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Cars With the Largest Incentives Increases

Good news for car buyers: Incentives are starting to rise. All car brands with the exception of Mazda, Volvo, Volkswagen, and Dodge increased incentives last month.

The average increase was 8.13%, but Infiniti increased theirs by a whopping 64% while Lexus added nearly 26% in additional spiffs.

The climate for car buyers is getting more favorable. Sales last month were decent, but didn't meet analysts' expectations. With several newly redesigned models coming out this fall, incentives on the leftover models are sure to increase.

By using a tool like the RydeShopper, you're able to see the best deals available in your local area.

Incentives Increases Last Month

Brand April Incentives May IncentivesChange
Infiniti$1,942$3,18664.06%
Lexus$1,807$2,27425.84%
Suzuki$1,439$1,71218.97%
Audi$1,385$1,60816.10%
Honda$1,157$1,33515.38%
Acura$1,894$2,15513.78%
Toyota$1,360$1,54713.75%
Nissan$2,087$2,36713.42%
Ford$2,307$2,56211.05%
Kia$1,319$1,45610.39%
Jeep$1,697$1,8599.55%
BMW$3,521$3,8479.26%
Buick$2,859$3,1168.99%
MINI$743$8088.75%
Industry Avg.$2,055$2,2228.13%
Lincoln$4,157$4,3975.77%
Cadillac$3,682$3,8484.51%
Hyundai$982$1,0173.56%
Chevrolet$3,324$3,4273.10%
Chrysler$3,026$3,1122.84%
Scion$379$3892.64%
Subaru$502$5132.19%
Ram$3,899$3,9671.74%
GMC$3,529$3,5590.85%
Mercedes$2,587$2,6070.77%
Mitsubishi$2,149$2,1620.60%
Dodge$2,393$2,390-0.13%
Volkswagen$868$808-6.91%
Volvo$1,835$1,609-12.32%
Mazda$1,991$1,634-17.93%

Use the RydeShopper to see the best deals available in your local area.






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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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