New Incentives for September 2018
This week I sifted through new incentives offered by the major car companies to determine what's changed since last month (a lot of increased bonus and cash back rebates)
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||Hidden $5,500 on remaining 2018 TLX and $2,500 on remaining 2018 RDX. Increased hidden cash on 2019 TLX. Increased lease bonus cash by $250 on 2019 TLX|
|Audi||Improved lease deal on 2018 Q7 3.0T|
|BMW||$3,000 incentive on 2019 3-Series Wagon, $5,000 on 2019 M5 Sedan.|
|Buick||$250 bonus on 2018 Cascada, Encore, LaCrosse, and Regal. $1,250 bonus cash on 2019 Encore and Envision|
|Chevrolet||Increased lease cash on 2018 Bolt to $3,000 and up to $6,900 on the 2018 Volt. 2019 Malibu now comes with $1,500 cash back.|
|Ford||0% financing up to 36 months on 2019 Edge, Fiesta, Flex, and Taurus. Increased cash back rebates between $500 and $2,000 on almost all models.|
|Honda||Boosted lease bonus cash slightly on Civic and CR-V. Increased hidden rebates on 2018 Pilot, Odyssey, and HR-V.|
|Hyundai||Increased cash back between $250 and $1,000 on 2018 Sonata, Ioniq Hybrid, 2019 Accent, and Veloster.|
|Jeep||Increased lease cash between $500 and $1,750 on 2018 Compass, Renegade, Grand Cherokee, and 2019 Cherokee.|
|Kia||Added cash back rebates of $2,000 on 2019 Sorento and Sportage.|
|Mazda||Lease payments on 2018 CX-5 and CX-9 rose by $10/month. Reduced customer cash on 2019 CX-3|
|Mercedes||Increased bonus cash on most models by at least $500.|
|Nissan||Increased cash back by up to $1,500 on 2018 Titan, Rogue Sport, 2019 Sentra, Frontier, and Armada.|
|Subaru||2019 Forester now comes with 3.49% financing. Reduced monthly lease payments on 2018 WRX and BRZ by $15/month.|
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- 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