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There Are Still Many New 2020 Model Year Vehicles Left And Bargains To Be Had

If you’re shopping for a new vehicle, there are still many 2020s left on dealer lots. You are especially in luck if you’re shopping for a Ford


  • Today, on average, 22.5% of a new vehicle’s inventory is from the 2020 model year.

  • Some models’ numbers are 2 to 4 times greater than that.

  • 2020 was a mess which partially explains the leftovers.


It’s not unusual to have left-over new vehicles from the previous model year on dealer lots. For whatever reason, they are in fact fairly common-place. The COVID-19 pandemic slowed new vehicle sales in 2020 which partially why there are so many of them still available for purchase new today. Some are far more common than others, up to four times more common.

“When looking at inventory in 2021, there is 9.5 percent less new car inventory from the current model year compared to the same time last year,” said iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer. “This is likely because automakers had to delay releases of their new vehicles and because inventory hasn’t completely stabilized. These cars not only provide negotiation opportunities right now, but many of these vehicles can present even greater savings opportunities as more 2021 vehicles enter the pipeline.”

And that means serious deals can be made. So far in 2021, based on 700,000 new cars on offer in the US, 22.5% of that inventory is from the 2020 model year, according to a study done by iSeeCars. Of all the models investigated, 24 of them have at least 1.5x that amount still available. Of the 24, the Top 10 holds some models whose numbers are up to 4x that amount.

To recap, of the 100% of new vehicles for these 10 models, the percentage amount indicated represents how many are from the 2020 model year. And so, here they are:


1-Ford Escape: 90.4%

2021 Ford Escape | Photo: Ford


2-Ford EcoSport: 71.3%

2021 Ford EcoSport | Photo: Ford


3-Chevrolet Bolt EV: 68.9%

Chevrolet Bolt IZEV program
Chevrolet Bolt EV | Photo: Chevrolet


4-Ford Expedition: 61.0%

2020 Ford Expedition Platinum | Photo: Ford


5-Ford Expedition Max: 59.2%

2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch | Photo: Ford


6-Hyundai Santa Fe: 57.7%

2020 Hyundai Santa | Photo: Hyundai


7-Chrysler 300: 52.0%

2021 Chrysler 300 | Photo: Chrysler


8-Ford Ranger: 51.5%

Ford Ranger Tremor | Photo: Ford


9-Dodge Charger: 51.2%


10-Buick Envision: 51.1%

Buick Envision | Photo: Buick

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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