Top Audi Deals & Must-Know Advice In January

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, Automotive Analyst - January 12, 2021

Leasing remains a fairly expensive option in January. The best value is the 2021 A4 which starts at $389/month and is actually $10 cheaper to lease than the smaller 2020 A3. If you prefer a crossover, the 2021 Q5 is a great option at $419/month.

The Season of Audi is now over meaning cash savings are lower than what we saw last month. However, rebates can still reach up to $5,000 on models like the 2021 A8. Audi's 0% APR deal is only available on the 2020 A3 while a majority of the 2021 lineup features 1.49% APR for 60 months.

Current offers end February 1, 2021 and can vary by region. Examples below are for California.

Top Audi Lease Deals, Financing Incentives & Rebates

Model Best Audi Lease Deal Best Audi Financing Deal Best Audi Rebate
Audi A3
Lease from $399/month (2020 A3) 0% APR for 72 months + Up to $3,500 (2020 A3) Up to $5,500 (2020 A3)
Audi A4
Lease from $389/month (2021 A4) 1.49% APR for 60 months (2021 A4 Sedan) Up to $750 (2021 A4)
Audi Q3
Lease from $389/month (2021 Q3) 1.49% APR for 60 months (2021 Q3) Up to $750 (2021 Q3)
Audi Q5
Lease from $419/month (2021 Q5) 1.49% APR for 60 months (2021 Q5) Up to $750 (2021 Q5)
Audi Q7
Lease from $639/month (2021 Q7) 1.49% APR for 60 months (2021 Q7) Up to $1,000 (2021 Q7)

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Must-Know Advice For Audi Buyers

Hidden discounts. Audi rarely offers cash incentives like other automakers. Instead, we tend to see unadvertised incentives that the brand calls a Marketing Allowance to help dealers provide competitive pricing so as not to diminish its brand image and resale values. Luxury sedans like the A6 and A8 tend to see some of the largest discounts.

When are their best deals? The annual Season of Audi sale around the holidays can be a great time to buy or lease, although other promotions like Summer of Audi can feature similar perks like rare cash incentives and complimentary payment offers.

You can also sometimes find loyalty discounts and conquest incentives for those coming from a competitor. Occasional Costco promotions can also offer substantial savings with deals like Employee Pricing.

Inventory can be hard to find. Expect to find the brand's SUVs to be the easiest to find at dealers. In contrast, specialty cars like the A7 can be practically non-existent. As a result, buyers may find a factory order to be the best bet to get the exact vehicle they want. The typical wait time is generally around 2-3 months.

Unfortunately, Audi doesn't always advertise leases for every car and SUV. That may require you to check with your local dealer to find out about the latest lease promotions. In general, expect to see a mix of 36 and 39-month offers involving an annual allowance of 10,000 miles per year.

Is it better to buy or lease? Leasing can be a great way to get behind the wheel of a new Audi. However, incentives for buying can be pretty good as well. For example, year-end deals can involve Audi financing rates as low as 0% APR for 72 months. You'll generally need top-tier credit in order to qualify, so consider your options carefully.

Easier to go electric. Audi now offers a broader range of plug-in hybrids across its lineup. These vehicles, like the Q5 55e, offer the sporty performance of a gas engine with the ability to travel purely on electric power. Opting for a fuel-efficient Audi plug-in can also get you access to a federal tax credit as well as state & local plug-in rebates.

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Kelly Campbell is a SoCal native with a background in marketing, communications, and technical writing. Having spent her entire career in the automotive industry, Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for cars to her role as an Automotive Analyst at CarsDirect.

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