New Incentives for April 2018
This week I sifted through new incentives offered by the major car companies to determine what's changed since last month.
Below, you'll find the highlights for each brand. Keep in mind there can be regional differences, so some of these changes may not be available in your area.
New Incentives & Changes for April 2018
|Brand||What's New for February 2018|
|Acura||No major changes from last month|
|Audi||Increased hidden dealer cash by at least $1,000 on nearly all models, some by an additional $5,000 (2017 A6). The 2017 Q3 and Q5 have gotten a decrease in dealer cash.|
|BMW||Increased cash rebates by $1,500 on 2-,3-,4-,5-series. Decreased cash back on X3, X5, X6|
|Buick||2018 Enclave lease deal decreased by $30/month. Increased bonus cash on 2017 Cascada, Enclave, Encore, Envision, LaCrosse and Regal|
|Cadillac||Increased cash rebates by up to $2,000 on 2017 ATS, CT6, CTS, Escalade, and XTS|
|Chevrolet||20% off MSRP on 2018 Cruze and Malibu. New 0% for up to 72 months financing on 2018 Silverado|
|Ford||0% for up to 72 months on 2018 Focus Electric. Added $1,500 bonus cash on 2018 Fiesta and Escape. Increased cash back on 2018 Taurus, Edge, Explorer.|
|Honda||Bonus cash removed from 2018 Accord, Civic, Clarity, and Fit|
|Hyundai||Increased cash rebates on 2018 Accent, Tucson, Santa Fe.|
|Jeep||No major changes from last month|
|Kia||0.9% for up to 60 months on 2019 Sorento.|
|Lexus||Introduced loyalty bonuses of $1,000 on 2018 RXL|
|Mazda||Got rid of cash rebate on 2018 MX-5. $500 cash backon 2018 Mazda6|
|Mercedes||Increased hidden dealer cash on 2018 C-Class, GLC-Class, 2017 S63. Decreased lease payment on 2018 CLA45 by $30/month|
|Nissan||Increased cash rebate on 2017 Titan by $2,000. Increased loyalty cash by $500 on 2018 Altima.|
|Ram||New Lease deal available on 2019 Ram 1500|
|Subaru||Hidden dealer rebates on 2018 Forester, Impreza, Outback, and 2017 BRZ, Outback, and WRX|
|Toyota||Increased lease cash on many models.|
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- 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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