March is quickly coming to an end, which can actually be good news for car shoppers. The end of the month can be a great time to buy a new car, as dealers may be more willing to negotiate in order to make their sales goals. The crop of deals and incentives on midsize cars in March is another piece of good news for car shoppers. Good midsize car financing and cash back deals, plus enhanced negotiating power can save you lots of money on your midsize car purchase.
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Midsize cars are the Goldilocks class of the automotive world: They have enough space for your family and friends, and are comfortable and easy to drive. The current crop of midsize cars ranges from budget-friendly base models to premium luxury machines with high-end performance and the price tags to match. Whatever you want from your midsize car, here are the best midsize car deals in March. Take advantage of them soon, or you’ll risk ending up an April fool.
The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is available for lease at $179 per month for 36 months with $2,719 due at signing. You can also buy the Malibu and choose between $2,000 cash back or no-interest financing for 72 months and $500 cash back.
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is an award winner. We named it our 2015 Best Midsize Car for Families and the 2015 Best Midsize Car for the Money. With this month’s deals on the Sonata, it’s an even better value. Lease the Sonata for $199 per month for 36 months with $1,399 due at signing, or buy it with zero percent financing for up to 60 months or $1,000 cash back.
Chrysler is currently running lots of promotional deals, and the 2015 Chrysler 200 has plenty of available incentives in March. The 200 is available with up to $4,000 cash back, or zero percent financing for up to 60 months and $2,000 cash back. You can also lease a Chrysler 200 for $149 per month for 36 months and $2,999 due at signing.
Lease the 2015 Nissan Altima for $189 per month and $1,999 to $2,699 due at signing (depending on what part of the country you live in) or buy it with zero percent financing for 60 months or up to $1,250 cash back in most parts of the country.
Car reviewers love the Ford Fusion for its engaging driving dynamics and comfortable interior. In March, the 2015 Fusion has lease deals ranging from $139 per month to $199 per month, with between $2,519 and $3,533 due at signing, depending on what part of the country you live in. If you prefer to buy, you can get $3,000 cash back on the Fusion, or finance through Ford and get no-interest financing for up to 60 months and up to $1,500 cash back.
Luxury midsize cars like the Lexus ES have good deals this March too. You can buy the ES with 0.9 percent financing for 36 months in most states, or lease it. Lease payments on the ES are $349 per month, with down payments ranging from $1,599 to $2,499, depending on where you live.
The Toyota Camry is one of the most popular midsize cars on the market today. Toyota deals vary by region, but the Camry deals this month feature as much as $1,000 cash back or zero percent financing for 48 months. Camry lease deals vary quite a bit too, with payments ranging from $139 per month to $219 per month and down payments ranging from $1,799 to $2,899, depending on what part of the country you live in.
The 2015 Honda Accord is currently our top-ranked midsize car. Lease it with payments from $199 per month to $280 per month and $0 to $2,599 due at signing. Buy the Honda Accord with 0.9 percent financing for up to 36 months.
The Mazda6 has some of the best performance in the midsize car class. In March, you can buy the 2015 Mazda6 with zero percent financing, or lease it. Lease payments on the Mazda6 range from $189 to $249 per month, and down payments range from $0 to $2,009.
The 2015 Volkswagen Passat has an upscale interior, according to critics, and an available diesel engine. Lease the Passat for $209 per month for 36 months with $1,899 due at signing on the 1.8T S trim, or $269 per month for 36 months with $1,899 due at singing on the TDI SE model. Finance a Passat with zero percent financing for 48 months and $1,000 cash back. If you go for the diesel-powered TDI model, the no-interest financing term extends to 72 months, and you still get the $1,000 cash.
The 2015 Acura TLX is available for lease in March for $299 per month for 39 months with $2,899 due at signing on the four-cylinder model, or $370 per month for 39 months with $0 due at signing and no first month’s payment on the same model. You can also purchase the TLX with 1.9 percent financing for 36 months.
For many car critics, the BMW 3-Series sets the performance benchmark for the entire midsize car class. Buy the 2015 3-Series with 0.9 percent financing for 36 months, or lease it with payments between $309 and $499 per month for 36 months and down payments between $3,854 and $4,294, depending on the model you choose.
The 2015 Buick Regal is available for lease this month at $259 per month for 39 months and $3,489 due at signing. You can buy the regal with 3.9 percent financing and $750 cash back, or bring your own financing and get $1,250 cash back.
The 2015 Cadillac CTS is the Best Upscale Midsize Car for Families, and with the deals available on it in March, it has a family-friendly price as well. Lease the CTS for $449 per month for 36 months and $4,349 due at signing or buy it with zero percent financing for 36 months.
A brand-new Kia Optima is set to debut at the New York Auto Show in April, but you can get a great deal on the 2015 model now. The Optima is available with zero percent financing for 60 months plus $1,000 cash, or $1,500 cash back. You can also lease the Optima for $192 per month for 24 months and $1,999 due at signing.
Not a lot of midsize cars offer all-wheel drive, but the Subaru Legacy has it standard. If you want a car that can handle winter roads, even as we head into spring, the Legacy can be a great choice. The 2015 Legacy has a lease deal of $229 per month for 36 months with $1,999 due at signing. You can also buy the Legacy with 1.49 percent financing.
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