12 Best Car Deals This December

2018 Volvo V90
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December’s Best New Car Purchase Deals

You’ve probably seen the ads – Happy Honda Days, Toyotathon, the Lexus December to Remember – and asked yourself “Is December a good time to get a deal on a new car?” The answer is a resounding yes. The end of the year is a great time to buy a new car.

Not only are dealers and automakers trying to clear the last of the 2018 models off the lots, but they're also trying to hit their month-, quarter-, and year-end sales goals. To do that, automakers are offering great new car deals, and dealers are more likely to give you a great price.

There are some excellent cash back offers this month, including up to $7,750 off the price of a 2018 Volvo V90 (pictured above) and $4,750 cash back on a 2018 GMC Terrain Denali. Not all of the deals are on 2018 models. There's a $3,000 cash back deal on the 2019 Infiniti QX60.

With interest rates continuing to rise, the number of zero percent financing deals is off sharply this month, though they do exist if you know where to find them. Both Ford and Ram are offering six-year, zero percent deals on their full-size pickups this December. As we’ve seen for much of the year, there’s a zero percent deal available on the winter-ready 2019 Subaru Outback.

Some deals are limited to specific regions, trim levels, or a particular percentage of dealer stock. Save yourself some time before you head to the dealership by checking with an online sales consultant or using our Best Price Program to ensure you’re considering the best deal you can get. All of the car deals illustrated in this article expire on January 2, 2019.

This article covers the month’s best financing and cash back deals. If you are looking for the best lease incentives, head over to our lease deals article.