Independence Day conjures images of patriots, parades, flags, BBQ, and car sales. Indeed, this national holiday weekend is perennially one of the best times to buy a new car. Typically, the customer rebates are large, interest rates small, sales staffs eager, and free balloons plentiful.

To identify standout deals, our analysts have focused on nationwide new-car incentives and discounts that point to notable available savings below sticker price. In the holiday spirit, we’re only spotlighting models that are assembled in the United States. Some brands are missing, notably those from General Motors, where the current deals expire before July 4th.  

All the cars listed below, shown in alphabetical order, are mostly 2016 models, with one being a 2017. Specific pricing details on these and other trim variations are available on the model pages, along with complete road tests, reliability, owner cost, and other key information. We did find numerous other models with tempting deals, although some cars with big new-car incentives come up short in Consumer Reports testing and/or owner surveys, underscoring the need for shoppers to do their research.

Also, check our Best New Car Deals, updated monthly, which features the new car incentives only on those models that earn a Consumer Reports recommendation, factoring road test score, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety.


Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango

Spacious, quiet, and comfortable, the Durango impressively blends workhorse utility with ample creature comforts. It shares its platform with the Jeep Grand Cherokee but is longer and adds a third-row seat. Handling is responsive. The ride is composed and comfortable, making the Durango feel sophisticated and substantial. The slick eight-speed automatic improved performance and fuel economy with both the V6 and V8 engines. The optional Uconnect 8.4-inch infotainment system is one of the best, with intuitive opera­tion. Cargo room is generous, and the Durango can tow 1,000 to 2,000 pounds more than competitors. Limited visibility is a down­side, but a rear-view camera is standard on all but the lowest trim lines. Reliability has been average.

Read our complete Dodge Durango road test.

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2016 Dodge Durango AWD Limited

7/5/16

$40,590

$39,234

$2,938

Ford C-Max

Ford C-Max

Based on the compact Focus, the five-passenger C-Max hybrid is a clever, quiet, spacious, and practical hatchback. It rides well and handles capably. Regenerative braking helps with fuel economy but makes the brake pedal feel touchy. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder and electric motor deliver adequate acceleration and seamless transitions between gas and electric power, and the C-Max can run in electric mode up to about 40 mph. We measured an excellent 37 mpg overall. The Energi plug-in can travel in electric-only mode for about 18 miles before switching to hybrid operation. It takes 6 hours to charge on 120-volt and 2 hours on 240-volt. Reliability has improved to average.

Read our complete Ford C-Max road test

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2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE

7/5/16

$25,045

$24,491

$3,725


Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Ford’s big-selling pickup truck uses an all-aluminum body, which saves about 700 pounds over steel. Powertrain choices include a 3.5-liter V6, 2.7- or 3.5-liter turbo V6s, and a 5.0-liter V8, each paired with a six-speed automatic. We tested the 2.7- and 3.5-liter turbo engines, and each delivered abundant power. In our tests the 2.7 got 17 mpg overall, 1 mpg better than the turbo 3.5. The 2.7 is also surprisingly quicker from 0 to 60 mph. The cabin is very quiet, but the ride is jittery and handling is rather ponderous. New safety offer­ings include lane-departure warning and blind-spot detection. Other notable features include a 360-degree-view camera and integrated loading ramps. Reliability of the redesign has been above average.

Read our complete Ford F-150 road test.

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2016 Ford F-150 4WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box XLT

7/5/16

$36,525

$34,889

$5,310


Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion

The Fusion is a delight to drive, with a supple ride and handling rivaling that of a European sports sedan. All trim levels and pow­ertrains feel solid and upscale, with a well-finished and quiet cabin, and comfortable seats. But the rear seat is somewhat snug. Most Fusions get either a 1.5- or 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder matched with a six-speed automatic. A new performance model, the V6 Sport, equipped with all-wheel drive and a 325-hp, 2.7-liter EcoBoost is new for 2017. Plus, there’s also a Fusion Hybrid and the Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, both of which receive more efficient electric motors for 2017. The Fusion’s interior sees the adoption of a rotary shift dial and the availability of Ford’s new-and-improved Sync 3 infotainment system.

Read our complete Ford Fusion road test.

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2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE

7/5/16

$26,865

$26,005

$1,280


Honda Accord

Honda Accord

The four-cylinder Accord is well-equipped, competitively priced, and performs well, making it one of our top-rated family sedans. It handles responsively, though the ride can be choppy. It has a roomy and well-finished interior, and gets 30-mpg overall with its unobtrusive CVT. The 3.5-liter V6 is lively and refined, and gets a very good 26-mpg overall. But the infotainment system on high-end versions is unintuitive. Reliability has been above average.

Read our complete Honda Accord road test.

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2016 Honda Accord LX

7/5/16

$23,840

$22,103

$1,460


Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey

This versatile and capable hauler combines clever and generous packaging with responsive handling and a supple ride—surpris­ing for a minivan. Its vigorous 3.5-liter V6 and smooth six-speed automatic returned 21 mpg overall in our tests. The Odyssey can seat eight in relative comfort, with varying configurations for cargo and passenger needs. Easy access, excellent child-seat accom­modations, and abundant cabin storage add to the family-friendly quotient. Among our few gripes is the tediously complicated dual touch-screen infotainment system. In addition, fit and finish and some material selection are not what one would expect at this price, and AWD isn’t available.

Read our complete Honda Odyssey road test.

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2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L

7/5/16

$36,950

$34,186

$1,971


Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano

Nissan’s midsized SUV uses a punchy, refined 3.5-liter six-cylinder paired with a continuously variable transmission. The cabin is quiet and well-finished, and has an upscale feel to it. Handling is not very sporty, with overly light steering that reduces driver confidence. The ride is steady and absorbent on the standard 18-inch tires but less so on the Platinum trim’s 20-inchers. Optional safety features include blind-spot and cross-traffic warnings, as well as forward-collision warning with emergency autobrake. An available 8-inch color display houses the NissanConnect infotainment system. Good crash-test results are a plus. First-year reliability of the redesign has been well above average.

Read our complete Nissan Murano road test.

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2016 Nissan Murano AWD SL

7/5/16

$39,550

$37,679

$1,588


Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon

Spacious and luxurious, the Avalon is an old-school big sedan, updated for modern times. Power comes from a lively 268-hp, 3.5-liter V6, which delivers punchy performance and a commend­able 24 mpg overall. The four-cylinder hybrid version delivers an outstanding 36 mpg overall. Easy-to-use controls include a straight­forward touch-screen infotainment system. Interior noise is subdued. Earlier Avalons had an overly stiff ride, but Toyota rectified that with improvements for 2016, without degrading the car’s handling. Now the ride fits the car’s mission as being a plush and comfortable cruiser. 2016 also brings additional advanced safety features. Reli­ability has been above average.

Read our complete Toyota Avalon road test.

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2016 Toyota Avalon Limited

7/5/16

$41,285

$38,626

$809


Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Sure, it might seem vanilla, but the Camry truly delivers what shoppers want in a midsize sedan. And vanilla happens to be the best-selling flavor of ice cream. The Camry’s no-fuss driving experience-great outward visibility, controls that fall easily to hand, a roomy interior-may not be the most thrilling in its class, but it’s far from its undeserved boring reputation. A quiet cabin, slick power­trains, a comfortable ride, and sound handling make it pleasant and capable. Year after year this sedan delivers outstanding reliability and solid owner satisfaction. The Camry also scored impressive crash-test results, as well as very competitive fuel economy, which tops out with the Hybrid’s 38 mpg.

Read our complete Toyota Camry road test.

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2016 Toyota Camry LE

7/5/16

$23,905

$22,981

$461


Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna

As minivans go the Sienna is a sensible choice, but it isn’t very engaging to drive. Interior fit and finish and controls were improved in 2015, and the cabin was made quieter. The Sienna rides very comfortably, but handling is lackluster. The 3.5-liter V6 is lively and returns a respectable 20 mpg overall. The all-wheel-drive ver­sion—the only such minivan on the market—sacrifices just 1 mpg. An eighth seat cleverly stores in the back when it isn’t installed in place. That update also brought a standard backup camera, an additional LATCH attachment, and a front-passenger seat-cushion airbag. Reli­ability has been above average. That and the availability of all-wheel drive are the Sienna’s biggest advantages over the Honda Odyssey.

Read our complete Toyota Sienna road test.

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2016 Toyota Sienna XLE Premium, 8-Pass.

7/5/16

$39,505

$37,665

$772