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Nissan Titan and Mazda3 Top List of Best Deals, According to TrueCar's "Steals on Wheels" Report shares the vehicles that consumers are saving the most off the MSRP

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There's nothing spooky about October's "Steals on Wheels." The Nissan Titan 4X4, with a 14.1% savings off MSRP, currently tops the list of the best deals on new vehicles, according to automotive pricing information site TrueCar.com. Published monthly, TrueCar's "Steals on Wheels" analyzes recent transaction prices and identifies opportunities for consumer savings.

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Consumers can save an average of $5,325 off the 2013 Nissan Titan Crew Cab, 4X4, SV (MSRP $37,745), which has a market average transaction price of $32,420. This model's 5.6L Endurance V8 engine is rated at 12 city MPG and 17 highway MPG, with a combined rating of 14.3 MPG.

Tied with the Titan at 14.1% savings is the 2013 Mazda3 i SV 4-door manual (MSRP $17,495). Consumers can save an average of $2,470 off MSRP for a market average transaction price of $15,025. This fuel-efficient model gets 25 city MPG, 33 highway MPG and 28.8 combined MPG. The Mazda3 is redesigned for 2014.

"October is shaping up to be a fine month for not only great cash discounts, but also for very attractive lease specials," said Jesse Toprak, senior analyst for TrueCar. "Thanks to high resale values and low interest rates, consumers can get a lot of car for their money by taking advantage of the current lease programs."

Below is a snapshot of the best deals (compared to MSRP) on new vehicles in October 2013:


Year/Make/Model/Trim

Segment

MSRP

Market Average

$ Savings / % Savings

Est. Monthly Payment*

City / Hwy / Comb MPG

2013 Mazda3 4-Door Manual

Small Car

$17,495

$15,025

$2,470 / 14.1%

$216

25 / 33 / 28.8

2013 Nissan Titan, 4X4 SV

Large Truck

$37,745

$32,420

$5,325 / 14.1%

$466

12 / 17 / 14.3

2013 Chrysler 300 RWD

Large Car

$31,340

$26,937

$4,403 / 14.0%

$387

19 / 31 / 24.1

Dodge Avenger SXT

Midsize Car

$23,590

$20,294

$3,296 / 14.0%

$292

21 / 31/ 25.5

Ford F-150 SuperCrew 4X2 5-1/2' Box XLT

Large Truck

$35,520

$30,616

$4,904 / 13.8%

$440

17 / 23 / 19.8

*Estimated monthly payments are based on a 3% APR for 60 months with 20% down on the current market average price, and excludes sales tax and other fees and charges that may vary by region or state. Actual APR may be subject to credit approval and other factors. These examples are for information purposes only, and are not an offer to lend. See dealer/lender for details, including actual available offers.

"Market Average" is based on the national average of recent vehicle transactions, including destination and delivery charges after incentives that are subject to change. This does not include tax, title, licensing, documentation or processing fees, other state and governmental charges and/or fees or any other charges or fees allowed by law.

Below are the best leasing and finance deals currently available, according to TrueCar:

Lease:
2014 Acura RDX: $399/month for 36 months with $1,999 down, 10,000 miles/year, Exp: 11/4/13
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: $299/month for 36 months with $3,199 down, 12,000 miles/year, Exp: 10/31/13
2014 Jeep Wrangler: $349/month for 36 months with $2,499, 12,000 miles/year, Exp: 11/4/13
2014 BMW 320i: $319/month for 36 months with $3,794 down, 10,000 miles/year, Exp: 10/31/13
2014 Subaru Forester: $239/month for 36 months with $1,939 down, 12,000 miles/year, Exp: 10/31/13

Finance:
2013 Nissan Pathfinder: 0% financing for 36 months or $1,000 cash back, Exp: 10/31/13
2013 Chevrolet Volt: $5,000 consumer cash, Exp: 10/31/13
2014 Volkswagen Jetta: 0.9% financing for 60 months, Exp: 10/31/13
2014 GMC Sierra 1500: 2.9% financing for 60 months or $1,000 consumer cash, Exp: 10/31/13
2013 Mazda CX-9: 0% financing for 60 months plus $1,250 APR bonus cash or $3,000 consumer cash, Exp: 10/31/13

Deals are limited to inventory on hand. A TrueCar Certified Dealer must confirm that actual inventory, including preferred options and colors, is in stock. All deals posted by TrueCar are available nationwide and demonstrate potential new car savings off MSRP, which can include manufacturer's rebates or cash incentives. Incentive and purchasing programs are subject to change by region and should be confirmed with the dealer.

About TrueCar, Inc.

TrueCar, Inc., headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., with offices in Santa Barbara, Calif., San Francisco, Calif., and Austin, Texas, is an automotive pricing information and analysis company that creates a better buying experience for dealers and consumers.  As an online publisher of unbiased new and used car transaction data, TrueCar.com provides price reports that empower dealers and consumers to agree on the parameters of a fair deal by supplying a transparent, simple understanding of what others recently paid for similarly-equipped new cars in their geographic area.  TrueCar also owns ALG, the benchmark for vehicle value information to the automotive industry and has been forecasting residual values for nearly 50 years in both the U.S. and Canadian markets.

TrueCar is a data-driven company that sources, compiles, and analyzes car-buying information unlike anybody in the industry.  This is why, since its founding in 2005, TrueCar dealer partners have sold more than 900,000 vehicles across the country.  Its national network of more than 6,500 Certified Dealers is committed to provide no-hassle pricing for some of the country's largest membership and service organizations, including American Express, AAA, USAA and Consumer Reports that collectively represent more than one million monthly in-market customers.

You can follow TrueCar on Twitter (@TrueCar) and become a fan of TrueCar on Facebook and Google+.

SOURCE TrueCar.com



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