Best Chevy Deals & Lease Offers: May 2018

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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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, Senior Pricing Analyst - May 7, 2018

Once again, Chevy is offering 20% off MSRP on the Cruze and Malibu. The deal is only valid on LT styles and is only available through May 14. We think the chances are good that the deal will be extended through Memorial Day.

As before, the Chevy Equinox is a particularly good deal with $5,000 in potential savings. However, to get to that amount, you'll have to be eligible for a $2,500 bonus for coming from a competitor plus a $750 down payment incentive.

If you act fast, the Tahoe and Suburban are eligible for 0% financing for 72 months through May 14. In most cases, you'll probably save more money by taking this deal instead of this month's $1,000 rebate on either vehicle.

Most offers vary by region and end May 31, 2018. Examples listed here are available in California. Stay tuned for our Memorial Day deals coverage in the days ahead.

Editor's Update: Chevy has extended its 20% off deal on the Cruze through May 31. See our exclusive Memorial Day coverage for more information.

Chevy Incentives & Lease Deals This Month

Model Best Lease Deal Best Finance Offer Best Cashback Incentive Details
Chevrolet Cruze
Chevy Cruze
Lease from $199/month Finance from 0%/72 months + Up to $1,000 Up to $2,000 Learn More
Chevrolet Trax
Chevy Trax
Lease from $189/month Finance from 0%/72 months + Up to $1,000 Up to $2,750 Learn More
Chevrolet Equinox
Chevy Equinox
Lease from $229/month No advertised finance specials Up to $3,250 + Supplier Pricing Learn More
Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Malibu
Lease from $219/month Finance from 0%/72 months + Up to $500 Up to $3,000 Learn More
Chevrolet Tahoe
Lease from $499/month Finance from 0%/72 months (Ends May 14) Up to $1,000 Learn More

See the full Chevy lineup »

Tips on Chevy Financing, Lease Specials and Rebate Offers

Special offers from Chevy can change quite often and be downright mind-boggling. In the past, some of the automaker's best deals have been so-called Bonus Tag offers worth up to 20% off MSRP on select models. However, the "catch" was that only a certain percentage of inventory was eligible for the discount, in most cases the oldest 10% of stock.

Since then, Chevy has shifted toward so-called Lead Brand offers featuring attractive discounts on the most popular versions of its most popular models. As a result, it has become common to see the best deals on models like the Cruze LT or Equinox LT. Interestingly, base models like the Cruze L and Equinox L boast low prices but are actually excluded from promotions. As a result, they can actually be more expensive than pricier styles.

Looking to buy around a holiday? Chevy reliably offers deals ranging from extra bonus cash to promotions worth up to 20% off MSRP. If you're coming from a competitor (or another GM vehicle), be sure to ask about special incentives worth up to $1,500 called conquest and loyalty discounts. When you stack all available offers, there can be some truly impressive savings to be had.

If you're a recent graduate, don't forget to ask about the GM College Discount. If you qualify, you'll get access to GM Supplier Pricing that can be combined with most advertised incentives for buying or leasing. It's a nice way to get hassle-free pricing if you're interested in avoiding having to haggle on price.

, 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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