Best Honda 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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October is a strange time to buy a Honda. That's because popular models like the HR-V feature no deals whatsoever. As before, the CR-V offers a $259/month lease, but a closer look reveals that special loan and lease rates are restricted to the entry-level LX.

Similarly, expect prices on the all-new Accord to be oddly uneven. That's because Honda is giving dealers up to $1,000 in dealer cash, but only on certain EX-L styles and the 1.5T Touring. As a result, the lowest trim may not equate to the best value.

Time is running out to score one of the best deals of the year on the 2018 Pilot with offers starting at just $269/month. We expect deals to be phased out once supplies of the 2019 Pilot start to improve at dealers.

Offers listed here are available nationally and expire October 31, 2018.

Top Honda Lease Deals & Incentives

Model Best Lease Deal Best Finance Deal Best Cash Incentive
Honda Civic
Honda Civic
Lease from $189/month Finance from 1.9%/36 months $500 College Grad/Military Bonus
Honda HR-V
Honda HR-V
No advertised lease offers No advertised finance offers $500 College Grad/Military Bonus
Honda Accord
Lease from $249/month Finance from 1.9%/36 months $500 College Grad/Military Bonus
Honda Pilot
Honda Pilot
Lease from $269/month Finance from 0.9%/60 months + $500 Bonus $500 College Grad/Military Bonus
Honda Odyssey
Lease from $359/month Finance from 0.9%/36 months $500 College Grad/Military Bonus

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Insider Tips For Honda Shoppers

Unlike its competitors, Honda almost never offers factory rebates. Instead, the Japanese automaker uses unadvertised dealer cash incentives help discount certain models.

Expect most deals to center on finance and lease incentives. That said, tactics like 0% financing are almost never available. This is in contrast to brands like Ford and Toyota that have been delving deeper into 0% APR for 72 months.

In terms of pricing, Honda discourages its dealers from publicly advertising below invoice price. Because of this, it pays to contact your local dealer for a formal quote. Expect to see the best deals on models like the Accord and CR-V, whereas smaller cars like the Civic and Fit tend to rarely get deep discounts.

If you're a recent college grad, be sure to ask about the Honda Graduate Program. It offers an extra $500 that can be combined with most other incentives. The catch is that you'll have to finance or lease through Honda Financial.

, 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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