Thanks to the recent global microchip shortage, most dealerships are facing issues keeping up their inventories. As a result, it’s tougher than ever to get a good discount when you buy brand-new. However, some models still have some decent incentives and discounts available. To help out, Consumer Reports compiled a list of the most discounted new SUVs available.
To determine which models have the biggest discounts, Consumer Reports looked at how much buyers are actually paying for these brand-new models. As a result, these discounts aren’t the product of a marketing push or last-minute sale. This means that you should be able to walk into a dealership and score a similar deal.
2021 Cadillac XT6: 8 percent off
Starting this list of discounted new SUVs by Consumer Reports, we have the 2021 Cadillac XT6. On average, this latest list suggests you should be able to save at least eight percent off the original price. On average, a brand-ew XT6 should cost you between $48,045 to $57,445. However, Consumer Reports estimates that you can save around $4,438 from an SUV with a $52,945 base price.
While the Cadillac XT6 carries a hefty discount, you should tread carefully. That’s because this midsize SUV received poor predicted reliability and owner satisfaction ratings. On the plus side, the XT6 managed to ace the road test portion of Consumer Reports’ tests.
2021 Volkswagen Atlas: 8 percent off
Next up in this list of discounted new SUVs by Consumer Reports, we have the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas. Overall, the Atlas is a great pick for anyone looking for the largest SUV possible without breaking the bank necessarily. According to Consumer Reports, this full-size SUV typically costs between $31,545 to $50,725. However, if you’re looking at a model with a $38,795 MSRP, you should be able to save around $3,001.
While the Atlas offers up plenty of great features and standard tech, it’s a similar story to the aforementioned XT6. That’s because the Atlas also received poor reliability and owner satisfaction ratings. However, it is worth noting that this SUV got an excellent score during its road test, acing the comfort, noise, and driving experience categories.
2021 Buick Encore GX: seven percent off
Rounding up this list of most discounted new SUVs by Consumer Reports, we have the smallest contender with the 2021 Buick Encore GX. On average, this crossover should cost you between $24,200 to $30,600. However, Consumer Reports found that you can save around $1,812 on a model with a $25,800 base price.
Out of all of the contenders mentioned in this list, the Buick Encore GX is not only the smallest but the most reliable as well. In terms of pain points, the Encore GX struggled during Consumer Report’s road test, scoring mostly average scores across the board.
It is worth noting that the less than stellar reliability ratings shouldn’t be glanced over. While you may save a small sum upfront thanks to these discounts, you could end up paying more in the long run. As a result, you’ll want to do plenty of research into long-term ownership costs before pulling the trigger.