2016 Acura MDX Gets Rare $1,000 Conquest Deal in December

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, Senior Pricing Analyst - December 15, 2015

When it comes to luxury crossovers, it's tough to beat the 2016 Acura MDX as a great value for the money, especially when it comes to leasing. However, strong year-end competition is forcing Acura to use special tactics. In a rare mid-month change, the automaker is now offering up to $1,000 to owners of its competitors in order to switch brands. But what does it mean for shoppers? And is the deal any good? Here's what you need to know.

Deal overview

Starting December 10, Acura is offering a "conquest" bonus to owners of any 2006 or newer vehicle from the following automakers: Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Honda, Infiniti, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

Savings amounts vary depending on how the vehicle is equipped. Base MDX models get a $500 discount, but better-equipped versions with the Technology, Advance, or AcuraWatch Plus packages get $1,000 off.

The offer can be applied toward cash, finance, or lease transactions. This includes APR deals like this month's offer of 1.9% for 36 months. However, zero-down leases are excluded. Members of the same household are eligible, but Acura isn't requiring a trade-in. The deal is set to expire January 4.

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Deal analysis

Aside from being a rare discount for those looking to purchase, shoppers opting to lease stand to benefit from a big cut in payment. This is especially impressive considering the MDX already ranks as a top deal in our monthly ranking.

The 2016 Acura MDX Base V6 can now be leased from $399 for 36 months with $2,999 due at signing (10,000 miles per year). Previously, the payment was $419 with the same amount at signing.

As a result, its effective monthly lease cost has fallen from $502 to $482. To put that in perspective, the 2016 BMW X3 sDrive28i has a similar MSRP but is a whopping $89 per month more expensive.

Tough competition

When you look at the range of automakers being targeted, it's clear that Acura is targeting a wide swath of owners. The reason is that Acura is trying to increase market share in a highly competitive segment.

For example, the 2016 BMW X1 currently has a $1,000 cash back bonus, while its big brother, the BMW X5, has a $2,000 offer on the 2015 model. Even Mercedes-Benz has a rare $1,500 rebate on the 2016 GLE350.

Current Acura owners can rest assured that they haven't been left out in the cold. There's also a new loyalty bonus worth the same amounts for any owner of a 2006 or newer Acura model.

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Our take

While the MDX generally ranks as a top lease value, this month's unusual conquest bonus should effectively be icing on the cake for shoppers. To get the best deal, be sure to look at MDX models equipped with the available AcuraWatch Plus package. Extra lease discounts make it only slightly more expensive to lease compared with base models despite a $1,500 higher price on paper.

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Offers listed here are based on a resident in Southern California and may be subject to change. Most lease offers are for well-qualified buyers based on available credit and exclude tax, license, title, registration, document fees and insurance. Not all buyers may qualify. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer to confirm current rules and eligibility.

, Senior Pricing Analyst

As CarsDirect’s resident pricing analyst, Alex offers must-know analysis of pricing & incentives to those looking to buy or lease a car. His consumer-oriented coverage of the latest trends and breaking news has been featured in publications such as Car and Driver, Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine and Autoblog.

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