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Best End of Year Car Deals

December 27, 2018

'Tis the season for great shopping deals, and cars are no exception! If you're in the market for a new car, this is usually the best time of year to maximize savings, as car dealerships want to hit their yearly goals and get rid of their leftover 2018 vehicles to make room for 2019.

I scoured all advertised lease deals nationwide to find you the top 10 best "bang for your buck" lease deals available right now, and I did a bunch of data analysis on selling prices to determine the top 10 biggest discounts available on new cars nationwide (and show you which region they're available in.

Check out their list below - and as always, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to quickly see the lowest prices being offered in your local are.

Best End of Year Car Lease Deals

Rank Vehicle Trim MSRP Monthly Payment $0 Down Bang for Buck
1 2018 Nissan Titan S CC 4x4 $40,735 $320 127
2 2018 Cadillac CT6 Luxury $63,065 $503 125
3 2019 Ram 1500 BIG Horn $43,890 $362 121
4 2018 Ford Escape SE $26,695 $227 117
5 2018 Dodge Charger SXT Plus $33,185 $287 116
6 2018 Nissan Armada SV 4x2 $47,795 $428 112
7 2018 Ford Edge SE $30,310 $271 112
8 2018 Acura ILX $29,095 $263 111
9 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT $28,690 $257 111
10 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT $44,890 $403 111

Best End of Year Car Purchase Deals

Rank Vehicle Trim Location MSRP Discount % Discount
1 2018 Ford F-150 XLT 2WD Reg Cab Southeast $34,795 $12,013 34.52%
2 2018 Ford Focus S Sedan New York $18,825 $5,387 28.63%
3 2018 Nissan Versa S Plus Florida $15,145 $4,239 27.99%
4 2018 FIAT 500 500e Hatchback California $34,290 $9,549 27.85%
5 2018 Ford Fiesta S Sedan Florida $15,080 $4,127 27.37%
6 2018 Chevrolet Trax LS Los Angeles $21,995 $5,998 27.27%
7 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan SE SF Bay $28,045 $7,473 26.65%
8 2018 Ram 1500 Express Quad Cab Texas $32,790 $8,708 26.55%
9 2018 Nissan Versa SV Florida $16,735 $4,425 26.44%
10 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SF Bay $22,935 $6,003 26.15%

 

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar and Edmunds 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

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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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