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Comparing Ford Rebates in 6 Cities

February 23, 2017

Car incentives can vary a lot depending on which region you live in. Due to local supply/demand situations, manufacturers are sometimes forced to offer better deals to move inventory in certain regions. This week, I'm trying something new with my data analysis - I wanted to see which regions offer the best cash-back rebates.

I took a deep dive with Ford incentives, compiling current cash back rebates on all 2017 and 2016 models in six different cities: (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle).

Sorry if the tables below look overwhelming, I tried to simplify things by color-coding the "good" and "bad" deals. Basically, the green ones are regions where rebates are better-than-average (light green = at least $500 more than average, dark green = at least $750 better than average, opposite for light red, and dark red).

Some interesting highlights: If you live in the Seattle area, you're not getting as good of a deal on the 2017 F-150, with average rebates of $750 LESS than the rest of the country. However, if you live in the Chicago area, rebates on the 2016 F-150 are up to $2,000 more than other areas of the country.

As always, I recommend using TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see the lowest prices your local dealers are willing to offer on these vehicles.

2017 Ford Cash Rebates by Region

VehicleAtlantaChicagoDallasMiamiNYSFSeattle
2017 C-MAX Energi$2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $3,000
2017 C-MAX Hybrid$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,500 $2,500
2017 Econoline$2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
2017 Edge $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $1,500 $2,500
2017 Escape$1,750 $3,500 $2,250 $3,500 $3,250 $3,000 $4,000
2017 Expedition $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 $6,000
2017 Explorer$1,000 $2,000 $1,500 $2,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,000
2017 F-150 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $500
2017 F-150 XL / XLT$4,000 $4,000 $4,000 $4,000 $4,000 $4,000 $3,250
2017 Fiesta$750 $750 $750 $750 $750 $750 $1,250
2017 Flex $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
2017 Focus$1,500 $1,750 $1,500 $2,000 $1,750 $1,250 $1,750
2017 Focus Electric$2,750 $2,750 $2,750 $2,750 $2,750 $2,750 $3,250
2017 Fusion$1,000 $1,500 $1,000 $1,000 $1,250 $1,250 $1,750
2017 Fusion Energi$2,250 $2,000 $2,250 $2,250 $2,250 $2,250 $2,750
2017 Fusion Hybrid $2,250 $2,000 $2,250 $2,250 $2,250 $2,750 $2,750
2017 Mustang$2,500 $2,000 $2,500 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
2017 Taurus$3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
2017 Transit $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
2017 Transit Connect Van $2,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600

2016 Ford Cash Rebates by Region

VehicleAtlantaChicagoDallasMiamiNYSFSeattle
2016 C-MAX Energi$5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $6,000
2016 C-MAX Hybrid$3,500 $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 $3,750 $4,250 $4,000
2016 Econoline$2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
2016 Edge $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $4,500 $5,000
2016 F-150 King Ranch$2,000 $4,200 $2,000 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
2016 F-150 LARIAT$2,550 $4,500 $2,550 $3,300 $3,300 $3,300 $3,300
2016 F-150 Limited$1,500 $3,700 $1,500 $2,500 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
2016 F-150 Platinum$2,000 $4,200 $2,000 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
2016 F-150 XL / XLT$4,500 $5,200 $4,500 $5,250 $5,250 $5,250 $5,250
2016 Fiesta$3,000 $2,500 $3,000 $4,000 $2,750 $2,750 $3,000
2016 Flex $2,000 $3,000 $2,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
2016 Focus$4,000 $3,000 $4,000 $4,000 $2,750 $3,000 $3,750
2016 Focus Electric$5,500 $7,000 $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $6,000
2016 Fusion Energi $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $5,750 $5,750 $6,000
2016 Mustang$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
2016 SuperDuty F-250 $5,250 $5,250 $5,250 $5,250 $5,250 $5,250 $5,250
2016 Taurus $5,250 $5,250 $5,250 $5,250 $5,250 $5,250 $5,250
2016 Transit Connect $4,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
2016 Transit Wagon$3,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, Edmunds, 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.
- Gregg Fidan

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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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