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Largest Hidden Dealer Rebates

May 29, 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 2014 Models

2014 ModelHidden Rebate
BMW 6 Series$7,500
BMW M6$7,500
Acura RLX$6,750
Volkswagen Touareg$5,000
Volkswagen CC$4,500
Volkswagen Passat$4,000
Acura TL$3,750
Mazda CX-9$3,500
Infiniti Q60 Coupe$3,250
Acura ILX$3,000
Acura ILX Hybrid$3,000
Audi A8$3,000
Audi S8$3,000
Infiniti QX80$3,000
Toyota Camry Hybrid$3,000
Infiniti Q60 Convertible$2,500
Toyota Camry$2,500
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid$2,500
Toyota Sienna$2,250
BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe$2,000
BMW M6 Gran Coupe$2,000
BMW X3$2,000
Cadillac CTS Coupe$2,000
Cadillac CTS Wagon$2,000
Cadillac CTS-V$2,000
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe$2,000
Cadillac CTS-V Wagon$2,000
Cadillac Escalade$2,000
Cadillac Escalade ESV$2,000
Hyundai Equus$2,000
Infiniti Q70$2,000
Infiniti QX70$2,000
Mazda Mazda2$2,000
Mazda Mazda5$2,000
Volvo S80$2,000
Volvo XC60$2,000
Volvo XC90$2,000
Toyota Prius$1,750
Volkswagen Tiguan$1,750
Acura TSX$1,500
BMW X1$1,500
Infiniti Q50$1,500
Infiniti QX50$1,500
Infiniti QX60$1,500
Subaru Impreza$1,500
Subaru Legacy$1,500
Toyota Venza$1,500
Volkswagen Jetta$1,500
Volvo S60$1,500

Hidden Rebates on Leftover 2013 Models

2013 ModelHidden Rebate
Ford Focus Electric$10,000
Audi A8$8,000
Audi S8$8,000
Chevrolet Volt$6,500
Cadillac XTS$6,000
Infiniti G Coupe$6,000
Toyota Prius Plug-in$6,000
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD$5,600
Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD$5,600
GMC Sierra 2500HD$5,600
GMC Sierra 3500HD$5,600
Cadillac CTS$5,500
Cadillac CTS Coupe$5,500
Cadillac CTS Wagon$5,500
Cadillac CTS-V$5,500
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe$5,500
Cadillac CTS-V Wagon$5,500
Ford Flex$5,500
Ford Taurus$5,500
Cadillac ATS$5,000
Cadillac Escalade$5,000
Cadillac Escalade ESV$5,000
Cadillac Escalade EXT$5,000
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid$5,000
Infiniti EX$5,000
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet$5,000
Acura TL$4,500
Chevrolet Silverado 1500$4,500
GMC Sierra 1500$4,500
GMC Yukon$4,500
GMC Yukon Hybrid$4,500
Infiniti QX$4,500
Volvo C70$4,500
Nissan Armada$4,400
Audi A6$4,000
Audi A7$4,000
Audi S6$4,000
Audi S7$4,000
Chevrolet Tahoe$4,000
Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid$4,000
Ford Mustang$4,000
Infiniti FX$4,000
Infiniti M$4,000
Land Rover LR4$4,000
Volkswagen Beetle$3,750
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible$3,750
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid$3,750
Cadillac SRX$3,500
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid$3,500
Dodge Dart$3,500
GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid$3,500
GMC Yukon XL$3,500
Infiniti G Convertible$3,500
Infiniti JX$3,500
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque$3,500
Lexus CT 200h$3,500
Nissan Maxima$3,500
Nissan Murano$3,500
Volkswagen CC$3,500
Lexus GX 460$3,200
Lexus LS 460$3,200
Lexus LS 600h L$3,200
Audi A4$3,000
Audi A5$3,000
Audi allroad$3,000
Audi S4$3,000
Audi S5$3,000
Audi TT$3,000
Audi TTS$3,000
Chevrolet Suburban$3,000
Land Rover Range Rover Sport$3,000
Nissan 370Z$3,000
Volkswagen Touareg$3,000

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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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