Forget Standing Outside the Apple Store, There's Deals to Be Had at the Dealership

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems
forget standing outside the apple store there s deals to be had at the dealership

Black Friday, the strange and alluring date that compels companies to push certain deals in a bid to firm up the bottom line, doesn’t end when the clock strikes twelve. Nor do the savings only apply to bizarrely non-car-related items that can leave readers of certain websites scratching their heads. Automakers, for example, regularly push Black Friday savings through to the end of the month.

With a handful of days remaining, there’s no shortage of car companies ready and willing to dent your new vehicle’s hood with a bag of cash. So, if you’re in the market, put down that bamboo oil diffuser and let your mind (and wallet) roam. Here’s what might be on offer at your local dealer.

All Chevrolet wants for Christmas, it seems, is its 2017 fleet gone from dealer lots. Especially top-spec trims. The division’s 2017 closeout sale means buyers of many Premier models can receive 20 percent off MSRP, thanks to a combination of purchase cash and an additional price reduction.

That means $7,063 off a Malibu Premier or $5,479 off a top-shelf Cruze. The deal also applies to the 2017 Impala, Trax, Spark, and Sonic. Suburban and Tahoe Premiers see over $7k off MSRP. One Silverado 1500 model sees over $8,000 erased, and a Corvette Z06 purchase could save you over $9k. The Buick Enclave Premium and GMC Sierra 1500 SLT both get in on the 20-percent-off action, for potential savings in the five figures.

The show’s over on November 30th at your GM dealer, at least for this incentive.

Over at Fiat Chrysler, four models — Ram 1500, Dodge Charger, (2018) Jeep Cherokee, and Chrysler Pacifica — could be financed at 0 percent APR over 72 months, with a 90-day payment deferral and $1,000 dealer cash, depending on where you live. However, CarsDirect claims there’s better deals available. In California, for example, one can finance a 2017 Charger for 60 months (at 0 percent APR) with $3,250 cash on the hood. There’s $4,000 in savings to be found for the 2017 Pacifica, 2018 Cherokee, and $6,250 off the Ram 1500.

Like GM, these deals, which (unlike GM) vary wildly, run out on November 30th.

At Ford, the Blue Oval boys are throwing lease cash at the Fusion sedan. In California, there’s $6,700 in savings to be found on certain trims. Hybrid models are especially incentivized — in the Detroit area, for example, lessees can receive $5,375 in customer cash. There’s also large savings lying in wait for buyers of the Escape, Explorer, and Focus.

Honda buyers in certain regions can find a 2017 CR-V offered at 1.99 percent APR for 72 months. Until now, Honda has been loathe to offer anything approaching a deal on its bread-and-butter crossover. The offers runs out on December 19th.

Hyundai definitely isn’t scared of incentives. The company’s pre-existing zero down/0 percent APR/72-month financing offer now shifts over to its 2018 stock, at least for the Elantra and Sonata. There’s up to $3,500 in cash to be found on 2018 Elantras, and a potential for $2,000 in savings for Sonata buyers. Santa Fe Sport and Tucson models also see added incentives. The company’s Black Friday offers ends at the end of the month.

Mazda’s Black Friday bonuses vary depending on region and model. There’s still a factory rebate of $2,500 for the purchase of 2017 Mazda 6 models, and $1,000 off 2017.5 versions (which feature more standard content). The Black Friday bonus adds another $250. Again, depending on where you live, leasing a 2017.5 Mazda 6 Sport (with automatic) might cost you less until the end of the month, and financing a 2017 model could save you $1,000.

Over $2,000 in savings exist for the CX-3 and CX-9, if you’re lucky.

At Nissan, the only Black Friday savings to be found apply to the Rogue Sport and Pathfinder. The offers runs out on November 30th, and are dependent on region. Higher Pathfinder trims could receive savings of up to $4,500.

The big deals at Toyota are found on 2018 Camry leases, which receive either Black Friday bonuses of $750 (ending December 4th) or a holiday bonus of the same amount ending November 30th, depending on which state you call home. The best lease deal concerns Camry SE models in New York, which can be had, all told, for $245 a month. Some states see Black Friday financing offers for Camry and RAV4, with bonuses available on a slew of models.

As this list isn’t exhaustive, it might be worthwhile spending the remainder of your weekend in front of the computer, hunting local deals. Sales sheets are in need of end-of-year padding, so your favorite brand might have a fistfull of dollars waiting for you when you arrive.

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  • Whynotaztec Whynotaztec on Nov 26, 2017

    Just reinforces how ridiculous some of these MSRPs are. I’ve been doing a lot of shopping lately and in my experience, a mfr lease deal is almost always awful. The dealers’ own offerings are almost always much better.

  • Logintoloans Logintoloans on Nov 27, 2017

    Thanks for giving valuable information about car loan.

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