Best New Car Deals: April 2015

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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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Automakers have announced this month’s new car deals, and so far April is off to a good start. Whether it’s a versatile and economical hatchback or a rugged and reliable pickup truck, there are outstanding discounts this month.

CarsDirect analysts have uncovered April’s biggest discounts off MSRP. The "standard rebate" includes offers available to all buyers. The "maximum rebate" is what a buyer who qualifies for all possible incentives can receive.

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Best Crossover & SUV Deals This Month

The Jeep Patriot leads our ranking again with up to 22.5% in available savings off MSRP. The Compass is not far behind with 21.3% in discounts. The redesigned 2015 Ford Edge may be arriving but discounts on the outgoing 2014 model remain flat with up to $4,750 in rebates. Last month’s massive $4,000 discount on the 2015 Mazda CX-9 continues into April.

Vehicle MSRP Standard Rebates Max Rebates Max % Off MSRP Expiration
2015 Jeep Patriot Sport $17,790 $2,000 $4,000 22.5% 5/4/15
2015 Jeep Compass Sport $19,990 $2,250 $4,250 21.3% 5/4/15
2015 Dodge Journey SXT $26,190 $3,500 $4,500 17.2% 5/4/15
2014 Ford Edge SE $28,995 $2,500 $4,750 16.4% 7/6/15
2015 Mazda CX-9 Sport $30,865 $4,000 $4,500 14.6% 4/30/15

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Best Sedan Deals This Month

The 2014 Ford Focus leads our ranking with up to 21.9% in potential savings off MSRP. With 2015 Focus models arriving steadily, we think it’s the best time to buy a 2014 Focus before they become difficult to find. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is new to our list thanks to $5,000 in available savings for April.

Vehicle MSRP Standard Rebates Max Rebates Max % Off MSRP Expiration
2014 Ford Focus SE $19,440 $2,500 $4,250 21.9% 7/6/15
2014 Chevrolet Cruze ECO $20,760 $3,500 $4,000 19.3% 4/30/15
2015 Ford Taurus SE $27,880 $3,000 $5,250 18.8% 7/6/15
2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited $26,825 $4,000 $5,000 18.6% 4/30/15
2015 Ford Fusion S $23,325 $2,000 $3,750 16.1% 7/6/15

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Best Luxury Sedan Deals This Month

Buick continues to dominate our ranking of the biggest luxury sedan discounts. Automakers like Lexus carefully manage advertised discounts to protect their brands, but Buick openly offers discounts up to 16.2% off MSRP. Now is the best time to buy an outgoing 2014 Buick while rebates are high and the selection is good.

Vehicle MSRP Standard Rebates Max Rebates Max % Off MSRP Expiration
2014 Buick Verano Base $24,625 $2,500 $4,000 16.2% 4/30/15
2014 Buick LaCrosse Base $34,460 $4,000 $5,500 16.0% 4/30/15
2014 Buick Regal Turbo $30,615 $2,500 $4,000 13.1% 4/30/15
2015 Buick Verano Base $24,305 $1,250 $2,750 11.3% 4/30/15
2015 Buick Regal Turbo $30,915 $1,250 $2,750 8.9% 4/30/15

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Best Hatchback Deals This Month

With up to 29.3% in lease discounts, it’s no wonder the Nissan LEAF tops our list yet again. The 2014 FIAT 500L is still abundant and the automaker is hoping juicy incentives will help move inventory. Hyundai is putting 16.6% in rebates on the 2014 Elantra GT- maybe it’s because 2014, 2015, and 2016 models are oddly all available at the same time.

Vehicle MSRP Standard Rebates Max Rebates Max % Off MSRP Expiration
2015 Nissan LEAF S $29,860 $0 $8,750 29.3% 4/30/15
2014 FIAT 500L Pop $20,045 $4,500 $4,500 22.4% 5/4/15
2014 Ford Focus SE $19,940 $2,500 $4,250 21.3% 7/6/15
2015 FIAT 500 Pop $17,645 $2,500 $3,500 19.8% 5/4/15
2014 Hyundai Elantra GT $19,560 $3,250 $3,250 16.6% 4/30/15

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Best Truck Deals This Month

The 2014 Ford F-150 leads our list with up to 16.2% in potential savings off MSRP this month. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is not far behind, but reports indicate they’re close to selling out. Out of 2015 medium-duty trucks, discounts on the RAM 1500 of up to 11.2% are greater than offers on the Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150.

Vehicle MSRP Standard Rebates Max Rebates Max % Off MSRP Expiration
2014 Ford F-250 XL 4x2 SD Regular Cab $26,220 $750 $4,250 16.2% 7/6/15
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4x2 Regular Cab $32,350 $2,500 $5,000 15.5% 4/30/15
2015 Ford F-250 XL 4x2 SD Regular Cab $33,005 $2,500 $4,000 12.1% 7/6/15
2015 Ford F-350 XL 4x2 SD Regular Cab $33,900 $2,500 $4,000 11.8% 7/6/15
2015 RAM 1500 SLT 4x2 Regular Cab $31,230 $2,000 $3,500 11.2% 5/4/15

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Best Minivan Deals This Month

The 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan takes over our list this month with up to $3,000 in potential savings off MSRP- unless you choose the AVP model which doesn’t get as many discounts. Offers on the 2015 Toyota Sienna improved yet again in April with a $1,000 discount across all trim levels.

Vehicle MSRP Standard Rebates Max Rebates Max % Off MSRP Expiration
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan SE $25,190 $1,500 $3,000 11.9% 5/4/15
2015 Chrysler Town & Country LX $30,990 $1,500 $3,000 9.7% 5/4/15
2015 Kia Sedona L $26,995 $1,000 $1,000 3.7% 5/4/15
2015 Toyota Sienna L $29,485 $1,000 $1,000 3.4% 5/4/15
2015 Ford Transit Connect XL $26,180 $500 $500 1.9% 7/6/15

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Best Coupe Deals This Month

If you’re looking for discounts on a sporty coupe, it’s hard to top April’s 11% in available savings on the 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. You’ll need to act fast though- they’re starting to sell out (including the 2.0 turbo which was discontinued for 2015). The 2015 BMW 640 continues to rank well in our list thanks to $4,000 in Build-Out Cash that’s available before the 2016 model arrives.

Vehicle MSRP Standard Rebates Max Rebates Max % Off MSRP Expiration
2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T $27,245 $2,500 $3,000 11.0% 4/30/15
2015 Chevrolet Camaro LS w/1LS $24,700 $1,000 $1,500 6.1% 4/30/15
2015 BMW 640i $77,050 $4,000 $4,000 5.2% 4/30/15
2015 Kia Forte Koup EX $19,415 $1,000 $1,000 5.2% 5/4/15
2015 Ford Mustang V6 $24,625 $500 $1,250 5.1% 7/6/15

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Best Convertible Deals This Month

With up to 16.5% in available savings off MSRP, the 2015 FIAT 500c has the most savings of any convertible. Cars like the Chevrolet Camaro may be more exciting but there isn’t a convertible more affordable than the 500c this month. The 2015 BMW 6-series models continue to rank well due to $4,000 in discounts before the arrival of the 2016 models.

Vehicle MSRP Standard Rebates Max Rebates Max % Off MSRP Expiration
2015 FIAT 500c Pop $21,245 $2,500 $3,500 16.5% 5/4/15
2015 BMW 640i $84,550 $4,000 $4,000 4.7% 4/30/15
2015 Chevrolet Camaro LT $32,200 $1,000 $1,500 4.7% 4/30/15
2015 BMW 650i $95,850 $4,000 $4,000 4.2% 4/30/15
2015 Ford Mustang V6 $30,125 $500 $1,250 4.1% 7/6/15

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Rebates listed here assume a Southern California location and exclude dealer incentives and both military and college programs. Promotions can change over the course of the month, so be sure to check with your dealer to confirm eligibility.

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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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