Best VW Deals & Special Offers: March 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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Special offers from VW are a mixed bag this month. There's a $1,000 bonus on both the popular 2017 Jetta and Passat sedans, but at the same time the automaker has upped finance rates from 0% APR to 0.9%.

That said, a $1,000 loyalty discount for VW owners continues unchanged. If you're interested in the Golf SportWagen or Golf Alltrack and are coming from another brand, VW is offering a $1,000 conquest bonus to help get you to switch brands.

Elsewhere in the lineup, lease prices have gone up. The worst is the 2017 Beetle, which is $50 more expensive than last month and now starts at $279/month. The Golf, Tiguan, CC and Touareg all suffer from more expensive leases as well.

If you're going to lease, the Jetta 1.8T S continues to rank as one of the cheapest small car leases at just $159/month. Even the spacious Passat 1.8T S is a pretty good deal at $189/month.

Current offers are set to expire March 31, 2017. We may see additional holiday deals for St. Patrick’s Day, but there’s no guarantee.

Model Best Lease Deal Best Finance Offer Best Cash Offer Details
Volkswagen Jetta
From $159/mo New! 0.9%/60 mos + $1,000 New! $1,000 + $1,000 Loyalty New! Learn More »
Volkswagen Passat
From $189/mo New! 0.9%/60 months + $1,000 New! $1,000 + $1,000 Loyalty New! Learn More »
Volkswagen Tiguan
From $209/mo New! 0.9%/60 mos $1,000 Loyalty Learn More »
Volkswagen Golf
From $229/mo New! 0.9%/60 mos $1,000 Loyalty Learn More »
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
From $289/mo New! 0.9%/60 mos $1,000 Conquest Learn More »

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Insider Tips for Volkswagen Shoppers

Unlike its competitors, VW almost never offers cashback incentives. That doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get a great deal, however. The automaker’s preferred weapon of choice is unadvertised money given to dealers that allows them to provide large discounts. For best results, be sure to shop multiple dealers.

Most 2016 Volkswagen models have completely sold out at this point. In most cases, shoppers should only expect to see 2017 models left on dealer lots. Vehicles like the Jetta and Passat tend to be stocked in the greatest numbers. Niche vehicles like the Beetle and Touareg tend to be harder to find.

Sadly, a major emissions scandal has prohibited the sale of the automaker's TDI diesel models since 2015. At this point, there is still no guarantee that the models will return. VW has already signaled its intention to transition toward plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles in the years ahead.

, 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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