Best Ford 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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Discounts on most Ford models remain unchanged in December. The 2018 Edge is a particularly good deal with up to $4,000 in savings, the most we've seen to date. However, to get to that number, you'll have to finance through Ford Credit to qualify for a $1,500 bonus.

Expect to see 0% financing and bonus cash on a number of models like the Focus, Fusion, Explorer and more. Terms vary, with the best 0% offers on the Fusion models, most notably the Fusion Hybrid with 0% for 72 months plus $3,000 cash.

Looking for the latest safety tech? Models like the 2019 Fusion and Edge come standard with Ford Co-Pilot360, which gets you automatic emergency braking and other important safety features. Previously, features like these were available as pricey options.

Most offers are set to end January 2, 2019 and vary by region. Examples listed here are for Los Angeles.

Top Ford Lease Deals & Incentives

Model Best Lease Deal Best Finance Offer Best Cashback Incentive
Ford Focus
Lease from $189/month Finance from 0% for 60 months + $1,000 Bonus Up to $4,000
Ford EcoSport
Lease from $189/month Finance from 0% for 60 months + Up to $1,000 Bonus Up to $1,500
Ford Fusion
Ford Fusion
Lease from $209/month Finance from 0% for 72 months + Up to $2,750 Bonus (EcoBoost Models) Up to $4,500 (EcoBoost Models)
Ford Escape
Ford Escape
Lease from $239/month Finance from 0% for 60 months + Up to $1,500 Bonus Up to $4,000 (AWD Styles)
Ford Edge
Ford Edge
Lease from $229/month Finance from 0% for 60 months + Up to $1,500 Bonus Up to $4,000

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Insider Tips for Ford Shoppers

Automakers often make you choose between taking cashback and finance offers, but Ford is more flexible than most. To maximize your savings, consider stacking cashback with bonuses for financing at standard rates. If you're leasing a competitor, you may qualify for an extra "conquest bonus" as well.

A lesser-known program worth knowing about is Ford Plan Pricing, or pre-negotiated vehicle pricing through certain companies and organizations. You'll benefit from upfront discounts on nearly any model, while still being eligible for most cashback offers.

Thinking of buying around a major holiday? Ford loves to offer special promotions at the last minute to help draw-in shoppers. Deals generally range from an extra $500-$1,000, and may involve extra bonus cash or incentives for trading in your current vehicle. In California, we almost always see a $1,000 trade-in assistance deal get added right before major holidays.

For students and recent grads, the Ford College Student Purchase Program offers up to a $500 bonus that can be combined with most other offers. Based on our analysis, this is one of the few programs that's available for current students and not just graduates.

, 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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