Best Subaru Deals & Must-Know Advice In May

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, Automotive Analyst - May 7, 2021

Subaru 0% APR deals are available for shorter terms this month. For example, the 2021 Forester features 0% APR for 36 months which is 12 months shorter than what was available in April. Unfortunately, if you don't qualify for promotional financing, cash rebates are hard to come by.

Leases remain great values for a majority of the lineup. The 3-row 2021 Ascent is the best deal starting at $279/month. For something a bit more practical, the 2021 Outback is another strong option at $249/month. If you're looking for affordablility, the 2021 Impreza and Legacy are some of the cheapest lease options this month.

Specials from Subaru vary by region and expire June 1, 2021. Examples listed here are for Los Angeles. Expect lease prices to be around $10-20 higher in other parts of the country.

Best Subaru Lease Deals, Financing Incentives & Rebates

Model Best Subaru Lease Deal Best Subaru Financing Deal Best Subaru Rebate
Subaru Impreza
Lease from $179/month (2021 Impreza) 0% APR for 48 months (2021 Impreza) $500 Lease Loyalty (2021 Impreza)
Subaru Crosstrek
Lease from $219/month (2021 Crosstrek) 0.9% APR for 48 months (2021 Crosstrek) $500 Lease Loyalty (2021 Crosstrek)
Subaru Forester
Lease from $229/month (2021 Forester) 0% APR for 36 months (2021 Forester) $500 Lease Loyalty (2021 Forester)
Subaru Outback
Subaru Outback
Lease from $249/month (2021 Outback) 0% APR for 48 months (2021 Outback) $500 Lease Loyalty (2021 Outback)
Subaru Ascent
Lease from $279/month (2021 Ascent) 0% APR for 63 months (2021 Ascent) $500 Lease Loyalty (2021 Ascent)

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Must-Know Advice For Subaru Buyers

Limited inventory. Subaru's vehicles generally don't last long on dealer lots. Coupled with inventory shortages as a result of COVID-19 production interruptions, finding the Subaru you want could be a lot harder than you think, especially when it comes to popular models like the Crosstrek.

More tech, higher prices. Looking for the latest technology? The brand is now offering its popular EyeSight driver assistance package as standard equipment in an increasing number of vehicles, although an important catch is that prices are now quite a bit higher as a result.

Getting the best price. Advertising rules prevent dealers from advertising Subaru prices below invoice. This is referred to as MAAP (Minimum Allowable Advertised Price). As a result, you'll have to engage in negotiations with a dealer in order to see the best prices in your area. Shop around for best results.

No rebates. Subaru doesn't offer traditional cash incentives on its vehicles. In fact, the amount of money the brand spends on incentives is among the lowest in the industry. For comparison, brands like Ford consistently offer thousands in rebates plus outstanding 0% APR deals on a wide range of cars & SUVs.

Financing deals. Even though you won't see cash incentives, Subaru financing offers have been remarkably good since the start of the pandemic. For example, select 2021 models feature 0% APR financing for up to 63 months. The downside is that these vehicles are starting to sell out.

Decent lease deals. Strong residual values remain a big selling point for the brand's sedans and SUVs. The main benefit comes in the form of better-than-average lease offers. Just be aware that Subaru tends to advertise deals on base models that may not have the features you're looking for.

A discount for being loyal. Subaru does offer a $500 loyalty discount for those planning to lease another Subaru. If you think you may be eligible, be sure to ask your local dealer about the latest offers. Odds are that consumers will find no benefit when buying rather than leasing.

Used car deals. Certified pre-owned Subarus sometimes feature rates as low as 0.99% based on our monthly analysis of CPO offers.

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, Automotive Analyst

Kelly Campbell is a SoCal native with a background in marketing, communications, and technical writing. Having spent her entire career in the automotive industry, Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for cars to her role as an Automotive Analyst at CarsDirect.

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