NADAguides recently released its 2011 Second Quarter Car Buyers Market Report, which lists six vehicles that consumers should consider buying right now.
The list contains vehicles that are priced competitively, come with incentives and rebates, have a low first-year depreciation rate and maintain their value long-term better than other cars. Additionally, the vehicles included in the list all have no current supply constraints and should be available on dealer lots. They could stand in as a substitute for some Japanese models, which are have been tough to find since the March earthquake and tsunami disrupted supplies.
The cars on this list may not be your first choice, or show up on your wish-list at all. But we think they are certainly worth a test drive. After all, according to NADAguides, they are probably the best value out there right now.
Average % Off MSRP: 9.1%
Average Discount: $3,225
Average Selling Price: $32,080
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The fourth generation Acura TL is a dynamic mid-sized sedan with a winning combination of performance and luxury, offered in a choice of either front-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations. The front-wheel drive TL is outfitted with a 280-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine, while the all-wheel drive TL SH-AWD features a more powerful 305-hp 3.7-liter V6. Both engines are paired with a five-speed automatic transmission, featuring Sequential SportShift manual mode and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
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Dodge Challenger R/T
Average % Off MSRP: 4.7%
Average Discount: $1,414
Average Selling Price: $28,481
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The Dodge Challenger is a modern interpretation of the classic American muscle car. Unlike the unrefined pony cars of yesteryear, the Challenger features the fuel efficiency, safety, handling, technology and build quality expected in a contemporary coupe. The Challenger is available in three trims: base, R/T and SRT8. The base trim is powered by a new 305-hp 3.6-litre V6 with a 5-speed automatic transmission. The R/T's 5.7-liter HEMI V8 features 372 horsepower with the standard 5-speed automatic with sequential shift control, and 376 horsepower with the optional 6-speed manual.
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GMC Terrain SLE-2
Average % Off MSRP: 2.7%
Average Discount: $718
Average Selling Price: $25,582
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The 2011 GMC Terrain is a boldly styled five-passenger crossover SUV engineered with excellent fuel economy in mind. The Terrain is powered by either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 182-hp, or a 3.0-liter V6 engine with 264-hp. Both all-aluminum engines include direct injection and are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that helps to maximize efficiency. Buyers can choose between either a front-wheel or all-wheel drive system, depending on which meets their needs.
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Hyundai Azera Limited
Average % Off MSRP: 6.2%
Average Discount: $1,877
Average Selling Price: $28,218
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The Azera is Hyundai's representative in the full-size, near-luxury sedan market. The Azera mixes comfort, interior space, and a host of features for a very respectable price. The front-wheel drive Hyundai Azera has two trims: the GLS, and the Limited. The GLS is powered by a 260-hp 3.3-liter V6 engine; the Limited is powered by a 3.8-liter 283-hp V6. Both engines are mated to a Shiftronic six-speed automatic transmission.
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Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 Manual
Average % Off MSRP: 4.3%
Average Discount: $1,114
Average Selling Price: $25,031
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The Tacoma is Toyota's compact pick-up truck offering - just the right size for all but the most serious contractor. Toyota Tacoma is available in Regular Cab, Access Cab (extended cab) and Double Cab (crew cab) body styles, in either two or four wheel drive. Regular and Access Cabs come with six-foot beds; Double Cabs have the choice of a shorter five-foot bed or a standard-size six-footer. The base engine is a 2.7-liter, 159-hp inline-four mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
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Toyota Venza I4 AWD
Average % Off MSRP: 6.2%
Average Discount: $1,776
Average Selling Price: $26,799
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The Toyota Venza is a five-passenger vehicle that couples the styling and comfort of a passenger car with the flexibility of a sport utility vehicle (SUV), to give customers a stylish alternative to the traditional sedan. The Venza offers the choice of two powerplants, a 182-hp 2.7-liter four-cylinder or 268-hp 3.5-liter V6. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift control and both can be had in either front or all-wheel drive.
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