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Consumer Reports Best New Car Sedans, SUVs and Pickup Deals for May

Here’s the latest from CR analysts about their picks on the best new car deals that includes sedans, SUVs and pickups available through incentive deals for the month of May.

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Good Incentive Deals on New Sedans, SUVs and Pickups

It’s time for another round of new incentives deals to help cost-conscious new car shoppers find the best deals available this May thanks to the good folks at Consumer Reports who just released this latest listing.

While a subscription is needed to access a more-detailed review of each model listed, be sure to try the “related article” links from our stable of car analysts to get some additional insight on selected models.

That said, here is a summary of the list noting the MSRP pricing, potential savings below MSRP, and predicted reliability values of each model. Please note that all incentives provided end on 05/31/2022.

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THE SPOTLIGHT DEAL

2022 Chevrolet Blazer
Price Range: $33,400 - $44,000
CR MPG: Overall 19 / City 13 / Hwy 27 mpg
Rated #3 of 11 Midsized sport-utility vehicles
Predicted Reliability: Expected reliability for the 2022 Blazer is that it will be more reliable than the average new car rated at 4/5 based on data from the 2019, 2020 and 2021 models.

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BEST NEW CAR SEDANS, SUV AND PICKUP DEALS

PICKUP TRUCKS

• 2022 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4WD
MSRP: $47,055
Potential savings below MSRP: 7%+
Predicted Reliability: The 2022 1500 model has a rating of only 3/5 and is expected to have about average reliability when compared to the average new car based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models.

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SEDANS

• 2022 Chrysler 300 Touring RWD
MSRP: $33,545
Potential savings below MSRP: 7%+
Predicted Reliability: The 2022 300 model is predicted at a rating of 5/5 to be much more reliable than the average new car based on data from 2019 models.

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• 2022 Dodge Charger SXT RWD
MSRP: $32,500
Potential savings below MSRP: 4%+
Predicted Reliability: The 2022 Charger model is rated at 4/5 and is expected to be more reliable than other new cars based on Dodge's brand history and the previous models of the Charger.

• 2022 Toyota Prius Prime Limited
MSRP: $34,450
Potential savings below MSRP: 5%+
Predicted Reliability: Rated at 5/5, not surprisingly.

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SUVs

• 2022 Cadillac XT5 Luxury AWD
MSRP: $45,995
Potential savings below MSRP: 6%+
Predicted Reliability: The 2022 XT5 is rated at 5/5 and is expected to be much more reliable than the average new car based on data from 2019 and 2020 models.

• 2022 Chevrolet Blazer 2LT AWD
MSRP: $36,100
Potential savings below MSRP: 8%+
Predicted Reliability: The 2022 Blazer is rated at 4/5 and is expected to be more reliable than the average new car based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models.

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• 2022 Chevrolet Equinox LT with 1LT AWD
MSRP: $28,500
Potential savings below MSRP: 8%+
Predicted Reliability: The 2022 Equinox is rated at only 3/5 and is expected to have about average reliability when compared to the average new car based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models.

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•2022 Chevrolet Traverse Premier AWD
MSRP: $49,200
Potential savings below MSRP: 7%+
Predicted Reliability: 2022 Chevrolet Traverse Premier AWD is rated at only 3/5 and is expected to have about average reliability when compared to the average new car based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models.

• 2022 Ford Edge SEL AWD
MSRP: $38,945
Potential savings below MSRP: 5%+
Predicted Reliability: The 2022 Ford Edge SEL is rated at only 3/5 and is expected to have about average reliability when compared to the average new car based on data from 2019 and 2020 models.

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• 2022 GMC Acadia Denali AWD
MSRP: $48,600
Potential savings below MSRP: 7%+
Predicted Reliability: The 2022 Acadia Denali is rated at only 3/5 and is expected to have about average reliability when compared to the average new car based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models.

• 2022 Nissan Murano SL AWD
MSRP: $42,410
Potential savings below MSRP: 7%+
Predicted Reliability: The 2022 Murano will be more reliable than the average new car and is rated at 4/5 based on data from 2019 and 2020 models.

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 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 Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily news and topics related to new and used cars and trucks.

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