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Largest Hidden Dealer Rebates

December 18, 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 $15,000. 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.

Largest Hidden Rebates: December 2014

YEARMAKEMODEL HIDDEN REBATE
2014CadillacELR$15,000
2014JaguarXJ$11,000
2013DodgeSRT Viper$10,000
2013FordFocus$10,000
2013InfinitiM$10,000
2015NissanGT-R$10,000
2014JaguarXK$9,000
2014InfinitiQ70$9,000
2014AudiS8$8,000
2013FordFusion Energi$8,000
2014NissanLeaf$7,500
2014AudiA8$7,000
2014JaguarF-TYPE$7,000
2013ChevroletSilverado 2500HD$6,750
2013ChevroletSilverado 3500HD$6,750
2013GMCSierra 2500HD$6,750
2013GMCSierra 3500HD$6,750
2013Chrysler300$6,500
2013ChevroletVolt$6,500
2014JaguarXF$6,500
2014PorschePanamera$6,300
2013FordExpedition$6,250
2013ToyotaPrius Plug-in$6,000
2013InfinitiG Convertible$6,000
2013InfinitiG Coupe$6,000
2014LexusLS 460$6,000
2014LexusLS 600h L$6,000
2015AcuraRLX$5,500
2013FordF-450 Super Duty$5,500
2013FordFlex$5,500
2013FordTaurus$5,500
2014CadillacEscalade ESV$5,000
2013CadillacCTS$5,000
2013CadillacCTS Coupe$5,000
2013CadillacCTS Wagon$5,000
2013CadillacCTS-V$5,000
2013CadillacCTS-V Coupe$5,000
2013CadillacCTS-V Wagon$5,000
2013CadillacXTS$5,000
2013InfinitiEX$5,000
2014NissanMurano CrossCabriolet$5,000
2013Nissan370Z$4,650
2013ChevroletSilverado 1500$4,500
2013GMCSierra 1500$4,500
2013GMCYukon$4,500
2013GMCYukon Hybrid$4,500
2013ChevroletCorvette$4,500
2013FordC-Max Energi$4,500
2013FordF-250 Super Duty$4,500
2013FordF-350 Super Duty$4,500
2014InfinitiQX70$4,500
2013InfinitiQX$4,500
2013VolvoC70$4,500
2013FIAT500$4,250
2013InfinitiFX$4,000
2014CadillacEscalade$4,000
2013CadillacATS$4,000
2013CadillacEscalade$4,000
2013CadillacEscalade ESV$4,000
2013CadillacEscalade EXT$4,000
2013CadillacEscalade Hybrid$4,000
2013ChevroletTahoe$4,000
2013ChevroletTahoe Hybrid$4,000
2013FordC-Max Hybrid$4,000
2013FordEdge$4,000
2013FordMustang$4,000
2013InfinitiG Sedan$4,000
2013Ram2500$3,750
2013Ram3500$3,750
2013DodgeCharger$3,500
2014AudiA6$3,500
2014AudiS6$3,500
2013ChevroletImpala$3,500
2013ChevroletSilverado 1500 Hybrid$3,500
2013GMCSierra 1500 Hybrid$3,500
2014InfinitiQX60$3,500
2013InfinitiJX$3,500
2014Land RoverRange Rover Evoque$3,500
2013NissanMaxima$3,500
2013NissanMurano$3,500
2014VolkswagenTouareg$3,500
2015PorschePanamera$3,400
2013FordEscape$3,250
2013HyundaiSonata Hybrid$3,000
2014AudiA7$3,000
2014AudiS7$3,000
2013CadillacSRX$3,000
2013ChevroletSuburban$3,000
2013DodgeAvenger$3,000
2013DodgeDart$3,000
2013FordE-Series Van$3,000
2013FordE-Series Wagon$3,000
2014HondaCrosstour$3,000
2014InfinitiQX80$3,000
2015JaguarXJ$3,000
2014LexusCT 200h$3,000
2014LexusLX 570$3,000
2013NissanArmada$3,000
2013NissanNV$3,000
2014VolkswagenCC$3,000