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Best New SUV Deals and Worst New Car Deals Recently Revealed by Consumer Reports

Here are the latest selections car buyers need to know on what 2022 models right now that are the best and worst deals available today.

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Car Shopping in 2022

Earlier we learned about the most discounted new cars available right now that analysts at Consumer Reports gleaned from a data base that showed what cars Americans are buying and how much they were willing to pay for them. Not surprisingly, many models were those that gave car buyers a break by selling at below MSRP sticker prices.

Today, we have a new report that offers not only the best new SUV deals you should be looking at, but also which models of vehicles are the worst new car deals going on right that are best avoided.

The Best New SUV Deals Today

If you are looking for a new SUV, you’ve most likely found that some models are either impossible to get or come at a price that does not fit your budget. The good news is that after analyzing current national incentives focused on SUVs, Consumer Reports’ analysts found ten models worth considering not only possessing strong overall scores factoring in road-test performance, owner satisfaction, reliability, and safety; but, also range in discounts 6-7% below current MSRP sticker prices.

The Worst New Car Deals Today

According to Consumer Reports analysts, now is a bad time to buy some of the most coveted models of cars today due to the continuing strain the pandemic has placed on the automotive industry. The strain is so bad that…“In fact, the average price for new cars has climbed thousands in the past year, reaching over $47,077 in December 2021, according to Kelley Blue Book,” stated CR car experts today in a new report.

Some of the models hit particularly hard by higher prices includes must-have models like hybrids and EVs, and those essential for business, such as heavy-duty pickup trucks resulting in consumers paying well above the MSRP sticker price for them.

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That said, following the listing below of the 10 Best SUVs available today, included is a listing made by CR analysts of the 10 cars, minivans, and SUVs that are selling for the most over the sticker price---with Kia and Hyundai dominating the list at 18-23% above MSRP.

THE BEST AND THE WORST LISTS

That said, here are the current listings to help consumers find the new car and SUV deals to fit their budgets. Please note the dates that incentives end on the SUV deals.

Best New SUV Deals

1. Chevrolet Blazer: 7% Off
Price Range: $33,400 - $44,000
CR MPG: Overall 19 / City 13 / Hwy 27 mpg
Rated #3 of 11 Midsized sport-utility vehicles

Selected Model: 2022 Chevrolet Blazer 2LT AWD
Incentives expire: Jan. 31, 2022
MSRP: $36,100
Potential savings off MSRP: $2,661
Bottom line price: $33,439

2. GMC Acadia: 7% Off
Price Range: $34,800 - $48,600
CR MPG: Overall 19 / City 13 / Hwy 28 mpg
Rated #8 of 29 Luxury midsized sport-utility vehicles

Selected Model: 2022 GMC Acadia Denali AWD
Incentives expire: Jan. 31, 2022
MSRP: $48,600
Potential savings off MSRP: $3,236
Bottom line price: $45,364

3. Kia Sportage: 7% Off
Price Range: $24,090 - $35,250
CR MPG: Overall 23 / City 16 / Hwy 32 mpg
Rated #8 of 25 Compact sport-utility vehicles

Selected Model: 2022 Kia Sportage LX AWD
Incentives expire: Jan. 31, 2022
MSRP: $25,590
Potential savings off MSRP: $1,773
Bottom line price: $23,817

4. Nissan Murano: 7% Off
Price Range: $32,910 - $46,160
CR MPG: Overall 21 / City 15 / Hwy 29 mpg
Rated #4 of 11 Midsized sport-utility vehicles

Selected Model: 2022 Nissan Murano AWD SL
Incentives expire: Jan. 31, 2022
MSRP: $42,110
Potential savings off MSRP: $3,087
Bottom line price: $39,023

5. Buick Encore: 6% Off
Price Range: $24,600 - $25,220
CR MPG: Overall 23 / City 16 / Hwy 32 mpg
Rated #2 of 11 Luxury entry-level sport-utility vehicles

Selected Model: 2022 Buick Encore Preferred AWD
Incentives expire: Jan. 31, 2022
MSRP: $25,220
Potential savings off MSRP: $1,408
Bottom line price: $23,812

6. Buick Encore GX: 6% Off
Price Range: $24,200 - $30,400
CR MPG: Overall 26 / City 18 / Hwy 33 mpg
Rated #5 of 11 Luxury entry-level sport-utility vehicles

Selected Model: 2022 Buick Encore GX Select AWD
Incentives expire: Jan. 31, 2022
MSRP: $27,600
Potential savings off MSRP: $1,744
Bottom line price: $25,856

7. Buick Envision: 6% Off
Price Range: $31,500 - $41,650
CR MPG: Overall 23 / City 15 / Hwy 33 mpg
Rated #1 of 27 Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles

Selected Model: 2022 Buick Envision Essence AWD
Incentives expire: Jan. 31, 2022
MSRP: $37,400
Potential savings off MSRP: $2,220
Bottom line price: $35,180

8. Cadillac XT5: 6% Off
Price Range: $43,995 - $55,895
CR MPG: Overall 20 / City 13 / Hwy 30 mpg
Rated #2 of 27 Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles

Selected Model: 2022 Cadillac XT5 Luxury AWD
Incentives expire: Jan. 31, 2022
MSRP: $45,995
Potential savings off MSRP: $2,800
Bottom line price: $43,195

9. Chevrolet Equinox: 6% Off
Price Range: $25,800 - $32,600
CR MPG: Overall 25 / City 17 / Hwy 34 mpg
Rated #7 of 25 Compact sport-utility vehicles

Selected Model: 2022 Chevrolet Equinox LT with 1LT AWD
Incentives expire: Jan. 31, 2022
MSRP: $28,500
Potential savings off MSRP: $1,811
Bottom line price: $26,689

Chevrolet Traverse: 6% Off
Price Range: $33,700 - $53,400
CR MPG: Overall 20 / City 14 / Hwy 28 mpg
Rated #5 of 14 Midsized sport-utility vehicles 3-row

Selected Model: 2022 Chevrolet Traverse Premier AWD
Incentives expire: Jan. 31, 2022
MSRP: $49,200
Potential savings off MSRP: $2,763
Bottom line price: $46,437

Worst New Car Deals

1. Kia Rio: 23% Over MSRP
Price Range: $16,150 - $17,090
CR MPG: Overall 33 / City 22 / Hwy 48 mpg
Rated #4 of 6 Subcompact cars

Selected Model: 2022 Kia Rio S Sedan IVT
MSRP: $16,790
Average spent over MSRP: $3,794
Average transaction price: $20,584

2. Chevrolet Spark: 21% Over MSRP
Price Range: $13,600 - $18,100
CR MPG: Overall 33 / City 23 / Hwy 44 mpg
Rated #5 of 6 Subcompact cars

Selected Model: 2022 Chevrolet Spark LS CVT
MSRP: $14,700
Average spent over MSRP: $3,015
Average transaction price: $17,715

3. Hyundai Venue: 19% Over MSRP
Price Range: $18,900 - $22,150
CR MPG: Overall 32 / City 23 / Hwy 41 mpg
Rated #3 of 6 Subcompact cars

Selected Model: 2022 Hyundai Venue Limited IVT
MSRP: $22,150
Average spent over MSRP: $4,187
Average transaction price: $26,337

4. Hyundai Ioniq: 18% Over MSRP
Price Range: $23,600 - $33,250
CR MPG: Overall 52 / City 40 / Hwy 63 mpg
Rated #6 of 7 Compact cars

Selected Model: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid SE
MSRP: $26,800
Average spent over MSRP: $4,938
Average transaction price: $31,738

5. Kia Telluride: 18% Over MSRP
Price Range: $33,090 - $44,890
CR MPG: Overall 21 / City 14 / Hwy 30 mpg
Rated #1 of 14 Midsized sport-utility vehicles 3-row

Model Selected: 2022 Kia Telluride LX FWD
MSRP: $32,790
Average spent over MSRP: $6,023
Average transaction price: $38,813

6. Hyundai Kona Electric: 18% Over MSRP
Price Range: $34,000 - $42,500
CR MPGE: Overall 120 / City 132 / Hwy 108 mpge
Rated #7 of 41 Electric vehicles

Selected Model: 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric SEL
MSRP: $34,000
Average spent over MSRP: $6,212
Average transaction price: $40,212

7. Hyundai Sonata: 18% Over MSRP
Price Range: $24,150 - $34,750
CR MPG: Overall 44 / City 36 / Hwy 51 mpg
Rated #4 of 11 Midsized cars

Selected Model: 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SEL
MSRP: $29,800
Average spent over MSRP: $5,443
Average transaction price: $35,243

8. Kia Sorento: 18% Over MSRP
Price Range: $29,490 - $47,890
CR MPG: Overall 25 / City 17 / Hwy 34 mpg
Rated #14 of 14 Midsized sport-utility vehicles 3-row

Selected Model: 2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid S FWD
MSRP: $33,990
Average spent over MSRP: $6,172
Average transaction price: $40,162

9. Kia Seltos: 18% Over MSRP
Price Range: $22,590 - $28,090
CR MPG: Overall 28 / City 20 / Hwy 35 mpg
Rated #11 of 15 Subcompact sport-utility vehicles

Selected Model: 2022 Kia Seltos LX 2.0 AWD
MSRP: $22,490
Average spent over MSRP: $4,004
Average transaction price: $26,494

10. Hyundai Tucson: 18% Over MSRP
Price Range: $24,950 - $42,550
CR MPG: Overall 26 / City 18 / Hwy 35 mpg
Rated #2 of 25 Compact sport-utility vehicles

Selected Model: 2022 Hyundai Tucson 2022.5 SE FWD
MSRP: $25,350
Average spent over MSRP: $4,502
Average transaction price: $29,852

And finally…

If you want to learn more about the vehicles listed above, be sure to use Torque News’ search option in the header above to find past articles and reviews on many models, both current and past.

For a more detailed breakdown of the data, please visit the CR website. Note that while access to some information requires a CR membership, the potential savings make it negligible in comparison when looking for the latest information to aid your car buying research.

For additional news related to Consumer Reports research, check out these two articles: “Consumer Reports Analysts on Non-Tesla Self Driving Featured Car Models Available Today” and “Consumer Reports Best and Worst Car Models with Lane Keeping Assist Systems.”

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Timothy Boyer is Torque News Tesla and EV reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily Tesla and electric vehicle news.

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