buying Best New-Car Deals for Memorial Day

22:30  26 may  2018
22:30  26 may  2018 Source:   consumerreports.org

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Memorial Day weekend is known for barbecues, parades, and road trips. But it can also be a great time to buy a new car . Also, check our Best New Car Deals , updated monthly. The more extensive list features the new car incentives on models that earn a Consumer Reports recommendation.

Memorial Day is one of the busiest car-buying days of the year, and the U.S. News Best Cars website has put out its list of the best new - car holiday deals . We ' ll take a detailed look at five of the most interesting offers.

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Memorial Day weekend is known for barbecues, parades, and road trips. But it’s also a great time to buy a new car.

The annual advertising blitz touting car deals for Memorial Day promises dramatic savings through new-car incentives, including low-interest financing rates, customer rebates, and special lease deals (some of which have been sweetened with manufacturer subsidies).

To identify standout deals, Consumer Reports’ analysts studied nationwide new-car incentives and discounts that represent savings below the sticker price. We then focused on CR-recommended models, meaning the vehicles scored well in our testing, have average or better reliability in the latest subscriber survey, and performed well in government or insurance-industry safety tests, if evaluated.

Best New Car Deals

  Best New Car Deals A great price isn't necessarily a good deal if the vehicle doesn't measure up, so we help you choose a good car at a good price with monthly list of best new car deals. The featured vehicle highl ighted below has an attractive incentive that can save you extra money, and it is recommended by Consumer Reports, as are all models detailed below.Other trims on the vehicles listed may also present good deals. Although incentives all eventually expire, they are often renewed. Even an expired deal can point you toward significant potential savings.

Memorial Day is one of the busiest car-buying days of the year, and the U.S. News Best Cars website has put out its list of the best new - car holiday deals . We ' ll take a detailed look at five of the most interesting offers.

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Some models that have come up short in Consumer Reports’ testing are being advertised with tempting deals, underscoring the need for you to do your research rather than be swayed by the savings alone.

The cars listed below, all 2018 models, appear in descending order of the potential savings off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. The savings span from 21 to 10 percent off the original MSRP. Specific pricing details on these and other trim variations are available on the model pages, along with complete road tests, reliability, owner satisfaction, and other key information.

Also, check our Best New Car Deals, updated monthly. The more extensive list features the new car incentives on models that earn a Consumer Reports recommendation.

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  $199 Lease Deals for March 2018 $199 Lease Deals for March 2018 Yes, you can lease any new car for $199 per month. Provided of course you pay down the capital cost enough at signing the lease, your credit is sturdy enough, and there’s a leasing company that will write the deal. But that’s not the subject of this story.The goal here is to gather a representative sample of the factory-advertised lease offers clustered around $199 per month. We then, in one chart, guide you toward those that are great deals and away from those that are sneakily expensive.This isn’t meant to be a comprehensive database.

Memorial Day is one of the busiest car-buying days of the year, and the U.S. News Best Cars website has put out its list of the best new - car holiday deals . We ' ll take a detailed look at five of the most interesting offers.

Memorial Day is one of the busiest car-buying days of the year, and the U.S. News Best Cars website has put out its list of the best new - car holiday deals . We ' ll take a detailed look at five of the most interesting offers.

 

CR Build & Buy Car Buying Service

When buying a car, in addition to research and reviews, Consumer Reports offers its members access to the Build & Buy Car Buying Service at no cost. Through this service, a nationwide network of about 15,000 participating dealers provide up-front pricing information. Shoppers get a certificate to receive guaranteed savings off MSRP (in most states).

The pricing information and guaranteed savings include eligible incentives. Consumer Reports members have saved an average of $2,853 off MSRP with the Build & Buy Car Buying Service.

Toyota Avalon

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Spacious, quick, and quiet, the Avalon is a traditional big sedan for modern times. Its power comes from a lively 268-hp, 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers punchy performance and a commendable 24 mpg overall. The four-cylinder hybrid delivers an outstanding 36 mpg overall. Easy-to-use controls include a straightforward touch-screen infotainment system. Interior noise is subdued. The ride is plush and comfortable, which makes the Avalon an excellent highway cruiser. Advanced safety features, including forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, are standard. A redesigned Avalon arrives in early summer.  

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Memorial Day is one of the busiest car-buying days of the year, and the U.S. News Best Cars website has put out its list of the best new - car holiday deals . We ' ll take a detailed look at five of the most interesting offers.

Car Buying Tips, News, and Features >. The Best 2018 Memorial Day Car Sales. The Kia Stinger is another all- new model for 2018, and another great deal for Memorial Day weekend.

2018 Toyota Avalon Limited

Incentives expire: June 4, 2018

MSRP: $42,195

Potential savings off MSRP: $7,629

Bottom line price: $34,566

Read the complete Toyota Avalon road test.

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Ford F-150

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Ford’s big-selling pickup truck has an all-aluminum body, which is about 700 pounds lighter than its steel-bodied predecessor. Engine choices include a new 3.3-liter V6, 2.7- and 3.5-liter turbo V6s, and a 5.0-liter V8. For 2018, the 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter turbo V6s and the V8 are teamed with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Both turbo V6s are quiet and effortless, lending themselves to towing. Fuel economy is commendable. In our tests the 2.7 got 19 mpg overall. The 2.7 is also surprisingly quick from 0 to 60 mph. The cabin is very quiet, but the ride is stiff and jittery. Handling is ponderous but ultimately secure. We recommend getting the optional Sync 3 infotainment system. The 2018 truck also gets precollision assist with pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control. Diesel and hybrid versions are on the horizon.

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Car companies are hoping that these deals spur Memorial Day sales, but a rebate or financing deal on a new car is a great way for you to kick off your summer as well . Ford has specials for Memorial Day as well . As part of the company’s EcoBoost challenge, you can get no-interest financing for five

Memorial Day is a time of excess. Some of the coolest, classiest cars can be yours for the correct amount of money. The best new car deals that are on display for anyone with some “pash” and a whole lot of cash are given below

2018 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD SuperCab 6.5' Bed

Incentives expire: July 9, 2018

MSRP: $41,030

Potential savings off MSRP: $6,525

Bottom line price: $34,505

Read the complete Ford F-150 road test. 

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Audi A6

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Audi’s A6 has a comfortable ride and agile handling, strong performance, very supportive seats, and excellent fit and finish. It’s one of our most highly rated sedans and is a perfect long-distance cruiser with a whisper-quiet, roomy cabin. The 2.0-liter, turbo four-cylinder engine works well but has a raspy, less-than-luxurious engine sound. The 3.0-liter, supercharged V6 we tested is smooth and punchy, and returned a commendable 22 mpg overall. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, and the rear seat is roomy for three adults. The large truck is an added plus. Although the infotainment system’s center controller and screen take some getting used to, the system ultimately proves logical.

2018 Audi A6 2.0 Premium Plus AWD

Incentives expire: July 2, 2018

MSRP: $52,875

Potential savings off MSRP: $6,132

Bottom line price: $46,743

You Can Get A Bonkers Deal On A New Subaru Right Now

  You Can Get A Bonkers Deal On A New Subaru Right Now Subaru has been winning a lot lately. It’s one of the few brands that consistently delivers positive sales figures while some of the other automakers struggle. So you would think with an in-demand lineup deals would be hard to come by, but even Subaru dealers are blowing out inventory with discounts that you may want to know about. As a professional car shopper, I recommend the Subaru brand frequently and have probably brokered hundreds of Subaru deals. In my experience, Subaru dealers tend to be a bit better about the whole internet sales thing than other mainstream brands and it’s not hard to find a deal that a buyer can feel good about.

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Memorial Day weekend is known for barbecues, parades, and road trips. But it can also be a great time to buy a new car .

In Pictures: 15 Best Memorial Day New - Car Deals . We found some rich consumer cash and direct-to- dealer incentives and cut-rate lease deals being offered on some of the industry’s top sellers and laggards alike, including up to ,250 cash back on the second- best selling vehicle in the industry, the

Read the complete Audi A6 road test.  

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Kia Optima

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Kia’s midsized sedan packs a lot of substance and value. It drives nicely, with a firm yet absorbent ride and responsive, secure handling. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is pleasant and returned 28 mpg overall in our tests; the uplevel 2.0-liter turbo-four packs more punch. A 1.6-liter four-cylinder mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is also available. Both hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions are available. The EX trim features comfortable leather seats, automatic climate control, a roomy rear seat, and heating for the seats and steering wheel. The controls are very intuitive to use, but the low-mounted dash vents tend to blow more air on your hands. Blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic warning are standard. But forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking are optional and only on top trims.

2018 Kia Optima EX

Incentives expire: May 31, 2018

MSRP: $26,595

Potential savings off MSRP: $5,670

Bottom line price: $20,925

Read the complete Kia Optima road test.   

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Kia Sorento

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The Sorento is functional and refined, and its wide price range makes it an alternative to small or midsized SUVs. Three engines are available: the base 185-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder; a 240-hp, 2.0-liter turbo-four; and the smooth and quiet 290-hp, 3.3-liter V6. For 2018, the six-speed automatic transmission has been updated, and a new eight-speed automatic is available. The cabin is quiet, and the ride is comfortable and composed. Handling is responsive and secure. Supportive seats and simple controls help make the Sorento easy to live with. Available safety gear includes forward-collision warning, blind-spot detection, and rear cross-traffic alert, as well as a surround-view monitor. Good crash-test results are a plus.

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It is most certainly one of the biggest car shopping days of the year, and dealers and manufacturers are well aware of this. Some of the best new car deals will be rolling out this Memorial Day .

Other big cars being leased with big discounts this month include the Chrysler 300 and Kia Cadenza. We’re featuring 15 of the best new - car cash-back leasing deals we could find being offered for Memorial Day sales in the accompanying slideshow.

2018 Kia Sorento EX V6 AWD

Incentives expire: May 31, 2018

MSRP: $36,990

Potential savings off MSRP: $5,060

Bottom line price: $31,930

Read the complete Kia Sorento road test.    

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Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

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Hyundai’s five-passenger midsized SUV received a number of updates, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane-departure warning. It also improved to Good from Marginal in the IIHS small-overlap crash test. This roomy SUV has a comfortable ride and a quiet interior. Power comes from a responsive 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to a smooth six-speed automatic transmission. We got a decent 23 mpg overall with this drivetrain. A more powerful 2.0-liter, turbo four-cylinder is also available. Handling is sound and secure but not exceptional. The well-finished cabin is packed with a lot of standard features, but rear visibility is so-so.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L AWD

Incentives expire: May 31, 2018

MSRP: $27,480

Potential savings off MSRP: $4,676

Bottom line price: $22,804

Read the complete Hyundai Santa Fe Sport road test.     

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Hyundai Santa Fe

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The Santa Fe is available with advanced safety features such as a multiview camera, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane-departure warning. This is still a roomy and comfortable three-row SUV built for family duty. Its 3.3-liter V6 engine is mated to a smooth, responsive six-speed automatic transmission, a combination that attained 20 mpg overall in our tests. Handling is sound and secure. The settled, compliant ride that blunts pavement imperfections is another plus, and it lets the SUV sail smoothly on the highway. The well-finished cabin brings a lot of features for the money. Access to the cramped third row is somewhat difficult. Hyundai’s updated Blue Link system features remote starting via mobile phones.

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Well , if you play your cards right, Memorial Day weekend can be a good time to get a great deal . To help you make sense of all the new - car offers, we've picked out some of the best ones in popular car categories (sedans Also, take a look at our 9 lease deals for May. Happy car shopping.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3L AWD

Incentives expire: May 31, 2018

MSRP: $33,580

Potential savings off MSRP: $4,575

Bottom line price: $29,005

Read the complete Hyundai Santa Fe road test.      

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Toyota Highlander

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The Highlander ranks among the best midsized three-row SUVs, with a desirable balance of an absorbent ride, responsive handling, and generous interior space. A third row allows seating for eight in a pinch—seven with optional second-row captain’s chairs—and folds flat easily to increase cargo space. The punchy 3.5-liter V6 engine is now matched to an eight-speed automatic. While this new transmission isn’t as smooth as the previous six-speed one, it helped improve fuel economy to 22 mpg overall. The hybrid version gets 25 mpg overall. It’s a long reach to some controls, particularly the touch screen. The Entune system includes a larger 8-inch screen. A comprehensive suite of safety technology, including automatic emergency braking, is standard.

2018 Toyota Highlander XLE V6 AWD

Incentives expire: June 4, 2018

MSRP: $41,375

Potential savings off MSRP: $4,512

Bottom line price: $36,863

Read the complete Toyota Highlander road test.       

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Buick Encore

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This subcompact SUV has a luxurious veneer, and it has a well-finished, quiet cabin and a ride that’s better than that of a number of larger SUVs. On the downside, the Encore’s little 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission combine to deliver plodding acceleration and just 23 mpg overall in our tests. In addition, the Encore is expensive, making it a questionable value. The Encore’s small size makes it easy to maneuver, and its handling is sound but unexceptional. The interior is narrow and cramped, and the swoopy styling intrudes on the view out of the back. A more powerful Sport Touring version is also available. 

2018 Buick Encore Preferred ll AWD

Incentives expire: May 31, 2018

MSRP: $29,395

Potential savings off MSRP: $4,386

Bottom line price: $25,009

Read the complete Buick Encore road test.        

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Toyota Tundra

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Despite a freshening that brought improved controls and updates to the exterior and interior, the Tundra still feels outclassed by newer and more refined competitors. It offers a standard two-door regular cab and two sizes of crew cabs. You can choose between a very powerful 5.7-liter V8 and a 4.6-liter V8. The six-speed automatic is very smooth and responsive. Handling is secure, but the ride is jittery, especially with the TRD off-road package. The cabin is very roomy, but it’s a long reach to some controls. Towing performance is extremely capable. The damped rear tailgate is easy to raise and lower. Updates for 2018 include standard forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane-departure warning.

2018 Toyota Tundra 4WD SR5 CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L

Incentives expire: June 4, 2018

MSRP: $40,865

Potential savings off MSRP: $4,217

Bottom line price: $36,648

Read the complete Toyota Tundra road test.         

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Can You Lease a Car for Under $100? .
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