$4,000 to $11,000 Off SUVs Tops May Car and SUV Discounts

Notable Discounts Are Complemented by Big Incentives


On top of the many special offers available right now, from low financing rates to cash back, dealers have been discounting their stock. We've rounded up a list of the SUVs and cars that have some of the deepest dealer discounts and plenty of stock on dealer lots so you won't struggle to find one in your area.

Check out which vehicles will save you the most off sticker price, and see what sorts of incentives and offers are available in your area to save you even more.

Small SUVs

Chevy Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox

Average Discount: $6,089 (19%)

Average MSRP: $32,318

Average Dealer Asking Price: $26,228

The Chevy Equinox comes with great infotainment features, decent cargo space and comfortable seats, although the base engine is on the slow side and the looks aren't for everyone. Chevy has financing deals and more available for the Equinox right now.

Average Discount: $5,889 (16.7%)

Average MSRP: $35,689

Average Dealer Asking Price: $29,800

The GMC Terrain has a nice interior, good passenger room and easy-to-use tech. The base engine is down on power, especially considering the normally high starting price. Big discounts make the optional engine more accessible.

Average Discount: $4,343 (13.2%)

Average MSRP: $33,387

Average Dealer Asking Price: $29,044

The Cherokee is the Jeep for the daily grind, but it still retains some of the off-road chops the brand is known for. With a comfortable ride and modern tech, the Cherokee lets you have it both ways.

Average Discount: $3,955 (12.5%)

Average MSRP: $31,843

Average Dealer Asking Price: $27,888

The redesigned Ford Escape offers more interior room, sliding second-row seats for more versatility, new technology features, and a range of powertrain options that cover the gamut from sporty to efficient.

Midsize SUVs

Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano

Average Discount: $6,607 (16.2%)

Average MSRP: $40,978

Average Dealer Asking Price: $34,371

The Nissan Murano stands out for its striking exterior design and comfortable seats. It also has a powerful engine. But that styling comes at a cost. The sloping roofline cuts into rear visibility, making the Murano feel larger than it is.

Average Discount: $5,452 (13.5%)

Average MSRP: $35,188

Average Dealer Asking Price: $40,640

With a spacious cabin, expansive cargo capacity and strong Sync 3 infotainment system, the Edge has a lot to offer. Some may find the ride a bit jittery, and the cabin fit and finish on higher trim levels doesn't quite match the near-luxury MSRP.

Average Discount: $5,054 (12.3%)

Average MSRP: $41,541

Average Dealer Asking Price: $36,487

The Blazer isn't the off-road scrambler you may remember from years ago. Today's Blazer is better suited to on-road performance with its sharp handling and well-damped ride. There's a cost for its showstopping Camaro-like design: Rear headroom is compromised, and cargo space is reduced.

Average Discount: $5,473 (12.1%)

Average MSRP: $45,774

Average Dealer Asking Price: $40,301

The Grand Cherokee is sturdy and very off-road-capable, but its age is starting to show. We do prefer the available V8 powertrains to the standard V6 engine, for a bit of added gusto. Jeep is offering quite a few incentives and offers, so there are plenty of options for buyers.

3-Row SUVs

Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan  Pathfinder

Average Discount: $5,610 (14.5%)

Average MSRP: $38,919

Average Dealer Asking Price: $33,309

Some vehicles exist to make your life more fun, while others exist to make your life easier. The Pathfinder definitely aligns with the latter. It's easy to drive and can multitask for a family, but it doesn't command attention, which might just be exactly what some people want.

Average Discount: $6,703 (13.4%)

Average MSRP: $50,632

Average Dealer Asking Price: $43,929

The Buick Enclave is a well-rounded three-row SUV with class-leading power and space, but its interior quality doesn't quite live up to the MSRP, especially in the highest trims. The Enclave is worth a look if you fancy a quiet and comfortable ride that's easy to wheel around town.

Average Discount: $5,727 (12.9%)

Average MSRP: $44,964

Average Dealer Asking Price: $39,238

The Acadia is a solid midsize SUV with excellent performance and comfort, offering all the features you would expect in this class, and a few its competitors don't. If you're looking for maximum space, this isn't the best choice as its cargo and third-row accommodations are surpassed by others.

Average Discount: $11,129 (12.3%)

Average MSRP: $90,430

Average Dealer Asking Price: $79,302

A new Escalade is on the way, but if you don't mind the outgoing model's older platform and less flashy tech, you can find some bargains. Its V8 engine and bold styling are strengths, and the interior isn't far behind.

Small Cars

Kia Forte

Kia Forte

Average Discount: $2,107 (9.8%)

Average MSRP: $21,352

Average Dealer Asking Price: $19,245

The Forte is a grown-up small sedan that's a fantastic value for the money with above-average utility. Other highlights include a comfortable, quiet interior and an extensive list of available features. However, it lags behind top competitors in driving dynamics, ride quality and rear legroom.

Average Discount: $2,056 (9.5%)

Average MSRP: $21,722

Average Dealer Asking Price: $19,665

The Elantra is a stylish sedan that costs much less than its rivals, even when fully loaded with options. It looks sharp and offers a lot of features for the money. But the Elantra isn't as quick as competitors, and the interior is only average. A rich feature set still makes it a smart buy, but one that comes with compromises.

Average Discount: $2,139 (8.9%)

Average MSRP: $24,162

Average Dealer Asking Price: $22,023

The Jetta is practical and competent. It also looks good and, in higher trims, impresses with its tech features. The only thing missing is the dynamic personality of VWs of yore.

Average Discount: $1,955 (8.6%)

Average MSRP: $22,877

Average Dealer Asking Price: $20,922

Toyota could have gone without making the Corolla fun, but it has and we're happy Toyota went to the trouble. The Corolla is engaging while remaining comfortable and easy to use. Only a smallish cargo space and a stubborn infotainment system hold it back.

Midsize Cars

Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion

Average Discount: $4,713 (17.7%)

Average MSRP: $26,789

Average Dealer Asking Price: $22,076

The Ford Fusion was a standout when it was first introduced and is still an above-average option for a midsize family sedan. Updates have kept it from falling behind, but newer competitors offer more modern interiors.

Average Discount: $3,491 (13.4%)

Average MSRP: $26,004

Average Dealer Asking Price: $22,513

A new Optima is on the way with a striking new design and a raft of impressive new tech features in higher trims. This outgoing model is still a comfortable and practical family sedan, with easy-to-use infotainment and a solid set of features. If you don't need all the latest bells and whistles, you can find quite a deal.

Average Discount: $3,330 (11.8%)

Average MSRP: $28,422

Average Dealer Asking Price: $25,092

This latest-generation Nissan Altima is more appealing thanks to solid fuel economy and useful driver aids. It also offers all-wheel drive, making it an outlier in the segment. But it's not up to the standards of refinement set by class leaders.

Average Discount: $5,148 (12.9%)

Average MSRP: $41,124

Average Dealer Asking Price: $35,976

A true old-fashioned muscle car dressed up for the modern era: The Challenger concedes points to rivals when it comes to interior refinement and sporty dynamics (other than raw acceleration). But drivers who value comfort and utility will likely prefer the Dodge.

Average Discount: $4,163 (10.5%)

Average MSRP: $40,452

Average Dealer Asking Price: $36,289

The Ford Mustang is a thrilling yet practical muscle car, with enough civility in any trim for daily use. The V8-powered models deliver pulse-quickening performance and sound.