New Car Deals for the 4th of July
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Consumer Reports 4th of July Best New Car Deals

Here are the latest recommended best new car deals for this 4th of July with money saving incentives that make these some very attractive models for smart shoppers from now through the Independence holiday.
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Car Shopping This 4th of July

After analyzing current national incentives focused on sedans, trucks and SUVs, 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 9-5% below current MSRP sticker prices for this top car buying holiday weekend.

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While you may find some regional deals that offer as much in savings…or better, their list of the following 10 new car models listed will help you decipher the best deal to suit your needs, your desires and your wallet. And while these deals are not as discounted as last year’s 4th of July incentives-recommended vehicles, the selection is broader and differs significantly as to what was available back then.

The Best Deals List

That said, here are the current listings to help consumers find the new car deals to fit a range of budgets. Please note that according to CR analysts, “…All models featured below have nationwide incentives that are good until July 5, 2022.”

BEST NEW CAR DEALS RECOMMENDED by CONSUMER REPORTS

1. 2022 Chevrolet Equinox: 9% Off
Price Range: $26,050 - $32,850
CR MPG: Overall 25 / City 17 / Hwy 34 mpg
Rated #7 of 22 Compact sport-utility vehicles

Selected Model: 2022 Chevrolet Equinox LT with 1LT AWD
MSRP: $28,750
Potential savings off MSRP: $2,572
Bottom line price: $26,178

2. 2022 Chevrolet Blazer: 8% 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
MSRP: $36,100
Potential savings off MSRP: $2,911
Bottom line price: $33,189 / Average transaction price: $33,189

3. 2022 Ram 1500: 8% Off
Price Range: $65,500 - $77,790
CR MPG: Overall 17 / City 11 / Hwy 24 mpg
Rated #1 of 21 Full-sized pickup trucks

Selected Model: 2022 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 5’7" Box 4WD
MSRP: $47,055
Potential savings off MSRP: $3,744
Bottom line price: $43,311

4. 2022 GMC Acadia: 7% Off
Price Range: $34,800 - $48,600
CR MPG: Overall 19 / City 13 / Hwy 28 mpg
Rated #8 of 31 Luxury midsized sport-utility vehicles

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

5. 2022 Chevrolet Traverse: 7% 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
MSRP: $49,200
Potential savings off MSRP: $3,263
Bottom line price: $45,937

6. 2022 Ford Edge: 7% Off
Price Range: $37,410 - $46,210
CR MPG: Overall 22 / City 15 / Hwy 31 mpg
Rated #5 of 11 Midsized sport-utility vehicles

Selected Model: 2022 Ford Edge SEL AWD
MSRP: $38,945
Potential savings off MSRP: $2,558
Bottom line price: $36,387

7. 2022 Chrysler 300 6% Off
Price Range: $31,770 - $42,155
CR MPG: Overall 22 / City 15 / Hwy 32 mpg
Rated #2 of 4 Large cars

Selected Model: 2022 Chrysler 300 Touring RWD
MSRP: $33,545
Potential savings off MSRP: $2,153
Bottom line price: $31,392

8. 2022 Cadillac XT5: 6% Off
Price Range: $43,995 - $55,895
CR MPG: Overall 20 / City 13 / Hwy 30 mpg
Rated #2 of 34 Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles

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

9. 2022 Toyota Prius Prime 5% Off
Price Range: $28,670 - $34,450
CR MPG: Overall 69 / City 56 / Hwy 81 mpg
Rated #3 of 8 Compact cars

Selected Model: 2022 Toyota Prius Prime Limited
MSRP: $34,450
Potential savings off MSRP: $1,878
Bottom line price: $32,572

10. 2022 Dodge Charger 5% Off
Price Range: $32,500 - $75,900
CR MPG: Overall 20 / City 13 / Hwy 31 mpg
Rated #3 of 4 Large cars

Selected Model: 2022 Dodge Charger SXT RWD
MSRP: $32,500
Potential savings off MSRP: $1, 590
Bottom line price: $30,910

And finally…

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.

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Timothy Boyer is Torque News 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 new and used vehicle news.

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