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TrueSavings: June 24 to July 7, 2015 — Great Summer DealsAs the Fourth of July approaches, so does a holiday weekend offering great opportunities for savings for those seeking to buy a new car. Based on a TrueCar analysis of five years of industry average transaction price data, June has proven to be the best time to buy a midsize car, with discounts averaging 8.2 percent off MSRP.

This year’s drop in average gasoline prices – down 23 percent from a year ago to $2.80 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.

As the new-car shopper’s best resource for researching new car pricing, TrueCar, which powers [PROGRAM_FULL_AND_LINK], has analyzed all the current incentives and has selected these vehicles as having the very best new-car-buying incentives between now and July 7. Thanks to discounts ranging as high as 17.8 percent or $4,763 off Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing (MSRP), deals on the six cars highlighted here show many opportunities for savings on a new car during Summer.

If you’re planning to go car shopping during these next few weeks, keep these great new car deals in mind as you do your research. If you’re able to contribute a 20 percent down payment, our calculation also shows what your monthly payment might be when financed for 72 months at a 3 percent APR. Look closely, because if your monthly payment amount is important, you can find payments here as small as $191 per month on the 2015 FIAT® 500 or $235 on the 2015 Ford Fusion S.

Because these great summer deals include a broad assortment of body styles, the included chart also lists fuel economy figures to help you compare what each vehicle could cost at the pump. The best numbers in this edition come from the Toyota Prius hybrid, boasting fuel economy as high as 51 MPG in the city and 48 MPG on the highway.

It doesn’t actually matter where you live: these TrueSavings deals are available nationwide and demonstrate potential savings on new cars based on the possible discount from the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Keep in mind that incentive offers are subject to change by region and should be confirmed with your dealer, as they can affect your final price.

2015_Hyundai_Sonata_HybridThe 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid boasts an eye-catching design and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine combined with a 35kW electric motor mated to a six-speed automatic transmission to promise 199 net horsepower. Hyundai’s midsize hybrid sedan offers a potential 17.8 percent discount, which translates to a possible $4,763 savings — bringing the national market average price of Hyundai’s hybrid Sonata down from an MSRP of $26,825 down to a very affordable $22,062 — or about $268 per month after a 20 percent down payment.

2015_Fiat_500_evox-TrueCar_PricingLooking for something small and sporty? Even though the subcompact 2015 FIAT® 500 hatchback’s original MSRP starts at $18,575, its potential savings of 15.5 percent translates to $2,883 — bringing the national market average price of FIAT®’s iconic little carlet down to a super affordable $15,692. Though small, the 2015 FIAT® 500 is powered by a powerful 101-horsepower 1.4-liter MultiAir engine and offers FIAT®‘s BLUE&ME hands-free Bluetooth connectivity for phone and streaming audio, along with an interface for a USB, MP3 player, and iPod® mobile device. After putting 20 percent down, monthly payments on the fun little FIAT® can be as low as $191, making it the most affordable car on this list. Adding in special TRUECash incentives available only through TrueCar-powered sites provides even greater savings. In fact, you could save up to $5,262 off MSRP† on 2015 FIAT models.

2015 Ford Fusion HybridThe comfortable and stylish 2015 Ford Fusion comes in second place with a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price of $22,835, but its national market average is $3,483 lower at $19,352; that’s a potential savings of 15.3 percent off the suggested MSRP of Ford’s front-wheel-drive midsize sedan in S trim. After a 20 percent down payment, monthly payments on the 2015 Ford Fusion can be as low as $235. Fuel economy is rated at 22 MPG city, 34 highway, and 27.3 combined.

2015 Kia Optima HybridEssentially a twin to the powertrain in the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and also promising fuel efficiency of 36 MPG city/40 MPG hwy/38.1 combined, the 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid sedan in LX trim offers a potential 15.2 percent discount. That translates to a possible $4,073 savings, bringing the national market average price of Kia’s hybrid Optima from an MSRP of $26,815 down to a reasonable $22,742. Whether you pick the Hyundai or the Kia, choose the hybrid that has the styling you prefer because the monthly payments are very close, about $276 per month after a 20 percent down payment for the Kia.

2015_Toyota_PriusWhen it launched in 1997, the Prius paved the way for Toyota to open up the hybrid segment; now the best-selling hybrid in the marketplace, the 2015 Toyota Prius offers a monthly payment of about $304 and a national market average of $21,701; that’s 13.3 percent — or up to $3,324 — less than the $25,025 MSRP of Toyota’s Hybrid Prius in “Two” trim. Its hybrid powertrain also boasts the best fuel economy of all the cars in this list, with super efficient fuel economy of 51 MPG city, 48 MPG highway, and 49.3 MPG combined.

2015_Jeep_CompassThe 2015 Jeep Compass small SUV offers a great potential discount of up to 12.5 percent. That translates into a terrific savings of as much as $2,496, bringing the MSRP of Jeep’s 4×2 Compass from $19,990 down to a more-wallet-friendly market average price of $17,494 in Sport trim. Add in fuel economy of 23 MPG city, 30 MPG highway, and 26.4 MPG combined, plus an estimated monthly payment of $243, and the Compass equals one super-affordable crossover for summertime driving.

TrueSavings: June 24 to July 7, 2015 Great Savings for Summer
Year/Make/Model/Trim/Segment MSRP /
Market Avg*
$ Discount /
% Discount
Monthly Payment**
City /
Hwy /
Comb MPG
2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan Midsize Car $26,825 / $22,062 $4,763 / 17.8% $268 36 / 40 / 38.1
2015 FIAT 500 Small Car† $18,575 / $15,692 $2,883 / 15.5% $191 31 / 40 / 35.4
2015 Ford Fusion S FWD Midsize Car $22,835 / $19,352 $3,483 / 15.3% $235 22 / 34 / 27.3
2015 Kia Optima Hybrid LX Midsize Car $26,815 / $22,742 $4,073 / 15.2% $276 36 / 40 / 38.1
2015 Toyota Prius Two Small Car $25,025 / $21,701 $3,324 / 13.3% $304 51 / 48 / 49.3
2015 Jeep Compass Sport 4×2 Small SUV $19,990 / $17,494 $2,496 / 12.5% $243 23 / 30 / 26.4
*“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. **Estimated monthly payments are based on a 3% 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. (Data is provided by, which powers [PROGRAM_FULL].) †Based on analysis of savings off MSRP shown on TrueCar sites to TrueCar users who purchased a 2015 FIAT from participating TrueCar dealers from 5/8/15 to 5/27/15. Your actual savings may vary.


Our last edition of “TrueSavings” shared great deals for Dads. If you had your eye on one of those five vehicles, keep on looking, as some of those great discounts may still be available in the upcoming weeks at a Certified Dealer near you.

Ready To Go Shopping for a New Car During Summer?

This edition of “TrueSavings” demonstrates ten of the best deals available between now and July 7, 2015 based on the possible discount from the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). These choices may include potential savings from such special offers as manufacturer’s rebates or cash incentives, which helps place them among the greatest opportunities for savings for new car shoppers over the upcoming weeks.

As always, here are some really important things to remember, such as:

• Each edition of “TrueSavings” highlights the top discounts off the MSRP down to a particular trim level, since potential discounts can vary greatly between the trim levels. So, for this week’s edition, the 2015 Sonata hybrid sedan was the most highly discounted trim of the entire Hyundai lineup in relation to its MSRP.
• “Market Average” is based on the national average of recent vehicle transactions, including destination and delivery charges after incentives that are subject to change, but 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. This is a national average, so you might find different pricing based on sales in your local area. Be sure to visit [PROGRAM_FULL_AND_LINK] to view local pricing on any car and to be connected with your local Certified Dealer who will provide you additional pricing information for the vehicle you are researching.
• Remember, sales incentives are subject to change based on region and manufacturer, and should be confirmed with your dealer when shopping. Deals are limited to inventory on hand, so your Certified Dealer must confirm that actual inventory, including your preferred options and colors, is in stock.

Once you’ve made your choice, request a Certificate to get your negotiation-free Guaranteed Savings (available in most states) and streamline the buying process to save you both time and money.


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