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Largest Hidden Dealer Rebates

August 21, 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

VehicleHidden Rebate
2014 Nissan GT-R$10,000
2014 Acura RLX$6,750
2014 Porsche Panamera$6,300
2014 Chrysler 200$5,000
2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet$5,000
2014 Volkswagen Touareg$5,000
2014 BMW 7 Series$4,000
2014 BMW ActiveHybrid 7$4,000
2014 BMW ALPINA B7$4,000
2014 Acura TL$3,750
2014 Volkswagen Passat$3,500
2014 Infiniti Q60 Coupe$3,250
2014 Acura ILX$3,000
2014 Acura ILX Hybrid$3,000
2014 Audi A8$3,000
2014 Audi S8$3,000
2014 Infiniti QX80$3,000
2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid$3,000
2014 Volvo S80$3,000
2014 Volvo XC60$3,000
2014 BMW 5 Series$2,500
2014 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo$2,500
2014 BMW ActiveHybrid 5$2,500
2014 BMW M5$2,500
2014 Infiniti Q60 Convertible$2,500
2014 Lexus RX 350$2,500
2014 Lexus RX 450h$2,500
2014 Toyota Camry$2,500
2014 Volvo S60$2,500
2014 Toyota Sienna$2,250
2014 Volkswagen CC$2,250
2014 BMW 3 Series$2,000
2014 Hyundai Equus$2,000
2014 Infiniti Q70$2,000
2014 Infiniti QX70$2,000
2014 Mazda Mazda2$2,000
2014 Mazda Mazda5$2,000
2014 Toyota Venza$2,000
2014 Volvo XC70$2,000
2014 Volvo XC90$2,000
2014 Infiniti Q50$1,750
2014 Toyota Prius$1,750
2014 Subaru Legacy$1,575
2014 Acura TSX$1,500
2014 Acura TSX Sport Wagon$1,500
2014 Honda Pilot$1,500
2014 Infiniti QX50$1,500
2014 Infiniti QX60$1,500
2014 Toyota Avalon$1,500
2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid$1,500
2014 Volkswagen Jetta$1,500
2014 Subaru Tribeca$1,250
2014 Toyota RAV4$1,250
2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid$1,250
2014 Acura RDX$1,000
2014 BMW 2 Series$1,000
2014 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo$1,000
2014 BMW 4 Series$1,000
2014 Honda Accord$1,000
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid$1,000
2014 Hyundai Genesis$1,000
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata$1,000
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander$1,000
2014 Toyota Prius v$1,000
2014 Volkswagen Beetle$1,000
2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible$1,000
2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI$1,000
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan$1,000

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- 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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