New Car SalesIt's a good time to be in the market for a new car. Whether you're shopping for an inexpensive sedan, a luxury coupe, a sport utility vehicle for your whole family or a pickup truck to get some work done, you won't have a hard time finding a good deal this month.
Using data provided by TrueCar.com, we've compiled a list of the best new car deals for October. You'll find the original MSRP, the actual average transaction price, and the resulting savings in dollars and as a percentage of the original sticker.
If you're in the market for a new car, click through this list to find out which models offer the best bang for the buck. These deals won't last forever.
2017 Kia Optima HybridMSRP: $30,436
Average transaction: $23,003
Percentage off MSRP: 24.4%
The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid boasts a 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated, four-cylinder gas engine, 38-kilowatt electric motor, and 1.62-kWh battery pack. Total system output is 192 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque, with EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 39 miles per gallon in the city and 46 mpg on the highway for a 42-mpg combined rating. And because it has a traditional automatic transmission, this Kia drives like a normal car.
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2017 Jeep RenegadeMSRP: $25,319
Average transaction: $19,570
Percentage off MSRP: 22.7%
With the Renegade, Jeep has taken its own well-known design heritage and its penchant for trail raiding and successfully blended in a package that will appeal to a wide range of consumers. It's not only a great piece of styling, it's an able and entertaining companion on America's highways and twisting roads.
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2017 Kia Soul EVMSRP: $35,768
Average transaction: $28,424
Percentage off MSRP: 20.5%
The Kia Soul EV employs an 81.4-kW electric motor fueled by a 27-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. The instant torque provided by an electric powertrain means that acceleration is a hoot. The range, though, is limited to around 93 miles, which means it won't work for everyone.
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2017 Nissan Titan XD
Average transaction: $40,349
Percentage off MSRP: 18.1%
The big Nissan Titan XD made waves with the availability of a 5.0-liter Cummins diesel V8 engine with 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. If you don't need quite so much pulling power, a gasoline-fed 5.6-liter V8 offers 390 hp and 401 lb-ft. No matter which engine you choose, the Titan XD is a seriously big truck with a seriously big attitude to match.
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2017 Chrysler 300MSRP: $39,147
Average transaction: $32,052
Percentage off MSRP: 18%
The rear-wheel-drive Chrysler 300 tempts buyers who want something different from the typical front-wheel-drive sedan that most of their neighbors drive. With an optional 5.7-liter Hemi V8 pushing out 363 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque, the 300 offers lots of power, lots of space, and lots of style.
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2017 Ford ExpeditionMSRP: $58,493
Average transaction: $48,774
Percentage off MSRP: 16.6%
There's a brand-new Ford Expedition for 2018, but that means buyers who don't need or want the so-called "latest and greatest" can score the 2017 model for nearly $10,000 less than the original asking price. A twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and independent rear suspension make Ford's big SUV a compelling option.
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2017 Volvo S90
Average transaction: $50,704
Percentage off MSRP: 11.3%
The Volvo S90 is one of the classiest luxury sedans in America. It's not minimalist, but it's clean and crisp. Add in a sumptuous cabin, an excellent and quiet ride, and a price made more attractive by a $6,400 discount, and you're left with a very tempting alternative to the likes of Lexus, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.