Car shoppers set sights on bargain 2020s, tantalizing 2021s

Labor Day may signal the end of summer, but for auto dealers, this weekend (and beyond) can be anything but a holiday. With many 2021 models on the way (or already here), dealers want to reduce inventories of 2020s. Now could be the chance for savvy shoppers to save thousands of dollars.

For instance, Consumer Reports put together a list of 10 vehicles that it says may be scooped up at $2,000 to $6,000 below MSRP. The editors’ picks include the Nissan Altima, Sentra and Rogue, Kia’s Forte, Sorento, Sportage and Soul, as well as the Hyundai Elantra, Santa Fe and Veloster. Keep in mind that although there are certainly other makes and models that can be had at steep discounts, all 10 on Consumer Reports’ list earned a “recommended” rating.

But these days, consumers often covet trucks. In 2019, the three best-selling vehicles in the U.S. were

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