Best Kia Deals & Lease Offers: May 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 - May 3, 2018

May deals from Kia continue to be strong, but lease prices are up. For example, the 2018 Forte now starts at $179/month, $10 more than before. Other models with increases include the 2018 Optima, Sorento, Sedona and more.

Unfortunately, some of the best deals now have a catch. The 2018 Sorento is eligible for up to $4,000 off MSRP, but only when choosing an LX model. Other styles like the EX only get $3,250.

Similarly, the 2018 Sedona offers up to $5,000 in savings, but only on the well-equipped SX and SXL. Other styles get just $3,000. Both figures include a $1,000 bonus for coming from a competing minivan.

Offers end May 31, 2018. Most cashback promotions from Kia are available nationally. However, leases can vary depending on where you live. Examples listed here are based on a California location. Stay tuned for our Memorial Day deal coverage in the coming weeks.

Kia Incentives & Lease Deals This Month

Model Best Lease Deal Best Finance Offer Best Cashback Incentive Details
Kia Forte
Kia Forte
Lease from $179/month Finance from 0%/66 months Up to $2,000 Learn More
Kia Soul
Lease from $199/month Finance from 0%/66 months Up to $1,500 Learn More
Kia Optima
Kia Optima
Lease from $199/month Finance from 0%/66 months + Up to $1,500 bonus (EX) Up to $1,500 (EX) Learn More
Kia Sportage
Kia Sportage
Lease from $209/month Finance from 0%/66 months + Up to $750 bonus Up to $2,750 Learn More
Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento
Lease from $199/month Finance from 0%/66 months + Up to $1,500 bonus (LX) Up to $4,000 (LX) Learn More

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Tips on Kia Financing, Lease Specials and Rebate Offers

Kia reliably offers a wide range of deals ranging from cashback to low-interest financing and lease specials. One of the more popular promotions is zero percent financing. However, unlike other manufacturers like Toyota, you may not see the same degree of 0% offers when it comes to 72-month loans.

In contrast, Kia often features zero percent APR for terms of up to 66 months. Be sure to consider the added benefit of what's called a finance bonus. In most cases, this ranges up to $1,000 and is a lot like a signing bonus. Other automakers make you choose between special financing and rebates, so this can be a nice alternative.

Looking to buy around a holiday? It's generally safe to expect Kia to introduce a holiday bonus worth around $500 on popular models like the Forte, Optima and Sorento. We usually see offers like this emerge in the week or two leading up to holidays like July Fourth, Labor Day among others.

, 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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