As tax credits on electric cars wind down, great deals are getting harder to find. Still, our partners at CarsDirect found some deals as low as $199 a month for July in scouring manufacturer programs for deals. Since some electric cars are still sold in small numbers and in limited areas, we've focused our selections on deals on cars that are widely available and in good supply. There's no benefit in recommending deals on cars that buyers can't find on dealer lots.It's worth mentioning that Tesla has gone through several rounds of adjusting prices and equipment on its cars since their tax credits began winding down. As credits on GM's cars have followed, the company can raise or lower incentives to dealers and customers to adjust the effective price without changing the MSRP. Electric Cars Despite tax-credit reductions, the best deal on an electric car is again the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV, which is available with up to $6,500 in dealer and customer incentives. While last month's $6,799 … [Read more...] about Best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars for July 2019
Best lease deals january 2019
If your Valentine's Day plans include spending big on a Godiva chocolate basket as a prelude to purchasing a new car, you might want to rethink your dedication to dessert. While February has traditionally shown more love to automotive deal seekers than January's barren offerings, J.D. Power estimated incentives in January fell as transaction prices rose. That evened out dealers' bottom line amid a 1 percent dip in overall new-car sales, per Automotive News. Related: How to Use New-Car Incentives, Rebates and Finance Deals Even so, there are deals worth investigating — and not just for sedans. Just as more automakers gravitate toward expanding their SUV options to meet consumer demand, so too do the opportunities to find a deal on one increase. We have a couple below, but the biggest discounts unsurprisingly come from two classes where the market is shrinking. Which are they? Read on to find out. How much can I save? The equivalent of several decadent Godiva baskets for you … [Read more...] about What’s the Best New-Car Deal for February 2019?
2019 Hyundai Ioniq ElectricThe new year brings new deals, and our partners at CarsDirect.com have found deals on some new models that have never made our list before for the beginning of 2019. While the new year often isn't the very best time to find a great deal on a new car, winter weather keeps many buyers at home, which often makes car dealers ready to bargain. Here we've rounded up the best deals on electric, plug-in hybrid, and hybrid cars for this month. The list focuses on green cars that are widely available and skip over deals on relatively scarce "compliance cars" sold only in a few areas to meet regulatory requirements. This month, we skipped fuel-efficient gas cars as well, because the best deals aren't really that fuel . Some deals on plug-in cars this month are cheaper than their closest gasoline counterparts. 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Electric cars The best deal our partners at CarsDirect found on an electric car was on a new model to our list: The Hyundai Ioniq … [Read more...] about Best deals on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars for January 2019
Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Jan 13, 2019 The warnings flashed a few years back: 2019 was to be a year of the "lease tsunami." A glut of cars, trucks and SUVs leased a few years ago are set to come off three-year leases and return to dealer lots, driving down used car prices. In 2019, we're expected to hit a peak of 4.1 million returns of leased vehicles. The threat of a tsunami remains but so far experts say the impact might not be dire as experts and Wall Street analysts initially forecast. Used car prices look like they might be able to hold up fairly well, as the job market remains strong and the U.S. economy continues to grow. "What we're seeing is we've got a hot economy and all these off lease vehicles are being absorbed," said Charlie Chesbrough, senior economist for Cox Automotive. Cox owns car-shopping websites including Kelley Blue Book and AutoTrader. Sure, risks remain. Wild swings … [Read more...] about Car lease deals, used car sales could be hurt by tax refunds
With the new 2019 model year in full swing, and the holidays around the corner, a lot of consumers are looking for new cars. That means the deals aren't quite as good as they were in August and September when dealers and automakers were trying to clear out old inventory in preparation for the new models. Some prices have gone up and discounts down. Surprisingly, though, that has resulted in a few identical bargains reported by Green Car Reports partners at CarsDirect.com. As they have in recent months, CarsDirect researchers have limited the picks to those that have broad nationwide availability to avoid some models that are only available in small numbers in certain areas. 2018 Nissan Leaf Electric cars As in recent months, the best deals on electric cars available nationwide are on the Nissan Leaf. It's available to lease for the same $219 a month with $2,929 due at signing as last month. That's despite the fact that Nissan has slashed discounts from more than $11,000 to just … [Read more...] about Best deals on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars for November 2018