2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

If you’re shopping for a Jeep, Dodge or Chrysler vehicle, you may want to wait for the 2012 versions to go on sale because Chrysler Group is dropping the base MSRPs on several models, as reported in its 2012 pricing list.

The base 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee will cost $3,220 less than the 2011 version with a new price of $26,995. For 2012, the base Dodge Journey gets $1,250 slashed off its base price, and now costs $20,995. The $28,995 base 2012 Dodge Durango is $200 less than the 2011 version. For 2012, the Dodge Grand Caravan gets a $1,000 price drop to $22,995. The base 2012 Chrysler Town & Country is $265 less than the 2011 base model.

The Chrysler 200 base model is $18,995 for 2012, which is a $250 price drop compared with last year’s 200. You’ll also save $250 by waiting for the 2012 Dodge Avenger, which now has a lower base price of $18,995.

“The price changes make the Avenger and 200 the most affordable midsize sedans on the market today, beating out value leaders like the Suzuki Kizashi ($18,999), Ford Fusion ($19,850) and Kia Optima ($19,200),” Cars.com’s Kicking Tires reports.

The 2012 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger also cost less than the Hyundai Sonata, which starts at $19,695 for 2012. For less than $20,000, the only other affordable midsize car to choose from is the 2011 Subaru Legacy. The 2011 Mazda6 starts at $19,990, but for 2012, it gets a price increase to $20,240.

A few Chrysler Group base models do get a slight price increase for 2012, including the Jeep Liberty, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Chrysler 200 Convertible and Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500.

Prices listed on Chrysler Group’s 2012 pricing list do not include destination charges.

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