With so many New Car Models up on sale this month, it is very difficult to choose the best possible car deal to take advantage of new car discounts, related incentives and cashback rebates, including low- and no-interest financing offers. With such strong competition between manufacturers, there are plenty of offers around to lure you into parting with your hard-earned cash. “This month’s list of standout deals includes some smart fuel-sippers, a couple SUVs, full-size sedans and a pickup truck.
Whether you are planning for a SUV or a pickup truck or a luxury car or an inexpensive sedan, you won’t have a hard time finding a good deal this year. We’ve compiled a list of the best car deals available in the U.S. for this month.
10. Ford Taurus: The Ford Taurus is a popular full-size sedan that competes with rivals such as the Chevrolet Impala and the Toyota Avalon. In July, the 2015 Taurus offers two incentives for qualified shoppers looking to finance their next sedan or pay with cash. For buyers looking to pay in full, Ford is offering up to $3,000 cash back on all 2015 Taurus models, which is a big figure for a car that starts below $30,000 with shipping. Meanwhile, qualified drivers looking to finance a 2015 Taurus can also get a good deal: Ford is offering 0 percent interest for up to 60 months or 1.9 percent interest for 72 months.
9. Honda Civic: The Honda Civic is a popular compact car known for its excellent dependability and frugal, fuel-efficient engines. In July, the 2015 Civic is offered with several good incentives designed to appeal to shoppers looking for a compact car. The best deal is for qualified shoppers looking to finance, as Honda is offering 0.9 percent interest for up to 48 months or 1.9 percent interest for 72 months. For those who would rather lease, Honda has two deals available: a 36-month term with payments from $149 per month after $1,999 down at lease signing or a 36-month term with nothing down and payments starting at $200 per month.
8. Jeep Cherokee: Deal: Sport FWD version at $199/month for 36 months with 36,000 miles and $3,499 due at signing. The new-for-2014 compact Cherokee SUV remains a hot ticket. It’s stylish and fun to drive around town, and can be fitted with four-wheel-drive (at an extra cost) to tackle moderate off-road adventures.
7. Ram 1500 Quad Cab: Its fuel-saving features and impressive in-cabin technology make the Ram 1500 more efficient, intelligent and competitive than ever. It also offers the best highway ride among all full-size trucks. MSRP: $32,635 Fair Purchase Price: $30,246 Lease offer: $2,999 down and $219/month for 36 months Expires 8/3/2015 All Fair Purchase Prices as of 7/10/2015. Tax, title, license extra.
6. Nissan Leaf: S version at $199/month for 36 months with 36,000 miles and $1,999 due at signing. The all-electric Leaf delivers the electric equivalent of 114 mpg in combined city/highway driving and, according to the EPA’s computations, which will save a driver $5,400 over the course of a three-year lease compared to the average new vehicle – provided you can live with its estimated range of 84 miles on a charge (or somewhat less depending upon a variety of variables).
5. Hyundai Veloster: Base model with manual transmission at $179/month for 36 months with 36,000 miles and $2,499 due at signing. This is the lone sporty coupe on our list (though we did find the Scion tC leasing for $199/month), and it adds a dash of practicality to its peppy performance with a third “access panel” type door for easier access into the back seat.
4. Chevrolet Spark EV: The all-electric version of Chevy’s 4-door mini car doesn’t just use 100% less gas than the regular version, it’s also more fun to drive and even feels more refined. MSRP: $25,995 Fair Purchase Price: $23,915 Lease offer: $0 down and $138/month for 39 months Expires 8/31/2015
3. Mazda Mazda3: iSV four-door version with automatic transmission at $159/month for 36 months and 36,000 miles and $2,359 due at signing. This is arguably the sportiest compact sedan on the market, with slick handling and an overall racy appeal; it’s a great choice as an enthusiast’s commuter car.
2. Toyota Corolla: LE version at $159/month for 24 months with 24,000 miles and $1,499 due at signing. Those looking for a small car and a short-term lease with minimal out of pocket costs should consider the compact Corolla sedan. The redesigned 2014 version is more expressive looking than in previous generations, but it otherwise remains a solid and stalwart ride.
1. Volkswagen Jetta: S 2.0 version with manual transmission at $159/month for 36 months with 36,000 miles and $2,349 due at signing. Its chief rivals, the Civic and Corolla, may be peppier than the compact Jetta’s sedan’s base model, but it carries one important advantage – its voluminous back seat affords as much legroom as many larger midsize cars. Those looking for both added power and improved fuel economy (at 30/42 mpg) should consider the TDI turbodiesel version for $199/month for 36 months and $2,349 down.