Chevy Equinox offers highest discount off MSRP
Timothy Boyer's picture

Consumer Reports Best SUV Deals This October

Current national incentives make these 10 choices the best SUV deals that you will want to snatch up before the November 1st deadline.
Advertisement

October Deals on SUVs

Deep discounts are the focus of a new Consumer Reports study by their automotive analysts of these 10 SUV models ranked in order of percentage of potential savings off the sticker price. The savings range from 15 percent to 7 percent---well below their MSRP sticker price making this pick among the most discounted new cars to buy right now.

All discounted choices are hand-picked for those SUV models with a strong overall score, factoring in road-test performance, owner satisfaction, reliability, and safety.

Between Holiday Car Deals

Now is the time to prepare for these and soon-to-arrive holiday deals that are expected to provide more vehicles with extra savings as automakers and dealerships need to make room for new vehicles.

In fact, perusing through our past CR rating articles such as the Best New Car Deals for July 4th Sales; Compact SUVs Stocked With Popular Standard Safety Features; and, the Best Four-Cylinder SUVs With Turbo offers useful comparison information about what new vehicles car buying customers have chosen this year lately, which can add some wiggle room for negotiating that can lead to great deals based on:

• Knowing what others have paid for particular models
• Knowing how much room is available for negotiation
• Knowing how specific models you are interested in differ in their trim and other features
• Knowing that looking outside your region can payoff significantly

The 10 Best SUV Deals for October

#1: 2021 Chevrolet Equinox (15% Off)
Price Range: $23,800 - $33,100
CR MPG: Overall 25 / City 17 / Hwy 34 mpg
#10 of 23 Compact sport-utility vehicles

Specific Model: 2021 Chevrolet Equinox LT with 1LT AWD
Incentives expire: Nov. 1, 2021
MSRP: $29,200
Potential savings off MSRP: $4,343
Bottom line price: $24,857

#2: 2021 Buick Enclave (12% Off)
Price Range: $40,300 - $56,300
CR MPG: Overall 18 / City 12 / Hwy 26 mpg
#2 of 11 Luxury large sport-utility vehicles

Specific Model: 2021 Buick Enclave Premium AWD
Incentives expire: Nov. 1, 2021
MSRP: $50,600
Potential savings off MSRP: $6,078
Bottom line price: $44,522

#3: 2021 Hyundai Kona (11% Off)
Price Range: $20,500 - $45,600
CR MPG: Overall 26 / City 18 / Hwy 34 mpg
#2 of 15 Subcompact sport-utility vehicles

Specific Model: 2021 Hyundai Kona SEL AWD Automatic
Incentives expire: Nov. 1, 2021
MSRP: $23,700
Potential savings off MSRP: $2,529
Bottom line price: $21,171

#4: 2021 GMC Acadia (10% Off)
Price Range: $29,800 - $48,600
CR MPG: Overall 19 / City 13 / Hwy 28 mpg
#7 of 32 Luxury midsized sport-utility vehicles

Specific Model: 2021 GMC Acadia Denali AWD
Incentives expire: Nov. 1, 2021
MSRP: $48,600
Potential savings off MSRP: $4,736
Bottom line price: $43,864

#5: 2021 Hyundai Tucson (10% Off)
Price Range: $23,700 - $33,450
CR MPG: Overall 24 / City 17 / Hwy 32 mpg
#8 of 23 Compact sport-utility vehicles

Specific Model: 2021 Hyundai Tucson SE AWD
Incentives expire: Nov. 1, 2021
MSRP: $25,100
Potential savings off MSRP: $2,465
Bottom line price: $22,635

#6: 2021 Honda HR-V (9% Off)
Price Range: $21,220 - $29,340
CR MPG: Overall 29 / City 20 / Hwy 39 mpg
#5 of 15 Subcompact sport-utility vehicles

Specific Model: 2021 Honda HR-V LX AWD
Incentives expire: Nov. 1, 2021
MSRP: $22,720
Potential savings off MSRP: $2,053
Bottom line price: $20,667

#7: 2021 Hyundai Tucson (9% Off)
Price Range: $23,700 - $33,450
CR MPG: Overall 22 / City 15 / Hwy 32 mpg
#8 of 23 Compact sport-utility vehicles

Specific Model: 2021 Hyundai Tucson SEL AWD
Incentives expire: Nov. 1, 2021
MSRP: $27,500
Potential savings off MSRP: $2,596
Bottom line price: $24,904

#8: 2021 Buick Encore (8% Off)
Price Range: $23,200 - $25,220
CR MPG: Overall 23 / City 16 / Hwy 32 mpg
#3 of 11 Luxury entry-level sport-utility vehicles

Specific Model: 2021 Buick Encore Preferred AWD
Incentives expire: Nov. 1, 2021
MSRP: $25,220
Potential savings off MSRP: $1,908
Bottom line price: $23,312

#9: 2021 Buick Envision (7% Off)
Price Range: $31,800 - $42,200
CR MPG: Overall 23 / City 15 / Hwy 33 mpg
#4 of 27 Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles

Specific Model: 2021 Buick Envision Essence AWD
Incentives expire: Nov. 1, 2021
MSRP: $37,800
Potential savings off MSRP: $2,739
Bottom line price: $35,061

#10: 2021 Nissan Murano (7% Off)
Price Range: $32,810 - $45,910
CR MPG: Overall 21 / City 15 / Hwy 29 mpg
#4 of 12 Midsized sport-utility vehicles

Specific Model: 2021 Nissan Murano SL AWD
Incentives expire: Nov. 1, 2021
MSRP: $41,860
Potential savings off MSRP: $3,073
Bottom line price: $38,787

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.

Be sure to check out other CR-related articles that covers buying used cars, performing your own car repairs, automotive things to avoid; and, scam alerts.

COMING UP NEXT: Kelley Blue Book Best Compact SUVs for 2022

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 ICE and EV cars and trucks.


Subscribe to Torque News on YouTube.


Follow Torque News on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.