2017 Year End Holiday Car Deals

Holiday car dealsDecember is usually the best time of the year to buy a car and this year is no exception.  Holiday car deals offer the biggest discounts all year long.  The new year means that the model year is also ending and good prices abound, but selection will be more limited as cars gets sold.

Car salesmen are offering special deals over the holidays for these reasons:

  1. The 2017 model year is ending and salesman are scrambling to get cars off the lot before January.
  2. Salesmen and dealerships are trying to reach both their month-end and year-end sales quotas before the end of the year.  The loss they take from a couple sales may be greatly outweighed by the bonus they could possibly earn.
  3. December is historically a sales peak for luxury cars.  And many luxury shoppers get a 36 month lease.  That means every three years these shoppers are looking for something new in December and car dealers want to capitalize on that with special offers.  This is a cycle that keeps repeating itself.
  4. The week between Christmas and New Years means a lot of people are on vacation and looking to get out of the house and away from relatives.   So dealerships will try to lure them in with “year-end events” and other promotions.
  5. For a month or two after the holidays, it's historically a sales slump and dealers know it will be tough to get car buyers to brave the cold and do any shopping.

Below are some of the best Holiday car deals.  For a full listing of all current manufacturer offers and incentives check out Edmund’s Deals of the Month.

Best Car Deals and Specials

YearMakeModelCustomer CashAPRDealer Cash
2018FordEscape$2,500 0.0 - 2.9%
2018FordExplorer$1,000 0.0 - 5.9%
2018FordF-150$1,500 2.9 - 7.9%
2017FordFusion$2,900 0.0 - 2.9%
2017FordFlex$3,500 0.0 - 2.9%
2018HyundaiSanta Fe$1,000
2018HyundaiElantra$3,000 0.00%
2017HyundaiElantra$3,250 0.00%
2017HyundaiSonata$3,350 0.00%
2018KiaOptima$1,500
2018NissanArmada$2,500 1.9 - 2.9%
2017NissanMurano$3,000 0.0 - 1.9%
2017NissanTitan$6,000 0.00%
2018ToyotaAvalon$2,500 0.0 - 0.9%
2018ToyotaPrius C$1,000 0.0 - 0.9%
2017ToyotaRAV4$2,500 0.00%
2017ToyotaCorolla iM$2,500 0.00%
updated: November 28, 2017 (These offers may change so check Edmunds for current guaranteed price quotes.)

Remember, follow these simple steps to get the best deal on a new car. The key is to make car dealers compete on price.  You can literally save thousands on the price of a new car by taking the right steps.

  1. Get Internet prices from local dealers
  2. Email each dealer and ask them to beat your best price
  3. Setup an appointment