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It's a good time to get a great deal

New car sales have been drastically affected in 2020 by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But things are starting to show signs of recovery, leases end, accidents happen and dealerships across the United States are working hard to keep up with the needs of their customers. Using data provided by TrueCar.com, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best automotive deals for September. 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).

Note that the list descends from the biggest discount by percentage and includes vehicles from the 2019 model year.

Last updated September 2020

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2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

MSRP $45,447
Average transaction: $38,444
Discount: $7,002
Percentage off MSRP: 15.4%

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Introduced as a 2018 model, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the Italian automaker's first SUV. The Stelvio blends gorgeous Italian style with scintillating performance and a healthy helping of visual charm, along with luxury features.

Two new option packages add some visual flair to the Stelvio body. Nero Edizione option groups can add blacked-out trim elements and unique 20-inch wheels. A Sport Carbon package adds considerable carbon-fiber trim to Sport models, while a Carbon Fiber package does likewise to the top-end Quadrifoglio.

Three basic trim levels are offered — base, Ti, and Quadrifoglio — along with Sport, Ti Sport, and Ti Lusso versions.

All Stelvios except the Quadrifoglio use a 2.0-liter turbo-four rated at 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters mates with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. A four-cylinder Stelvio can reach 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. A three-position Drive Mode selector is included, and aluminum paddle shifters are available.

Like the Giulia sedan, the Stelvio is offered in high-performance Quadrifoglio form, unleashing a Ferrari-sourced V6 that whips up 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet. Acceleration to 60 mph occurs in a scant 3.6 seconds. Quadrifoglios come with anodized brake calipers and 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, among other performance-focused features.

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2019 Infiniti QX80

MSRP $72,034
Average transaction: $61,022
Discount: $11,012
Percentage off MSRP: 15.3%

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Big V8 power translates to impressive capabilities in the Infiniti QX80, the brand's largest SUV. Renamed back in 2014 and facelifted for the 2018 model year, the full-size luxury SUV has aged quite well. It's a big and bulky SUV that consumes plenty of premium-grade gasoline as it puts an emphasis on towing and hauling.

Just two trim levels are offered: base (Luxe) and Limited. Both boast a 5.6-liter V8 that unleashes 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque through a 7-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard on the base model, with four-wheel drive available for an extra $3,100. Limiteds get standard 4WD.

When suitably equipped, a QX80 can tow up to 8,500 pounds — sufficient to haul a camper, but far less than a Chevrolet Suburban or Ford Expedition.

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2019 Lexus UX

MSRP $33,575
Average transaction: $28,496
Discount: $5,079
Percentage off MSRP: 15.1%

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The 2020 Lexus UX is the smallest and cheapest Lexus out there, and with the UX 250h hybrid model, it’s mighty efficient, too. The UX was completely new last year, as Lexus finally entered the fast-expanding subcompact car segment. We’re impressed with the original design and quality of this least expensive Lexus, although there are some necessary compromises that were made along the way to achieve its low price.

Voluminous interior space is obviously not a priority in this smallest luxury SUV segment, but the UX is nevertheless one of the least spacious. It's also far from the most fun to drive and is hampered by frustratingly slow acceleration regardless of powertrain choice. All-wheel drive can also only be had with the hybrid. In those ways, its European competition are handily superior. Still, Lexus has implemented some unique and new tech features in this crossover, not seen in other Lexus vehicles. The distinctive design and the hybrid system’s excellent efficiency are two other major selling points, and even if we wouldn't call the UX fun, its composed handling and comfortable ride yield a perfectly pleasant driving experience.

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2019 Cadillac CTS

MSRP $53,444
Average transaction: $45,392
Discount: $8,052
Percentage off MSRP: 15.1%

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The 2019 Cadillac CTS bids farewell to GM's lineup with its handsome shape and excellent handling intact. Little changed for the 2019 model year except for a few new paint colors; a new CT5 sedan replaced the CTS for the 2020 model year.

Strong on performance, comparable to premium European sedans, the 2019 CTS comes in base, Luxury, Premium Luxury, or V-Sport trim. Cadillac also continues to offer the super-performance CTS-V offshoot, equipped with a rip-roaring 604-horsepower V8 engine.

Powertrain choices are similar to those of Cadillac's smaller ATS. In the base model, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder makes 268 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. A more popular choice, the 3.6-liter V6 develops 335 hp and 285 lb-ft. Topping the powertrain trio, in the V-Sport edition, a potent twin-turbo V6 generates 420 hp and 430 lb-ft.

An 8-speed automatic is standard. Rear-drive is standard, but four-cylinder and non-turbo V6 models can be equipped with all-wheel drive. Only rear-wheel drive is available for the V-Sport, which can hit 60 mph in a startling 4.6 seconds.

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2019 Audi A8

MSRP $84,795
Average transaction: $72,299
Discount: $12,496
Percentage off MSRP: 14.7%

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The 2019 Audi A8 marked the beginning of a new generation of big Audi sedans, using technology to stand out: It sports a predictive active suspension with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, a dual-screen infotainment system, and rear-axle steering, which make it the most advanced and comfortable car Audi has ever built.

The new A8 is also more sporty, with a buttery ride. The sole engine for 2019 is a smooth and powerful turbocharged V6.

The styling evolves with a wider grille and slimmer LED headlamps, new character lines on the sides, and thinner taillights. It's chiseled and sober. Inside, some buttons and switches have been replaced by a digital display and two touchscreens. The upper handles navigation and infotainment, while the lower handles climate control. The A8 also has wireless internet access.

The A8's so smart, its available active suspension uses cameras that scan the road for bumps and ruts, then adjusts in anticipation. It smooths out the ride, and can help mitigate accidents by rising 3.1 inches if it senses imminent impact. Its all-wheel-drive system can divide torque on demand, and available rear-axle steering helps it slip into tight parking spaces easily.

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2019 Maserati Ghibli

MSRP $81,917
Average transaction: $70,030
Discount: $11,887
Percentage off MSRP: 14.5%

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Maseratis are so rare in North America that you'll rarely see a Ghibli in most parts of the country. And because it is a beautiful and exciting sedan, yet relatively attainable, Ghibli has rocketed to the top of the charts for Maserati.

Most will agree that precious few four-doors come close to the visual appeal of the Maserati Ghibli. The iconic Maserati grille, the triple front-fender vents, the sculpted creases and curves, the fluid coupe-like roofline, the classic trident logos, the muscular rear-drive proportions and sinewy athletic stance, all add up to a unique blend of Italian sportiness and elegance. 

Inside the cabin is an equally happy marriage of premium Italian craftsmanship and modern amenities, the latter partly thanks to Chrysler-based electronics. The soft leather-covered seats look as good as they feel, and you can customize it with two-tone leather and wood or carbon fiber trim combinations and upgrade it with even finer Italian leather. 

Under that lovely sculpted hood is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 good for 345 horsepower in the standard Ghibli or 424 hp in the higher-performance Ghibli S Q4. It drives both models' rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission in normal conditions, or all four of the Ghibli S Q4's when its all-wheel drive senses a loss of rear grip.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS

MSRP $75,595
Average transaction: $64,663
Discount: $10,932
Percentage off MSRP: 14.5%

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The lush mid-size 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS sedan takes E-Class fundamentals and wraps them in a stunning, sleek shape. 

First introduced as a 2004 model, the CLS has now entered its third generation, and was new for the 2019 model year. Among the 2019 improvements was a new engine: a twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter inline-six and a new 48-volt mild-hybrid system.

For the first time, the beautiful and high-tech CLS cabin can seat five occupants, not just four. Styling revisions are led by new LED headlights and taillights. Seats have been redesigned, and a new steering wheel features Touch Control buttons. A new optional Driver Assistance Package includes adaptive cruise control and active steering assist. 

Two versions are available: CLS 450, with standard rear-drive or optional all-wheel drive; and AMG CLS 53, with a more potent powertrain and standard all-wheel drive.

In the CLS 450, a 3.0-liter inline-six develops 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Equipped with an electric supercharger, the AMG CLS 53 engine boasts 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet. An electric motor adds another 21 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque to both engines. Paddle shifters can control the 9-speed automatic transmission.

The electric motor takes over in light-load situations, allowing the gasoline engine to turn off completely. The hybrid powertrain cannot accelerate on electric power alone. In essence, the CLS is a high-performance mild-hybrid that uses its extra electric power to run accessories and to let the car 'sail' when engine power isn't needed.

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2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

MSRP $48,460
Average transaction: $41,565
Discount: $6,895
Percentage off MSRP: 14.2%

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The Alfa Romeo Giulia sport sedan brings brisk acceleration and sharp handling to the Fiat Chrysler luxury-car portfolio.

Giulias come in four basic flavors, each with a host of available options: base Giulia, Ti, Sport, and fire-breathing Quadrifoglio. Ti Sport, Lusso, and Sport Carbon editions are essentially option packages.

Base Giulias use a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque. Aluminum paddle shifters are available for the eight-speed automatic transmission. Lower-end Giulias may have either rear- or all-wheel drive.

The top-rung Giulia Quadrifoglio (Italian for four-leaf clover) retains the eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive, but drops in a Ferrari-derived, twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 that cranks out a thundering 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Acceleration to 60 mph takes a mere 3.8 seconds, versus 5.1 seconds for a four-cylinder model.

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2019 Genesis G80

MSRP $49,259
Average transaction: $42,285
Discount: $6,974
Percentage off MSRP: 14.2%

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Hyundai launched the Genesis luxury brand for the 2017 model year, and gave it two sedans to sell: the mid-size G80 and the fullsize G90. Since then it's added the smaller G70 sport sedan, but it's the G80 that hits the sweet spot in size. Blissfully refined and polished, the G80 sedan boasts a choice of strong engines and a stellar safety record.

Genesis offers three trim levels: base, Sport, and Ultimate, each with a different powertrain. The base Genesis 3.8 has a 3.8-liter V6 that makes 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque. An adaptive suspension is included with the Genesis 3.3T, whose 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 develops 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet. Topping the remarkably broad lineup is a Genesis 5.0, packing a 420-horsepower, 5.0-liter V8 that generates 383 pound-feet of torque.

Each G80 gets a slick-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission. All sedans are available with either rear- or all-wheel drive, the latter adding $2,500.

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2019 Volkswagen e-Golf

MSRP $37,839
Average transaction: $32,537
Discount: $5,303
Percentage off MSRP: 14.0%

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The Volkswagen e-Golf, the all-electric version of the long-running Golf hatchback, serves up a taste of German engineering without burning a drop of fossil fuel. This version of the Golf was designed from the start to accommodate electric power, so it comes as no surprise that the e-Golf looks and feels nearly identical to the rest of the line. You get the same packaging, versatility, and driving dynamics that give the other versions their appeal. 

Like its siblings, the e-Golf is conservatively styled, but that doesn't mean dowdy in this case. The hatchback body looks crisp and mature. Some might even call it classic. If you're looking for an EV that doesn't look like one, this is it. The only clues are the shuttered grille and lack of a tailpipe, which actually result in a sleeker appearance. The e-Golf also gets unique LED lighting in front and a special wheel design. 

Under the hood is a 115-horsepower electric motor that delivers 83 miles of range and 126/105 MPGe City/Highway. (MPGe is the EPA's measurement of how far an EV can travel on the amount of energy in a gallon of gas.) A single-speed automatic transmission delivers power to the front wheels, and a lithium-ion battery pack is mounted under the passenger floor. The e-Golf offers quick-charge technology that can restore a depleted battery to 80 percent capacity in just 30 minutes. 

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