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2017 Mazda CX-5 priced from $24,985, which is the same as everyone else
2017 Mazda CX-5 priced from $24,985, which is the same as everyone else

The compact crossover game is one of inches, and no one dare go the extra mile to alienate potential buyers. For that reason, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 is priced exactly the same as a 2017 Honda CR-V and $810 less than a new Toyota RAV4: $24,985, including a mandatory $940 destination charge. With the...Read More»

Money and car keys
Car buyers in 2016 paid an average of $34,077, a record high

Did you buy a new car this year? If you answered "yes", chances are good that you paid around $34,077 for it, when all was said and done. That figure is the average transaction price for new cars sold in 2016, and it marks an all-time high according to Edmunds.com. In worse news for shoppers, the...Read More»

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
All-New 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider: Arriving This Summer, Priced From $63,900

Alfa Romeo's return to the U.S. was a topic of conversation for years, and the excitement only grew among performance enthusiasts as the arrival of the first Alfa model -- the 4C -- was delayed again and again. It was like a tantalizingly slow, exquisitely painful Dance of the Seven Veils. Fans...Read More»

Money and car keys
Car Prices Are Growing Faster Than Our Salaries, But We've Got New Ways Of Nabbing Bargains

If you're a new car shopper, we have good news and bad news. How's about we start with the bad news first? Car prices are creeping up faster than household income -- and they have been since the Great Recession. Market research firm Requisite Press says that car prices rose 8.9 percent between 2009...Read More»

Used car salesman
Government Shutdown Puts Used Vehicle Prices In A Tailspin

Let's be honest: no one enjoyed last month's federal government shutdown. Every politician worth her salt knew that the outcome was a foregone conclusion, and yet, they went through with it anyway, causing needless mayhem and panic. And that's not just what progressives are saying. Even the...Read More»

Car lot
Transaction Prices Climb In October (And GM Is Happy To See It)

If you went shopping for a new car last month and found the prices higher than usual, you weren't imagining things. According to KBB, transaction prices climbed a full percentage point between September and October of 2013 -- and thanks to automakers like General Motors, incentives aren't doing...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 Lariat
Consumer Confidence Pushes Prices Up, Incentives Down

In some parts of the world, economies remain shaky, but here in the U.S., financial markets are strong and shoppers are optimistic. Naturally, there's a downside to that. Consumer confidence has surged over the past few months. Numerically speaking, it now rests at 84.5, its highest level since...Read More»

Car lot
Good News, Bad News: Transaction Prices Climb, But So Do Incentives

There's good news and bad news for auto shoppers. Let's get the bad news out of the way: transaction prices are climbing. In fact, they're as high as they've been all year. According to TrueCar, the average price for a new vehicle in November 2012 was $30,832. That's up about $335, or 1.1%, from...Read More»

Car lot
Good Deals Hard To Find, Thanks To Strong Sales, Easy Credit

Summers are usually slow at auto dealerships, but this year has been an exception. That's great news for folks working the sales floors, but not so good for shoppers hoping to score a good deal on a new car, according to TrueCar.com. Thanks to growing consumer confidence, easier credit, high...Read More»

2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG
Luxury Cars Get Pricier, As Mass-Market Affordability Improves

What price luxury? While there are indications that the cost of some luxury goods are falling somewhat, both new and used luxury cars are costing more this year than they were last year. That’s an interesting contrast to the mass market, where new cars are costing less than year-ago levels...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
Shoppers More Willing To Switch Car Insurance: Study

Car ownership costs are going up, as we recently reported, including a 3.4 percent average increase in auto insurance. Now, a new study from J.D. Power and Associates shows that consumers shopping for car insurance are more willing to switch insurance providers based on competitive quotes. The 2012...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry, Highlander, Prius, Tacoma & 2013 Scion tC Prices Increase

Toyota has announced price increases for 2012 models of the Toyota Camry, Highlander, Prius, and Tacoma, beginning with vehicles produced this May. The MSRP of the Scion tC will also ratchet up when the 2013 model debuts later this year. The Camry family will see the widest range of increases --...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
2012 Subaru Impreza Pricing A Nice Surprise: Same As Last Year

With an all-new design, new engine and transmission, it would be fair to expect that the 2012 Subaru Impreza compact would sport a price increase. So it’s a pleasant surprise that the automaker has kept the pricing the same as last year. First, the goodies: The 2012 Impreza features a total...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
Subaru Holds The Line On Pricing For 2012 Impreza Compacts

With gas prices soaring then falling back, and the stock market plummeting and then trying to recover, it's nice to have some financial stability in the news. Subaru has calmly chosen to keep the price of its new 2012 Impreza compact line the same as last year's models. That's despite a complete...Read More»

Michelin Tire
Tires Getting Expensive And Hard To Find, Even For Automakers

If you’ve shopped for tires lately, you’ve probably been surprised by the sheer number of tire sizes now available, as well as the increasing price for tires of all sizes. Manufacturers are feeling the pain as well, and while no one is reporting production delays due to tire...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Incentives Shrinking, Bringing Vehicle Prices To Record Levels

Remember all the incentives being thrown down on new vehicles a year or two ago? They're pretty much gone, and the transaction prices being paid for new vehicles are now at record levels. According to the pricing-intelligence firm TrueCar, the average transaction price for a new vehicle is up to...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Five-Door
Stop Whining About Car Costs; Check 2012 Ford Focus Prices in Europe!

It's just like complaining about taxes, which are always too high. New cars just cost too damn much, right? Well, perhaps. But in between bouts of griping, U.S. car buyers should pause for a moment and reflect on how much better off they are than their counterparts in some other markets, including...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
Frugal Shopper: The Most Deeply Discounted New Vehicles

If you're looking for a sweet deal and not too picky about getting the latest and greatest, you have plenty of options. Over the past month the 2010 Ford Ranger has sold at 17 percent below MSRP, on average, and is the most deeply discounted new model, while the 2010 Hyundai Sonata and 2010 Jeep...Read More»