Top Crossover SUV Deals You Have to See
Hopping into a new set of wheels is always exciting, but never more so than when you can land a killer deal. You don’t have to be a car fanatic to know how to save loads of money on a brand-new car — you just need the right information. That’s where we come in to help.
Just sit back, relax, and enjoy as we take a look at a few awesome deals offered on the Chevrolet Equinox, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Crosstrek, Ford Edge, and Honda HR-V.
Chevrolet Equinox 2018
Chevy is currently running a promotional incentive deal that offers a cash allowance for select transactions. Assuming your transaction qualifies for the deal, it is straightforward with the savings it provides: $2500 on select trade-ins. The offer is limited only to select trade-ins on competitor cars, meaning your existing car needs to qualify based on their predetermined criteria in order for you to take advantage of the deal.
Despite the limitations of this deal, it’s still an excellent opportunity for those looking to pick up an Equinox. For those unaware, a cash allowance is a sum of money that gets hacked off the suggested sticker price when it comes time to finalize a transaction. If you are into the Chevy Equinox, getting a couple thousand dollars off the sticker price (even though a good haggler might have been able to get some of that off anyway) is nothing to sneeze at.
Cash allowances can sometimes be a little bit sketchy since some dealers will hike up the price on a car only to offer the cash allowance to incentivize you to buy it. In those situations, you get tricked into paying as much as you would have paid for a car without a cash allowance. Just go into the transaction well studied on how much you should be paying without an allowance and you shouldn’t run into any problems.[respa]
Nissan Rogue 2018
Nissan is currently offering bonus cash for 36-month lease agreements on the Nissan Rogue 2018. The bonus cash offer featured here is for $1000.
Bonus cash offers are usually straightforward. However, you need to get a firm understanding of what cars are or are not eligible for the bonus cash offer before you decide what you want.
Dealerships will sometimes include fine print such as “select vehicles only” for promotions of this nature. In this case, that means not every single 2018 Nissan Rogue would be discounted. Just make sure the vehicle that you want is covered by the promotion and you shouldn’t run into any issues.
The deal itself is very good. The Nissan Rogue is already an economical choice in the world of crossover SUVs, so while the thousand-dollar rebate featured here may not be the biggest deal on this list, you’ll still be saving plenty of money if you decide to take advantage of this deal.
Subaru 2018 Crosstrek
There is currently a low-interest offer of 2.9 percent APR financing on the Subaru Crosstrek. Make sure to act soon since this offer expires in April.
How much this offer is actually worth is going to depend on a number of variables, especially how much you put down on the car. That said, the average annual percentage rate for car financing is around four percent, so you are saving good money in that regard.
Low interest incentives are fairly straightforward, so there isn’t really a catch with this offer, but do keep in mind that it might be worth as much as some of the other discounts on the list.
Is this deal worthwhile? Of course. While a low interest rate might not be enough of a reason to buy a car that you weren’t already extremely interested in, it’s a smart way to pick up a vehicle you’ve had your eye on. The equation is pretty simple: lower interest equals more money in your bank account.
Ford Edge 2018
The Ford is currently offering $2500 off the sales price of an Edge, which starts at $27,000. It’s hard to say exactly what the rebate is worth, because as mentioned earlier, dealerships will use manufacturer rebates to raise the price of their stock a little bit. Customers are generally willing to pay a little bit more in terms of sticker price when a rebate is on the table. That being said, assuming you can get a good price on the car itself, you are saving more or less what the rebate entitles you to.
Keep in mind that you always need to be a little bit wary of Ford’s rebates. They are known for including fine print that includes caveats, such as “only 10 percent of the stock qualifies for the incentive.” You’ll definitely want to be very clear on which units qualify for the promotion before you start taking a serious look.
Even with all of this said, this is a pretty good deal if you know what you are doing going in. The fine print can be a little tricky when you are trying to claim deals, but if you know what stipulations to look for you can still get what you want.
Honda HR-V 2018
Actually, Honda isn’t currently running any sweeping incentives that any shopper can automatically take advantage of. However, there are a few opportunities out there that aren’t well advertised.
For one thing, there are a couple of rebates that you can take advantage of if you know how to ask. Military personnel and college students can both claim a 500-dollar rebate with participating dealers on this vehicle. There are also dealerships that will honor comparative price guarantees. Edmunds.com is a website that can help you save up to 700 hundred dollars from participating dealers.
The rebates themselves are pretty good, but the problem is twofold. For one thing, not all shoppers are eligible for them. The other issue is that not all dealerships participate in these incentives. Does this mean that the deal isn’t worth it? Absolutely not. All it means is that if you want to save a few hundred dollars on the cost of your car you are going to need to work for it.
Really, it won’t even be too difficult. A few simple phone calls to the Honda dealerships in your area will be enough to put you on the right track to save hundreds.