Pricing

Lincoln Drops Price on 2012 MKT Crossover, Simplifies Ordering
Lincoln Drops Price on 2012 MKT Crossover, Simplifies Ordering

Focusing on its fuel-efficient leaders seems to be Lincoln’s strategy—made all the more evident by its latest announcement to drop the price on the upper-level trim of the 2012 MKT luxury family crossover and simplifying ordering by dropping two-thirds of the combinations. It’s no...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»

2011 Lexus RX 450h
Price Alert: These Vehicles Will Cost A Lot More...Next Week!

If you're a smart shopper, looking for a small or fuel-efficient car, you might want to consider heading out to the dealership this weekend. That's because even next week, analysts are predicting that prices will be considerably higher. As we reported yesterday, worries over gas prices and...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Small Cars Getting Big Price Hikes Soon

If you're planning to replace your current vehicle with a new one at any point this calendar year—especially a small car—you might want to step up the timeframe and consider heading out to the showroom. Now. Why? Because if price matters—as it should—you'll probably have to...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Toyota Production In Japan--Including Prius--To Resume At Half-Speed

In the aftermath of the devastating March 11 earthquake and resulting tsunami, Japan's automakers are just starting to formulate plans to get rolling once again—at least in part. After being shut down for more than a month, several of Toyota's plants will begin limited production between...Read More»

Cadillac dealership
Report: Could Upfront Pricing Benefit Both Shoppers and Dealers?

Shopping for a new car is full of mistrust. Given the tremendous flexibility in vehicle pricing, even if shoppers manage to secure an excellent deal, they often leave the dealership with no reassurance of it, leaving some thinking that they've been scammed. Yet dealerships have been seeing their...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»

2011 Nissan Cube
2011 Nissan Cube Starts From $14,290

The Cube, no longer the quirkiest vehicle in Nissan's lineup thanks to the arrival of the Juke, gets a minor tech update and a similarly-sized price bump for the 2011 model year. Along with the changes comes a revision to the combined EPA fuel economy rating, raising it from 28 to 29 mpg for...Read More»

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Vehicle Affordability Up, Despite Finance Crunch, Lower Incomes

Despite rising costs of financing and falling household income, cars are more affordable than they were this past winter and spring. That's what Comerica Bank found in its latest Auto Affordability Index, which looked at vehicle purchase price, household income indicators, and other factors for the...Read More»

2011 Dodge Charger
2011 Dodge Lineup Revamped With New Models, Trims, Pricing

Chrysler's model line is on the way toward the fruits of Fiat ownership, but for 2011 it's rehabbing its model lines with a refreshed look and feel on most models—repackaged and repriced them, too. Now, for Dodge, its sporty mainstream brand, it's released pricing for several key models: the...Read More»

2011 Lexus HS 250h
Five Luxury Vehicles With Plummeting Prices

The recession is over, they tell us. It's time to start spending again. Yet somehow, we aren't. Frugal trends that set in when the bad news was bearing down on us like a speeding semi in our rear-view mirror are still with us -- and nowhere is this more visible than in the automotive market...Read More»

2011 Scion xD Release Series 3.0
2011 Scion xD Release Series 3.0 Will Cost You At Least $17,625

Toyota's Scion brand has released its first special edition of the 2011 model year into the wild--and it's safe to say if you like teensy hatchbacks and the color brown, you're in luck. The new xD Release Series 3.0 may sound as if it needs an engineer to write a bug ticket, but it's the long-ish...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus At $16,995, $24k Loaded: Is Fiesta Still Relevant?

The 2012 Ford Focus has been priced, and it starts at just $16,995—precisely matching the base price of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. That's the word, after Ford soft-launched a consumer site—already live, with detailed information—for next year's Focus, with the site including some...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Configurator Live, Full Pricing Revealed

We're just five days away from the launch of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze to retail buyers at GM's Lordstown plant, and today those looking to be among the first in line can get a feel for what sort of options and pricing they can expect thanks to the new configuration tool on Chevrolet's site...Read More»

2011 Nissan Rogue
2011 Nissan Rogue Priced From $20,810

For the 2011 model year Nissan has sharpened the exterior, upgraded the interior, and improved the fuel economy of its Rogue crossover, but thankfully pricing has remained almost unchanged. Yes, the 2011 Nissan Rogue comes onto the market with a base price of $20,810, just $350 more than the...Read More»

2011 Nissan Juke
2011 Nissan Juke Pricing Starts At $18,960

Today we have pricing details for one of the most exciting vehicles on the horizon, the all-new 2011 Nissan Juke. The compact five-door crossover with muscular styling and a small turbocharged four-cylinder engine will go on sale across the country this October priced from a very reasonable...Read More»

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Auto Incentives Surged This Spring, But Affordability Fell Flat

This spring might have been the time of enticing incentives for some automakers—and record high incentives from Toyota—but in a snapshot of the market as a whole it doesn’t look like they made vehicles any more affordable. According to Comerica, the average vehicle took 23.6 weeks of median...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
Frugal Shopper: Flexible Prices, Unexpected Deals On New Cars

Looking for a good deal on a fuel-efficient hybrid? You’ll probably want to put the 2010 Honda Insight near the top of your list, as it currently has the most flexible price of any model on the market. According to the monthly TrueTrends report, from the pricing intelligence and analysis firm...Read More»

Dealer - Sale
Shopping Tip: Buy Now, As Car Prices May Go Up This Winter

If you're in the market for a new car, you should be prepared to buy this summer.  Prices have been on the way down for months, but they're expected to level out in a few months, and even rise by winter. That's the conclusion the car pricing experts at TrueCar.com reach when they look at the...Read More»

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