Tax-return car dealsMon, 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0700
Automakers are offering cut-rate financing, cash back and lease deals just as our income-tax-refund checks are coming in the mail.
These timely tax-return car deals are paired with the necessity for automakers to make room on dealer lots for all-new models. (See the Cadillac CTS deals.)
Here, we break down some of the incentives being offered this month.
All incentives expire April 30.
Convertible: 2013 Jaguar XK Touring convertible
Spring has sprung, so it is prime time to take the top down on a new convertible. A 36-month lease on a 2013 Jaguar XK convertible in the base Touring trim offers the first month free after putting down $4,995 plus tax, title and fees paid at signing.
Coupe: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo
VW is offering a lease special or financing at 1.9 percent for 66 months on the 2013 Beetle line. Also this month, VW is giving current owners $1,000 off the purchase price of a new model.
Electric: 2013 Ford Focus Electric
Ford's offering incentives on its all-electric Focus. Get $2,000 cash back plus 0 percent financing for up to 60 months or financing at 1.9 percent for 72 months.
Wagon: 2013 Cadillac CTS wagon
Trailing the reveal of the next-generation 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan at the New York auto show, Caddy is offering incentives across the current CTS lineup, including the performance V series. Qualified buyers of the 2013 CTS wagon and CTS-V wagon can receive 0 percent financing for 36 months.
Minivan: 2013 Chrysler Town and Country
Chrysler's top-selling minivans are offering spring discounts. The Town and Country minivan, in the top-of-the-line Limited trim, is offered with $2,500 cash back, or 0 percent financing for up to 60 months, plus up to $1,000 cash back for well-qualified buyers. The base Touring and Touring-L models are available with $2,000 cash back, or 0 percent financing for up to 60 months, plus $500 cash back for well-qualified buyers.
Compacts: 2013 Mazda 3i SV
Purchase a 2013 Mazda 3i SV with automatic transmission and get 0 percent financing for 60 months and $500 cash back.
Crossovers: 2013 Kia Sorento
Kia is offering 0 percent financing for up to 60 months plus $1,000 cash back on all Sorentos, or 1.9 percent financing for up to 72 months plus $1,000 bonus cash.
Trucks: 2013 GMC Sierra 1500
GMC is offering incentives on their 2013 Sierra pickup truck before the redesigned 2014 Sierra goes on sale this spring. Get a total of $4,000 cash allowance for extended or crew cab models and $3,500 for regular cab Sierras. GMC is also offering 0 percent financing for 60 months plus $1,000 cash back if you finance with them. A low-mileage lease deal is also offered for qualified shoppers on the 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE with the extended cab and 4WD.
All rebates and incentives mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication and were scheduled to be available through at least April 30. Check the manufacturer's website to confirm availability of any rebate or incentive listed here, as manufacturers may change these offers at any time.
By Angie Fisher