The Best New Car Deals: Labor Day 2012
If you're feeling down about the unofficial end of summer this weekend, we have some information that may help you perk up a bit, especially if you are currently shopping for a new vehicle and planning on visiting a dealership over the Labor Day weekend holiday.
With help from CarWoo.com, we've come up with a list of 10 of the best new car deals for this Labor Day weekend. These are the vehicles that are selling for an exceptionally high discount compared to their MSRP and invoice price, due to aggressive automaker incentives, low demand and/or the end of a vehicle's current generation design.
Click through to start your car shopping experience by getting an idea of which cars you should pounce on right now. We'll show you just how much you can expect to save on average if you're shopping for one of these 10 vehicles. Let the savings begin!
MSRP: $16,200 - $24,200
Invoice: $15,269 - $22,567
Fuel Economy: 26 mpg City, 36 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 11.09%
The Ford Focus is small, economical, and fun. New for 2013 the SEL trim is no longer available and the Titanium trim is available with a manual transmission. The front-wheel drive Focus is available as a four-door sedan or five-door hatchback. Ford offers three trims on the Focus, the S is available on the sedan, the SE and Titanium are available on both models.
If you haven't checked out this new Focus that debuted last year, you owe it to yourself to check it out. It is light years better than the old Focus we got to know over the decade it was on sale.
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MSRP: $22,310 - $29,950
Invoice: $21,266 - $27,906
Fuel Economy: 23 mpg City, 28 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 12.23%
The Rogue is Nissan's entry into the hotly contested crossover segment. The Rogue offers similar styling to the Nissan Murano, in a slightly smaller package. Available in S or SV trim, with front-wheel or all-wheel drive. All Rogues are equipped with 2.5-liter, 170-hp, four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
It slips off a lot of shopping lists for lack of awareness, but the Rogue is definitely worth taking for a test drive.
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MSRP: $28,375 - $43,825
Invoice: $25,956 - $40,048
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg City, 27 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 12.24%
The Honda Odyssey is considered by many to be the gold standard in minivans. Its refined design with creative storage solutions, and spirited driving dynamics make it stand-out year after year. The Odyssey is available in five trims: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite. All trims use a 248-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine that features Honda's variable cylinder management system (VCM), which allows the V6 engine to switch among three, four, and six cylinders to increase fuel efficiency.
MSRP: $43,280 - $52,905
Invoice: $40,092 - $48,901
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg City, 21 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 12.69%
The Acura MDX offers outstanding V6 power, standard seven-passenger seating and Acura's exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system. Compelling styling, attention to detail, comprehensive safety equipment and advanced technologies increase the appeal of this luxury SUV. The MDX is powered by a 300-hp 3.7-liter V6 engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual mode and paddle shifters.
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MSRP: $35,705 - $39,255
Invoice: $33,527 - $36,812
Fuel Economy: 20 mpg City, 29 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 14.01%
The Acura TL is a dynamic mid-sized sedan with a solid combination of performance and luxury, offered in a choice of either front-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations. The front-wheel drive TL is outfitted with a 280-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine, while the all-wheel drive TL SH-AWD features a more powerful 305-hp 3.7-liter V6. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, featuring Sequential SportShift manual mode and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
We think the TL AWD is a legitimate challenger to the BMW 3 Series. See for yourself.
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MSRP: $20,705 - $29,175
Invoice: $19,381 - $26,797
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg City, 32 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 14.10%
Attractive and purposeful, the Ford Fusion is a top choice among midsize sedans. The Fusion is available in four trim levels, the S, SE, SEL, and Sport; offers three engines, as well as front-wheel or all-wheel drive, the Fusion has something for everyone. The current generation Fusion is set to be replaced by a completely redesigned 2013 version, which is why Ford has been loading up the 2012 with lots of incentives to move them off of dealer lots.
Even so, the outgoing Fusion is a very solid choice for a mid-sized sedan. Classy, well-built and nicely appointed interior. It's an excellent car to buy as it rides into the sunset.
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MSRP: $29,960 - $40,560
Invoice: $27,601 - $37,349
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg City, 24 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 14.49%
The Nissan Murano is a crossover vehicle that integrates function and high fashion. It combines sport-utility cargo capacity and sporty driving dynamics. The Murano can be had with either front-wheel, or all-wheel drive, and is available in S, SV, SL, or LE trim levels. The Murano features Nissan's 3.5-liter six-cylinder VQ engine, which generates 260 horsepower. The engine is mated to an Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with adaptive shift control.
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MSRP: $21,480 - $29,730
Invoice: $19,667 - $27,192
Fuel Economy: 23 mpg City, 34 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 15.66%
The Accord is Honda's largest car, offering generous interior space for up to five people wrapped in stylish exterior sheet metal. Like the Fusion, Honda is loading the 2012 Accord with incentives in order to make room on dealer lots for the newly redesigned 2013 Honda Accord.
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MSRP: $23,080 - $30,030
Invoice: $21,126 - $27,465
Fuel Economy: 23 mpg City, 32 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 15.67%
The Accord Coupe is a two-door take on the popular Honda Accord sedan, with attractive styling and lots of options and features. The Accord comes with either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or 3.5-liter V6 engine. The four-cylinder engine is available in five-speed manual or automatic transmission for both styles of the Accord, while the V6 coupe is available with a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic.
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MSRP: $32,420 - $35,120
Invoice: $29,695 - $32,163
Fuel Economy: 19 mpg City, 26 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 18.69%
The Nissan Maxima is a sport sedan with a sleek exterior and modern interior. This newest version maintains the trademark stylish, sporty look and feel while still providing comfortable luxury features that Maxima owners have come to expect. The Maxima is offered in two trims: 3.5 S and 3.5 SV. A 290-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine powers the front wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
The Maxima is a car with extremely high owner loyalty. It has almost a cult following as a car for buyers "in the know." You might want to check out why Maxima owners are so satisfied and keep coming back for the new ones when they come out.
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