CARS.COM — For deal-seeking shoppers, October may be a bit of a head-scratcher. Amid the fall colors and pumpkin-flavored everything, you’d think the month would signal steep discounts as dealers clear the outgoing model-year inventory and ramp up for the incoming year. But according to Autodata Corp., the past five Octobers have been unremarkable months for new-car incentives.
Still, 2016 could be different. Incentives this year have skyrocketed faster than Kenneth Bone memes: Autodata says this summer saw higher per-vehicle incentives than any month over the past five years. In September, automakers shelled out a ludicrous $3,690 per new car, up $312 versus August and $546 versus September 2015. By J.D. Power and Associates’ count, incentives in September hit their highest level ever. Even if October is lackluster, shoppers should still find some good deals.
For starters, check out these offers. All of them expire Oct. 31, according to Automotive News.