New Incentives for July 2018
This week I sifted through new incentives offered by the major car companies to determine what's changed since last month (not much has changed, only a few manufacturers have updated incentives)
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||Increased dealer cash by up to $3,500 on 2018 TLX, and up to $3,250 on the 2018 RLX|
|Audi||New complimentary 1st month payment on A3-A6, Q3 - Q7. $1,000 dealer cash on 2018 Q7|
|BMW||Introduced lease deals on 2019 2-Series, 3-Series, 4-Series, X6, and 5-Series.|
|Buick||12% off MSRP on 2018 Enclave. $2,500 rebate on all remaining 2017 models.|
|Chevrolet||11% - 20% off MSRP deals on 2018 Cruze, Equinox, Impla, and Silverado 1500.|
|Ford||New $500 bonus cash on 2017/2018 Transit. Increased rebate on 2018 Focus by $500 in some regions.|
|Honda||Reduced lease cash on 2018 Civic. Increased lease cash on 2018 Clarity, and Odyssey|
|Hyundai||No major changes in incentives|
|Jeep||$1,750 lease cash on 2019 Cherokee. $1,000 bonus on 2018 Compass|
|Mazda||$500 finance bonus on 2018 Mazda3. Increased lease cash on 2018 Mazda3, decreased lease cash on 2018 Mazda3 hatchback, Mazda6.|
|Mercedes||Reduced lease payment by $30/month on GLE. Removed summer bonus cash on 2018 S-class, and 2017 GLC|
|Ram||$1,000 lease cash on 2019 Ram 1500|
|Subaru||$450 dealer cash on 2018 Forester|
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:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect 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).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, 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 ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid