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New Car Sales

Spring is in the air and so are plenty of deals for sedans, pickup trucks, and SUVs. With the auto show season starting to wind down following the recent New York Auto Show, car companies are eager to get keys into the hands of paying customers.

Using data provided by TrueCar.com, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best automotive deals for April. We’ve noted the original MSRP, the average transaction price, and the total savings in dollars and as a percentage of the original sticker price. 

Basically, we’ve done all the hard work for you! So now, all you need do is compare deals, go on a few test drives, and maybe drive away in a great car (and an even better bargain).

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2018 Chrysler 300

MSRP $37,557

Average transaction: $29,235

Discount $8,323

Percentage off MSRP: 22%

The Chrysler 300 is an old-school American sedan, thanks to its rear-wheel drive format and optional V8 engine. 

While the current 300 has been around for awhile now, it’s far from being a performance slouch, and the car’s broad-shouldered exterior design is aging nicely. A 3.6-liter V6 is standard, if you want better mileage. Big, comfortable, and subtly in-your-face; Chrysler’s full-size sedan has plenty of nostalgic appeal.

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2018 GMC Acadia

2018 GMC Acadia

MSRP $42,290

Average transaction: $33,817

Discount $8,473

Percentage off MSRP: 20%

Despite being all-new for the 2018 model year, there are deals to be had on the GMC Acadia. Smaller and hundreds of pounds lighter than the previous model, the Acadia sports subdued looks in a market bursting with options like the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Jeep Grand Cherokee. 

Buyers have a choice of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder or 3.6-liter V6, coupled with either front- or all-wheel drive. With seating for up to seven people, the Acadia is a functional family hauler in a crowded crossover segment.

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2018 Jeep Cherokee

MSRP $30,004

Average transaction: $24,129

Discount $5,875

Percentage off MSRP: 20%

The Jeep Cherokee is somewhat of a surprise entry on this list, given the fact that SUVs of all shapes and sizes are incredibly hot commodities right now. But with the 2019 Cherokee arriving soon, the previous model is becoming quite the deal.

Available with a four-cylinder or optional V6 engine, the Cherokee is highly versatile and, in certain trim levels, it remains an excellent rock-crawling companion that’ll still have plenty of room for grocery runs.

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2018 Ram 1500

MSRP $43,060

Average transaction: $34,695

Discount $8,366

Percentage off MSRP: 19%

One of America’s best-selling vehicles is also one of this month’s biggest deals. The 2018 Ram 1500 looks to be a victim of the recently updated 2019 Ram pickup, shown at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. This means prices for the outgoing Ram are now falling before the new model arrives. 

With any full-size pickup truck, the range of options is vast. Buyers have a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive, various cargo beds and cabin lengths, and engines that range from a 3.6-liter V6, upward to a 395-horsepower 5.7-liter Hemi V8.

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2018 Toyota Avalon

MSRP $38,263

Average transaction: $31,321

Discount $6,941

Percentage off MSRP: 18%

Comfy and quiet, that’s how we sum up the 2018 Toyota Avalon. With a new and much more wildly styled 2019 Avalon appearing at the Detroit Auto Show, the current model is rolling into the automotive sunset. Fittingly, the Avalon is usually associated with retirees spending their golden years in sunny climates. 

But if the 2019 Avalon is a little too racy for your full-size sedan tastes, it’s worth noting the outgoing model has the same whisper-quiet 3.5-liter V6 under its hood – and lacks the new version’s polarizing front grille. 

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2018 Ford Focus

MSRP $25,051

Average transaction: $20,640

Discount $4,411

Percentage off MSRP: 18%

Nimble and economical, the Ford Focus is a sensible hatchback or sedan that’s being forced to swim for its life in a sea of SUVs. The economy champ is the Focus SE, which comes with a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder that delivers 123-horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque, while returning 40 mpg on the highway. 

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2018 Chevrolet Cruze

MSRP $22,302

Average transaction: $19,115

Discount $3,188

Percentage off MSRP: 14%

The Chevrolet Cruze comes powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder that delivers a solid 153-horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. This powerplant helps the Cruze return an average of 30 mpg city/40 mpg highway. It might come as no surprise given its name, but this little Chevy shines when cruising quietly and comfortably along the highway. If you want a car that sips gas during a long commute, the Cruze is an excellent choice.

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