Best VW Deals & Special Offers: 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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VW deals have become a bit less attractive in April following the elimination of a $1,000 bonus on the Jetta and Passat. That said, most models now feature 0.9% financing for 60 months for well-qualified buyers.

If you’re going to lease, the 2017 Jetta ranks as one of the cheapest small car leases starting at just $139/month. The spacious 2017 Passat benefits from a much-needed price cut and now starts at $189/month.

Current VW owners and lessees should be sure to ask about a $1,000 loyalty bonus that can be combined with most offers. If you’re coming from a competing brand, there’s also a $1,000 conquest bonus on the Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack.

Current offers are set to expire May 1, 2017. We think the odds are good that incentives will improve quite a bit for Memorial Day, at least on popular models.

Model Best Lease Deal Best Finance Offer Best Cash Offer Details
Volkswagen Jetta
From $139/mo 0.9%/60 mos $1,000 Loyalty Bonus Learn More »
Volkswagen Passat
From $189/mo 0.9%/60 months $1,000 Loyalty Bonus Learn More »
Volkswagen Tiguan
From $189/mo 0.9%/60 mos $1,000 Loyalty Bonus Learn More »
Volkswagen Golf
From $229/mo 0.9%/60 mos $1,000 Loyalty Bonus Learn More »
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
From $259/mo 0.9%/60 mos $1,000 Conquest Bonus Learn More »

See the full Volkswagen lineup »

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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