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Best new car deals

Save money on Consumer Reports' recommended cars

Last updated: September 2014

A great price isn't necessarily a good deal if the vehicle doesn't measure up, so we help you choose a good car at a good price with monthly list of best new car deals. The featured vehicle highlighted below has an attractive incentive that can save you extra money, and it is recommended by Consumer Reports, as are all models detailed below.

Other trims on the vehicles listed may also present good deals. Find the full pricing information in the New Car Price Reports. Then, continue your research by comparing model ratings, reliability, reviews, fuel economy, performance, and much more with our New Car Selector (available to online subscribers). Although incentives all eventually expire, they are often renewed. Check the price reports for the very latest offers and details.

See our full list of this month's best new car deals below. 

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2015 Chevrolet Malibu

$2,414 savings available (expires 9/30/14)

The Malibu stands out for offering an attractive discount on an already affordable, and appealing, midsized sedan. Refined for 2014 with suspension tweaks and incrementally increased rear-seat space, the Malibu is a comfortable, very quiet sedan. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder with a start/stop system is the base engine, coupled with a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. Spirited turbo model boasts 259 horsepower. Compared to competing models, the Malibu ride is cushier but handling remains sound, although our testers feel it gets soggy at its limits. Controls are simple and straightforward. Serenity is its hallmark. Reliability has been average for all versions.

Model MSRP Invoice price Total Available Savings CR Bottom Line Price Potential Savings Below MSRP
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LTZ $31,305 $30,238 $3,798 Get the Bottom Line Price 10%+

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Small cars

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Model Name MSRP Invoice Incentive Expiration Date Potential savings below MSRP
2014 Chevrolet Sonic $17,890 $17,549 9/30/2014 10%+
2014 Chevrolet Volt $34,995 $34,311 9/30/2014 5%+
2014 Hyundai Elantra GT $20,560 $20,040 9/30/2014 10%+
2014 Kia Rio $17,600 $17,001 9/30/2014 5%+
2015 Toyota Corolla $19,740 $18,999 9/30/2014 5%+

Sedans

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Model Name MSRP Invoice Incentive Expiration Date Potential savings below MSRP
2014 Buick LaCrosse $36,535 $35,823 9/30/2014 10%+
2014 Buick Regal $30,615 $30,021 9/30/2014 5%+
2014 Buick Verano $27,825 $27,287 9/30/2014 5%+
2014 Cadillac ATS $42,020 $40,376 9/30/2014 10%+
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LTZ $31,305 $30,238 9/30/2014 10%+
2014 Chrysler 300 $31,990 $30,776 9/30/2014 15%+
2015 Ford Fusion $32,935 $31,156 9/30/2014 10%+
2015 Hyundai Equus $62,450 $59,029 9/30/2014 5%+
2015 Kia Optima $22,450 $21,722 9/30/2014 10%+
2015 Mazda Mazda6 $23,690 $22,836 9/30/2014 5%+
2014 Nissan Maxima $35,190 $32,973 9/30/2014 20%+
2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid $42,475 $39,572 9/30/2014 5%+
2014 Toyota Camry $23,695 $22,516 9/30/2014 5%+
2014 Toyota Prius $29,260 $28,226 9/30/2014 5%+

SUVs

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Model Name MSRP Invoice Incentive Expiration Date Potential savings below MSRP
2014 Buick Enclave $41,815 $40,588 9/30/2014 10%+
2015 Chevrolet Traverse $36,670 $35,596 9/30/2014 5%+
2015 Ford Expedition EL $50,220 $48,012 9/30/2014 5%+
2014 Ford Flex $34,745 $33,263 9/30/2014 10%+
2015 GMC Acadia $43,745 $42,460 9/30/2014 5%+
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport $33,275 $31,914 9/30/2014 10%+
2014 Nissan Murano $37,940 $35,741 9/30/2014 15%+
2015 Toyota Venza $40,675 $38,317 9/30/2014 5%+

Pickups

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Model Name MSRP Invoice Incentive Expiration Date Potential savings below MSRP
2014 Ford F-150 $34,955 $32,638 9/30/2014 10%+
2014 Ram 1500 $35,355 $32,769 9/30/2014 10%+
2014 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck $37,755 $36,160 9/30/2014 5%+

Sporty cars

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Model Name MSRP Invoice Incentive Expiration Date Potential savings below MSRP
2014 Ford Mustang $27,435 $25,990 9/30/2014 15%+

Minivans

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Model Name MSRP Invoice Incentive Expiration Date Potential savings below MSRP
2014 Nissan Quest $34,610 $32,614 9/30/2014 10%+
2014 Toyota Sienna $37,070 $35,311 9/30/2014 5%+

Convertibles

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Model Name MSRP Invoice Incentive Expiration Date Potential savings below MSRP
2014 Ford Mustang $41,135 $38,902 9/30/2014 15%+

Get the best price on your next new car

The key to getting the lowest price on a car is to know how much negotiating room you have. That means knowing all of the current sales incentives, including behind-the-scenes dealer perks. That information is what makes the CR Bottom Line Price the best place to begin your new-car negotiations. It's calculated by subtracting any rebates, dealer incentives, or holdback amounts from the dealer-invoice price. That gives you a good idea of how much negotiating room you have below the car's sticker price. Armed with those figures, you can often save thousands of dollars when buying a new car. Get the CR Bottom Line Price on your next new car through Consumer Reports' New Car Price Reports. Learn more about buying a new car and access calculators in our step-by-step guide to new car buying.


   

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