Winter is the car buying season – in a normal year. Thanks to a shortage of microchips and endless months of demand struggling to keep up with supply, this holiday season has mostly been a failure for bargain hunters.
Even so, there are still deals to be made for those looking to buy now until the start of the new year.
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Keep in mind that most automakers are still promoting this year’s end-of-year sales. The offers they are now announcing for 2022 are actually the end of their 2021 holiday sales. Most are only valid until the beginning of January from now, but expansions are common.
It’s also important to note that most of the advertised offers are only for the most qualified buyers – and remember, now is not a good time to be picky. If you’re looking for a great price, Forbes recommends staying flexible. The biggest discounts this year will be for vehicles that are hard to sell due to odd color combinations or other peculiarities.
Chevrolet is promoting many of its most popular 2021-22 models with the automaker’s $ 500 Red Tag Bonus Cash Special. The special offer includes 0% TAP financing for 72 months on many models, plus hundreds of other cash back rewards for combined cash allowances of up to $ 1,750. The list of eligible models includes:
- 2021 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
- Equinox 2022
- Crossing 2021
- Jacket 2021
- Pioneer 2022
- Traffic 2021
- 2021 Spark
- 2021 Malibu
MINI start-of-year offers
If you can pick up the vehicle by Jan. 3, you can still claim up to $ 1,000 credit on a variety of 2022 Mini models, with lesser discounts of $ 500 and $ 250 available on multiple models as well.
It is one of the most flexible offerings in the industry. While you cannot apply any tax, title, license, destination, concession, or handling charge credits, buyers can apply incentives to the vehicle’s MSRP or they can authorize the dealership to make payments. via MINI Financial Services on their behalf. The credit can even be combined with other MINI offers.
Buick Encore, Envision and Enclave
If it starts with an “E” and it’s part of the Buick lineup, there’s a good chance you can get a good deal at the start of the new year. Encore, Encore GX, Envision and Enclave are 0% financing for 72 months. Depending on the model you choose, you might also be eligible for a $ 500 purchase discount, $ 500 cash back, and $ 500 loyalty cash for loyal buyers.
For some models, like the Enclave, the cash allowance goes up to $ 3,750. Buick also has rental offers on certain models.
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During the first days of the New Year, you can still participate in Fiat’s Big Finish 2021 sale. The deal offers consumer cash back of $ 2,000 or 0% APR for 72 months – buyer’s option – on 500X models. Either way, you won’t have to make monthly payments for 90 days.
Jeep offers incentives on a variety of 2021 and 2022 models for both lease and purchase. Some models come with 0% financing for 36 months, others pay off in the form of cash grants or cash bonuses. Best of the bunch is the 2021 Renegade, which comes with a $ 2,250 cash stipend. The 2021 Cherokee gives back $ 1,750 in bonus cash. But there are also deals to be made for the Compass, Gladiator, Wrangler, and Grand Cherokee.
Honda has offers and incentives on at least a dozen different models. Four are rental contracts and the others are APR purchase incentives. In some cases, buyers have a choice of 0% APR for 24-36 months, 1.9% for 37-60 months, or 2.9% for 61-72 months. In other cases, it’s an APR of 1.9% for 24 to 60 months or 2.9% for 61 to 72 months.
Models include the Pilot, Passport, HR-V, Odyssey, CR-V, CR-V Hybrid, Ridgeline, Civic Sedan, Accord, Accord Hybrid, Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and Insight.
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Chrysler is offering incentives on the 2021 300 sedan as well as the 2021 and 2022 Pacifica minivan and Pacifica hybrid. The 300 comes with 0% APR for 72 months plus $ 500 cash back. The Pacifica comes with a cash allowance of $ 2,000 and a cash allowance of $ 1,750.
Kia offers cash, finance and leasing offers across most of its lineup. There are a few cash offers worth $ 1,000 or more, but most number in the hundreds, and although the Stinger 2022 comes with a 0.9% APR for 60 months, most deals from financing are for an APR of 0.9% or 1.9%.
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