The Best New Car Deals Right Now

The change of the seasons means cool weather and even cooler incentives to purchase a vehicle. Here are our favorite new car deals right now.

The Author And The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4Xe In Aspen. Photo: Rich Lacey
The author and the Jeep grand Cherokee 4xe in Aspen. Photo: Rich Lacey

Car Deals Are Back.

Ah, autumn. Crisp leaves, pumpkin spice everything, holidays to look forward to, and maybe a new car to buy, too? If you’re in the market for a new car deal, slower-selling models are the ones to look at now: Deals are very real right now, there are incentives to be had, and new cars are more fun and interesting than ever.

There are many ways to save on a new car. Cash-back incentives, low lease payments or negotiating down from the MSRP. Low-interest financing may also be available, either from your the dealership, an auto finance company like Capital One or from your bank or credit union.

Many dealers are still charging a premium over MSRP for in-demand vehicles, but if you are on a budget or just want a fair fair deal, looking at models with deep inventories can be the smart way to shop.

Here are some great new cars with larger-than-average inventories to help you navigate through the sea of in-demand, full-price vehicles. Keep in mind that incentives and discounts may not apply to all trims, all buyers may not qualify and noted deals may not be available in all states or at all dealerships.

But at a time when interest rates are at a 20 year high, every little bit of money we can save is a welcome thing.

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2022 Nissan Leaf Side View. Photo: Sara Lacey

Car deals being offered right now include savings on the Nissan Leaf. Photo: Sara Lacey

Nissan LEAF

Nissan’s electric offering was one of the first electric cars available to the public, one of the most affordable and built in the US so it qualifies for the full federal tax credit. And with a flood of electric car competition, Nissan is offering APR rate incentives for the LEAF, as well as rebates for the charging kit and cash incentives for military personnel and recent grads.

Why We Love It:

  • With a single charge on the 40 kWh battery, you can go about 120 miles
  • Heated seats and steering wheel use less power than an HVAC system
  • Great for running errands around a city or getting the kids to activities
  • Starts at $28,070

Related: Say Hello to the Nissan LEAF

Ford Edge St

Car deals abound right now, and they include the Ford Edge, pictured above, with the ST Line trim. Photo: Lillie Morales

Ford Edge

If it suits your lifestyle, having a this stylish 5 seat SUV in your driveway could be a dream. The Edge was redesigned a few years ago to boast an elegant look and top notch features, including the performance ST trim. Ford is offering more incentives for its midsize Edge SUV– and $1,000 in cash back as an “aged inventory” bonus.

Why We Love It:

  • The spacious cabin is perfect for families
  • Its aerodynamic looks will turn heads
  • The immersive sound system will change the driving experience
  • Starts at $38,365

Related: Everything You Want to Know about the Ford Edge ST Line

A Nighttime Shot Of The Grand Cherokee 4Xe With That Signature Jeep Grille And 4Xe Blue Towing Hooks. Photo: Allison Bell

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is being offered with car deals and incentives Photo: Allison Bell

Jeep Cherokee

Jeep loyalists might be surprised to hear of a surplus of vehicles from their beloved brand, but it looks like base prices have crept up as the company has become increasingly competitive. One of the effects of this situation is that Grand Cherokees and Wranglers may be upstaging the Jeep Cherokee. But this is a great time to grab this Grand Cherokee mini-me; the company has announced they are going to phase out the Cherokee.  The good news is that you’ll get lots of little luxuries you wouldn’t necessarily expect, or object to, and a $1,000 cash back bonus if you qualify.

Why We Love It:

  • This midsize SUV is a classic, born in the 70s, and fitted with all the best tech possible
  • All-weather and all-terrain capabilities
  • It can haul up to 4,000 pounds, so you can tow that boat you bought with the money you save
  • Starts at $37,695

Related: Why the Jeep Grand Cherokee Is the Best Thing Out There

Infiniti Qx80 Luxury Suv

The beauty isn’t the best thing about the Infiniti QX80; the car deals are just as good. Photo: Jill Robbins

Infiniti QX80

Do you wish to be surrounded by luxury, bliss, and peace when you get into your car? Of course, you do. Infiniti’s spacious QX80 3-row SUV makes you feel like you’re sitting in a fabulous living room, even while you roll around running your errands. But with a redesigned model on the way and a hypercompetitive luxury 3-row SUV category, it’s time to move this car in to people’s driveways. If you’ve been eyeballing a 7-passenger SUV, Infiniti is offering a $2,000 “Conquest” cash back on its purchase.  And, if you own a Nissan or another Infiniti and wish to trade it in, the brand also offers a $ 1,500 cash-back bonus (if you qualify).

Why We Love It

  • Luxurious touches, like semi-aniline leather and power reclining passenger seating
  • Alluring exterior details, like dark chrome, 22’ alloy wheels, and adaptive headlights
  • That substantial 5.6 L V8 engine with 400 horsepower can also haul 8,500 pounds
  • Starts at $74,150

Related: The Infiniti QX80 is One Grand Dame

The 2023 Buick Envision Essence Is A Powerhouse For New Car Deals On A Crossover Suv.

The Buick Envision Essence is a terrific crossover SUV – competitively priced with current car deals. Photo: Annika Carter

Buick Envision

Buick is a classic American carmaker that offers sophistication and elegance for reasonable price points. They are dedicated to creating a driver experience with style, safety, and technology. Getting curious? The Envision, a luxury compact SUV category, has a $750 purchase allowance for buyers new to the brand. That sure sounds like a nice way to get acquainted.

Why We Love It:

  • Up to 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space in the back
  • QuietTuning technology offers significantly reduced noise in the cabin
  • Three years of OnStar service with a purchase means less stress if you have a road emergency
  • Starts at $33,400

Related: Why We Are Bonkers for the Buick Envision Essence

Carmax Won In The End - And Resulted In A Very Happy Kid

New car deals abound out there – maybe you should treat yourself! Photo: Scotty Reiss

One Last Thing about New Car Deals

With all the inventory, dealers should also be more negotiable on price, offer better trade-in prices and perhaps more attractive financing, in addition to the deals and incentives. The competition is fierce, there are many new cars headed to their lots and the end of the sales year is nearing. So it only makes sense.

But don’t forget – there can be hidden fees, not all buyers or car models may qualifiy for incentives and not all dealers may participate. So do your research, ask a lot of questions and shop around; if you’re hunting for a deal, there’s one out there for you.

Happy shopping!

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