Best Ford Deals & Lease Offers: May 2017

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Alex Bernstein is the Senior Pricing Analyst for CarsDirect.com. Each month he studies immense volumes of pricing and incentives data in search of trends that are useful to car shoppers. In the process, he often breaks industry news stories -- his analyses and insights have been featured on websites such as Automotive News, The Detroit News, Autoblog, The Truth About Cars and The Car Connection.

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Deals from Ford continue to heavily favor purchases and financing. Unfortunately, leases remain very lackluster in most cases. Leading the way is the 2017 Fusion sedan with a new $2,500 finance bonus ahead of Memorial Day. It's yours whether you take out a loan at 0% APR or at non-promotional rates.

You now get 0% financing for 72 months plus up to $3,000 cash on select Fusion models. The biggest discounts are on versions equipped with one of the several optional turbocharged EcoBoost engines.

Once again, the Ford Escape ranks as one of the best deals on a small SUV with a massive $4,000 rebate. However, although leases may look attractive at $219/month, the amount due at signing remains very high at $3,089.

Most offers expire July 5, but it's extremely likely that we'll see many changes before then. In California, we expect to see a $1,000 trade-in assistance bonus ahead of the holiday, with the possibility of $199/month, $0 due at signing leases on the Fusion and Escape.

Check back for updates as they become available.

This Month's Best Ford Deals

Model Best Lease Deal Best Finance Offer Best Cash Offer Details
Ford Focus
From $189/mo From 0%/72 mos + $500 $2,000 Learn More
Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford C-Max Hybrid
From $169/mo From 0%/60 mos + $1,900 $1,900 Learn More
Ford Fusion
Ford Fusion
From $219/mo 0%/72 mos + Up to $3,000 New! Up to $4,650 New! Learn More
Ford Escape
Ford Escape
From $219/mo 0%/60 mos $4,000 Learn More
Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer
From $289/mo 0%/60 mos $2,500 Learn More

See the full Ford lineup »

Inside Tips for Ford Shoppers

Automakers often make you choose between taking cashback and finance offers, but Ford is more flexible than most. To maximize your savings, consider stacking cashback with bonuses for financing at standard rates. If you're leasing a competitor, you may qualify for an extra "conquest bonus" as well.

A lesser-known program worth knowing about is Ford Plan Pricing, or pre-negotiated vehicle pricing through certain companies and organizations. You'll benefit from upfront discounts on nearly any model, while still being eligible for most cashback offers.

Thinking of buying around a major holiday? Ford loves to offer special promotions at the last minute to help draw-in shoppers. Deals generally range from an extra $500-$1,000, and may involve extra bonus cash or incentives for trading in your current vehicle. In California, we almost always see a $1,000 trade-in assistance deal get added right before major holidays.

, Senior Pricing Analyst

Alex Bernstein is the Senior Pricing Analyst for CarsDirect.com. Each month he studies immense volumes of pricing and incentives data in search of trends that are useful to car shoppers. In the process, he often breaks industry news stories -- his analyses and insights have been featured on websites such as Automotive News, The Detroit News, Autoblog, The Truth About Cars and The Car Connection.

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