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Incentives And Rebates

What Were the Best-Selling Cars in 2017?

By Kelsey Mays on January 5, 2018

CARS.COM — What goes up, must come down — or at least plateau. After seven consecutive years of gains, U.S. new-car sales fell in 2017. The dip was modest — 1.8 percent, by Aut... Read More
Got Good Credit? Your Car-Loan Interest Rate May Depend on It

By Kelsey Mays on January 3, 2018

CARS.COM — Worried you won't get that plum interest rate if you put off new or used car shopping a few months? If you've got a good credit score, we wouldn't lose sleep over it... Read More
Best New-Car Deals: December 2017

By Kelsey Mays on December 6, 2017

CARS.COM — From now 'til the ball drops on New Year's Eve, shoppers should party like it's 2017 — the 2017 model year, that is. Dealers are sitting on a pile of 2017 mode... Read More
What Are the Best Deals for Black Friday?

By Kelsey Mays on November 10, 2017

CARS.COM — What are the steepest discounts on new cars this Black Friday? Your best bet is to start with deals on cars already discounted through the month. Incentives for the holiday week... Read More
What's the Best New-Car Deal in November 2017?

By Kelsey Mays on November 10, 2017

CARS.COM — Ready to fit in some car shopping between all the turkey-day preparations? November is among the top five months for new-car incentives in each respective year from 2012 through... Read More
Volkswagen Expands 72,000-Mile Warranty to Virtually Entire 2018 Lineup

By Kelsey Mays on October 2, 2017

CARS.COM — Remember when Volkswagen announced a six-year, 72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty for the new Tiguan and Atlas SUVs? Now the German automaker will expand ... Read More
What's the Best New-Car Deal for August 2017?

By Kelsey Mays on August 8, 2017

CARS.COM — For what seems like the first time in eons, signs exist that the current era of sky-high incentives could make like "Game of Thrones" and, well, eventually end. New-ca... Read More
What's the Best New-Car Deal for July 2017?

By Kelsey Mays on July 17, 2017

CARS.COM — Kids on summer break? Drag 'em around a car dealership all day and they'll beg you for math camp by afternoon. (OK, some showrooms have pretty cool play areas.... Read More
What Are the Best Car Deals for May 2017?

By Kelsey Mays on May 16, 2017

CARS.COM — In Star Wars speak, the force remains strong for new-car deals. Discounts ebbed in April, as expected, but recent history suggests May could see the beginning of a summer ramp-u... Read More
What Are the Best New-Car Deals for January?

By Kelsey Mays on January 19, 2017

CARS.COM — For car shoppers, January is a tricky month. New-car sales are low, but so are the discounts. In fact, incentives have bottomed out every January since 2013, according to Autoda... Read More