The Best Incentives Among Mid-size Cars
This is also the most competitive segment, which means there's always some good incentives available. This year, the competition is really heating up due to several redesigns being introduced.
The leftover models have cash-back rebates as high as $3,000 - lease deals as low as $189/month - and extra cash bonuses as high as $1,810.
I created the following chart to make it easy for you to compare all the current incentives side-by-side. Please note that incentives will vary depending on where you live, so these may not be available in your local area.
Be sure to use the RydeShopper to see the exact rebates in your area and take full advantage of these offers.
Incentives on 2012 Models
|Vehicle||Cash Back||Financing||Lease Deal||Term||Down||Other Bonuses|
|2012 Chevrolet Malibu||$3,000||0.0% / 60 mos||$1,000 Dealer Cash|
|2012 Ford Fusion||$2,250||0.0% / 60 mos||$1,000 Loan Cash|
|2012 Suzuki Kizashi||$1,500||0.0% / 72 mos||$189/month||36 mos||$2,799||$500 Student Bonus|
|2012 Nissan Altima||$1,500||0.0% 60 months||$1,810 Lease Bonus|
|2012 Volkswagen Passat||0.9% / 60 mos||$1,750 Lease Bonus|
|2012 Toyota Camry||2.9% / 60 mos||$219/month||36 mos||$1,130||$1,000 Student Bonus|
|2012 Honda Accord||1.9% / 60 mos||$219/month||36 mos||$1,999||$1,250 Dealer Cash|
|2012 Hyundai Sonata||1.9% / 60 mos||$199/month||36 mos||$1,999||$1,000 Loan Cash|
|2012 Kia Optima||1.9% / 60 mos||$189/month||36 mos||$2,499||$1,000 Conquest Cash|
Incentives on 2013 Models
|Vehicle||Cash Rebate||Financing||Lease Deal||Term||Down||Other Bonuses|
|2013 Hyundai Sonata||0.9% up to 36 months||$199/month||36 months||$2,299||$500 Loyalty Cash|
|2013 Chevrolet Malibu||2.9% up to 60 months||$1,000 Conquest Cash|
|2013 Nissan Altima||$500 Student Bonus|
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
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- Gregg Fidan
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- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
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- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid