When you go to buy milk, you know how much you’re going to pay – the price is displayed right there on the grocery store shelf. If you tried to negotiate a better price, the cashier would probably look at you like you’re crazy and you’d probably annoy everyone behind you in line.
Why can’t buying a car be like that? While new cars have sticker prices, you can negotiate on them. Though the negotiation gives you a chance to maybe save some money, the key word there is maybe. If you pay sticker price, you can feel like you paid too much, but with so little transparency around negotiating new car prices, even if you drive a hard bargain it can be tough to know if you got a good deal. According to a recent study by Accenture, 91 percent of car buyers want new car pricing that’s easy to find and understand. They want to know upfront what they’re going to pay. If you’re in the 9 percent of people who think the current system is just fine, you can skip this blog post. Everyone else should stick around because we have just what you’re looking for.
Almost every car shopping website out there can put you in touch with dealers. Here at U.S. News, we can not only connect you with new car dealers, but we also offer you up-front, haggle-free new car pricing. The U.S News Best Price Program gives you the clear, upfront pricing you want and saves you the headaches of negotiating with a dealer and wondering if you got a good deal. On average, our Best Price Program saves the people who use it $3,221 off MSRP.
Here’s how the Best Price Program works: Let’s say you’re interested in buying a 2015 Honda CR-V (And why wouldn’t you be? It’s currently our top-ranked compact SUV). After you’ve gone through our Honda CR-V review, enter your zip code in the box at the top of the review page and click go.
On the next page, choose the Honda CR-V trim you want, and enter your information.
Once you’ve entered your information, you’ll be given a list of certified dealers. This is another advantage of the Best Price Program: Not only do you get upfront pricing, but we only work with select dealers to guarantee a smooth buying experience for everyone who uses the Best Price Program. You can choose the dealer with the best price, and once you have, you get a price certificate. Print it out and bring it to the dealer – it’s your ticket to guaranteed savings with no negotiation.
In the market for a new car and want clear pricing? First, find the best car for you with our new car rankings. Then, use the U.S. News Best Price Program save big without having to negotiate on a new car. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.