||Yes||No||10%+|
|2012 Lexus GX 460||54,120||No||Yes||10%+|
|2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee V6||40,220||Yes||No||10%+|
|2012 Ford Fusion||26,220||Yes||No||10%+|
|2012 Dodge Durango||36,990||Yes||No||10%+|
|2012 Toyota Camry||23,395||Yes||No||10%+|
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid