TrueSavings: Six Great Deals for Summer 2016
This summer’s drop in average gasoline prices from $2.80 per gallon a year ago down to $2.37 nationwide per gallon as of June 14 (according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report) has further enhanced the appeal of compact and midsize crossover utility vehicles at the expense of family sedans, triggering higher discounts on midsize cars.
TrueCar, which powers the AskPatty Auto Buying Service, analyzed current incentives and we’ve selected six vehicles with amazing new-car-buying incentives available between now and the beginning of July. Thanks to discounts ranging as high as 20.8 percent or $6,320 off Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing (MSRP), deals on the six cars highlighted here show great opportunities for savings on a new car during summer.
Because these great summer deals include a wide assortment of body styles, the included data also lists fuel economy figures to help you compare what each model could cost at the pump. If your summer travels will take you long distances, you'll especially appreciate the excellent fuel economy of the Ford Fusion hybrid, which boasts fuel economy as high as 44 mpg in the city and 42.3 mpg on the highway.
2016 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Plus Minivan
The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is especially popular for large families with lots of stuff. Most famous for its "Stow 'n Go" seating, Dodge's "Man Van" is powered by a 283-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine teamed with a six-speed transmission promising 3,600 max towing capacity and fuel economy of 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway/20.6 mpg combined.
MSRP / Market Average*: $30,390 / $24,070
$ Discount / % Discount: $6,320 / 20.8%
Estimated Monthly Payment**: $288
Fuel Economy MPG (City / Hwy / Comb): 17 / 25 / 20.6
Need flexible room for people and their stuff for your summer journeys? The midsize 2016 Dodge Journey utility vehicle seats five (or seven with an optional third-row seat) while also promising as much as 67.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row. Five-seat models have 39.6 cubic feet of space behind the second row, while seven-seat models have 37 cubic feet of space behind the second row and 10.7 cubic feet behind the third row.
MSRP / Market Average*: $21,990 / $17,469
$ Discount / % Discount: $4,521 / 20.6%
Estimated Monthly Payment**: $209
Fuel Economy MPG (City / Hwy / Comb): 19 / 26 / 22.3
Luxurious comfort for five and a fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain combine in the 2016 Ford Fusion sedan to promise 44 city miles per gallon, thanks to its 141-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine mated to a 118-horsepower electric motor and electronic CVT transmission.
MSRP / Market Average*: $26,060 / $21,213
$ Discount / % Discount: $4,847 / 18.6%
Estimated Monthly Payment**: $254
Fuel Economy MPG (City / Hwy / Comb): 44 / 41 / 42.3
It may not be large, but if you're looking for an affordable, stylish three-door coupe with sporty appearance, powerful performance, and great fuel economy, the 2016 Hyundai Veloster is worth a look.
MSRP / Market Average*: $18,835 / $15,903
$ Discount / % Discount: $2,932 / 15.6%
Estimated Monthly Payment**: $190
Fuel Economy MPG (City / Hwy / Comb): 27 / 35 / 30.9
General Motors claims its GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickups are the most powerful, most advanced, and most refined trucks in the brand’s history. If you're packing a bed full of tents and camping accessories, GMC Sierra models boast such thoughtful features as an in-bumper step to the cargo box, a soft-drop tailgate, as well as abundant power and media inputs to keep you connected on the go.
MSRP / Market Average*: $42,755 / $36,826
$ Discount / % Discount: $5,929 / 13.9%
Estimated Monthly Payment**: $441
Fuel Economy MPG (City / Hwy / Comb): 16 / 23 / 19.2
The 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid sedan will make your family's summertime travels especially comfortable, thanks to 104 cubic feet of passenger space. Its hybrid powertrain keeps fuel costs low anytime of the year.
MSRP / Market Average*: $38,935 / $33,510
$ Discount / % Discount: $5,425 / 13.9%
Estimated Monthly Payment**: $401
Fuel Economy MPG (City / Hwy / Comb): 40 / 39 / 39.4
*“Market Average” is based on the national average of recent vehicle transactions, including destination and delivery charges after incentives that are subject to change. This does not include tax, title, licensing, documentation or processing fees, other state and governmental charges and/or fees or any other charges or fees allowed by law. Guaranteed Savings is not available in all states. See TrueCar.com for details. These TrueSavings deals demonstrate potential savings on new cars based on the possible discount from the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP).
**Estimated monthly payments are based on a 2.5% APR for 72 months with 20% down on the current market average price, and excludes sales tax and other fees and charges that may vary by region or state. Actual APR may be subject to credit approval and other factors. These examples are for information purposes only, and are not an offer to lend. See dealer/lender for details, including actual available offers.