Report: Here are the 10 best new car deals right now

10 best new car deals for September 2018
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As summer slowly turns to autumn, a fall purchase may be in the cards — or perhaps “the cars.” That’s because new models have began to roll out of the auto factories, creating a demand for the latest, but also ripening conditions for deals on the showroom floor.

Looking for a new car right now? Here are the 10 best deals in September

To that end, editors at Kelley Blue Book have compiled a list of their top 10 lease, financing and cash back deals for new models for September 2018. Now is the time to save big with generous leasing terms or cash back deals on your car purchase before the year is out.

“At the top of this month’s list is a sporty compact sedan, the 2017 Ford Focus,” Allyson Harwood, associate editor for Kelley Blue Book, said in a statement. “Strongly influenced by Ford of Europe, Focus offers the kind of driving dynamics American drivers have long envied, and it’s currently available at a price that makes it even more appealing.

10 best new car deals for September 2018

Best new car deals: Leases

Rank Year Make & Model Lease & Payment
2 2018 Acura ILX 36 mos / $199
6 2018 Toyota RAV4 36 mos / $229
7 2018 Chevrolet Equinox 39 mos / $189
8 2019 Hyundai Veloster 36 mos / $199
10 2018 Cadillac ATS 27 mos / $299

Best new car deals: Cash-back financing

Rank Year Make & Model Cash back or financing
1 2017 Ford Focus $4,500 cash back
3 2018 Jeep Compass $3,750 cash back
4 2018 Kia Optima $3,500 cash back
5 2018 Ford Escape $4,000 cash back
9 2018 Nissan Rogue 0.0% financing + $500 cash back

As always, before you shell out for a new car, Clark recommends you check the vehicle you’re interested in against the annual Consumer Reports auto reliability survey. “They do a great job parsing the new models every year when they come out,” he says.

Want more tips? Check out the ”˜Clark Smart’ way to buy a vehicle.

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