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10 Best New Car Deals for December

December 15, 2016

December is a great time to buy a new car - dealers are trying to get rid of remaining 2016 models to make room for the 2017 models, plus manufacturers are trying to end the year with strong sales and offering big incentives.

Kelley Blue Book (KBB) put together a list of what they consider the best lease and cash-back deals this month on popular vehicles. Lease deals include monthly payments as low as $179 with $1,449 down on vehicles such as the 2016 Hyundai Sonata. And you can get as much as $5,000 cash when purchasing vehicles such as the 2016 Jeep Cherokee. The top 10 deals for December are below.

To maximize your deal, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see what your local region is offering.

Lease Deals

RankYearMakeModelMSRPLease TermMonthly Payment4Amount Due at 
12016HyundaiSonata$22,585 36 months$179/month$1,449 down
22017BuickEnvision$43,245 36 months$299/month$3,259 down
42016InfinitiQ50$38,555 39 months$279/month$2,499 down
62016ToyotaAvalon$33,515 36 months$269/month$1,999 down
82017AcuraILX$28,930 39 months$219/month$2,499 down
92016ToyotaPrius$28,965 36 months$229/month$1,999 down

Cash Back Deals, Finance Deals

RankYearMakeModelMSRPCash Back or Financing Deal5
32016HyundaiVeloster$18,835 $4,000 cash back
52016JeepCherokee$26,290 $5,000 cash back
72016FordFocus$19,390 $3,000 cash back
102016NissanAltima$23,765 0% financing plus $1,000 cash back
*Tax, title, license extra.

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, and 1-800 Car Show 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.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- 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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