According to a recent iSeeCars analysis, Black Friday is among the best times to buy a car thanks to an abundance of used car deals offering 2.7 percent more deals than average. For used car shoppers who want to take advantage of the used car deals Black Friday has to offer, iSeeCars analyzed over 1.8 million cars currently for sale a week before the holiday, to determine which cars will likely offer the greatest deals on this popular shopping day.

“Black Friday typically ushers in the time of year when dealers are most likely to offer used car deals, which aligns with the height of the new vehicle buying season,” said iSeeCars.com Executive Analyst Karl Brauer. “While the used car market is currently seeing lower than normal inventory and higher than normal prices, there are still deals to be had this Black Friday.” 

 Used car deals are currently offered at a 5.5% discount on average or savings of $1,221.

Black Friday Car Deals

The 10 vehicles that offer the greatest Black Friday discount provide savings from $914 to $1901.
Best Black Friday Used Car Deals - iSeeCars Study
Rank Vehicle % Savings $ Savings
1 Chevrolet Bolt EV 10.1% $1,901
2 Nissan Versa  8.9% $984
3 Toyota Sienna 7.8% $1,882
4 Kia Forte  7.5% $914
5 Nissan Sentra  7.2% $933
6 Toyota Prius 7.0% $1,247
7 Kia Soul  6.8% $868
8 Toyota Corolla  6.7% $967
9 Dodge Grand Caravan 6.6% $1,079
10 Nissan Altima  6.5% $1,032
Average  5.5% $1,221
The subcompact Chevrolet Bolt EV earns the top spot as the vehicle with the greatest savings at an average of 10.1 percent, which is joined by a second small alternative fuel vehicle, the compact Toyota Prius in sixth. “The Bolt and the Prius have been steadily declining in sales in recent years, and gas prices are the lowest they have been since 2016, which further lowers the demand for these vehicles,” said Brauer. 

Five additional small vehicles make the list including the second-ranked Nissan Versa subcompact car, the fourth-ranked Kia Forte compact car, the fifth-ranked Nissan Senta compact car, the seventh-ranked Kia Soul subcompact wagon, and the eighth-ranked Toyota Corolla. “Thanks to the growth of the affordable subcompact SUV segment, there has been a lowered demand for small sedans,” said Brauer. “Additionally, these cars attract budget-conscious consumers, which helps keep their prices low.” 

Two minivans make the list including the third-ranked Toyota Sienna and the ninth-ranked Dodge Grand Caravan. “The Toyota Sienna is a reliable minivan that stands out as the only used vehicle in the segment to offer all-wheel drive, and though the Dodge Grand Caravan has recently been discontinued it has enjoyed a long tenure as being an affordable family hauler,” said Brauer. 

The Nissan Altima midsize sedan rounds out the list in the tenth spot. “Despite sedans declining in popularity compared to SUVs, the Nissan Altima is still a strong seller thanks to its sleek appearance and driving dynamics,” said Brauer. 

Black Friday Deals on the Most Popular Vehicles

iSeeCars analyzed the prices of the 25 best selling vehicles to determine the average savings among popular vehicles.
Popular Used Vehicles with the Greatest Black Friday Savings
Rank Popular Vehicle % Savings $ Savings
1 Toyota Corolla 6.7% $967
2 Nissan Altima 6.5% $1,032
3 Ford Fusion 6.3% $982
4 GMC Sierra1500 6.2% $2,513
5 Subaru Forester 5.9% $1,268
6 Nissan Rogue 5.6% $984
7 Chevrolet Equinox 5.5% $1,009
Overall Average 5.5% $1,221
8 Toyota Camry 5.4% $1,039
9 Ford Escape 5.4% $923
10 Subaru Outback 5.3% $1,293
11 Hyundai Tucson 5.2% $923
12 Honda Civic 5.2% $872
13 Ford Explorer 5.2% $1,359
14 Ford F-150 5.1% $1,771
15 Jeep Wrangler 5.1% $1,566
16 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.1% $1,728
17 Toyota Tacoma 4.9% $1,616
18 Honda Accord 4.8% $974
19 Ram Pickup1500 4.5% $1,503
20 Toyota RAV4 4.5% $956
21 Mazda CX-5 4.4% $928
22 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.4% $1,226
23 Toyota Highlander 4.1% $1,219
24 Honda CR-V 4.0% $915
25 Toyota 4Runner 3.9% $1,349
Seven vehicles have savings greater than the 5.5 percent average among all vehicles.  The vehicles include three sedans, three SUVs and a pickup truck.

“While most of the vehicles on the overall list are vehicles that aren’t in high demand, savings can be found on popular vehicles as well,” said Brauer.

Black Friday SUV Deals

iSeeCars examined the SUV segment to determine which models are likely to offer the best Black Friday deals. The average SUV is currently discounted by 5.1 percent on average, and these vehicles exceed that average by 10.4 percent to 23.1 percent. 
Best Black Friday Used SUV Deals - iSeeCars
Rank  SUV % Savings $ Savings
1 Nissan Murano  6.3% $1,503
2 Dodge Journey 6.1% $1,015
3 Subaru Forester 5.9% $1,268
4 Subaru XV Crosstrek  5.8% $1,272
5 Nissan Pathfinder  5.8% $1,252
6 Volkswagen Tiguan  5.8% $1,101
7 Acura RDX  5.7% $1,533
8 Nissan Rogue Sport   5.7% $1,011
9 Chevrolet Trax  5.6% $845
10 Chevrolet Traverse 5.6% $1,399
SUV Average 5.1% $1,179
The Nissan Murano earns the first spot on the list and is joined by two additional Nissan models: the fifth-ranked Pathfinder and the eighth-ranked Rogue Sport. “The Nissan Murano and the Nissan Pathfinder do not stand out among their competition, but are sound options for consumers looking for a deal on a midsize SUV,” said Brauer. “Meanwhile, the Nissan Rogue Sport is a compelling option for an affordable small SUV.”

Two Subarus make the list, including the third-ranked Forester midsize SUV and the fourth-ranked Crosstrek subcompact SUV. “Subarus are known for their brand loyalty thanks to their value and safety,” said Brauer. 

Two models from Chevrolet also make the list, which include the ninth-ranked Trax subcompact SUV and the midsize Traverse. “The Chevrolet Trax is an affordable subcompact SUV with high safety scores, while the Traverse is one of the lowest-priced third-row SUVs available, making it a popular choice for a family vehicle.” 

Two compact SUVs round out the list to include the sixth-ranked Volkswagen Tiguan and the seventh-ranked Acura RDX. “The Volkswagen Tiguan is one of the more expensive vehicles in the compact SUV class, so it is likely discounted to compete with other vehicles in the segment,” said Brauer. “The Acura RDX is the only luxury vehicle to make the list, and has outstanding reliability and low ownership costs.” 

Black Friday Truck Deals 

iSeeCars examined the pickup truck segment to determine which models are likely to offer the best Black Friday deals. The average pickup is currently discounted by 5.1 percent, and three pickup trucks meet or exceed that average.
Black Friday Pickup Truck Deals - iSeeCars
Rank Pickup Truck % Savings $ Savings
1 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2% $2,513
2 Ford F-150 5.1% $1,771
3 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.1% $1,728
Pickup Truck Average 5.1% $1,734
Three light-duty pickup trucks are discounted more than the segment’s average. These pickups include the full-size GMC Sierra 1500, the full-size Ford F-150, and the full-size Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

“The GMC Sierra 1500 is the more upscale version of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and used truck buyers looking for a work truck likely aren’t willing to pay a premium for its luxury features,” said Brauer. “The Ford F-150 is the best selling vehicle in the United States, so there is a high supply of them in the used car marketplace.”

“Despite higher than normal used car prices in the marketplace, deals can still be had on used cars this Black Friday,” said Brauer. “Shoppers who aren’t in a rush should take their time to find the best deal, as deals are likely to increase in the coming months.”

Methodology

iSeeCars analyzed over 1.8 million used car sales listed for sale on November 19, 2020. The average percent discount (the difference between list price and fair market value) was mathematically modeled for each car listed below fair market value from the last five model years (2015 - 2019) and used to rank the Best Black Friday Car Deals. Low-volume cars, heavy-duty vehicles, and vehicles not in production as of the 2020 or 2021 model years were excluded from further analysis.

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