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Largest Hidden Dealer Rebates

April 30, 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 Maximum Hidden Rebate
2015 Jaguar XJ $10,000
2015 Acura RLX $6,250
2015 Volkswagen CC $4,250
2015 Jaguar XF $4,000
2015 Volkswagen Tiguan $3,750
2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class $3,500
2015 Porsche Panamera $3,400
2015 Volkswagen Passat $3,250
2015 Acura ILX $3,000
2015 Jaguar F-TYPE $3,000
2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class $3,000
2015 Honda Pilot $2,750
2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class $2,500
2015 Toyota Prius $2,500
2015 Honda Crosstour $2,250
2015 Toyota Prius v $2,250
2015 Mazda Mazda5 $2,000
2015 Mazda Mazda6 $2,000
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class $2,000
2015 Toyota Venza $2,000
2015 Toyota Avalon $1,750
2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid $1,750
2015 Acura RDX $1,500
2015 Honda Odyssey $1,500
2015 Lincoln MKZ $1,500
2015 Mazda CX-5 $1,500
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class $1,500
2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class $1,500
2015 Toyota Camry $1,500
2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid $1,500
2015 Volkswagen Beetle $1,500
2015 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible $1,500
2015 Volkswagen Jetta $1,500

Largest Hidden Rebates: 2014 Modles

Vehicle Maximum Hidden Rebate
2014 Cadillac ELR $20,000
2014 Jaguar XJ $11,000
2014 Jaguar XK $11,000
2014 Audi S8 $9,000
2014 Infiniti Q70 $9,000
2014 Audi A8 $8,000
2014 Nissan Leaf $7,500
2014 Jaguar F-TYPE $7,000
2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet $7,000
2014 Jaguar XF $6,500
2014 Cadillac CTS $6,000
2014 Cadillac XTS $6,000
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD $6,000
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD $6,000
2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD $6,000
2014 GMC Sierra 3500HD $6,000
2014 Chrysler Town and Country $5,750
2014 Ford Taurus $5,500
2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in $5,200
2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV $5,000
2014 Hyundai Equus $5,000
2014 Lexus LS 460 $4,800
2014 Lexus LS 600h L $4,800
2014 Infiniti QX70 $4,500
2014 Audi A6 $4,000
2014 Audi A7 $4,000
2014 Audi S6 $4,000
2014 Audi S7 $4,000
2014 Cadillac ATS $4,000
2014 Cadillac Escalade $4,000
2014 Chrysler 200 $4,000
2014 Ford Focus $4,000
2014 GMC Sierra 1500 $4,000
2014 Volkswagen Touareg $3,750
2014 Chevrolet Suburban $3,500
2014 Chevrolet Tahoe $3,500
2014 Dodge Journey $3,500
2014 FIAT 500 $3,500
2014 Ford Mustang $3,500
2014 GMC Yukon $3,500
2014 GMC Yukon XL $3,500
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque $3,500
2014 Lexus GS 350 $3,500
2014 Lexus GS 450h $3,500
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV $3,500

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

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

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan


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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