Best New-Car Deals for July 4th

These prices on cars and SUVs recommended by CR are worthy of fireworks. You'll find the price breaks now through the holiday.

2022 Ford Edge driving
2022 Ford Edge
Photo: Ford

Car dealerships are celebrating Independence Day with discounted prices on select new cars now through the holiday weekend. This year the fireworks might not be as bright as in years past, with the auto industry facing chip shortages, inflation hitting material costs, and reduced inventory. But Consumer Reports’ analysis shows there are still some deals available on good cars and SUVs if you know where to look.

To find the best car deals for July Fourth, Consumer Reports’ analysts studied national incentives to find models worth consideration. To make sure the featured SUVs represent smart buys, we concentrated on models with a strong Overall Score, factoring in road-test performance, owner satisfaction, reliability, and safety. (Learn more about CR’s car ratings.)

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All models featured below have nationwide incentives that are good until July 5, 2022. The vehicles are listed in order of percentage of potential savings off the sticker price, from 9 percent to 5 percent. Similar discounts can be found on other versions in addition to the specific trim and configuration that we spotlight.

Many models are staples for these lists, such as the Cadillac XT5, Chevrolet Equinox, and Dodge Charger. It is surprising to see the Toyota Prius Prime carry incentives, given gas today’s prices. Beware that inventory is very low nationwide on that plug-in hybrid. But if you do find one, it looks like you can get a good price.

There may be regional deals that outshine these national offerings. They can be found through CR’s Build & Buy Car Buying Service, a program that allows shoppers to configure the car they want, compare local transaction prices, and have participating dealers provide their best offer, which should include any of the multiple incentives now being offered.

Detailed pricing information and complete ratings are available for all current vehicles on their respective model pages, linked to below.

See all current Best New-Car Deals or use our dynamic ratings chart to create your own list of vehicles by sorting and filtering by the factors that matter most to you.

CR's Build & Buy Car Buying Service

In addition to research and reviews, Consumer Reports offers members access to the Build & Buy Car Buying Service at no additional cost. Through this service, members can compare in-stock vehicles, see what others paid for the car they want, and customize their payments online. Once they find the vehicle they’re interested in, members can get up-front price offers online from local certified dealers. On top of national incentives, Consumer Reports members are eligible for additional incentive offers from select manufacturers through the Build & Buy Car Buying Service. Plus, members can get an instant trade-in value for their current vehicle to use toward their next car purchase.

Chevrolet Equinox: 9% Off

Chevrolet Blazer: 8% Off

Ram 1500: 8% Off

GMC Acadia: 7% Off

Chevrolet Traverse: 7% Off

Ford Edge: 7% Off

Chrysler 300: 6% Off

Cadillac XT5: 6% Off

Toyota Prius Prime: 5% Off

Dodge Charger: 5% Off


Jeff S. Bartlett

A New England native, I have piloted a wide variety of vehicles, from a Segway to an aircraft carrier. All told, I have driven thousands of vehicles—many on race tracks across the globe. Today, that experience and passion are harnessed at the CR Auto Test Center to empower consumers. And if some tires must be sacrificed in the pursuit of truth, so be it. Follow me on Twitter (@JeffSBartlett).