Car deals for Memorial Day: 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally one of the best times of the year to buy a new car. With parts of the country easing out of coronavirus restrictions, dealerships hungry for business, and zero-interest financing available, this is an especially attractive time to purchase a car. 

Dramatic savings can be expected through new car incentives, including low-interest financing rates, customer rebates, and special lease deals (some of which have been sweetened with manufacturer subsidies). Plus, there are special discounts available for first responders and healthcare workers

To identify standout deals, Consumer Reports’ analysts studied nationwide new car incentives and discounts that represent savings below the sticker price. To make sure the featured cars represent smart buys, we concentrated on models with a strong Overall Score, which factors in road-test performance, owner satisfaction, reliability, and safety. (Learn more about CR car ratings.)

The deals highlighted here are currently available and extended to June 1.  

Some models that have come up short in Consumer Reports’ testing are being advertised with tempting deals. That underscores the need for shoppers to do their research and not be swayed by the savings alone.

More on Buying a Car

The cars listed below—all 2020 models—appear in descending order of the potential savings off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. To show specific pricing examples, we spotlighted specific, popular versions. The savings span from 24 percent to 14 percent off the original MSRP—and this typically holds true across the model range. There will probably be regional deals that outshine these national offerings. They can be found through our Build & Buy Car Buying Service

Specific pricing details on these versions and other trim variations are available on our model pages, along with complete road tests, reliability, owner satisfaction, and other key information.

When shopping, be sure to practice appropriate social distancing, and ask the dealership about what accommodations are being made during the pandemic. Many dealerships are shifting more of the buying process online, and some are even delivering vehicles to homes. 

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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.


See our 
new car buying advice.
 

Shop CR's Car Buying Service From Home

The Consumer Reports Build & Buy Car Buying Service is evolving to face the challenges during the pandemic. The core service engages a nationwide network of more than 16,000 dealers to provide upfront pricing information and a certificate to receive guaranteed savings off MSRP. A growing number of dealerships are enrolled in a Buy From Home program, enabling buyers to complete the buying process without going to a dealership.

Participating dealerships will take you through the paperwork remotely and deliver a sanitized vehicle right to your home, all at a fair price. When using the Build & Buy Car Buying Service, accessed through the car model pages, you will find Buy From Home participants denoted by a special banner highlighting “Buy from Home: Have your vehicle delivered to you and complete your paperwork at home.”


Chevrolet Bolt: 24% Off

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2020 Chevrolet Bolt

Price Range: $21,300 - $23,475

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Chevrolet Equinox: 21% Off

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2020 Chevrolet Equinox

Price Range: $18,125 - $24,850

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Buick Encore: 21% Off

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2020 Buick Encore

Price Range: $16,825 - $20,700

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Kia Sorento: 16% Off

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2020 Kia Sorento

Price Range: $18,625 - $28,875

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Ford Fusion: 15% Off

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2020 Ford Fusion

Price Range: $17,125 - $21,700

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Toyota Avalon: 15% Off

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2020 Toyota Avalon

Price Range: $28,450 - $34,850

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Toyota Corolla: 14% Off

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2020 Toyota Corolla

Price Range: $17,100 - $20,775

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Nissan Altima: 14% Off

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2020 Nissan Altima

Price Range: $18,825 - $26,800

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Hyundai Kona: 14% Off

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2020 Hyundai Kona

Price Range: $17,850 - $29,525

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Dodge Challenger: 13% Off

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Tips for Buying a New Car

There are a lot of things to consider when buying a new car. On the "Consumer 101" TV show, Consumer Reports expert Kelly Funkhouser explains to host Jack Rico what to look for before taking a test drive.