Best Chevy Deals & Lease Offers: December 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 - December 6, 2018

For December, Chevy is offering Employee Pricing on just about every remaining 2018 car and truck, even models like the Camaro and Corvette. The discount can be combined with other rebates, which means you can now save up to $5,060 off MSRP in the case of a Camaro SS.

The 2019 Equinox is eligible for a similar deal involving Employee Pricing plus $2,750 in discounts. In the case of a well-equipped Premier trim, that can equate to $6,014 in combined savings, one of the better deals we've seen this year.

Confusingly, Chevy is offering a separate promo involving 20% off MSRP. Eligible models include the Spark, Sonic and Impala. Here, you'll likely save more than Employee Pricing since an Impala Premier is now eligible for $8,061 in savings.

But there's a catch. Chevy has discontinued financing incentives on nearly every model. For reference, the brand offered 0% APR for 36 months on most models for Black Friday. We think it's unlikely that the automaker will improve deals before the start of 2019.

Most offers end January 2, 2019, and examples listed here are for California.

Top Chevy Lease Deals & Incentives

Model Best Lease Deal Best Finance Offer Best Cashback Incentive
Chevrolet Cruze
Chevy Cruze
Lease from $199/month No advertised finance offers Up to $5,381 off MSRP (Premier)
Chevrolet Trax
Chevy Trax
Lease from $149/month No advertised finance offers Up to $6,225 off MSRP (Premier)
Chevrolet Equinox
Chevy Equinox
Lease from $169/month No advertised finance offers Up to $6,014 off MSRP (Premier)
Chevrolet Volt
Chevrolet Malibu
Lease from $199/month No advertised finance offers Up to $4,958 off MSRP (Premier)
Chevrolet Bolt EV
Lease from $279/month No advertised finance offers Up to $4,675 off MSRP (Premier)



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Insider Tips for Chevy Shoppers

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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