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Largest Hidden Dealer Rebates

October 2, 2014

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 getting the rebate, the dealer gets to keep it - all while remaining hidden from the car buyer.

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 discount.

The following is a list of vehicles with the largest hidden dealer rebates available right now - 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 TrueCar and Edmunds Price Promise to get online pricing from local dealers.

Hidden Rebates on 2015 Models

VehicleHidden Rebate
2015 Acura RLX$5,500
2015 Acura ILX$1,000
2015 Infiniti QX70$1,000
2015 Volvo S80$1,000
2015 Volvo S60$750
2015 Volvo XC60$750
2015 BMW X1$500
2015 Infiniti QX50$500
2015 Mazda CX-5$500
2015 Mazda Mazda6$500
2015 Mitsubishi Lancer$500
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander$500
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport$500
2015 Volvo V60$500
2015 Volvo XC70$500

Hidden Rebates on 2014 Models

YearMakeModelDealer Cash
2014NissanGT-R$10,000
2014PorschePanamera$6,300
2014JaguarXJ$6,000
2014CadillacEscalade ESV$5,000
2014NissanMurano CrossCabriolet$5,000
2014VolkswagenTouareg$5,000
2014VolkswagenCC$4,250
2014InfinitiQ70$4,200
2014CadillacEscalade$4,000
2014VolkswagenPassat$3,500
2014InfinitiQ60 Coupe$3,250
2014AudiA8$3,000
2014AudiS8$3,000
2014InfinitiQX80$3,000
2014JaguarF-Type$3,000
2014JaguarXK$3,000
2014ToyotaCamry Hybrid$3,000
2014VolvoS80$2,750
2014VolvoXC60$2,750
2014InfinitiQ50$2,500
2014InfinitiQ60 Convertible$2,500
2014LexusRX 350$2,500
2014LexusRX 450h$2,500
2014ToyotaCamry$2,500
2014VolkswagenBeetle$2,500
2014VolkswagenBeetle Convertible$2,500
2014VolkswagenJetta Hybrid$2,500
2014ToyotaSienna$2,250
2014VolvoS60$2,250
2014HyundaiEquus$2,000
2014InfinitiQX70$2,000
2014MazdaMazda2$2,000
2014MazdaMazda5$2,000
2014Mitsubishii-MiEV$2,000
2014ToyotaVenza$2,000
2014VolkswagenEos$2,000
2014VolkswagenGolf$2,000
2014VolkswagenGTI$2,000
2014ToyotaPrius$1,750
2014VolkswagenJetta$1,750
2014VolvoXC70$1,750
2014HondaAccord$1,500
2014HondaAccord Hybrid$1,500
2014HondaPilot$1,500
2014InfinitiQX50$1,500
2014InfinitiQX60$1,500
2014SubaruImpreza$1,500
2014ToyotaAvalon$1,500
2014ToyotaAvalon Hybrid$1,500
2014VolkswagenJetta GLI$1,500
2014VolkswagenTiguan$1,500
2014FordEdge$1,250
2014Ford TotalF-450 Super Duty$1,250
2014ToyotaRAV4$1,250
2014HondaOdyssey$1,000
2014HyundaiGenesis$1,000
2014HyundaiSonata Hybrid$1,000
2014MazdaMX-5 Miata$1,000
2014MitsubishiOutlander$1,000
2014SubaruOutback$1,000
2014SubaruTribeca$1,000
2014SubaruXV Crosstrek$1,000
2014ToyotaPrius v$1,000
2014VolkswagenJetta SportWagen$1,000
2014VolvoXC90$1,000

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TrueCar No-Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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