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Largest Hidden Dealer Rebates

October 17, 2013

Hidden rebates, also known as "dealer cash", are bonus rebates given to dealers by the manufacturer every time they sell a certain vehicle. They're very similar to customer cash-back rebates, but instead of YOU THE CUSTOMER getting the rebate, the dealer gets to keep it.

The purpose of hidden dealer rebates is to help unpopular vehicles sell faster without the stigma of large discounts. In theory, dealers will pass the hidden bonus to consumers through a lower purchase price, but if you don't take the time to comparison shop multiple dealers, you may never get the additional discount.

The following is a list of vehicles with current hidden dealer rebates of up to $10,000. In addition to the hidden dealer rebates, some also come with traditional cash-back rebates as well. In order to maximize your chances of getting the hidden dealer rebate, I recommend you use the free CarWoo Deal Finder and also take a look at the TrueCar Pre-Negotiated Prices.

Hidden Rebates on All Models for October, 2013

Vehicle 2012 2013 2014
AcuraILX  $2,600$800
AcuraMDX$3,000$2,500 
AcuraRDX$1,000   
AcuraRLX    $3,000
AcuraTL$2,500$3,250 
AcuraTSX$1,000$1,500 
AcuraZDX$4,000$2,500 
AudiA4  $1,500 
AudiA5    $1,500
AudiA6  $2,000 
AudiA7  $2,000 
AudiA8  $4,000 
Audiallroad  $1,500 
AudiS4  $1,500 
AudiS5  $1,500 
BMW1 Series  $1,500 
BMW3 Series  $2,000 
BMW5 Series  $3,000 
BMW5 Series Gran Turismo  $3,000 
BMWM3  $1,500 
BMWM5  $3,000 
BMWX5  $2,000 
BMWX5 M  $2,000 
BuickEnclave$3,500   
BuickLaCrosse$2,500   
BuickRegal$2,000   
BuickVerano$1,250   
CadillacATS    $2,000
CadillacCTS$3,500   
CadillacCTS Coupe$3,500   
CadillacCTS Wagon$3,500   
CadillacCTS-V$4,500   
CadillacCTS-V Coupe$4,500   
CadillacCTS-V Wagon$4,500   
CadillacEscalade Hybrid$3,500   
ChevroletAvalanche$5,000   
ChevroletCamaro$2,000   
ChevroletColorado$1,500   
ChevroletCorvette$4,000   
ChevroletCruze$1,500   
ChevroletEquinox$1,000   
ChevroletExpress$2,500$500 
ChevroletExpress Cargo$2,500$500 
ChevroletImpala$5,500   
ChevroletMalibu$4,000$1,000 
ChevroletSilverado 1500$6,000   
ChevroletSilverado 1500 Hybrid$5,500   
ChevroletSilverado 2500HD$4,000   
ChevroletSilverado 3500HD$4,000   
ChevroletSonic$1,500   
ChevroletSuburban$3,000   
ChevroletTahoe$3,000   
ChevroletTahoe Hybrid$3,000   
ChevroletTraverse$3,500   
ChevroletVolt$5,000$750$750
Chrysler200$4,250$1,000 
Chrysler300$7,500   
ChryslerTown and Country$2,750   
DodgeAvenger$3,000   
DodgeCaliber$2,000   
DodgeChallenger$3,000   
DodgeCharger$4,000   
DodgeDurango$4,000   
DodgeGrand Caravan$2,000   
DodgeJourney$3,000   
FIAT500  $1,750 
FIAT500L    $500
FordEdge$3,000   
FordEscape$3,250   
FordE-Series Van$3,000   
FordE-Series Wagon$3,000   
FordExpedition$4,500   
FordExplorer$1,500   
FordF-150$5,750   
FordFiesta$1,500   
FordFlex$4,500   
FordFocus$2,500   
FordFusion$3,250$500 
FordFusion Energi  $500 
FordFusion Hybrid  $500 
FordMustang$3,000   
FordTaurus$3,500   
FordTransit Connect$2,000   
GMCAcadia$3,500   
GMCCanyon$1,500   
GMCSavana$2,500$500 
GMCSavana Cargo$2,500$500 
GMCSierra 1500$6,000   
GMCSierra 1500 Hybrid$5,500   
GMCSierra 2500HD$4,000   
GMCSierra 3500HD$4,000   
GMCTerrain$1,000   
GMCYukon$3,000   
GMCYukon Hybrid$3,000   
GMCYukon XL$3,000   
HondaCivic$2,000   
HondaCrosstour$3,000$1,750 
HondaOdyssey$1,250$2,500 
HondaPilot  $2,000 
HyundaiAzera$500   
HyundaiEquus  $5,000$2,000
HyundaiGenesis  $2,000 
HyundaiSonata Hybrid$500   
InfinitiEX  $3,000 
InfinitiFX  $2,000 
InfinitiG Convertible  $2,500 
InfinitiG Coupe  $2,500 
InfinitiG Sedan  $1,000 
InfinitiJX  $1,000 
InfinitiM$5,000$2,000 
InfinitiQ50    $1,000
InfinitiQ60 Convertible    $1,000
InfinitiQ60 Coupe    $1,000
InfinitiQX$3,500$2,000 
InfinitiQX50    $1,000
InfinitiQX60    $750
InfinitiQX70    $1,000
InfinitiQX80    $2,000
JeepCompass$3,000   
JeepGrand Cherokee$1,500   
JeepPatriot$2,000   
KiaSorento    $300
Land RoverLR2$3,000   
Land RoverLR4$4,000   
Land RoverRange Rover Evoque$3,500   
Land RoverRange Rover Sport  $3,000 
LexusCT 200h$2,400   
LexusES 350$2,000   
LexusGX 460  $4,000 
LexusIS 250$2,800$1,600 
LexusIS 250 C$2,800   
LexusIS 350$2,800$1,600 
LexusIS 350 C$2,800   
LexusIS F$2,800   
LexusLX 570  $2,000 
LexusRX 350$2,400   
LexusRX 450h$2,400   
LincolnMKS$6,500   
LincolnMKT$4,500   
makemodel     
MazdaCX-5    $200
MazdaMAZDA2    $500
MazdaMAZDA3  $100 
MazdaMX-5 Miata    $500
Mitsubishii-MiEV$10,000   
MitsubishiLancer  $1,000$500
MitsubishiLancer Sportback  $1,000$500
MitsubishiOutlander  $1,000$1,500
MitsubishiOutlander Sport  $1,000$1,000
Nissan370Z$3,000   
NissanAltima$1,500   
NissanMurano CrossCabriolet$1,500   
NissanQuest$2,500   
NissanSentra$1,000   
NissanXterra$1,500   
Ram1500$7,500   
SubaruForester  $500 
SubaruImpreza  $1,000 
SubaruLegacy    $825
SubaruTribeca  $350 
ToyotaAvalon$2,000$1,000 
ToyotaAvalon Hybrid  $1,000 
ToyotaCamry$2,000$2,000$1,250
ToyotaCamry Hybrid$2,000$2,500$1,000
ToyotaCorolla$1,000$1,000 
ToyotaHighlander$1,500$750 
ToyotaPrius$1,250$1,750 
ToyotaPrius c$1,250   
ToyotaPrius Plug-in$5,900$500 
ToyotaPrius v$2,000$1,250 
ToyotaRAV4$1,500$500 
ToyotaSienna$1,500$2,000 
ToyotaTacoma$500   
ToyotaTundra$3,500$2,500$750
ToyotaVenza$2,600$1,500 
VolkswagenBeetle$3,000$2,250 
VolkswagenBeetle Convertible  $2,250 
VolkswagenCC$2,000$3,500 
VolkswagenEos$2,000$1,500 
VolkswagenGLI$1,250   
VolkswagenGolf$500$1,000 
VolkswagenGolf R$500$500 
VolkswagenGTI$750$1,500 
VolkswagenJetta$1,250$2,000 
VolkswagenJetta GLI  $500 
VolkswagenJetta Hybrid  $3,500 
VolkswagenJetta SportWagen$500$750 
VolkswagenPassat$1,250$2,000 
VolkswagenRoutan$6,500   
VolkswagenTiguan$1,500$2,000 
VolkswagenTouareg$4,500$3,000 
VolvoC70  $4,500 
VolvoS60  $3,000$1,000
VolvoS80  $3,750$1,000
VolvoXC60  $2,500$1,000
VolvoXC70  $1,000$1,000
VolvoXC90  $2,750$1,000

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