As the year winds down, car dealers are trying to clear as much aging 2012 inventory off their lots as possible. Manufacturers are helping them make room for newer 2013 models by offering a terrific assortment of lease and finance deals meant to entice new-car shoppers into making a purchase.
These promotional deals can take the form of cash back (that can help increase your down payment) or low financing rates for defined terms. Meanwhile, leasing deals typically offer the new-car shopper a choice between a low down payment or low monthly payment for a nice short term to keep your out-of-pocket automotive expenses minimal.
Some automakers are even offering 0% financing and other super-low interest rates and thousands of dollars in cash incentives on a wide range of popular vehicles including luxury trucks and SUV's as well as small fuel-efficient vehicles. Keep in mind that incentives and leasing programs are subject to change by region and should be confirmed with your dealer, as they can affect your final price.
If you’re shopping for a new car in November, we suggest you take a look at the following 10 manufacturer lease and finance incentives: perhaps these opportunities for savings will help you decide between a lower monthly lease payment or lower upfront and financing costs to get you into your next new car.
Top Lease Deals on New Cars – November 2012
2012 Fiat 500
$199/month for 42 months with $0 down
There's much to love about this tiny little car that's super big on fun and style. The four-seat Fiat features a 101-horsepower/1.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a standard five-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic, and even though it offers super sporty performance, the teensy Fiat also boasts fuel economy of 30 mpg city, 38 mpg highway, and 33 mpg combined.
2013 Volkswagen CC
$319/month for 42 months with $0 down
Volkswagen's elegant luxury sedan features sleek coupe styling and sporty performance thanks to a 200-horsepower/2.0-liter TSI engine mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. Inside, the CC's stylish cabin boasts luxurious materials and rich textures, and a comfortable drive that is rated at 21 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined.
2013 Chevrolet Cruze
$179/month for 36 months with $3,329 down
It’s easy to see why so many people refer to the Chevy Cruze as a “Mini Malibu.” It’s not fancy or expensive, but it’s a likeable little compact sedan that provides everything a buyer wants in its affordable segment. The Chevrolet Cruze offers peppy driving quality, comfortable interior with room for five, safety, and connectivity, all while sharing the attractive design cues introduced with Chevrolet’s redesign of its larger sibling, the Malibu. Standard is a 138-horsepower Ecotec 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine promising 25 mpg city / 36 mpg highway / 29 combined (with manual transmission) or 22 mpg city / 35 mpg highway / 27 combined (automatic).
2013 Hyundai Sonata
$245/month for 36 months with $0 down
Powered by a standard 198-horsepower/2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata boasts room for five inside, and a trunk that holds up to 16.4 cubic feet of stuff. Fuel economy is rated at 22 city, 35 highway, and 28 mpg combined, making this an affordable car to fuel as well as to own, especially with a starting MSRP of $21,770 (including delivery) and a lease payment of $245 for 36 months and $0 down. Meanwhile, Hyundai's standard Blue Link technology provides convenient features accessible through the car, on your smartphone, or over the web that offer assurance, safety, and diagnostics like automatic crash notification, SOS emergency notification, enhanced roadside assistance, theft protection, parental controls, turn-by-turn navigation, traffic, weather, and an eco-coach system which advises on how to improve driving techniques.
2013 BMW 328i Sedan
$339/month for 39 months with $3,814 down
BMW's 328i stylish sedan delivers plenty of rear-wheel-drive performance thanks to a 240-horsepower/2.0-liter four-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers you from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds. Meanwhile BMW's spirited sixth-generation 3 Series sedan also boasts fuel efficiency of 23 city, 33 highway, and 26 mpg combined.