Incentives

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: 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

New Car Deals: December 2015

By Kelsey Mays on December 14, 2015

CARS.COM — Whether it's a holiday gift, overdue upgrade or year-end splurge, a vehicle purchase in December can make financial sense. Over the past four years, new-car deals have climbed steadily from October through the end of the year, according… Read More

Understanding Factory-to-Dealer Incentives

By Cars.com Staff on August 19, 2015

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 purchase price… Read More

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: February 2015

By Aaron Bragman on March 3, 2015

It was a hard month, weather-wise, for big portions of the U.S., but that didn't stop shoppers from snapping up cars and trucks at a breakneck pace. For the second month of 2015, the top seven automakers have reported that… Read More

Zero Percent for 84 Months Hits Midwest Chrysler Dealers

By David Thomas on November 11, 2014

We reported recently on the growing trend of the seven-year car loan, but as we head into the holiday car-shopping season some dealers in the country's heartland are adding a twist to the lengthy term. Related: Seven-Year Car Loans More… Read More