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Best New Memorial Day Car Deals Revealed by Consumer Reports

Best New Memorial Day Car Deals Revealed by Consumer Reports

Car shopping on this memorial day

If you were looking for a new SUV, sedan, or compact car earlier this year, you most likely discovered that some models are either impossible to get or at a price that won’t fit your budget.

The good news is that after analyzing the current national incentives aimed at new car deals, Consumer ReportsAnalysts found ten models worth considering that not only have strong overall scores, taking into account test performance, owner satisfaction, reliability and safety; as well as in new incentive discounts that are 8-5% below current MSRP sticker prices for this top car buying weekend.

The best deals list

That said, here are the current offerings to help consumers find their new car deals to suit a variety of budgets. Keep in mind that the incentives will expire at the end of this month, so you need to act fast to take advantage of these great deals.

1. Chevrolet Equinox: 8% discount
Price Range: $25,800 – $32,600
CR MPG: General 25 / City 17 / Hwy 34 mpg
Rated #7 out of 22 Compact Sport Utility Vehicles
Selected model: 2022 Chevrolet Equinox LT with 1LT AWD
Incentives expire: May 31, 2022
MSRP: $28,500
Potential Savings on MSRP: $2,311
Bottom line price: $26,189 / average transaction price: $29,961

2. Chevrolet Blazer: 8% discount
Price Range: $33,400 – $44,000
CR MPG: Overall 19 / City 13 / Hwy 27 mpg
Rated #3 of 11 Mid-Size Sport-Utility Vehicles
Selected model: 2022 Chevrolet Blazer 2LT AWD
Incentives expire: May 31, 2022
MSRP: $36,100
Potential Savings on MSRP: $2,911
Bottom line price: $33,189 / average transaction price: $37,229

3. Nissan Murano: 7% discount
Price Range: $33,310 – $46,560
CR MPG: General 21 / City 15 / Hwy 29 mpg
Rated #4 of 11 Mid-Size Sport-Utility Vehicles
Selected model: 2022 Nissan Murano AWD SL
Incentives expire: May 31, 2022
MSRP: $42,410
Potential Savings on MSRP: $3,106
Bottom line price: $39,304 / average transaction price: $44,228

4. Ram 1500: 7% discount
Price Range: $35,900 – $77,780
CR MPG: General 17 / City 11 / Hwy 24 mpg
Rated #1 of 21 Full Size Pickup Trucks
Selected model: 2022 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 5’7″ Box 4WD
Incentives expire: May 31, 2022
MSRP: $47,055
Potential Savings on MSRP: $3,244
Bottom line price: $43,811/Average transaction price: $47,210

5. GMC Acadia: 7% discount
Price Range: $34,800 – $48,600
CR MPG: Overall 19 / City 13 / Hwy 28 mpg
Rated #8 out of 30 Luxury Mid-Size Sport Utility Vehicles
Selected model: 2022 GMC Acadia Denali AWD
Incentives expire: May 31, 2022
MSRP: $48,600
Potential Savings on MSRP: $3,236
Bottom line price: $45,364 / average transaction price: $50,114

6. Chevrolet Traverse: 7% discount
Price Range: $33,700 – $53,400
CR MPG: General 20 / City 14 / Hwy 28 mpg
Rated #5 of 14 3-row mid-size sport-utility vehicles
Selected model: 2022 Chevrolet Traverse Premier AWD
Incentives expire: May 31, 2022
MSRP: $49,200
Potential Savings on MSRP: $3,263
Bottom line price: $45,937 / average transaction price: $51,676

7. Chrysler 300 6% off
Price Range: $31,770 – $42,155
CR MPG: General 22 / City 15 / Hwy 32 mpg
Rated #2 out of 4 Big cars
Selected model: 2022 Chrysler 300 Touring RWD
Incentives expire: May 31, 2022
MSRP: $33,545
Potential Savings on MSRP: $2,153
Bottom line price: $31,392 / average transaction price: $35,743

8. Cadillac XT5: 6% off
Price Range: $43,995 – $55,895
CR MPG: General 20 / City 13 / Hwy 30 mpg
Rated #2 out of 32 Luxury Compact Sport-Utility Vehicles
Selected model: 2022 Cadillac XT5 Luxury AWD
Incentives expire: May 31, 2022
MSRP: $45,995
Potential Savings on MSRP: $2,800
Bottom line price: $43,195 / average transaction price: $47,639

9. Dodge Charger 6% off
Price Range: $32,500 – $74,900
CR MPG: Overall 20 / City 13 / Hwy 31 mpg
Rated #3 out of 4 Big cars
Selected model: 2022 Dodge Charger R/T RWD
Incentives expire: May 31, 2022
MSRP: $40,500
Potential Savings on MSRP: $2,294
Bottom line price: $38,206 / average transaction price: $41,475

10. Toyota Prius Prime 5% off
Price Range: $28,670 – $34,450
CR MPG: Overall 69 / City 56 / Hwy 81 mpg
Rated #3 of 8 Compact Cars
Selected model: 2022 Toyota Prius Prime Limited
Incentives expire: May 31, 2022
MSRP: $34,450
Potential Savings on MSRP: $1,878
Bottom line price: $32,572 / Average transaction price: $37,636

And finally…

If you’d like to learn more about the vehicles listed above, use Torque News’ search option in the headline above to find related past news articles and reviews.

Visit the CR website for a more detailed breakdown of the data. Keep in mind that while access to some information requires a CR membership, the potential savings make it negligible in comparison when looking for the latest information to facilitate your car purchase research.

For more news related to consumer report research, check out these two articles: “Consumer Reports on Non-Tesla Self-Driving Car Models Available Today” and “Consumer Reports Best and Worst Car Models with Lane Departure Assistance Systems”.

Timothy Boyer is a Torque News reporter based in Cincinnati. He has experience with early car restorations and regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for better performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily news about new and used vehicles.

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