Best Deals on SUVs You Can Buy Right Now

Consumer Reports has combed through national deals to find big discounts on good, safe, and reliable models

2021 Toyota Highlander XLE Photo: Toyota

The coronavirus pandemic and parts supply disruption are having a ripple effect through the new-car market, with some models boasting notable discounts and others holding tight to their sticker price. This month, big savings are hard to come by among SUVs. Having flexibility in the model you choose can net you a better deal, but as always, focus on good SUVs over deep discounts. We can help with that.

To identify the best deals on new SUVs, Consumer Reports’ analysts studied current national incentives to find models worth considering. 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 nationwide incentives featured below are good until at least Sept. 30. The vehicles are listed in order of percentage of potential savings off the sticker price, from 15 percent to 8 percent. Similar discounts can be found on other versions in addition to the specific trim and configuration that we spotlight.

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 the incentives being offered.

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

Local supply and demand will influence how much a dealer is willing to bend on price, especially as consumer behavior changes and dealerships face the continued impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

If you’re a CR member, the deals information and list of SUVs recommended by CR in this article are already available to you. But if you haven’t signed up yet, be sure to click below and become a member to access this information and all our exclusive ratings and reviews for each car we buy and test. Joining also gives you full access to exclusive ratings for the other products our experts evaluate in several categories, including electronics and home appliances.

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, a nationwide network of over 12,000 participating dealers provide up-front pricing information and a certificate to receive guaranteed savings off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (in most states).

The pricing information and guaranteed savings include eligible incentives. Consumer Reports members have saved an average of $3,218 off MSRP with the Build & Buy Car Buying Service.

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