Real Prices of Compact Cars

If you're in the market for a new compact car, sales of these vehicles had taken a nosedive even before the pandemic, as consumers gravitated toward SUVs. In general, this category offers really good deals.

Take a look at the following table I compiled using TrueCar's average selling prices. These days, MSRP doesn't mean much since hardly anyone expects to pay that price. But it can be difficult to determine which competing models are actually cheapest without knowing what kind of average discount they're selling for.

The default view shows the biggest average discount you can expect for each model this week, with the 2021 Genesis G70 having the biggest discount (13.7% after incentives).

You can sort the table by clicking on any column. For examle, if you want to see the cheapest cars, sort by "Avg" column and you'll see that the 2021 Kia Forte has the cheapest average selling price - at $18,694.

I hope you find these tables useful. As always, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle, CarsDirect and NADAGuides to see the best deals being offered in your local area.

Compact Cars with Biggest Discounts Off MSRP

Year Make Model MSRP Avg Paid % Off
2021 Genesis G70 $39,045 $33,704 13.7%
2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia $41,845 $36,879 11.9%
2021 Volvo S60 $42,295 $37,349 11.7%
2021 INFINITI Q50 $42,825 $38,589 9.9%
2021 Volvo S60 $51,695 $46,843 9.4%
2020 Cadillac CT5 $41,690 $38,514 7.6%
2022 Volvo S60 $45,595 $42,156 7.5%
2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia $46,585 $44,531 4.4%
2021 Kia Niro $29,565 $28,432 3.8%
2021 Hyundai Ioniq $24,405 $23,517 3.6%
2021 BMW 3 Series $44,245 $42,694 3.5%
2021 Cadillac CT5 $41,990 $40,523 3.5%
2021 Audi A4 $41,945 $40,511 3.4%
2021 INFINITI Q60 $42,775 $41,358 3.3%
2021 BMW 3 Series $45,545 $44,159 3.1%
2020 Volvo V60 $68,295 $66,311 2.9%
2020 Volvo V60 $46,395 $45,047 2.9%
2021 Acura ILX $29,145 $28,306 2.9%
2021 Volkswagen Golf $24,590 $23,957 2.6%
2021 Audi A4 allroad $45,645 $44,442 2.6%
2021 Audi A5 $45,045 $43,868 2.6%
2021 Audi A5 Sportback $42,845 $41,726 2.6%
2022 BMW 3 Series $42,445 $41,354 2.6%
2021 Volvo V60 $68,395 $66,631 2.6%
2021 Toyota Corolla $21,500 $21,006 2.3%
2021 Subaru Outback $40,995 $40,089 2.2%
2021 Mercedes C-Class $42,650 $41,863 1.9%
2022 BMW 3 Series $45,945 $45,074 1.9%
2021 Volvo V60 $42,045 $41,328 1.7%
2021 Mercedes CLA $38,900 $38,223 1.7%
2022 Toyota Corolla $21,550 $21,206 1.6%
2020 Volkswagen Golf $24,515 $24,166 1.4%
2022 Acura ILX $29,545 $29,205 1.2%
2021 Volkswagen Jetta $20,390 $20,142 1.2%
2022 BMW 4 Series $46,795 $46,217 1.2%
2021 Hyundai Ioniq $39,820 $39,372 1.1%
2021 Acura TLX $45,295 $44,803 1.1%
2022 Toyota Prius $25,550 $25,262 1.1%
2021 Hyundai Ioniq $27,705 $27,421 1.1%
2021 Kia Forte $18,885 $18,694 1%
2022 Genesis G70 $38,570 $38,210 0.9%
2022 Kia Niro $31,065 $30,791 0.9%
2021 Toyota Prius $33,675 $33,500 0.5%
2021 Hyundai Elantra $21,905 $21,790 0.5%
2022 Toyota Corolla $24,675 $24,614 0.3%
2021 Mercedes CLS $73,850 $73,697 0.2%
2022 Audi A4 $40,145 $40,082 0.2%
2021 Tesla Model 3 $41,190 $41,190 0%
2021 Mazda Mazda3 $27,995 $28,064 -0.2%
2021 Hyundai Elantra $24,555 $24,601 -0.2%
2021 Toyota Corolla $24,625 $24,679 -0.2%
2021 Kia Niro EV $40,265 $40,384 -0.3%
2022 Mercedes CLA $41,250 $41,444 -0.5%
2022 Subaru Outback $36,270 $36,440 -0.5%
2022 Subaru Impreza $23,155 $23,341 -0.8%
2021 Toyota Prius Prime $31,025 $31,348 -1%
2021 Kia Niro $34,565 $34,991 -1.2%
2022 Kia Niro $37,665 $38,274 -1.6%
2022 Honda Insight $30,255 $30,770 -1.7%
2022 Toyota Prius Prime $29,245 $29,762 -1.8%
2021 Nissan Sentra $22,775 $23,219 -1.9%
2022 Kia Niro EV $45,825 $46,875 -2.3%
2022 Hyundai Ioniq $32,625 $33,404 -2.4%
2022 Hyundai Ioniq $27,825 $28,512 -2.5%
2021 Honda Civic $22,265 $22,830 -2.5%
2022 Hyundai Elantra $22,125 $22,692 -2.6%
2022 Honda Civic $25,915 $26,762 -3.3%
2022 Hyundai Elantra $24,775 $25,600 -3.4%





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