Best Honda 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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The biggest change from Honda in December is a $10 price cut on Civics. Both 2018 and 2019 versions benefit from the same improvements, with the 2018 Civic LX now starting at just $179/month. That marks the best deal we've seen to date, making it a great time to lease. But there's a catch.

Our analysis finds that non-LX trims don't benefit from the same amount of discounts. As a result, choosing a well-equipped version may not equate to the same sort of value. Those looking to buy will see the same rates as last month: 1.9% for 36 months or 2.9% for 60.

Prefer an SUV? The 2018 CR-V received a $30 price cut ahead of Black Friday. Offers now start at $229/month for the CR-V LX. However, as before, special financing rates focus squarely on the LX; the more popular EX isn't eligible.

Offers listed here are available nationally and expire January 2, 2019.

Top Honda Lease Deals & Incentives

Model Best Lease Deal Best Finance Deal Best Cash Incentive
Honda Civic
Honda Civic
Lease from $179/month Finance from 1.9% for 36 months $500 College Grad/Military Bonus
Honda HR-V
Honda HR-V
Lease from $239/month Finance from 1.9% for 36 months Up to $500 Dealer Cash
Honda Accord
Lease from $249/month Finance from 1.9% for 36 months Up to $2,000 Dealer Cash
Honda CR-V
Honda CR-V
Lease from $229/month Finance from 1.9% for 36 months Up to $1,000 Dealer Cash
Honda Odyssey
Lease from $359/month Finance from 0.9% for 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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