Lists Best October SUV Deals

Now is the best time to purchase a sport utility vehicle, according to TrueCar, with some October SUV discounts over 15 percent and thousands of dollars in potential savings off MSRP for some models

Oct 26, 2012, 10:47 ET from

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --, which analyzes new car pricing information, trends and forecasting, has found some of the best shopping deals available nationwide on sport utility vehicles, including cash, finance and lease deals. The cash deals reflect the possible discount from the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and include manufacturer-to-consumer rebates. With these available deals, TrueCar suggests that now is the best time for new-car shoppers to purchase a sport utility vehicle.


As winter approaches and consumers desire vehicles that offer greater utility under a variety of demanding conditions, the available selection will become more limited and prices will have less flexibility. "If you are planning to shop for an SUV this winter, we recommend making your purchase either in the remaining days of October or early November," said Jesse Toprak, senior analyst at "Due to seasonality, demand for SUVs typically climbs to its highest levels in December, causing prices to increase from what you can buy them at today." 

Some examples of discounts available on 2012 and 2013 SUVs include:

Cash Deals on Sport Utility Vehicles†

Year Make Model


Market Average*

$ Savings**

% Savings

2012 Nissan Armada





2012 BMW X5





2012 Nissan Pathfinder





2012 Ford Escape





2012 Nissan Murano





†For more information about these vehicles and five more deals, visit the TrueCar Blog. *Market average is estimated based on the national average of recent vehicle transactions, including destination and delivery charges after incentives that are subject to change, but 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. **Savings amount is off MSRP.

Finance Deals on Sport Utility Vehicles

  • 2012 Dodge Durango – 0% financing for up to 60 months plus up to $1,000 cash allowance (Expires: 10/31/12)
  • 2012 Chevrolet Equinox – 2.9% financing for 60 months (Expires: 10/31/12)
  • 2013 Hyundai Tucson – 0.9% financing for 36 months (Expires: 10/31/12)
  • 2013 Mazda CX-5 – 0.9% financing for 36 months (Expires: 10/31/12)
  • 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan – 0% financing for 72 months (Expires: 10/31/12)

Ranked Lease Offers on Sport Utility Vehicles:






Miles per Year


2012 Buick Enclave







2012 GMC Acadia







2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 SUV







2012 Honda Pilot







2012 Honda CR-V







Once consumers have identified their desired vehicle, consumers can then choose to be connected with one of TrueCar's Certified Dealers for a "no-hassle" car-buying experience.  For more information about the pros and cons of leasing and getting a better deal through leasing, please visit the TrueCar Blog.

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, 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 identically-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 analyses car-buying information unlike anybody in the industry.  This is why, since its founding in 2005, TrueCar dealer partners have sold over 600,000 vehicles across the country.  Its national network of more than 4,700 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.

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