The Best New Car Deals: August 2012
Shopping for a new car doesn't have to be a stressful and frustrating experience. Here at AOL Autos, we're working hard to make car shopping as easy and affordable as possible. That's why we pore over data every week to find out which cars are the best value for you consumers.
With help from CarWoo.com, we've come up with a list of 10 of the best new car deals out there right now. 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: $34,200 - $46,500
Invoice: $32,070 - $43,044
Fuel Economy: 19 mpg City, 29 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 12.26%
The Hyundai Genesis sedan is designed to offer the luxury appointments of much more expensive cars, for less. The Genesis can be had with a 333-hp 3.8-liter V6, a 385-hp (using premium fuel) 4.6-liter V8, or a 429-hp 5.0-liter V8. All engines send power to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission that features manual sequential shift capability.
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MSRP: $25,155 - $43,595
Invoice: $23,394 - $40,326
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg City, 20 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 12.45%
The Toyota Tundra is a full-size, half-ton pickup that raises the competitive bar in its class. It's built to Toyota's high standards of quality, durability and reliability. The 270-hp 4.0-liter V6 sends power through a five-speed automatic transmission, while the 310-hp 4.6-liter V8 and the 381-hp 5.7-liter V8 feature a six-speed automatic.
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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: 12.68%
The Acura TL is a dynamic mid-sized sedan with a winning 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.
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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: 13.19%
The Rogue is Nissan's entry into the hotly contested crossover segment. The Rogue offers similar styling to the iconic 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).
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MSRP: $25,210 - $30,370
Invoice: $23,891 - $28,454
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg City, 22 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 14.23%
The Xterra is the most rugged, adventure-oriented SUV that Nissan offers, a truly "go anywhere" vehicle designed for the outdoors and an active lifestyle. The Xterra is offered in both rear-wheel (4x2) and four-wheel drive configurations, with a choice of three trim levels: X, S and PRO-4X (4x4 only). All models are powered by a 261-hp 4.0-liter V6 engine, while available transmissions include a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic.
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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: 14.68%
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: $23,080 - $30,030
Invoice: $21,126 - $27,465
Fuel Economy: 23 mpg City, 32 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 14.98%
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: $20,705 - $29,175
Invoice: $19,381 - $26,797
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg City, 32 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 15.49%
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.
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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: 15.80%
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: $32,420 - $35,120
Invoice: $29,695 - $32,163
Fuel Economy: 19 mpg City, 26 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 18.83%
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).
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