CARS.COM — Ready to put that holiday bonus to good use? (Make sure it’s really coming, Griswold.) December can be a good time to shop as automakers look to end the year strong. Indeed, new-car incentives have returned from early-autumn lulls to strong Decembers in four of the past five years, Autodata Corp. reports. And discounts are already sky-high: November’s sales increase came amid incentives of $3,741 per car. That’s up 21 percent versus November 2015 and tops 2016’s previous monthly record ($3,690 in September).
All signs point toward plenty of December deals, so this is a good month to car shop. If it’s a gift, you can even put a big bow on it like in the car ads. We also suspect it would go over better than a membership to the jelly of the month club.
For the best deals this month, try these on for size. All of them expire Jan. 3, 2016.