Incentives

Understanding Factory-to-Dealer Incentives

By Cars.com Staff on September 2, 2016


CARS.COM — Customer incentives are easy to comprehend: They involve cash-back rebates, low-interest financing offers or other perks that are offered directly to buyers. Dealer incentives don't work in the same way, but they can still lower a car's negotiated… Read More

Understanding Factory-to-Dealer Incentives

By Cars.com Staff on September 2, 2016

CARS.COM — Customer incentives are easy to comprehend: They involve cash-back rebates, low-interest financing offers or other perks that are offered directly to buyers. Dealer incentives don't work in the same way, but they can still lower a car's negotiated… Read More

Things to Consider When Buying a Car

By Cars.com Staff on September 2, 2016

CARS.COM — While price is an important consideration when you buy a car, it's not the only issue. Think about the overall cost of the car while you own it. Get a glimpse of what a specific vehicle might cost… Read More

Benefits of Buying a New Car

By Cars.com Staff on September 1, 2016

CARS.COM — Buying a new car is a major investment, but it can be a sound one. Used cars have some inherent drawbacks that you'll need to consider. Freedom of Choice When you buy a new car or truck, you're… Read More

Why Labor Day Can Be a Great Time to Buy a Car

By Kelsey Mays on August 31, 2016

CARS.COM — Between that last-hurrah cookout and a slate of terrific college-football matchups, you may want to add car shopping to your Labor Day weekend. Incentives vary from month to month, but in recent years September has been one of… Read More

New-Car Deals: August 2016

By Kelsey Mays on August 10, 2016

CARS.COM — New-car incentives come and go with unpredictable seasonality, but if the last two years are any indication, the late summer months might be the best time to score a good deal. In both 2014 and 2015, August and… Read More

New-Car Deals: July 2016

By Kelsey Mays on July 12, 2016

CARS.COM — Bargain lovers, your time has come. Auto incentives continue to run high, with the average new car needing $3,237 in total discounts to sell last month, according to Autodata Corp. That's more than any single month over the… Read More

New-Car Deals: June 2016

By Kelsey Mays on June 9, 2016

CARS.COM — New-car sales took something of a bath in May, and June brings plenty of deals. Our survey of customer incentives found deals on a range of body styles: sedans, hybrids, SUVs and even a sports car. Related: Top… Read More

New-Car Deals: May 2016

By Kelsey Mays on May 11, 2016

CARS.COM — During past few years, May has been a popular time for automakers to ramp up incentives heading into the summer. Average incentives per vehicle this month have outpaced April numbers in each of the past four years, according… Read More

New-Car Deals: April 2016

By Kelsey Mays on April 14, 2016

CARS.COM — Auto sales are speeding along, but discounts could be part of the fuel. Total incentives in the first quarter of 2016 averaged $3,052 per car, according to Cars.com's analysis of incentives and sales data from Autodata Corp. and… Read More

Can You Still Get Deep Discounts on Volkswagens?

By Kelsey Mays on January 19, 2016

CARS.COM — While Volkswagen's current advertised incentives may seem modest in the wake of the automaker's diesel scandal, the discounts you could find at its dealerships could be significantly more. It's no secret that Volkswagen cranked up the incentives on… Read More