Car Deals: April 2012
Although more people are turning to SUVs, pickup trucks and crossovers as they buy new vehicles, many car shoppers are still interested in purchasing a more traditional car. We had such buyers in mind when creating this list, which details some of the top incentives and special offers on cars advertised by automakers throughout April.
Buick's largest sedan is available with three compelling special offers throughout April. According to the automaker, car shoppers interested in purchasing a LaCrosse can choose between two incentives: $1,000 cash back, or 1.9 percent interest for up to 60 months. But Buick has a more exciting deal available to buyers interested in leasing a LaCrosse. Dubbed "Experience Buick," the program lets car shoppers put zero down and pay just $399 per month to lease a LaCrosse for 24 months. Other perks include two years of free maintenance, two years of SiriusXM radio and two years of OnStar all at no charge, making the LaCrosse one of the best lease values available to car shoppers today.
The subcompact Kia Rio presents a compelling package thanks to available sedan and hatchback body styles, a long warranty and recently refreshed styling. Throughout April, its already inexpensive base price is even more attractive thanks to several incentives from Kia. According to the automaker, the five-door Rio hatchback is available to qualified buyers with 0.9 percent interest for up to 36 months, while the Rio sedan can be had with rates as low as 1.9 percent for the same term. Kia is also offering special lease deals on the Rio sedan, with monthly payments starting at just $159 per month after $1,999 due at signing. While the Rio's 138-horsepower four-cylinder may not turn it into a sports car, the miserly subcompact's reasonable price makes it a strong contender in its segment.
Although the Mazda6 sedan is often overlooked in favor of more popular rivals like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, the midsize Mazda certainly deserves a place on more shopping lists thanks to handsome styling, a generous list of standard features and powerful engines. Through the end of April, the sedan is even more worthy of consideration thanks to a special lease offer of just $229 per month after $1,823 at signing. Car shoppers looking to finance the sedan can also take advantage of an attractive offer in April, with Mazda offering the sporty four-door to qualified buyers with zero percent financing for up to 60 months.
Subaru's go-anywhere Outback combines crossover capabilities with car-like maneuverability. Through the end of April, the automaker is offering the midsize station wagon with interest rates as low as 0.9 percent, or lease payments starting from just $279 per month with $1,979 due at signing. Buyers who don't need the added ground clearance and storage space that comes with the Outback can find an even better deal on the automaker's all-wheel drive Legacy sedan, which offers the same 0.9 percent financing or monthly lease payments from just $199.
Toyota's compact Corolla sedan is available with some great deals in April thanks to its aging design and declining sales. While shoppers interested in purchasing a 2012 Corolla can take advantage of cash back offers up to $500, qualified buyers looking to finance the sedan can get interest rates as low as 1.9 percent for up to 60 months. The best deal is for shoppers who want to lease their next car, as Toyota is offering the Corolla for a surprisingly inexpensive $149 per month for 36 months. While that lease rate includes a substantial down payment of $2,399, the monthly rate is almost unbeatable among new cars today.
What it means to you: Buyers willing to forego the increasingly popular SUV and crossover segment can find a great deal on many new cars.