Buying a brand new sedan can have a lot of benefits. As the first owner of the vehicle, you can be confident in how it is handled and treated, know that it was maintained properly, and you don’t have to worry about any potential damage or problems from a previous owner. With new sedans, you also get to enjoy the entirety of a vehicle’s warranty, and also the most up-to-date styling and tech from each brand.
All of those benefits come at a price — you usually have to buy in at initial MSRP, rather than the savings you get from how much a new car depreciates even in the first year of ownership. Add all of that together and join in some savings for any even better price and these cars might have you making a trip to the dealership this weekend for a test drive.
The 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia becomes a bit more affordable
- 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia AWD
- Original MSRP: $42,350
- Discount: 6%
- Average savings off of original MSRP: $2,715
- Average price after savings: $39,635
The 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia is discounted by as much as 6% this fall, but according to Consumer Reports, you should think twice before buying. Out of 17 tested and rated luxury compact cars, this year’s Giulia came in dead last. It has an overall score of 43 out of 100, which isn’t particularly encouraging for some buyers, but there were a lot of high notes for the sporty sedan.
The entry-level luxury sedan scored fairly for road tests conducted by the team, and it received perfect scores for predicted owner satisfaction. The major drawback to the Giulia is the predicted reliability. Regardless, many owners still seem happy with their purchase, and if you can get it brand new with a 6% discount then that’s all the better.
The 2021 Mazda 6, the more popular sedan
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- 2021 Mazda 6 Grand Touring
- Original MSRP: $30,175
- Discount: 2%
- Average savings off of original MSRP: $480
- Average price after savings: $29,695
Unlike the Alfa Romeo Giulia, the 2021 Mazda 6 comes recommended by Consumer Reports and has relatively great scores overall. It’s ranked #5 out of 11 tested mid-sized cars and is especially noted for its road test, which scored a solid 79 out of 100, as well as its 4 out of 5 scorings for both predicted reliability and predicted owner satisfaction. Mazda fans and enthusiasts will love getting this car at a 2% discount, and even if that doesn’t seem like a lot, a few hundred dollars is quite a bit of gas money.
While both of these sedans come at a decently discounted price, it isn’t wise to just jump right into others with the idea of saving money. There are new sedans that offer just as many features and similar quality at lower prices, so it’s worth taking the time and energy to research any potential vehicles you might be interested in and take them for a test drive before making your final purchase. It’s easy to be excited about buying a new car, especially if you feel like you’re getting a great deal and saving money, but with all car prices currently higher than normal, there are some benefits to waiting, also.