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10 Best New Car Deals for September

With car sales slowing, inventory building up, and incentives increasing - there are some great deals to be had. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) put together a list of what they consider the best lease and cash-back deals this month on popular and well-rated vehicles.

Lease deals include monthly payments as low as $199 per month with $2,499 down on vehicles such as the 2018 Acura ILX. And you can get as much as $4,500 cash back when purchasing vehicles such as the 2017 Ford Focus. KBB's top 10 deals for September are below.

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

Lease Deals

RankYearMakeModelMSRPFair PriceTermMonthly PaymentAmount Due at Signing
2 2018 Acura ILX $29,095 $25,02836 months $199 $2,499
6 2018 Toyota RAV4 $25,705 $23,679 36 months $229 $1,999
7 2018 Chevrolet Equinox $27,695 $26,044 39 months $189 $4,059
8 2019 Hyundai Veloster $26,285 $25,157 36 months $199 $2,299
10 2018 Cadillac ATS $36,490 $34,319 27 months $299 $1,839

Cash Back Deals, Finance Deals

RankYearMakeModelMSRPFair Price Cash Back or Financing Deal
1 2017 Ford Focus $19,050 $17,471 $4,500 cash back
3 2018 Jeep Compass $25,390 $23,897 $3,750 cash back
4 2018 Kia Optima $23,495 $22,313 $3,500 cash back
5 2018 Ford Escape $26,695 $25,139 $4,000 cash back
9 2018 Nissan Rogue $25,795 $24,051 0% plus $500 cash back
*Tax, title, license extra.

3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

The 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:

Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted Network

Select the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Select Vehicle to Get Local Pricing

Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirect

TrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.

Step 3 Complete my Checklist

Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

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About The Author

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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