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TrueSavings: September 16-29, 2015 — Best Savings for September   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 ten vehicles as the very best new-car-buying deals in the month of September. Thanks to discounts as high as 19.9 percent or as much as $6,340 off Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing (MSRP), these deals show many opportunities for savings for new car shoppers during September.

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 2.5 percent APR. Look closely, because if your monthly payment amount is important, you can find payments here as low as $161 per month on the 2015 Nissan Versa Note.

Because these great September deals include a broad assortment of vehicle types and body styles, the included chart also lists fuel economy figures to help you compare what each vehicle could cost at the pump. This edition of TrueSavings highlights a broad variety of trucks, sport utility vehicles, and cars, but the best numbers in this edition come from the small 2015 Hyundai Veloster and Nissan Versa Note, which tie with fuel economy as high as 36 MPG on the highway and 31.1 MPG combined.

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.


Large or small, luxurious or economical, this assortment of passenger cars offers deals for any buyer’s needs.

2015_cadillac_ats_coupe-TrueCar_PricingThe five-seat 2015 Cadillac ATS sport coupe is the most agile and lightweight Cadillac built yet, promising a luxurious and spirited driving experience. A 272-horsepower/2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine couples with a six-speed automatic transmission to deliver strong power to the ATS and capitalize on the car’s lightweight structure to complement its performance with efficiency. The 2015 Cadillac ATS coupe boasts a national market average price of $36,859 after a potential discount of 12.9 percent, or as much as $5,476 off the $42,335 MSRP in Luxury trim. Put down 20 percent and your monthly payment could be about $441 for Cadillac’s midsize sedan. Fuel economy for the rear-wheel-drive performance sedan is rated at 20 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, and 23.7 MPG combined.

2015_Chevrolet_Malibu-TrueCar_PricingThe 2015 Chevrolet Malibu LS starts with an MSRP of $23,290, but its average price is $3,530 lower at $19,760; that’s a potential savings of 15.2 percent off the suggested MSRP of Chevrolet’s five-passenger midsize sedan in LS trim. The 2015 Malibu is powered by a 196-horsepower/2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission; its standard auto start-stop feature helps the Malibu achieve fuel economy figures of 25 MPG city, 36 MPG highway, and 30.1 MPG combined. Put down a 20 percent deposit, and with a 2.5 percent APR, your monthly payments could equal about $237 (not including sales tax, or any other fees).

2015_Hyundai_ElantraThe 2016 Hyundai Elantra boasts an eye-catching design and promises fuel efficiency of 28 MPG city, 38 MPG highway, and 32.7 MPG combined. Hyundai’s eye-catching sedan offers a potential 13.3 percent discount, which translates to a possible $2,545 savings — bringing the national market average price of Hyundai’s little Elantra in SE trim with automatic transmission down from an MSRP of $19,075 to a very affordable $16,530 — or about $198 per month after a 20 percent down payment, among the lowest monthly payments of all these September deals.

2015 Hyundai VelosterOne of the most affordable choices on this list is the 2015 Hyundai Veloster with a monthly payment of about $193 and a TrueCar national market average of $16,079; that’s a whopping 19.9 percent — or up to $3,996 — less than the $20,075 MSRP in entry trim, making it a great buy with a monthly payment of $193 after 20 percent down. If you’re looking for an affordable, stylish three-door coupe with powerful performance and great fuel economy of 27 MPG city, 36 MPG highway, and 31.3 MPG combined from its automatic transmission, the 2015 Hyundai Veloster is worth a look.

2015 Nissan Versa NoteIf you prefer a hatchback, the 2015 Nissan Versa Note is also offering a nice discount bringing the national market average price down to $13,449 thanks to a potential discount of 10.4 percent, or $1,556 off the $15,005 MSRP of Nissan’s frugal five-door Versa Note hatchback. Fuel economy is rated at 27 MPG city, 36 MPG highway, and 31.3 MPG combined with manual transmission. After putting 20 percent down, monthly payments on the fun little Nissan can be as low as $161, making it the most affordable car on this list.


If you’re looking for large and functional, these pickup trucks and utility vehicles offer lots of options for hauling both cargo and people.

2015 Ram 1500If you’re need the practicality of a pickup truck, the 4×2 2015 Ram 1500 offers a potential discount of up to 17.8 percent and a monthly payment of about $368. That translates into a possible savings of as much as $6,634, bringing the MSRP of Ram’s 1500 work truck with short bed from $37,365 down to a market average price of $30,731 when equipped in SLT trim. Ram seats up to six in the crew cab and offers plenty of storage, creature comforts, a standard 305-horsepower/3.6-liter V-6 engine, and fuel economy of 20 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, 23.7 MPG combined.

2015_Ford_F150-TrueCar_pricingCompletely redesigned this year, the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck bears a possible savings of $5,518 and a market average of $26,997. That potential 17.0 percent discount off the $32,515 MSRP for XLT trim with Regular cab and standard 6.5-foot bed equals a reasonable $323 monthly payment after 20 percent down. Thanks to its lightweight aluminum-alloy body and 325-horsepower, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine, this two-wheel-drive truck promises super fuel economy of 19 MPG city, 26 MPG highway, and 22.3 MPG combined.

2015_GMC_AcadiaThe large 2015 GMC Acadia sport utility vehicle provides ample interior and cargo space, with premium interior cabin and well-equipped standard features. This all-wheel-drive Acadia in SLE1 trim starts with an MSRP of $36,900, but its national market average is $32,622; that’s 11.6 percent — or a $4,278 — less than the suggested MSRP. With a 20 percent down payment, monthly payments are $391 per month. Fuel economy is rated at 16 MPG city, 23 MPG highway, 19.2 MPG combined. The Acadia boasts 24.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and a maximum of 116.1 cubic feet of cargo space available behind the front row of seats, providing ample room for up to eight as well as plenty of gear.

2015 Jeep® Cherokee LimitedCompletely redesigned with sleek modern styling, the 2015 Jeep Cherokee midsize utility vehicle delivers Jeep’s trademark performance, along with user-friendly connectivity and more than 60 safety features. Subtract its potential 19.3 percent discount — or up to $5,040 savings — from its already affordable $26,090 MSRP, and you could drive away with the Jeep Cherokee in 4×2 Latitude trim for $21,050 or a monthly payment of $252 with 20 percent down. Fuel economy is rated at 22 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, 26.2 MPG combined.

2014_Chevrolet_EquinoxThe five-seat 2015 Chevrolet Equinox crossover is powered by a 301-horsepower/3.6-liter V-6 engine, offers as much as 31.4 cubic feet of storage, and features Chevrolet’s touch-screen-enhanced MyLink radio system. Ideal for families on the go, this economical people mover boasts a super affordable 13.1 percent discount, which translates to a possible $3,321 savings — bringing the national market average price of Chevrolet’s front-wheel-drive midsize utility vehicle from an MSRP of $25,395 in LS trim down to a very affordable $22,074 — or about $264 per month after a 20 percent down payment. Fuel economy is rated at 22 MPG city, 32 MPG highway, 26.6 MPG combined.

TrueSavings: September 16-29, 2015 — Top Savings in September 2015
Year Make Model Trim Segment MSRP /
Market Avg*
% Discount /
% Discount
Monthly Pymt**
City /
Hwy /
Comb. MPG
2015 Hyundai Veloster Automatic Sport Car $20,075 / $16,079 $3,996 / 19.9% $193 27 / 36 / 31.3
2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4×2 Midsize SUV $26,090 / $21,050 $5,040 / 19.3% $252 22 / 31 / 26.2
2015 Ram 1500 SLT, Crew Cab, 4X2, Short Bed Large Truck $37,365 / $30,731 $6,634 / 17.8% $368 20 / 28 / 23.7
2015 Ford F-150 2WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box XLT Large Truck $32,515 / $26,997 $5,518 / 17.0% $323 19 / 26 / 22.3
2015 Chevrolet Malibu LS Midsize Car $23,290 / $19,760 $3,530 / 15.2% $237 25 / 36 / 30.1
2016 Hyundai Elantra SE Automatic Small Car $19,075 / $16,530 $2,545 / 13.3% $198 28 / 38 / 32.7
2015 Chevrolet Equinox FWD LS Midsize SUV $25,395 / $22,074 $3,321 / 13.1% $264 22 / 32 / 26.6
2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan 2.0L I4 AWD Luxury Luxury Car $42,335 / $36,859 $5,476 / 12.9% $441 20 / 28 / 23.7
2015 GMC Acadia AWD SLE1 Large SUV $36,900 / $32,622 $4,278 / 11.6% $391 16 / 23 / 19.2
2015 Nissan Versa Note S Manual Subcompact Car $15,005 / $13,449 $1,556 / 10.4% $161 27 / 36 / 31.3
*“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 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.



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


[Click to read TrueSavings September 2 to 15, 2015 — Great Savings for Labor Day Weekend] 


Ready To Go Shopping for a New Car during September?

This edition of “TrueSavings” demonstrates ten of the best deals available between now and September 29, 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 savings opportunities for new car shoppers over the upcoming weeks.


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

  • 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. In this edition, the Versa Note was the most highly discounted trim of the entire Nissan lineup in relation to its MSRP.
    • “Market Average” is based on the national average of recent vehicle transactions. This includes 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 at [PROGRAM_FULL_AND_LINK]. 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.


*Guaranteed Savings not available in all states. In these states, a Target Price is shown, which is a market-based example of what you can reasonably expect to pay for your vehicle as configured. Your configured vehicle may not be available or in-stock at the Certified Dealer.


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