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February: Best New Car Deals

Consumer Reports News: February 13, 2009 04:03 PM

Following "How to buy a car in today’s market" and "Car-buying tips for getting the best deal today," we present our Best New Car Deals for February 2009, just in time for President's Day weekend. Each year, this holiday weekend can be a time for great deals. Beyond the typical drive to move the iron, this year many dealers have too much inventory and automakers are anxious to keep the factories running. These factors put the car-buyer in the driver's seat for driving the deal.

Below we highlight 2009-model vehicles that meet our stringent requirements to be Recommended, factoring test scores, safety, and reliability. We feel these are good cars at good prices.

The Consumer Reports Bottom Line Price and complete cost breakdown is available in our New Car Price Reports, including hidden dealer incentives, for all models.

 
Make & model
Expires
MSRP
Invoice price
Customer rebate
Dealer incentive
Bottom Line Price
Potential savings below MSRP
2009 Acura RDX Technology Package
3/2/2009
$37,195
$35,190
No
Yes
15%+
2009 Acura RL 3.7 (48-state only)
3/2/2009
46,680
41,935
No
Yes
20%+
2009 Acura TL 3.5
3/2/2009
34,955
32,136
No
Yes
10%+
2009 Ford Fusion I4 S
3/31/2009
19,035
17,707
Yes
No
25%+
2009 Honda Accord 2.4 LX-P
3/2/2009
21,905
19,734
No
Yes
15%+
2009 Honda Civic EX 5AT Sedan
3/2/2009
20,105
18,424
No
Yes
15%+
2009 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT
3/2/2009
23,650
21,675
No
Yes
10%+
2009 Honda Odyssey EX
3/2/2009
29,455
26,601
No
Yes
20%+
2009 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD
3/2/2009
35,295
31,878
No
Yes
15%+
2009 Honda Ridgeline 3.5 Auto RT
3/2/2009
31,305
28,183
No
Yes
20%+
2009 Infiniti G 37x AWD Sedan
3/31/2009
35,750
33,029
No
Yes
15%+
2009 Infiniti M 35x AWD
3/31/2009
47,950
44,267
No
Yes
10%+
2009 Kia Optima EX V6 AT
3/2/2009
21,695
20,095
Yes
No
15%+
2009 Mazda CX-7 2.3 Auto Grand Touring AWD
3/2/2009
28,400
26,561
Yes
No
10%+
2009 Mazda CX-9 3.7 Auto Grand Touring AWD
3/2/2009
35,205
32,567
Yes
No
10%+
2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Sedan
3/2/2009
21,040
19,728
Yes
No
15%+
2009 Nissan Armada LE 4X4
3/2/2009
47,860
43,562
Yes
No
20%+
2009 Nissan Frontier 4.0 LE Crew Cab 4X4 AT
3/2/2009
29,190
27,045
Yes
No
15%+
2009 Nissan Murano SL AWD
3/2/2009
30,830
28,401
Yes
No
10%+
2009 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S CVT
3/2/2009
17,760
16,567
Yes
No
20%+
2009 Nissan Titan SE 4X4 Crew Cab
3/2/2009
33,800
30,603
Yes
No
25%+
2009 Nissan Versa 1.8 SL CVT
3/2/2009
16,330
15,750
Yes
Yes
15%+
2009 Nissan Xterra S 4x4 AT
3/2/2009
26,860
25,452
Yes
No
15%+
2009 Pontiac Vibe 2.4L
3/2/2009
16,495
15,588
Yes
Yes
15%+
2009 Toyota Camry 2.4 Auto LE
3/2/2009
21,650
19,593
Yes
No
20%+
2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid
3/2/2009
26,150
23,796
No
Yes
15%+
2009 Toyota Corolla
3/2/2009
15,350
14,352
Yes
No
20%+
2009 Toyota Matrix S AT
3/2/2009
19,550
17,888
Yes
No
20%+
2009 Toyota Prius
3/2/2009
22,000
20,900
Yes
No
10%+
2009 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab V6 5AT
3/2/2009
25,475
23,371
Yes
No
15%+

Read “How to buy a car in today’s market.” Read our complete new and used car buying advice sections.

   

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