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Consumer Reports July 4 Best New Car Deals

Consumer Reports July 4 Best New Car Deals

Car shopping on July 4th

After analyzing the current national incentives targeting sedans, trucks and SUVs, 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 9-5% below current MSRP sticker prices for this top car buying weekend.

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While you may find some regional deals that offer just as much savings…or better yet, their list of the following 10 new car models will help you decipher the best deal that suits your needs, your wants, and your wallet. And while these deals aren’t as competitively priced as last year’s 4th of July featured vehicles, the selection is wider and significantly different from what was available back then.

The best deals list

That said, here are the current offerings to help consumers find the new car deals to suit a variety of budgets. Please note that according to CR analysts, “…All of the models below have nationwide incentives valid until July 5, 2022.”

BEST NEW CAR DEALS RECOMMENDED BY CONSUMER REPORTS

1. 2022 Chevrolet Equinox: 9% discount
Price Range: $26,050 – $32,850
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
MSRP: $28,750
Potential Savings on MSRP: $2,572
Bottom line price: $26,178

2. 2022 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
MSRP: $36,100
Potential Savings on MSRP: $2,911
Bottom line price: $33.189 / average transaction price: $33.189

3. 2022 Aries 1500: 8% discount
Price Range: $65,500 – $77,790
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
MSRP: $47,055
Potential Savings on MSRP: $3,744
Bottom line price: $43,311

4. 2022 GMC Acadia: 7% discount
Price Range: $34,800 – $48,600
CR MPG: Overall 19 / City 13 / Hwy 28 mpg
Rated #8 out of 31 Luxury Mid-Size Sport-Utility Vehicles

Selected model: 2022 GMC Acadia Denali AWD
MSRP: $48,600
Potential Savings on MSRP: $3,236
Bottom line price: $45,364

5. 2022 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
MSRP: $49,200
Potential Savings on MSRP: $3,263
Bottom line price: $45,937

6. 2022 Ford Edge: 7% discount
Price Range: $37,410 – $46,210
CR MPG: General 22 / City 15 / Hwy 31 mpg
Rated No. 5 of 11 Mid-Size Sport-Utility Vehicles

Selected model: 2022 Ford Edge SEL AWD
MSRP: $38,945
Potential Savings on MSRP: $2,558
Bottom line price: $36,387

7. 2022 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
MSRP: $33,545
Potential Savings on MSRP: $2,153
Bottom line price: $31,392

8. 2022 Cadillac XT5: 6% off
Price Range: $43,995 – $55,895
CR MPG: General 20 / City 13 / Hwy 30 mpg
Rated #2 of 34 luxury compact sport-utility vehicles

Selected model: 2022 Cadillac XT5 Luxury AWD
MSRP: $45,995
Potential Savings on MSRP: $2,800
Bottom line price: $43,195

9. 2022 Toyota Prius Prime 5% discount
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
MSRP: $34,450
Potential Savings on MSRP: $1,878
Bottom line price: $32,572

10. 2022 Dodge Charger 5% discount
Price Range: $32,500 – $75,900
CR MPG: Overall 20 / City 13 / Hwy 31 mpg
Rated #3 out of 4 Big cars

Selected model: 2022 Dodge Charger SXT RWD
MSRP: $32,500
Potential savings on MSRP: $1,590
Bottom line price: $30,910

And finally…

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.

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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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