Perhaps the best things about small cars is the tiny bite that take out of your wallet. Not only do small cars tend to have lower starting prices than other types of cars, but they also tend to cost less to own, thanks to better fuel economy and lower insurance rates than other types of cars. Getting a deal on a small car is another good way to shoehorn a car payment into your budget. Small car discounts and incentives include cash-back deals and low- or no-interest financing. Small car lease deals can have low monthly payments or require no money down. Check out October’s best deals on small cars.
2014 Chevrolet Sonic: The Sonic is available for purchase this month with up to $1,500 cash back or 1.9 percent financing for up to five years. You can also lease the Sonic for $189 per month for 36 months with $2,329 due at signing.
2014 Chevrolet Cruze: It’s slighlty larger than the Sonic, but the Chevrolet Cruze still has good deals available this month. Lease a Cruze LT for $159 per month for 36 months with $1,819 due at signing, or choose between up to $2,500 cash back or 2.9 percent financing for 60 months plus $500 bonus cash when you buy.
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2014 Hyundai Accent: Lease the Hyundai Accent for $169 per month for 36 months with $1,899 due at signing, or buy one and get $750 cash back.
2014 Hyundai Elantra: Buy an Elantra and choose between zero percent financing for 60 months or 0.9 percent for 72 months plus up to $500 bonus cash. You can also bring your own financing and get up to $2,000 retail bonus cash. Elantra lease payments range from $179 to $189 per month with $2,299 to $2,799 due at signing.
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2015 Ford Fiesta: Lease the Fiesta for $189 per month for 36 months with $1,939 due at signing, depending on what part of the country you live in. Choose between zero percent financing for 48 months or up to $1,000 cash back when you buy. Lower lease payments and longer no-interest financing terms are available on the 2014 Fiesta.
2014 Ford Focus: The Focus has zero percent financing for up to 60 months and up to $1,500 cash back or up to $3,000 cash back for purchasers. If you want to lease, payments of $129 to $159 per month with down payments that range from $2,099 to $2,773 are available.
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2014 Toyota Corolla: In most parts of the country, you can get no-interest financing for 36 months on the Corolla. Prefer to lease? Payments range from $125 to $199 per month with $1,299 to $2,024 due at signing, depening on where you live.
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2014 Honda Civic: The Honda Civic is available with 0.9 percent financing for up to 60 months.
2015 Honda Fit: The 2015 Honda Fit may be all-new, but there are still deals available on it. When you buy, you can get 0.9 percent financing for up to 36 months. Lease payments range from $149 per month with $1,999 due at signing or $200 per month with nothing due at signing.
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2014 Mazda2: The pint-sized Mazda2 has no-interest financing this month.
2014 Mazda3: Like the Mazda2, the Mazda3 has no-interest fiancing. Lease payments on the Mazda3 range from $159 per month to $199 per month with $1,989 to $2,009 due at signing, depending on what region you live in.
2015 Mazda3: Deals on the 2015 Mazda3 are similar to the deals on the 2014 model. Go for the 2015 Mazda3 and you’ll see 0.9 percent financing and lease payments from $168 to $219 per month. Down payments on 2015 Mazda3 leases range from $1,968 to $1,999.
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta: There’s no-interest financing on the Jetta this month, and lease payments go from $139 per month to $189 per month with $1,999 due at signing.
2014 Volkswagen Beetle: The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle is available with zero percent financing for 60 months.
2014 Volkswagen Golf: Buy a 2014 VW Golf and you may qualify for no-interest financing for 60 months. Golf lease payments are $189 per month with $2,349 due at signing for 2.5L four-door models and $249 per month with $2,349 due at signing for TDI models.
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