Best New Vehicles for the Value

April 15 is now just a memory, which means if you have a tax refund coming to you, you may be considering using it towards a new vehicle.

If that's the case, our friends at Consumer Reports recently put together a list of the top cars they consider to be the best value to spend your tax return dollars on. These vehicles all performed well in road tests and safety, and have better than average reliability ratings.

Below is a look at the potential savings on these vehicles when customer and dealer incentives are added in. As always, I recommend using the free RydeShopper to find the best deals on these vehicles and help you stretch your tax return dollars even further.

VehicleMSRPInvoice PricePotential Savings Below MSRP
Chevrolet Sonic LT$17,735$17,0585%+
Chevrolet Cruze LS$19,035$18,39710%+
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE AWD$24,520$23,52010%+
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen SE$25,190$24,2145%+
Volkswagen Passat SE 2.5L$25,840$24,8125%+
Acura ILX 2.0L$26,795$25,34710%+
Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring$28,145$26,64915%+
Toyota Prius$29,230$27,26510%+
Acura TSX I4$31,405$29,6145%+
Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD$37,450$34,30610%+
Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD$37,170$35,20810%+
Infiniti G37 Journey$38,255$35,50615%+
Nissan Murano SL AWD$40,245$37,12710%+

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, CarsDirect, and NADAGuides are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

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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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