Best Chevy Deals & Lease Offers: October 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 - October 4, 2018

Big "percentage off" deals on models like the Cruze & Malibu are nowhere to be found in October. If you're looking to buy either of those models, you should probably wait until later this year. The best deals are on the Trax & Equinox.

The 2018 Trax is eligible for a huge 20% discount, worth nearly $6,000 off the Premier trim. The 2019 Equinox gets 16% off MSRP, worth $4,800 in savings on the LT. However, to get the full amounts, you'll have to take out a loan through GM Financial. Otherwise, the discounts drop to 16% and 13%, respectively.

Through January 2, Costco members can get Supplier Pricing on most 2019 Chevys, as well as a Costco Cash Card worth up to $700 if you're an Executive cardholder ($300 for regular members). 2018 models are eligible for a $500 bonus but no Supplier Pricing or Cash Card.

Most offers end October 31, 2018, 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 $3,750
Chevrolet Trax
Chevy Trax
Lease from $189/month Finance from 0% for 72 months + $1,000 bonus Up to 20% Off MSRP
Chevrolet Equinox
Chevy Equinox
Lease from $219/month Finance from 0% for 60 months + $500 bonus Up to 16% Off MSRP
Chevrolet Volt
Chevrolet Malibu
Lease from $243/month No advertised finance offers Up to $2,000
Chevrolet Bolt EV
Lease from $399/month No advertised finance offers $1,000

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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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