Best Ford Deals & Must-Know Advice: July 2021

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Ford eliminated just about every rebate last month, and the best Ford deals now involve trade-in assistance cash on the brand's 2021 lineup. While these incentives can offer as much as $4,000 in savings in parts of the country, you'll have to trade in a car to get the deal.

Just about every Ford also now features 0% APR. However, the best rate is limited to auto loans just 36 months in length. Longer-term financing deals involve a higher rate of 1.9% for 60 months. Note that Ford recently increased prices on nearly every model.

Most offers from Ford end September 30, 2021 and can vary by region. Examples listed here are for California.

Updated July 12

Best Ford Lease Deals, Financing Incentives & Rebates

Model Best Ford Lease Deal Best Ford Financing Deal Best Ford Rebate
Ford Escape
Ford Escape
Contact a dealer for lease offers 0% APR for 36 months + $1,500 Trade-In Cash (2021 Escape) $1,500 Trade-In Cash (2021 Escape)
Ford Explorer
Contact a dealer for lease offers 0% APR for 36 months + $1,000 Trade-In Cash (2021 Explorer) $1,000 Trade-In Cash (2021 Explorer)
Ford Expedition
Contact a dealer for lease offers 0% APR for 36 months + $3,500 Trade-In Cash (2021 Expedition) $3,500 Trade-In Cash (2021 Expedition)
Ford Ranger
Contact a dealer for lease offers 0% APR for 36 months + $2,500 Trade-In Cash (2021 Ranger) $2,500 Trade-In Cash (2021 Ranger)
Ford F-150
Contact a dealer for lease offers 0% APR for 36 months + $2,500 Trade-In Cash (2021 F-150) $2,500 Trade-In Cash (2021 F-150)

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Must-Know Advice For Ford Buyers

Get a bonus for financing. Cashback incentives and other rebates from Ford tend to be strong. In some cases, you may even be able to take advantage of special discounts for financing through Ford Credit. These so-called "finance bonuses" vary by model but can be worth over $1,000.

Extra savings on the oldest stock. One recent trend has been in the form of a Select Inventory Bonus that offers up to an extra $1,500 off when choosing a vehicle in stock for over 61 days. Many of Ford's advertised incentives include this type of discount for buying & leasing.

Package discounts exist. Expect to see some of the best deals on SUVs like the Ford Explorer and EcoSport. Shoppers should be aware that offers can sometimes reflect special discounts that you can only get with certain equipment packages and options.

Special pricing programs. A lesser-known program is Ford Plan Pricing, which is essentially a pre-negotiated discount through certain companies and organizations that can get you upfront savings on nearly any model. For example, X-Plan offers a Friends & Neighbors discount below invoice price.

Holiday deals. Thinking of buying around a holiday? Ford loves to offer special offers at the last minute to help bring shoppers into showrooms. These holiday deals can offer serious savings in the form of Sign & Drive leases with $0 down, special trade-in assistance offers, and more.

A discount for students. Students and college grads should be aware that the Ford College Student Purchase Program offers up to an extra $500 off most models and is one of the few discounts available to current students rather than just graduates.

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, Senior Pricing Analyst

As CarsDirect’s resident pricing analyst, Alex offers must-know analysis of pricing & incentives to those looking to buy or lease a car. His consumer-oriented coverage of the latest trends and breaking news has been featured in publications such as Car and Driver, Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine and Autoblog.

Follow On: Twitter

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