Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and as your resource for researching new car pricing, TrueCar.com is attempting to help new-car shoppers locate a great buy on Mom’s favorite family hauler.
In each edition of Steals on Wheels we share some of the very best car prices we can find to help you look for the best deal on the next new car: This edition’s data is focused on some of the best pricing deals available for vehicles Moms would like because they offer plenty of room for family and families stuff.
Regardless if Mom wants an SUV or a minivan, these great selections offer great deals for a family’s needs, with potential savings ranging from 7.2% to an extremely generous 16.4%. National Market Average Pricing on these vehicles demonstrates a range of discounts from a couple thousand dollars to more than $6,000 off the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP).
In addition to sharing pricing information, we’re also including fuel economy figures to help you compare both the fee for entry and the cost of driving these vehicles. Even though large family vehicles aren’t renowned for being extremely fuel efficient, there are several on this list that advertise highway fuel economy above 25 mpg: the 2014 Ford Explorer midsize SUV leads the rest with 28 highway mpg, while the 2014 Dodge Journey runs a detailed second with 26 mpg highway.
Need something more purpose-built for families? Consider such functional minivans because the Chrysler Town & Country or the Toyota Sienna LE
2013 Chrysler Town & Country SThe upscale 2014 Chrysler Town & Country minivan offers a variety of flexible seating and cargo systems for your family and their stuff, as well as potential discount of 12.9 percent off its $42,990 MSRP. With room for seven and more than 43 cubic feet of cargo, or a maximum of 143.8 cu-ft of cargo behind the front row, that potential savings of $5,531 brings the normal market price right down to about $37,459 – or maybe about $538 monthly. Fuel economy is rated at 17 mpg city, 25 highway, and 20.6 combined.
2014_Toyota_Sienna_LEAlong having its flexible cargo and family carrying potential, the 2014 Toyota Sienna also features a complimentary maintenance plan with roadside assistance. The 2014 Toyota Sienna offers maximum cargo capacity of 150 cubic feet in addition to a potential discount of up to 7.6 percent — or as much as $2,384. That brings the price of Toyota’s eight-passenger FWD Swagger Wagon from $31,350 down to a market average price of $28,996 in LE trim. Fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg city, 25 highway, and 21.3 combined.
Midsize utility vehicles offer affordable flexibility for people and cargo, so just why not check out the 2014 Dodge Journey, Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder, or Hyundai Sante Fe?
2014_Dodge_JourneyThe super affordable 2014 Dodge Journey seats five (or seven with an optional third-row seat) and features a 16.4 percent discount. That equals a potential $3,978 savings – bringing the national market average value of Dodge’s midsize front-wheel-drive sport utility vehicle in FWD SXT trim from an MSRP of $24,290 right down to $20,312. Offer a 20 percent down payment, and your payments could be around $292 each month. Need flexible room for people in addition to their stuff? The Dodge Journey boasts 67.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row. Five-seat models have 39.6 cubic feet of space behind the second row, while seven-seat models have 37 cubic feet of space behind the next row and 10.7 cubic feet behind your third row. Fuel economy is rated at 19 mpg city, 26 highway, and 22.3 combined.
2014_Ford_ExplorerThe 2014 Ford Explorer boasts class-leading fuel efficiency of 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway/23.7 combined from Ford’s 240-horsepower/2.-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. (The typical 290-horsepower/3.5-liter V-6 engine offers 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway in front-wheel drive, or 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.) At about $399 per month, the 2-wheel-drive 2014 Ford Explorer in base trim carries an average market price of $27,740; that’s 10.3 percent – or as much as $3,170 – less than the $30,910 MSRP of Ford’s midsize sport utility vehicle. Mom will appreciate a maximum of 80.7 cubic feet of cargo behind the 1st row, 43.8 cu.-ft. behind another row, and 21 cu.-ft. behind the third row with seven passengers.
2014_nissan_pathfinderNow in the fourth generation, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder sport utility vehicle mates comfortable seating for seven and nearly 80 cubic feet of cargo using a 260-horsepower/3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine mated to Nissan’s next-generation Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) to 19 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 21.9 mpg combined for the four-wheel-drive model. Using a national market average of $34,218 along with a monthly payment of about $492, Nissan’s 4WD Pathfinder in SL trim offers a potential savings of 9.3 percent – or approximately $3,492 – less than the $37,310 MSRP for Nissan’s midsize SUV in SL trim. Add a 5000-pound tow capacity, Nissan’s exclusive Around-View monitor, a sliding second row which offers easy access to the wayback, and an easy-fill tire system that that provides both visual and audible signals to assist Mom conveniently maintain correct tire pressures without the use of a gauge, and also the Nissan Pathfinder easily qualifies as the perfect family vehicle.
2014_Hyundai_Santa_FeThe three-row 2014 Hyundai Sante Fe seats approximately seven and carries a 7.2 percent discount. That translates to a prospective $2,478 savings – bringing the national market average price of Hyundai’s Santa Fe 2WD sport utility vehicle in Limited trim from an MSRP of $34,675 down to $32,197. Offer a 20 percent down payment as well as your payments might be around $463 on a monthly basis. Hyundai’s three-row utility vehicle offers a maximum of 80 cubic feet of storage, 41 cubic feet of cargo behind the second row, and 13.4 cubic feet of cargo with three rows in use, while offering a tow rating of up to 5,000 pounds, rendering it perfect for towing small boats for family weekend getaways. Fuel economy for the six- or seven-passenger Santa Fe is rated at 18 mpg city, 25 mpg city highway, and 21.3 mpg combined.
Is Mom in the mood for something luxurious? The Volvo XC90 or the Cadillac Escalade offer her premium comfort and gratifaction.
2014_Volvo_XC90With its muscular shape and fine craftsmanship, the luxurious 2014 Volvo XC90 boasts a 9.3 percent discount. That translates to a prospective $3,760 savings — bringing the national market average cost of Volvo’s FWD wagony crossover from an MSRP of $40,625 as a result of $36,865. Provide a 20 percent downpayment, and your payments could be around $530 each month. Fuel economy is rated at 16 mpg city, 25 highway, and 20 combined. Comfortable 40/20/40 split seating provides various options to accommodate up to seven carpoolers or as much as 93.2 cubic feet of cargo for any Costco run Mom might take.
2014_Cadillac_EscaladeThe distinctive and classy 2014 Cadillac Escalade seats eight, carries a maximum of 108.9 cubic feet of cargo, and boasts a 7.4 percent discount. That translates to a possible savings of $4,787 — bringing the national market average price of Cadillac’s uber-roomy rear-wheel-drive sport utility vehicle from an MSRP of $64,740 down to $59,953. Offer a twenty percent down payment and your payments could be around $862 on a monthly basis. Fuel economy is rated at 14 mpg city, 18 highway, and 15.9 combined, although underhood is a powerful 403-horsepower/6.2-liter engine that moves the Escalade from -60 in 6.8 seconds.
Need extra room for any bigger brood and more stuff? Then go all-by helping cover their the GMC Yukon XL or Chevrolet Tahoe full-size sport/utility vehicles!
2014_GMC_Yukon_DenaliThe 2014 GMC Yukon Denali XL sports a national market average expense of $58,957 after a potential discount of 9.4 percent — or a whopping $6,108 — off of the $65,065 MSRP of GMC’s top-of-the-line utility vehicle. Powered by a 420-horsepower V-8 engine and boasting all the bells and whistles, the luxury minded Yukon Denali represents the best of GMC performance, technology, and style. Put down 20% plus your monthly payment can be about $848 just for this three-row, nine-passenger all-wheel-drive SUV. Maximum cargo capacity is 137.4 cubic feet, and fuel economy is rated at 13 mpg city, 18 highway, and 15.3 combined.
2014_Chevrolet_TahoeThe 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe can hold a maximum of up to 108.9 cubic feet using the third row removed along with the second row folded forward, 60.3 cubic feet with the third row removed, and 16.9 cubic feet of stuff behind nine passengers. The 2WD Tahoe in LS trim also carries an MSRP of $44,595. Fortunately, a prospective discount of 9.3 percent, or about $4,165, brings the market average as a result of $40,430, and a monthly payment of approximately $581 for 60 months at 3% APR. Fuel economy is rated at 15 mpg city, 21 highway, and 17.8 combined.
Last week’s edition of “Steals on Wheels” demonstrated among the best incentives available during the month of April on a broad selection of cars, so if you had your eye on one of those well-priced vehicles, keep on shopping, as a lot of those deals may still be available inside the upcoming week at a TrueCar Certified Dealership near you.
(Read last week’s Steals on Wheels: April 16 – 29, 2014 – Top Deals for April)
This edition of “Steals on Wheels” feature shares ten of the finest deals seen on a selection of functional family vehicles moms might love in accordance with the possible discount from the Manufacturers Suggested List Price (MSRP). This assortment of “Steals on Wheels” choices could include potential savings from such special offers as manufacturer’s rebates, cash incentives, or special leasing offers, which helps place them among the greatest opportunities for savings for new car shoppers in the current time frame. Remember: leasing and incentives programs are subjected to change by region and ought to be confirmed with your dealer, as they can affect your final price.
Here are some important things to remember, such as remember:
• It doesn’t actually matter your location: TrueCar’s “Steals on Wheels” deals can be purchased nationwide, and demonstrate potential savings on new cars based on the possible discount through the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). You might find different pricing depending on sales with your local area at TrueCar.com. Be sure to visit TrueCar.com to view local pricing on any car and to be connected with your neighborhood TrueCar Certified Dealer who will provide you additional pricing information for the vehicle you are researching.
• Each edition of “Steals on Wheels” highlights the top discounts off the MSRP down to a particular trim level, since potential discounts can differ greatly between your trim levels. So, for this edition, the leading-wheel0-drive SXT trim version of the Dodge Journey was one of the most highly discounted trim of the entire Journey lineup with regards to its MSRP, and had the best discount by percentage and dollar savings in this particular list.
• Remember, deals are restricted to vehicles that are actually in stock: Your TrueCar Certified Dealer must confirm that actual inventory, including your preferred options and colours, is in available.
Does not include tax,title and licensing, documentation or processing fees, other state and governmental charges and/or fees, or any other charges or fees allowed legally, though • National Market Average Prices are estimated in line with the national average of recent vehicle transactions, including destination and delivery charges after incentives that are subject to change.