10 Best Cars to Buy this Summer

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Whether it’s a day trip to the beach, a weekend getaway to the lake house, or a cross country road trip, Americans generally rack up more miles behind the wheel in the summer than in the winter. If you’re looking to add a new summer ride for all the fun trips you have planned, you’ve come to the right place. Pinpointing the best month to buy a car involves analyzing market data and researching manufacturer incentives. Luckily for you, we’ve done the digging and come up with a list of cars with the best deals as summer approaches.

Using data from TrueCar on days-to-turn, manufacturer incentive spending, and average transaction price, we’ve picked out the following cars available with great deals. Days-to-turn means the average number of days it takes a dealer to sell a particular model. The longer it takes, the lower demand is for that vehicle, which means there is a better chance you can negotiate a great price at the dealership. Manufacturer incentives allow dealers to buy vehicles from the manufacturer at a lower price than they normally would, which in turn means they can sell vehicles to consumers at a lower price without losing profit. So the higher the incentives, the more savings that can be passed on to the consumer. The average transaction price is simply the average take-home price for all purchases of a particular new model.

Combining these three data points paints a clear picture of the buying environment for a particular vehicle. The cars in this slide show have very favorable buying conditions, so if you’re in the market for a new vehicle in time for the warm summer weather, you’ll have a great chance of securing an excellent deal on any of the following cars.

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