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Best new car deals

Save money on Consumer Reports' recommended cars

Last updated: October 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 Ford Fusion

$2,463 savings available (expires 1/5/15)

The Fusion looks upscale and stylish, and it handles like a really good European sports sedan. We bought three versions: a top-trim Titanium, a mid-trim SE, and the SE Hybrid. All versions provide a composed, civilized ride that's as good as cars costing twice as much. The cabin is blessedly quiet. The Titanium version is the best-handling midsized sedan we've tested. And the Hybrid model posted the best fuel economy we've measured in a midsized sedan: 39 mpg overall. A plug-in version is also available.

Model MSRP Invoice price Total Available Savings CR Bottom Line Price Potential Savings Below MSRP
2015 Ford Fusion Titanium AWD $32,935 $31,156 $2,463 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 11/3/2014 10%+
2014 Chevrolet Volt $34,995 $34,311 11/3/2014 5%+
2014 Hyundai Elantra GT $20,560 $20,040 11/3/2014 10%+
2015 Toyota Corolla $19,740 $18,999 11/3/2014 5%+

Sedans

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Model Name MSRP Invoice Incentive Expiration Date Potential savings below MSRP
2014 Buick LaCrosse $36,535 $35,823 11/3/2014 10%+
2014 Buick Regal $30,615 $30,021 11/3/2014 10%+
2014 Buick Verano $27,825 $27,287 11/3/2014 10%+
2014 Cadillac ATS $42,020 $40,376 10/31/2014 15%+
2015 Chevrolet Malibu $31,305 $30,238 11/3/2014 10%+
2014 Chrysler 300 $38,390 $36,694 11/3/2014 20%+
2014 Chrysler 300 $32,390 $31,144 11/3/2014 15%+
2015 Ford Fusion $32,935 $31,156 1/5/2015 10%+
2015 Hyundai Equus $62,450 $59,029 11/3/2014 5%+
2015 Kia Optima $22,450 $21,722 11/3/2014 10%+
2015 Mazda Mazda6 $23,690 $22,836 10/31/2014 5%+
2014 Nissan Maxima $35,190 $32,973 10/31/2014 20%+
2014 Toyota Avalon $40,725 $37,949 11/3/2014 5%+
2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid $42,475 $39,572 11/3/2014 5%+
2014 Toyota Camry $23,695 $22,516 11/3/2014 5%+
2015 Toyota Prius $29,260 $28,226 11/3/2014 5%+

SUVs

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Model Name MSRP Invoice Incentive Expiration Date Potential savings below MSRP
2014 Buick Enclave $41,815 $40,588 11/3/2014 10%+
2015 Chevrolet Traverse $36,670 $35,596 11/3/2014 5%+
2015 Ford Expedition EL $50,220 $48,012 1/5/2015 5%+
2014 Ford Flex $34,745 $33,263 1/5/2015 10%+
2015 GMC Acadia $43,745 $42,460 11/3/2014 5%+
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport $33,275 $31,914 11/3/2014 10%+
2014 Nissan Murano $37,940 $35,741 10/31/2014 5%+
2015 Toyota Venza $40,675 $38,317 11/3/2014 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 1/5/2015 10%+
2014 Ram 1500 $35,355 $32,769 11/3/2014 10%+
2014 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck $37,755 $36,160 11/3/2014 5%+

Sporty cars

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Model Name MSRP Invoice Incentive Expiration Date Potential savings below MSRP
2014 Ford Mustang $32,035 $30,325 1/5/2015 15%+

Minivans

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Model Name MSRP Invoice Incentive Expiration Date Potential savings below MSRP
2015 Toyota Sienna $35,985 $34,283 11/3/2014 5%+

Convertibles

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Model Name MSRP Invoice Incentive Expiration Date Potential savings below MSRP
2014 Audi A5 $50,595 $47,994 1/2/2015 10%+
2014 Ford Mustang $41,135 $38,902 1/5/2015 15%+
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata $28,345 $27,190 10/31/2014 5%+

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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