The Best New Car Deals: October 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 pour 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 for October. 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 and make sure to check out the AOL Autos Best Deal price in your area. Our new service can save you loads on your next new car purchase.
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MSRP: $43,030 - $52,655
Invoice: $39,863 - $48,672
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg City, 21 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 11.56%
Get the AOL Autos Best Deal price on the 2012 Acura MDX
The Acura MDX offers outstanding V6 power, standard seven-passenger seating and Acura's exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system.
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. A power moonroof, power tailgate, 18-inch aluminum wheels, heated front seats, leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio and HandsFreeLink (Bluetooth) wireless connectivity are standard on every MDX.
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MSRP: $27,670 - $47,670
Invoice: $26,712 - $46,062
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg City, 27 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 11.57%
Get the AOL Autos Best Deal price on the 2012 Chrysler 300
The Chrysler 300 stands out with bold, imposing styling. Its strong lines give off a sense of power and refined stature.
The 300 is available in rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, with V6 or V8 power. The 3.6-liter V6 sends power through a five-speed (Base) or eight-speed (Limited and S) transmission. S V8 models use a 5.7-liter V8 and five-speed automatic transmission. The performance oriented SRT8 receives a mammoth 6.4-liter V8 and five-speed automatic transmission.
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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: 12.04%
Get the AOL Autos Best Deal price on the 2012 Honda Odyssey
The Honda Odyssey is considered by many to be the gold standard in minivans. It's refined design with creative storage solutions, and spirited driving dynamics make it stand out in the segment.
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.
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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: 12.64%
Get the AOL Autos Best Deal price on the 2012 Acura TL
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: $22,070 - $29,710
Invoice: $21,038 - $27,682
Fuel Economy: 23 mpg City, 28 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 12.69%
Get the AOL Autos Best Deal price on the 2012 Nissan Rogue
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.
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MSRP: $29,725 - $35,125
Invoice: $28,125 - $33,230
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg City, 24 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 13.21%
Get the AOL Autos Best Deal price on the 2012 Mazda CX-9
The Mazda CX-9 is a stylish alternative for those who need the versatility of a minivan but desire the looks of a modern SUV without rugged off-road capabilities. With seating for seven and an attractive design the CX-9 certainly fits the bill.
The CX-9 is available in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive in one of three models: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. Power comes from a 273-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 with a six-speed automatic transmission that has manual gear selection capability.
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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: 13.22%
Get the AOL Autos Best Deal price on the 2012 Nissan Murano
The Nissan Murano is a crossover that integrates function and high fashion. It combines sport-utility cargo capacity and car-like 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 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: 15.08%
Get the AOL Autos Best Deal price on the 2012 Honda Accord Coupe
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: $21,480 - $29,730
Invoice: $19,667 - $27,192
Fuel Economy: 23 mpg City, 34 mpg Highway
Average Discount Off Of MSRP: 15.18%
Get the AOL Autos Best Deal price on the 2012 Honda Accord Sedan
The Accord is Honda's largest car, offering generous interior space for up to five people wrapped in stylish exterior sheetmetal. Like the Fusion, Honda is loading the 2012 Accord with incentives in order to make room on dealer lots for the newly redesigned 2013 model.
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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: 15.44%
Get the AOL Autos Best Deal price on the 2012 Nissan Maxima
The Nissan Maxima is a sport sedan with a sleek exterior and modern interior. This model 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.
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