Consumers in the market for an all-wheel drive vehicle may want to consider buying in January as there are notable savings off MSRP on multiple models equipped with this capability, according to TrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUE).

Consumers in the market for cars, crossover utility vehicles and pickup trucks with either all-wheel or four-wheel drive systems can find large discounts this month.

Jeep's four-wheel drive Cherokee is transacting as much as 14 percent off MSRP this month. The Mazda CX-5 with all-wheel drive is available with zero percent financing for up to 36 months. Subaru is offering a special lease promotion of $199 for 36 months on its Legacy model, standard with all-wheel drive.

"Consumers looking for a vehicle ideal for winter driving should take advantage of savings on four-wheel drive vehicles this month," said Eric Lyman, TrueCar's vice president of industry insights. "When driving in harsher climates or going off road, all-wheel drive vehicles provide added security. For Subaru, AWD is standard on all models as a strategy to give customers added peace of mind."

Historically, January yields the lowest level of savings off MSRP compared to the rest of the year. On average, consumers can expect to save 6.8 percent off MSRP this month versus December, which produces the largest discount off MSRP with 7.7 percent savings.

"Coming off strong year-end and holiday sales, January is historically somewhat less consumer-friendly, in terms of deals," said Stacey Doyle, TrueCar's senior industry analyst. "However, there are some sizable savings on select 2016 models for consumers willing to brave the winter weather to make a purchase this month."

Published monthly, the "TrueSavings" report analyzes recent transaction prices and identifies opportunities for consumer savings.

A snapshot of some of the best savings (compared to MSRP) on new vehicles in January 2016:
Year/Make/

Model/Trim
    Segment     MSRP    

MarketAverage
   

$ Savings /% Savings
   

Est. MonthlyPayment*
   

City / Hwy /Comb MPG
2016 Jeep Cherokee, 4WD Latitude     Midsize SUV     $28,290     $24,482     $3,808/ 13.5%     $293     21/28/24.3
2016 Chrysler 200, C AWD     Midsize Car     $32,780     $28,356     $4,424/ 13.5%     $340     18/29/22.7
2016 Ram 1500, Big Horn, Crew Cab, 4x4, Std. Bed     Large Truck     $46,670     $41,222     $5,448/ 11.7%     $494     19/27/22.7
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Crew Cab, Short Box 2WD LT w/1Lt     Large Truck     $40,580     $36,098     $4,482/ 11.0%     $432     18/24/20.9
2016 Ford Fusion, SE AWD     Midsize Car     $29,345     $26,392     $2,953/ 10.1%     $316     22/31/26.2

*Estimated monthly payments are based on a 2.5% APR for 72 months with 20% down on the current market average price, and excludes sales tax and other fees and charges that may vary by region or state. These examples are for informational purposes only, and are not offers to lend. See dealer/lender for details, including actual available offers.

"Market Average" is based on the national average of recent vehicle transactions, including destination and delivery charges after incentives that are subject to change. This 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.

Average Customer Cash for TrueCar users**:

2016 BMW X5: on average $1,436 in customer cash2016 Chevrolet Traverse: on average $1,795 in customer cash2016 Chrysler Town & Country: on average $3,097 in customer cash2016 Dodge Journey: on average $2,560 in customer cash2016 Hyundai Elantra: on average $1,995 in customer cash

**Based on average manufacturer-to-customer incentive offers reflected on TrueCar Certificates between 1/5/2016-1/10/2016 for the specified trim.

A snapshot of some of the best manufacturer lease and finance deals now available in certain regions:

Finance offers:

2016 Fiat 500X: 0.9% financing for up to 36 months, Exp: 2/1/162016 Ford Explorer: 0.9% financing for up to 36 months, Exp: 4/4/162016 Kia Sorento: 0.9% financing for up to 36 months, Exp: 2/29/162016 Lincoln MKZ: 0.0% financing for up to 60 months, Exp: 4/4/162016 Mazda CX-5: 0.0% financing for up to 36 months, Exp: 4/4/16

Lease offers:

2016 Honda Civic Sedan CVT LX: $149/month for 39 months, $1,999 down, 12,000 miles/year, no security deposit required, Exp: 2/1/162016 Infiniti QX50: $329/month for 39 months, $2,999 down, 10,000 miles/year, no security deposit is required, Exp: 3/31/162016 Lexus IS 200T: $349/month for 36 months, $1,999 down, 10,000 miles/year, no security deposit is required, Exp: 2/1/162016 Nissan Maxima: $259/month for 36 months, $2,999 down, 12,000 miles/year, no security deposit is required, Exp: 2/1/162016 Subaru Legacy: $199/month for 36 months with $1,869 down, 12,000 miles/year, no security deposit is required, Exp: 2/1/16

(The deal information summarized above is provided for illustrative purposes only, and is not an offer to lend. Results may vary depending on your individual circumstances, including credit approval by dealer/manufacturer. Deals are subject to change and are limited to inventory on hand. See your dealer/manufacturer for details, including actual offers available in your region.)

About TrueCar

TrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUE) gives consumers transparent insight into what others paid and access to guaranteed savings off MSRP from TrueCar Certified Dealers. TrueCar's network of more than 10,000 trusted Certified Dealers is committed to providing upfront pricing information and a hassle-free buying experience. TrueCar powers car-buying programs for some of the largest U.S. membership and service organizations, including AARP, American Express, AAA, Sam's Club and USAA. Not all program features are available in all states. TrueCar is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, with offices in San Francisco and Austin, Texas. For more information about TrueCar and industry analysis please visit www.truecar.com and insights.true.com. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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