10 New Cars Consumer Reports Gives the ‘Most Discounted’ Label

Consumer Reports uses “exclusive analysis of car deals” to bring consumers a list of the top 10 cars selling the most under their respective sticker price. But which models are they? Here are 10 new cars Consumer Reports gives the ‘Most Discounted’ label. We’ve put them in order from the least amount to the highest amount of savings discounted from the original retail price.

2021 Ford F-150

Average savings off MSRP/average transaction price: $2,500/$37,810

According to Consumer Reports, the 2021 Ford F-150 is being offered for a 6% (discount off of its original sticker price. The price range for a new F-150 is $28,940 – $74,250. The predicted reliability for this pickup truck is pretty low at 2 out of 5. However, that’s pretty common for a vehicle in the first year of a new generation. Despite the lower reliability scores, the 2021 Ford F-150 ranks high for owner satisfaction.

the new generation Ford F-150 parked on top of rocks
All-new F-150 Platinum in Iconic Silver. | Ford

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2021 Corolla Hatchback

Average savings off MSRP/average transaction price: $1,665/$21,950

Recommended by Consumer Reports, the 2021 Corolla Hatchback earned 3 out of 5 for predicted reliability. It’s also a Green Choice car. Affordably priced between $20,715 – $24,765, the 2021 Corolla Hatchback is now sold for a 7% discount off the original sticker price. It’s one of the most discounted cars right now according to Consumer Reports.

a red 2021 corolla hatchback in a dramatic press phot
2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback | Toyota

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2021 Ram 1500

Average savings off MSRP/average transaction price: $3,806/$51,724

Dealers are selling the 2021 Ram 1500 for a 7% discount as well. This truck is seriously loved by virtually every critic across the board. It’s settled in at the top of Consumer Reports full-size truck list. Plus, it’s one of the most discounted new cars on the market right now. According to Consumer Reports, this truck is available for pricing between $32,795 – $70,195. The 2021 Ram 1500 isn’t recommended by Consumer Reports. However, it earned a great 4 out of 5 owner satisfaction rating.

A silver 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition pickup truck parked in a desert is now one of the most discounted new cars
2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition | Stellantis

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2021 Buick Encore

Average savings off MSRP/average transaction price: $1,671/$22,929

Consumer Reports shows a price range of $23,200 – $25,220 for the 2021 Buick Encore. This entry-level luxury vehicle has a great 5 out of 5 predicted reliability rating. In addition, it’s on the market for 7% below the original sticker price. That makes the 2021 Buick Encore one of the most discounted models on the market right now.

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2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Average savings off MSRP/average transaction price: $3,229/$40,251

This model struggles with low reliability scores. That said, it’d also on sale for a 7% discount according to Consumer Reports. Right now, the price range for the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio ranges from $41,750 – $81,050. The 2021 Alfa Romeo compact luxury SUV didn’t get great scores. Still, it’s one of the most discounted new cars on the market.

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2021 Toyota Avalon

Average savings off MSRP/average transaction price: $2,879/$33,096

The 2021 Toyota Avalon is a Green Choice car with high owner satisfaction ratings. In fact, it’s arguably one of the better vehicles on the road––especially in its price bracket. The deal gets even sweeter when you take into account that Consumer Reports shows an 8% discount for the 2021 Toyota Avalon. The price for this passenger car ranges from $36,125 – $43,400.

A white Toyota Avalon on display at an auto show
A Toyota Avalon displayed at an auto show | Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

2021 Nissan Versa

Average savings off MSRP/average transaction price: $1,269/$15,331

The 2021 Nissan Versa is a pretty unsophisticated car that gives you exactly what you pay for, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad car. If you want something cheap and basic, it’s perfect. Like the Toyotas on the list, the 2021 Nissan versa is a Green Choice car. It gets great fuel mileage Consumer Reports shows a discount of 8% off. The price range is $14,980 – $18,390.

The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt

Average savings off MSRP/average transaction price: $3,607/$38,093

The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt is #1 in its class of EV models in Consumer Reports’ rankings. The price range for this EV is $36,500 – $41,700. It’s one of the most discounted cars on the market with 9% off the original sticker price. The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt boasts a 5 out of 5 reliability score. In addition, it has a 4 out of 5 score for owner satisfaction––and it is a Green Choice car.

a new Chevrolet Bolt in bright blue displayed at an auto show is one of the most discounted cars right now according to Consumer Reports
Chevrolet All-Electric Bolt EV | Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

2021 Toyota Camry

Average savings off MSRP/average transaction price: $2,786/$24,399

The third Toyota on this list of the most discounted new cars is the 2021 Toyota Camry. It also shows the second highest discount of 10%. The price range for the 2021 Toyota Camry is $24,970 – $35,545. It’s one of the most popular cars on earth as well as being considered among the most reliable. The 2021 Toyota Camry is #1 in its class, a Green Choice car, it has a 5 out of 5 predicted reliability score, and a 4 out of 5 for owner satisfaction.

A new silver Toyota Camry XSE Hybrid midsize sedan traveling on a country road along a brown wooden fence and foliage
2021 Camry XSE Hybrid | Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

2021 Cadillac XT6

Average savings off MSRP/average transaction price: $5,641/$47,154

The 2021 Cadillac XT6 is currently the most discounted new car according to Consumer Reports. However, it earned the lowest predicted reliability score of 1 out of 5. It also only scored a 3 out of 5 for predicted owner satisfaction. While this model does have its selling points, there are other options that are likely a better buy for a range of $47,995 – $57,195.

The most discounted new cars according to Consumer Reports

If you are looking to buy something while it’s discounted, you may want to spring for one of these 2021 models. With discounts ranging from 6% – 11%, these new cars are all currently offered for discounted pricing on certain models. This pricing may narrow down your search a little, but we still recommend test driving a car and conducting plenty of research before making the final decision to buy.