Looking for an end-of-year car deal? Here are 9 of the best


As if the price tags didn’t give it away, ’tis the season for end-of-year car deals. Year’s end markdowns are plentiful right now as dealerships look to make room for the 2019 models.

Most dealers began making space on their showrooms in August and September, when the new models started to roll off the assembly line. Eager car buyers hopped on the bandwagon then, blinded by the bling of new features and tech in the vehicles, but some waited.

Looking for a new car for 2019? Here are the best car deals out there

Typical of the car-shopping cycle, the last five days of the month is when dealers add incentives to sweeten the pot for those looking to drive off in a new ride. So here we are in December 2018, and its no different.

So, where are the end-of-year car deals? Which models will give you more bang for your buck? Here are the cars with the best incentives, according to Cars.com:

Best 9 vehicles with end-of-the-year deals
Rank Model End-of-year deal
1 2019 Chevrolet Equinox GM is offering employee pricing
2 2018 Ford EcoSport $1,750 to $3,650 off, depending on region
3 2018 Hyundai Tucson Up to $3,500, or 0.9% financing for up to 60 months + $1,000 off
4 2019 Kia Sorento Up to $3,500 off, or 0% financing for up to 60 months + $500 in some regions
5 2018 Nissan Murano Up to $5,250 off or discount financing of 0% for up to 60 months + $2,000 to $2,750 depending on region
6 2018-19 Nissan Rogue Up to $3,500 off 2018 model or $1,000 to $2,500 off the 2019 model, both depending on region + another $500 if financed at standard rates through Nissan
7 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Employee pricing cuts $5,400 off GM’s advertised price
8 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Employee pricing cuts $6,100 off for those who finance through GM
9 2018 Ford Focus $2,500 to $5,000 off, depending on trim level and region. Or, discount financing amounts to 2.9% for 84 months

Now that you know all about the deals, here’s the “Clark-smart” way to buy a car.

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