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Largest Hidden Dealer Rebates

March 12, 2015

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. 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 see the best prices being offered by local dealers.

Largest Hidden Rebates: 2015 Modles

Vehicle Max Hidden Rebate Expires
2015 Acura RLX $6,250 5/11/15
2015 Volkswagen Passat $4,000 3/31/15
2015 Volkswagen CC $3,750 3/31/15
2015 Volkswagen Tiguan $3,500 3/31/15
2015 Acura ILX $3,000 5/11/15
2015 Jaguar XJ $3,000 3/31/15
2015 Honda Pilot $2,750 4/13/15
2015 Volvo S60 $2,500 3/31/15
2015 Honda Crosstour $2,250 4/13/15
2015 Volvo XC60 $2,250 3/31/15
2015 Mazda Mazda6 $2,000 3/31/15
2015 Toyota Prius $2,000 3/31/15
2015 Toyota Venza $2,000 3/31/15
2015 Volvo V60 $2,000 3/31/15
2015 Volvo XC70 $2,000 3/31/15
2015 Acura RDX $1,500 5/11/15
2015 Honda Odyssey $1,500 4/13/15
2015 Mazda CX-5 $1,500 3/31/15
2015 Toyota Camry $1,500 3/31/15
2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid $1,500 3/31/15
2015 Volkswagen Beetle $1,500 3/31/15
2015 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible $1,500 3/31/15
2015 Toyota Sienna $1,250 3/31/15
2015 Honda Accord $1,000 4/13/15
2015 Honda Accord Hybrid $1,000 4/13/15
2015 Toyota Avalon $1,000 3/31/15
2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid $1,000 3/31/15
2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in $1,000 3/31/15
2015 Honda Civic $900 4/13/15
2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek $800 3/31/15
2015 Acura TLX $750 5/11/15
2015 Infiniti Q40 $750 3/31/15
2015 Infiniti Q60 Convertible $750 3/31/15
2015 Infiniti Q60 Coupe $750 3/31/15
2015 Infiniti QX50 $750 3/31/15
2015 Infiniti QX70 $750 3/31/15
2015 Infiniti QX80 $750 3/31/15
2015 Mazda Mazda3 $750 3/31/15
2015 Subaru Impreza $750 3/31/15
2015 Toyota Corolla $750 3/31/15
2015 Volkswagen Golf $750 3/31/15
2015 Volvo S80 $750 3/31/15

Largest Hidden Rebates: 2014 Modles

Vehicle Max Hidden Rebate Expires
2014 Cadillac ELR $20,000 4/30/15
2014 Jaguar XJ $11,000 12/31/15
2014 Jaguar XK $11,000 12/31/15
2014 Audi S8 $9,000 4/1/15
2014 Infiniti Q70 $9,000 12/31/15
2014 Audi A8 $8,000 4/1/15
2014 Nissan Leaf $7,500 12/31/15
2014 Jaguar F-TYPE $7,000 12/31/15
2014 Jaguar XF $6,500 12/31/15
2014 Cadillac CTS $6,000 4/30/15
2014 Ford Taurus $5,500 12/31/15
2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in $5,200 12/31/15
2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV $5,000 4/30/15
2014 Cadillac XTS $5,000 4/30/15
2014 Lexus LS 460 $4,800 12/31/15
2014 Lexus LS 600h L $4,800 12/31/15
2014 Infiniti QX70 $4,500 12/31/15
2014 Audi A6 $4,000 4/1/15
2014 Audi A7 $4,000 4/1/15
2014 Audi S6 $4,000 4/1/15
2014 Audi S7 $4,000 4/1/15
2014 Cadillac ATS $4,000 4/30/15
2014 Cadillac Escalade $4,000 4/30/15
2014 Chrysler 200 $4,000 12/31/15
2014 Ford Focus $4,000 12/31/15
2014 Ford Mustang $3,500 12/31/15
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque $3,500 3/31/15
2014 Lexus GS 350 $3,500 12/31/15
2014 Lexus GS 450h $3,500 12/31/15
2014 Audi A4 $3,000 4/1/15
2014 Audi A5 $3,000 4/1/15
2014 Audi allroad $3,000 4/1/15
2014 Audi S4 $3,000 4/1/15
2014 Audi S5 $3,000 4/1/15
2014 Cadillac CTS Coupe $3,000 4/30/15
2014 Cadillac CTS Wagon $3,000 4/30/15
2014 Cadillac CTS-V $3,000 4/30/15
2014 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe $3,000 4/30/15
2014 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon $3,000 4/30/15
2014 Honda Crosstour $3,000 12/31/15
2014 Toyota Avalon $3,000 12/31/15
2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid $3,000 12/31/15
2014 Toyota Prius v $3,000 3/31/15
2014 Volkswagen CC $3,000 3/31/15
2014 Volkswagen Touareg $3,000 3/31/15
2014 Infiniti QX50 $2,750 12/31/15
2014 Lexus ES 300h $2,750 12/31/15
2014 Lexus ES 350 $2,750 12/31/15
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV $2,500 3/31/15
2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid $2,500 12/31/15
2014 Toyota Prius c $2,500 3/31/15
2014 Toyota Prius v $2,500 12/31/15
2014 Toyota Venza $2,500 12/31/15
2014 Volkswagen Beetle $2,500 3/31/15
2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible $2,500 3/31/15
2014 Lexus CT 200h $2,400 12/31/15
2014 Lexus LX 570 $2,400 12/31/15
2014 Toyota Sienna $2,250 12/31/15
2014 Cadillac SRX $2,000 4/30/15
2014 Ford Explorer $2,000 12/31/15
2014 Land Rover LR2 $2,000 3/31/15
2014 Toyota Avalon $2,000 3/31/15
2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid $2,000 3/31/15
2014 Toyota Camry $2,000 12/31/15
2014 Toyota Prius $2,000 12/31/15
2014 Toyota Tundra $2,000 12/31/15
2014 Audi Q7 $1,500 4/1/15
2014 Audi TT $1,500 4/1/15
2014 Audi TTS $1,500 4/1/15
2014 Honda Accord $1,500 12/31/15
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid $1,500 12/31/15
2014 Nissan Quest $1,500 12/31/15
2014 Volkswagen Eos $1,500 3/31/15
2014 Volkswagen Golf $1,500 3/31/15
2014 Volkswagen GTI $1,500 3/31/15
2014 Volkswagen Jetta $1,500 3/31/15
2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI $1,500 3/31/15
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen $1,500 3/31/15
2014 Volkswagen Passat $1,500 3/31/15
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan $1,500 3/31/15

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