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Best New-Car Deals for July 4th Recommended by Consumer Reports

Here are the latest best new car deals for this 4th of July Holiday that car shoppers need to know about on the 2024 models offered right now that come with money saving incentives that make these some incredibly attractive models for smart shoppers.

If you have been looking for a new SUV, sedan, or compact car earlier this year, you have likely found that some models are either difficult to get or come at a price that does not fit your budget. However, as in all things, timing is an important car shopping factor and according to Consumer Reports automotive experts for new car shoppers, now is the time to shop for some special deal models with this year’s 4th of July Holiday specials.

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Car Shopping This July 4th Holiday

According to a recent Consumer Reports newsletter, you do not want to wait until the 4th of July to take advantage of discounted prices with popular models that will last only as long as their supplies.

Car dealerships are celebrating Independence Day with discounted prices on select new cars leading up to the holiday weekend and in some cases, beyond. There are some true fireworks with the prices this year, revealing significant savings on a wide range of car types from 8 percent to 16 percent off MSRP—if you know where to look,” states CR automotive experts in the newsletter.

After analyzing current national incentives focused on new car deals, Consumer Reports’ analysts found ten models worth considering that not only possess strong overall scores factoring in road-test performance, owner satisfaction, reliability, and safety; but also range in new incentive discounts 8-16% below current MSRP sticker prices for this top car buying holiday.

The Best New-Car 4th of July Deals List

That said, here is a summary of the current listings to help consumers find their new car deals to fit a range of budgets which CR analysts focused on as their recommended deals:

 “All models featured below have nationwide incentives that are good until at least July 1, 2024, with several extending to July 8, 2024. We filtered out models expected to sell for over $50,000, even with the available discounts. That means each is available for less than the average price of a new car today.”

1. Hyundai Ioniq 6: 16% Off

Price Range:  $37,500 - $53,650

CR MPGE: Overall 103 / City 111 / Hwy 94 mpge

#1 of 12 Electric cars

Recommended Model: 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 SEL AWD
Incentives expire: July 1, 2024
MSRP: $48,750
Potential savings off MSRP: $7,987
Bottom line price: $40,763

2. Kia EV6: 16% Off

Price Range:  $42,600 - $61,600

CR MPGE: Overall 105 / City 116 / Hwy 94 mpge

#1 of 15 Electric SUVs

Recommended Model: 2024 Kia EV6 Wind AWD
Incentives expire: July 8, 2024
MSRP: $52,600
Potential savings off MSRP: $8,552
Bottom line price: $44,048

3. Audi Q4: 15% Off

Price Range:  $49,800 - $58,200

CR MPGE: Overall 100 / City 107 / Hwy 92 mpge

#5 of 20 Electric luxury SUVs

Recommended Model: 2024 Audi Q4 E-Tron Premium Plus 50 Quattro
Incentives expire: July 1, 2024
MSRP: $55,200
Potential savings off MSRP: $8,312
Bottom line price: $46,888

4. Kia Niro Electric: 15% Off

Price Range:  $39,600 - $44,600

CR MPGE: Overall 113 / City 126 / Hwy 101 mpge

#2 of 12 Electric cars

Recommended Model: 2024 Kia Niro Electric Wind
Incentives expire: July 8, 2024
MSRP: $39,600
Potential savings off MSRP: $5,792
Bottom line price: $33,808

5. Audi A4: 12% Off

Price Range:  $41,900 - $44,100

CR MPG: Overall 27 / City 18 / Hwy 40 mpg

#5 of 13 Luxury compact cars

Recommended Model: 2024 Audi A4 Premium Plus 40 TFSI Quattro
Incentives expire: July 1, 2024
MSRP: $41,900
Potential savings off MSRP: $5,014
Bottom line price: $36,886

6. Ram 1500: 10% Off

Price Range:  $39,420 - $96,340

CR MPG: Overall 17 / City 11 / Hwy 24 mpg

#1 of 17 Full-sized pickup trucks

Recommended Model: 2024 Ram 1500 Big Horn 4x4 Quad Cab 6’4" Box
Incentives expire: July 1, 2024
MSRP: $48,435
Potential savings off MSRP: $5,068
Bottom line price: $43,367

7. Hyundai Santa Cruz: 10% Off

Price Range:  $26,900 - $41,320

CR MPG Overall 24 / City 16 / Hwy 34 mpg

#3 of 3 Small pickup trucks

Recommended Model: 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz XRT AWD
Incentives expire: July 1, 2024
MSRP: $40,100
Potential savings off MSRP: $4,104
Bottom line price: $35,996


8. Ford Mustang: 10% Off

Price Range:  $30,920 - $58,935

CR MPG: Overall 20 / City 13 / Hwy 30 mpg

#6 of 23 Sports cars 4/5-seat

Recommended Model: 2024 Ford Mustang GT
Incentives expire: July 8, 2024
MSRP: $42,460
Potential savings off MSRP: $4,123
Bottom line price: $38,337

9. Hyundai Elantra Hybrid: 9% Off

Price Range:  $26,250 - $29,450

CR MPG: Overall 48 / City 40 / Hwy 55 mpg

#5 of 18 Compact cars

Recommended Model: 2024 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue
Incentives expire: July 1, 2024
MSRP: $26,250
Potential savings off MSRP: $2,392
Bottom line price: $23,858

10. Nissan Kicks: 8% Off

Price Range:  $21,340 - $23,900

CR MPG Overall 32 / City 24 / Hwy 40 mpg

#1 of 5 Subcompact cars

Recommended Model: 2024 Nissan Kicks SV FWD
Incentives expire: July 8, 2024
MSRP: $23,200
Potential savings off MSRP: $1,846
Bottom line price: $21,354

For more CR-related car shopping help, here are three useful ones with car shopping advice for consumers:

Timothy Boyer is an automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on  “Zen and the Art of DIY Car Repair” website, the Zen Mechanic blog and on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites  and Facebook for daily news and topics related to new and used cars and trucks.

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