Minivan and Van Deals: March 2013
There are several great minivan and van deals available in March. We've listed some of the top incentives and special offers on our favorite vans. That way, you don't have to worry about hunting for the best deal as you sort through the many different trim levels and options available in today's vans.
Chevrolet's full-size Express van offers both cargo and passenger configurations. In March, shoppers can take advantage of several deals on the 2013 Express. One is for qualified buyers looking to finance the van. Through the end of the month, each of the van's trims - 1500, 2500 and 3500 - are offered with zero percent interest for 48 months, regardless of whether buyers choose cargo or passenger configurations. The van is also available with up to $1,000 cash back. That number jumps to $2,500 cash back for shoppers who don't mind a 2012 model. Finance deals are also better for the 2012 Express, with zero percent interest available for up to 60 months.
Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler is offering lease, finance and purchase incentives on its Town & Country minivan in March. For lease shoppers, a 2013 Town & Country Touring is available for 36 months at $289 per month after $2,999 at signing. Finance customers will also find good deals on the minivan. The 2013 Town & Country is available with zero percent interest for 60 months, while the 2012 model offers the low rate for 72 months. Finally, cash buyers also get a good deal on the van. The 2012 Town & Country is available with up to $2,750 back, while Chrysler is offering up to $2,000 back on the 2013 model.
Dodge Grand Caravan
Like its Chrysler Town & Country sibling, the Grand Caravan is offering lease, purchase and finance incentives in March. Shoppers looking to finance the minivan can get zero percent interest for up to 60 months. Unlike the Town & Country, that offer doesn't rise to 72 months for 2012 models. Lease customers can get a 36-month term on a Grand Caravan SXT with payments starting from $299 after $2,999 at signing. And finance shoppers get up to $2,000 cash back, regardless of whether they choose a remaining 2012 model or a brand-new 2013.
The Odyssey is available with lease and finance offers in March. The best lease deal is on the 2013 Odyssey LX, which starts at just $259 per month for 36 months after $2,999 at lease signing. For shoppers who would rather not put anything down, the Odyssey LX can also be leased for 35 months at $335 per month with nothing down. Finance customers can also get a good deal this month on the 2013 Odyssey. Honda is offering 0.9 percent interest for up to 60 months to qualified buyers. Unfortunately for buyers looking to pay in full, Honda rarely offers cash back deals.
The compact Mazda5 is the smallest minivan of all, boasting just six seats and a four-cylinder engine. While that means it's smaller than rivals inside, it also leads minivans in fuel economy. In March, it's also a good deal thanks to two financing offers. Shoppers looking for a brand-new 2013 Mazda5 can get interest rates as low as zero percent for up to 36 months. Those who don't mind choosing a highly similar 2012 Mazda5 can also get zero percent. But the 2012 model extends that offer to 60 months, making it a far better deal than its 2013 stablemate.
Nissan's minivan is available in March with incentives for buyers looking to lease, finance or pay with cash. Qualified finance shoppers can get zero percent interest for up to 36 months. For those who would rather lease, Nissan is touting a 39-month term with payments starting at $299 per month. While that figure requires $2,999 down, it provides $500 cash back on 2012 models. Cash buyers also get a great deal on a new Quest, as Nissan is offering up to $4,000 cash back on the model in March. That's a tremendous savings which is further enhanced by a $2,100 package savings for drivers who choose the Quest's DVD entertainment system.
Shoppers interested in a Toyota Sienna can choose between three different offers in March. For lease customers, the 2013 Sienna is available for 36 months with payments starting at $259 per month. While that offer requires $2,999 down, shoppers can get $500 cash back this month. For drivers looking to pay in full, Toyota is offering $750 cash back. And for those interested in financing, Toyota is offering very low interest rates. Qualified buyers can get zero percent interest on the Sienna for up to 60 months through the end off March.
The newly cancelled Routan is only available with one special offer in March. As with all other 2012 Volkswagen models, the 2012 Routan is available with zero percent financing for up to 66 months. While Volkswagen will make a 2013 Routan, it will only be available to rental car companies and other fleet buyers.
What it means to you: Our list of great minivan and van deals can put shoppers' minds at ease as they consider the many minivan choices available today.