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 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia having the biggest discount (17.2% 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 2020 Nissan Sentra has the cheapest average selling price - at $18,701.

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

Compact Cars with Biggest Discounts Off MSRP

Year Make Model MSRP Avg % Off
2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia $45,572 $37,930 17.2%
2020 Hyundai Ioniq $30,835 $25,861 16.5%
2020 Hyundai Elantra $22,983 $19,823 13.8%
2021 Kia Forte $21,828 $18,999 12.9%
2021 INFINITI Q50 $47,438 $41,444 12.7%
2020 Nissan Sentra $21,393 $18,701 12.7%
2020 Volkswagen Golf $24,515 $21,460 12.5%
2020 Volkswagen Jetta $25,906 $22,777 12.1%
2020 Cadillac CT5 $42,740 $37,752 11.8%
2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia $49,331 $43,674 11.8%
2021 Toyota Corolla $24,494 $21,786 11.1%
2021 Volvo S60 $48,530 $43,469 10.8%
2020 Honda Insight $26,188 $23,470 10.3%
2021 Toyota Prius $29,291 $26,395 10.0%
2020 Acura ILX $30,069 $27,117 9.9%
2021 Toyota Prius Prime $31,735 $28,633 9.8%
2021 Nissan Sentra $21,543 $19,471 9.6%
2021 Volkswagen Jetta $26,235 $23,793 9.5%
2020 Mercedes C-Class $62,408 $57,052 8.9%
2021 Mazda Mazda3 $27,613 $25,238 8.7%
2021 Cadillac CT5 $43,040 $39,382 8.6%
2020 Kia Niro $33,705 $31,145 8.1%
2021 Volkswagen Golf $24,590 $22,628 8.0%
2020 Honda Civic $25,653 $23,676 7.9%
2021 Honda Insight $26,722 $24,787 7.3%
2021 INFINITI Q60 $52,008 $48,259 7.2%
2021 BMW 3 Series $48,828 $45,333 7.2%
2021 Acura ILX $30,100 $27,986 7.0%
2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI $34,163 $31,797 6.9%
2021 Subaru Impreza $23,347 $21,886 6.3%
2021 Toyota GR Supra $51,886 $48,622 6.2%
2020 Kia Forte $21,555 $20,250 6.1%
2021 Audi S4 $50,945 $47,894 6.0%
2021 BMW 4 Series $51,562 $48,652 5.7%
2021 Audi A4 $41,045 $38,738 5.6%
2020 Subaru WRX $35,125 $33,263 5.4%
2021 Acura TLX $44,413 $42,178 5.0%
2021 Genesis G70 $42,445 $40,349 5.0%
2020 Subaru BRZ $30,995 $29,438 5.0%
2020 Acura NSX $159,495 $151,900 4.8%
2021 Lexus IS $43,025 $41,124 4.5%
2020 Toyota 86 $30,228 $28,895 4.4%
2021 Audi A5 $48,245 $46,141 4.4%
2021 Lexus RC $54,943 $53,026 3.9%
2021 Mercedes C-Class $63,137 $60,955 3.8%
2021 Audi S5 $57,595 $55,572 3.5%
2021 Hyundai Veloster $26,699 $25,904 3.1%
2021 Honda Civic $28,440 $27,662 3.1%
2021 BMW Z4 $57,695 $56,088 2.9%
2021 Audi RS 5 $76,295 $74,478 2.4%
2021 Audi TT $52,895 $51,680 2.4%
2020 Audi TT RS $68,595 $67,179 2.1%
2020 Audi TTS $55,495 $54,349 2.1%
2021 Porsche 718 Cayman $78,890 $77,531 2.0%
2020 Porsche 718 Cayman $74,600 $99,233 1.3%
2020 Alfa Romeo 4C $68,745 $67,822 1.3%
2021 Audi TT RS $73,545 $73,468 0.1%

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, CarsDirect, and Ryde Shopper 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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