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Consumer Reports Best Deals on SUVs You Can Buy Right Now

Here are the latest selections car buyers need to know on what 2023 models right now that are the best SUV deals available today with current incentives offered by dealers.

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End of Year SUV Shopping for 2023 Models

If you have been looking for a new SUV earlier this year, you’ve likely found that some come at a price that does not fit your budget due to MSRP deals that are often inflated on specific models. The good news is that after analyzing current national incentives focused on SUVs, Consumer Reports’ analysts identified 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 6-17% below current MSRP sticker prices.

However, CR analysts also point out that:

“Although each model highlighted here has incentives, transaction data from our partner TrueCar shows that on average, most of these are selling for a bit over sticker price. This underscores the importance of being armed with the latest data and using it to negotiate or using a car-buying service.”

Related article: A Successful Strategy to Get Your Car at MSRP

That said, here are the models listed in rank order by the percentage of potential savings off MSRP, which is currently 6 to 17 percent ranging from November 30th to January 4.2024.

 

THE BEST SUV DEALS

1. Audi Q5 2023 (17% Off)

Price Range:  $44,200 - $59,900

CR MPG:  Overall 24 / City 17 / Hwy 34 mpg

#9 of 25 Luxury compact SUVs

Recommended Model: 2023 Audi Q5 Premium Plus 40 TFSI Quattro
Incentives expire: Nov. 30, 2023
MSRP: $44,200
Potential savings off MSRP: $7,652
Bottom line price: $36,548

2. Audi Q7 2023 (17% Off)

Price Range:  $59,200 - $64,800

CR MPG:  Overall 20 / City 13 / Hwy 28 mpg

#1 of 12 Luxury midsized SUVs 3-row

Recommended Model: 2023 Audi Q7 Premium Plus 55 TFSI Quattro
Incentives expire: Nov. 30, 2023
MSRP: $64,800
Potential savings off MSRP: $8,888
Bottom line price: $55,912

3. Subaru Solterra 2023 (9% Off)

Price Range:  $44,995 - $51,995

CR MPGE:  Overall 102 / City 111 / Hwy 93 mpge

#3 of 13 Electric SUVs

Recommended Model: 2023 Subaru Solterra Premium AWD
Incentives expire: Jan. 4, 2024
MSRP: $44,995
Potential savings off MSRP: $3,977
Bottom line price: $41,018

4. Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 2023 (8% Off)

Price Range:  $23,645 - $36,845

CR MPGE:  Overall 42 / City 38 / Hwy 45 mpge

#1 of 15 Subcompact SUVs

Recommended model: 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid CVT
Incentives expire: Jan. 4, 2024
MSRP: $36,845
Potential savings off MSRP: $3,009
Bottom line price: $33,836

5. Lincoln Nautilus 2023 (7% Off)

Price Range:  $44,825 - $67,245

CR MPG:  Overall 18 / City 12 / Hwy 28 mpg

#4 of 16 Luxury midsized SUVs

Recommended model: 2023 Lincoln Nautilus Reserve AWD
Incentives expire: Jan. 2, 2024
MSRP: $53,535
Potential savings off MSRP: $3,944
Bottom line price: $49,591

6. Buick Envision 2023 (7% Off)

Price Range:  $33,400 - $47,460

CR MPG:  Overall 23 / City 15 / Hwy 33 mpg

#7 of 25 Luxury compact SUVs

Recommended model: 2023 Buick Envision Essence AWD
Incentives expire: Dec. 4, 2023
MSRP: $39,300
Potential savings off MSRP: $2,808
Bottom line price: $36,492

7. Buick Enclave 2023 (7% Off)

Price Range:  $44,800 - $59,470

CR MPG:  Overall 18 / City 12 / Hwy 26 mpg

#2 of 10 Luxury large SUVs

Recommended model: 2023 Buick Enclave Premium AWD
Incentives expire: Dec. 4, 2023
MSRP: $54,035
Potential savings off MSRP: $3,736
Bottom line price: $50,299

8. Lincoln Corsair 2023 (7% Off)

Price Range:  $38,690 - $53,885

CR MPG:  Overall 23 / City 15 / Hwy 33 mpg

#3 of 25 Luxury compact SUVs

Recommended model: 2023 Lincoln Corsair Reserve AWD
Incentives expire: Jan. 2, 2024
MSRP: $45,375
Potential savings off MSRP: $2,996
Bottom line price: $42,379

9. Chevrolet Equinox 2023 (6% Off)

Price Range:  $26,600 - $33,400

CR MPG:  Overall 25 / City 17 / Hwy 34 mpg

#19 of 27 Compact SUVs

Recommended model: 2023 Chevrolet Equinox AWD 4dr LT w/1LT
Incentives expire: Dec. 4, 2023
MSRP: $29,300
Potential savings off MSRP: $1,848
Bottom line price: $27,452

10. Chevrolet Traverse 2023 (6% Off)

Price Range:  $34,520 - $54,200

CR MPG:  Overall 20 / City 14 / Hwy 28 mpg

#7 of 19 Midsized SUVs 3-row

Recommended model: 2023 Chevrolet Traverse Premier AWD
Incentives expire: Dec. 4, 2023
MSRP: $49,800
Potential savings off MSRP: $3,041
Bottom line price: $46,759

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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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