Best New Car Deals: April 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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New car deals in April continue to feature a nice assortment of cashback and finance offers on popular cars and trucks. With a number of new models due later this spring, automakers have started piling on new incentives.

This month, the biggest news is a $6,750 discount off Hyundai Sonatas and a rare $2,000 incentive on Mazda CX-9 crossovers. Truck shoppers can enjoy a 10% Bonus Tag on the popular Chevy Colorado, or as much as $9,160 off MSRP on select GMC Sierras.

Here you’ll find the best deals this month on crossovers & SUVs, cars, trucks, minivans and sporty cars. We’ve listed top-ranked offers factoring standard rebates, finance incentives, plus discounts for coming from a competitor.

You don’t have to go searching for the best deal. We’ve already done the work for you. Just use the links to the right to navigate.

Offers assume a Southern California location.

Last updated 10:00 am Tuesday, April 11

Best Crossover & SUV Deals This Month

GMC Acadia
  • Best Deal: 16% off MSRP on select models
  • MSRP: From $33,375
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 7
  • MPG (City/Hwy): Up to 21/25
  • Expires: May 1, 2017

This month, you can get 16% off MSRP on select Acadias in stock the longest. However, there are a few catches that shoppers should be aware of.

First, only 10% of dealer stock is eligible, so you may need to do some searching to find a specially marked vehicle. Second, the base SL model with its low $29,995 starting price isn’t eligible.

That said, the potential savings here is undeniably attractive. On an Acadia Denali, this can equate to as much as a $7,679 discount off MSRP. Get your custom quote »

Mazda CX-9
  • Best Deal: $2,000 cashback
  • MSRP: From $32,420
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 7
  • MPG (City/Hwy): Up to 22/28
  • Expires: May 1, 2017

Unlike most competitors, the sleek CX-9 three-row crossover rarely sees large discounts. However, now that the 2017 CX-9 has arrived, Mazda has introduced a massive $2,000 cash incentive to help dealers clear out the outgoing version.

This is the largest discount we’ve ever seen on the current model. Alternatively, well-qualified shoppers can choose 0% financing for 60 months. We suspect most shoppers would do well to take the rebate and arrange a competitive loan through their dealer or local credit union. Get your custom quote »

Volvo XC60
  • Best Deal: 0% APR+ Up to $4,500
  • MSRP: From $41,945
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 5
  • MPG (City/Hwy): Up to 23/31
  • Expires: May 1, 2017

Volvo has ramped up discounts on the XC60 now that a big 2018 redesign is set to arrive this fall. You can now get a $3,550 Allowance on all versions of the well-equipped luxury crossover. But that’s not all.

Well-qualified shoppers can also enjoy interest-free financing for 60 months. Current Volvo customers are also eligible for a $1,000 loyalty bonus. Altogether, that’s $4,550 in potential savings on top of 0% APR. Get your custom quote »

Ford Expedition
  • Best Deal: Up to $6,400 cashback
  • MSRP: From $48,320
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 8
  • MPG (City/Hwy): Up to 15/21
  • Expires: July 5, 2017

Offers on the 2017 Ford Expedition are up slightly compared to last month. As usual, the best deals come when you combine all available offers.

To start, there’s a $2,400 rebate that can be combined with a $3,250 bonus. There’s also a $750 incentive for financing at non-promotional rates. Altogether, that’s $6,400 in discounts.

You can also opt to forgo the rebate in favor of 0% financing for 60 months while remaining eligible for both bonus offers. That equates to 0% APR plus $4,000 cash. Get your custom quote »

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Best Car Deals This Month

Toyota Yaris iA
  • Best Deal: $2,000 cashback
  • MSRP: From $17,935
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 5
  • MPG (City/ Hwy): 32/40
  • Expires: May 1, 2017

Few small cars offer the level of features you get in the Yaris iA. In addition to power everything, alloy wheels and a backup camera, you also get a pre-collision system with emergency breaking at no extra charge.

To top it off, the car is actually fun to drive since it was co-developed with Mazda. This month, Toyota has upped its cashback incentive to $2,000, which is the most we’ve seen to date since the car was branded as a Scion.

Assuming a modest dealer discount, it’s possible to see prices in the mid-$15,000 range for versions equipped with an automatic. Coupled with up to 40 mpg of efficiency, the car offers a truly rare value for budget-minded shoppers. Get your custom quote »

Hyundai Elantra
  • Best Deal: Up to $4,250 cashback
  • MSRP: From $18,985
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 5
  • MPG (City/Hwy): 32/40
  • Expires: May 1, 2017

Once again, offers on the Elantra are looking very attractive when you combine incentives. You can now save $3,500 off any Limited model, while SE, Eco and Value Edition versions get $2,500. The turbocharged Elantra Sport gets $2,000.

That’s nice, but most shoppers may not know that they can get an additional $750 for financing at non-promotional rates. Altogether, the Elantra features up to $4,250 in potential savings this month. But wait, there’s more.

Current Hyundai owners and lessees can get an additional $500 loyalty bonus, bringing the total to $4,750. You don’t need to trade-in your vehicle and can even share the discount with members of the same household. Get your custom quote »

Hyundai Sonata
  • Best Deal: Up to $6,750 cashback
  • MSRP: From $22,785
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 5
  • MPG (City/Hwy): Up to 28/36
  • Expires: May 1, 2017

Promotional offers on the 2017 Sonata are rather shocking this month. Limited and 2.0T models now feature a whopping $6,000 bonus. Eco and Sport versions get $4,000, while the entry-level SE gets $3,350. You can save an extra $750 by financing at non-promotional rates.

Altogether, that’s up to $6,750 in available savings on well-equipped models. That’s the most we’ve ever seen on this model. With dealer discounts, we think it’s possible to see prices on a nearly $28,000 Limited dip as low as $20,000. Get your custom quote »

Acura TLX
  • Best Deal: 0.9% APR+ Unadvertised savings
  • MSRP: From $32,950
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 5
  • MPG (City/Hwy): Up to 24/35
  • Expires: May 1, 2017

Acura is giving dealers thousands in unadvertised dealer cash incentives to help clear the way for the upcoming 2018 TLX. The potential to see huge discounts is extremely high this month. To top it off, well-qualified buyers may be eligible for 0.9% APR for 60 months.

That said, Acura is offering the best incentives on the V6. As a result, the difference in price next to the cheaper 4-cylinder has been reduced considerably. Be sure to shop multiple dealers in order to identify the most aggressive pricing in your area. Get your custom quote »

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Best Truck Deals This Month

Chevrolet Colorado
  • Best Deal: 10% off MSRP
  • MSRP: From $24,820
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 5
  • MPG (City/Hwy): 22/30
  • Expires: May 1, 2017

This month, the 2017 Colorado benefits from a new Bonus Tag offer worth 10% off MSRP. However, only 10% of dealer inventory is eligible, so you may need to shop around to find a qualifying vehicle.

Last month, only the GMC Canyon was eligible for this offer. Now, both feature the same deal. On a Colorado Z71 4x4, this can equate to as much as a $3,702 discount. The well-equipped Canyon Denali 4x4 features up to $4,411 in potential savings. Get your custom quote »

GMC Sierra 1500
  • Best Deal: 16% off MSRP
  • MSRP: From $29,500
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 6
  • MPG (City/Hwy): 18/24
  • Expires: May 1, 2017

You can now enjoy up to 16% off MSRP on select 2017 Sierra 1500 trucks that have been around the longest. However, shoppers should be aware that only Crew Cab models are eligible for the promotion.

On a well-equipped Denali 4x4, this can equate to as much as $9,160 in savings off MSRP. Prefer the Chevy Silverado? This month, it gets the exact same deal but without the restriction of cab size. Get your custom quote »

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Best Minivan Deals This Month

Chrysler Pacifica
  • Best Deal: Up to $4,000 cashback
  • MSRP: From $29,590
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 8
  • MPG (City/Hwy): 19/28
  • Expires: May 1, 2017

Offers on the Pacifica continue to be extremely aggressive here in California. Chrysler is targeting competitors with a $1,000 conquest bonus, resulting in at least $3,000 in discounts when financing through Chrysler Capital.

There’s also a $1,000 bonus for anyone current leasing a competitor, which means you can potentially save up to $4,000 on any new Pacifica this month. You won’t find a deal this good from Toyota or Honda anytime soon. Get your custom quote »

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Best Sports Car Deals This Month

Dodge Charger
  • Best Deal: 20% off MSRP
  • MSRP: From $29,090
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 5
  • MPG (City/Hwy): 19/30
  • Expires: May 1, 2017

This month, the Charger benefits from yet another 20% off MSRP promotion on select cars that have been in stock the longest. The only exclusion is the limited-production SRT.

On a 2017 Charger R/T, this can equate to as much as $7,198 in savings off MSRP. It’s likely that you won’t find a deal anywhere near this good on the Dodge Challenger this month. Get your custom quote »

Ford Mustang
  • Best Deal: Up to $2,400 cashback
  • MSRP: From $27,280
  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 4
  • MPG (City/Hwy): 22/31
  • Expires: July 5, 2017

Once again, cash has been upped on all 2017 Mustangs. With the exception of Shelby versions, the car now features a $1,900 rebate plus a $500 bonus for financing at non-promotional rates. Altogether, that’s $2,400 in savings, the most we’ve seen to date on the current model.

Alternatively, you can opt for 0% APR for 36 months plus the $500 bonus. We think most shoppers will probably end up taking the rebate and financing separately through their own lender or their local dealer. With a revised 2018 Mustang due later this year, we think there’s potential for even better deals. Get your custom quote »

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All Best New Car Deals in April

Vehicle Type Model Description Best Deal MSRP Expiration Get Quote
Crossover & SUV 2017 GMC Acadia 16% Off MSRP on Select Models $33,375 5/1/17 Your Price
Crossover & SUV 2016 Mazda CX-9 $2,000 cashback $32,420 5/1/17 Your Price
Crossover & SUV 2017 Volvo XC60 0% APR+ Up to $4,550 $41,945 5/1/17 Your Price
Crossover & SUV 2017 Ford Expedition Up to $6,400 cashback $48,320 7/5/17 Your Price
Car 2017 Toyota Yaris iA $2,000 cashback $17,935 5/1/17 Your Price
Car 2017 Hyundai Elantra Up to $4,250 cashback $18,985 5/1/17 Your Price
Car 2017 Hyundai Sonata Up to $6,750 cashback $22,785 5/1/17 Your Price
Car 2017 Acura TLX 0.9% APR+ Unadvertised Savings $32,950 5/1/17 Your Price
Truck 2017 Chevrolet Colorado 10% Off MSRP $24,820 5/1/17 Your Price
Truck 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 16% Off MSRP $29,500 5/1/17 Your Price
Minivan 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Up to $4,000 cashback $29,590 5/1/17 Your Price
Sports Car 2017 Dodge Charger 20% Off MSRP $29,090 5/1/17 Your Price
Sports Car 2017 Ford Mustang Up to $2,400 cashback $27,280 7/5/17 Your Price
Updated April 7

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, 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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