Best Deals on SUVs You Can Buy Right Now

Consumer Reports has combed through national deals to find the best ones on good, safe, and reliable models

2022 Chevrolet Blazer Premier driving
Chevrolet Blazer
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The ongoing pandemic and war in Ukraine are causing a parts supply disruption that has caused a ripple effect through the new-car market, with some models boasting notable discounts and others holding tight to their sticker price, or even commanding a premium. 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 May 31, 2022. The vehicles are listed in rank order by the percentage of potential savings off MSRP, which this month is 5 to 8 percent. Similar discounts can be found on other versions in addition to the specific trim and configuration that we spotlight. All the featured vehicles are 2022 models. Each month we aim to highlight the 10 best SUV deals, but due to market conditions, there are only seven right now that meet our criteria for being both good and having incentives.

Although each model highlighted here has incentives, transaction data from our partner TrueCar shows that, on average, most of these are selling for a bit over sticker price. This underscores the importance of being armed with the latest data and using it to negotiate, or to using a car-buying service.

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 incentives.

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 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, 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 are 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.

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