Best Used Car Deals: April 2018

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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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, Senior Pricing Analyst - April 9, 2018

This month, certified pre-owned cars & trucks are eligible for rates as low as 0.99% APR. Used car deals from Honda and Subaru are particularly strong right now. In the case of Subaru, the automaker is offering the best rates we've seen since late last year.

Buying certified can save you a ton of money and offer the benefit of a warranty. When you get to the dealer, be sure you're looking at factory certified vehicles since dealer-certified cars aren't eligible for the same promotions.

Here's our roundup of the best used car deals in April. Brands are listed alphabetically.

Certified Acura Specials

In a sudden turn of events, Acura is offering 0.99% APR financing for 36 months on the popular RDX.

Rates for longer terms are quite a bit higher, however. For 60 months it's 2.9%, while a 72-month option is available at 3.9%.

The promotion is set to end May 7.

Featured Deals:

  • 0.99% APR for 36 months on 2013-2018 certified RDX models

Suggested Searches:

2013-2017 RDX Check Listings »

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Certified Audi Specials

Through April 30, Audi is offering rates as low as 2.99% APR on select certified models. That's the same as last month, and nowhere near as good as the 0.9% deal we saw last October.

Unfortunately, there are no signs of seasonal specials like the complimentary maintenance offer that was available in February. Under that deal, nearly every 2014-2016 vehicle was eligible for Audi Care at no extra cost.

We'll post updates if additional offers are introduced closer to Memorial Day.

Featured Deals:

Suggested Searches:

2014-2017 A3 Check Listings »

2014-2017 Q5 Check Listings »

2014-2017 Q7 Check Listings »

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Certified Honda Specials

Honda is offering a rare chance to get a deal on the popular CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey. This month, the vehicles are eligible for 1.9% APR for up to 36 months.

Longer financing terms are available, but at much higher rates. The 60-month rate is 2.9%, while there's also a 72-month option at 3.9%.

The offers on the CR-V and Pilot are set to expire May 7. The deal on the Odyssey is good through May 31.

Featured Deals:

Suggested Searches:

2013-2017 CR-V Check Listings »

2013-2017 Pilot Check Listings »

2013-2017 Odyssey Check Listings »

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Certified Infiniti Specials

Pre-owned offers from Infiniti are nearly identical to last month.

Through April 30, you can enjoy rates as low as 1.25% APR on all 2013-2018 vehicles. However, the catch is that the deal is only good with loans of up to 36 months.

Although there's an unusual 72-month option on select models, the rate is considerably higher at 4.24%.

Featured Deals:

  • 1.25% APR for 24-36 months on 2013-2018 on all CPO vehicles
  • 4.24% APR for 61-72 months on 2013-2018 CPO Q50, JX35, and QX60 models

Suggested Searches:

2013-2017 G37 Sedan Check Listings »

2013-2017 Q50 Check Listings »

2013-2017 QX50 Check Listings »

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Certified Mazda Specials

As before, Mazda is offering 0.9% APR for 36 months on most certified vehicles. However, a payment waiver worth up to $350 on the Mazda3 has been discontinued.

If you prefer a more traditional 60-month term, the rate is 2.9% APR. Unfortunately, we're no longer seeing a 72-month option for buyers, previously advertised at 3.9%.

Although most models are eligible for promotional rates, it's worth noting that the CX-3 is not.

Featured Deals:

Suggested Searches:

2014-2016 Mazda3 Check Listings »

2014-2016 CX-5 Check Listings »

2014-2016 Mazda6 Check Listings »

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Certified Nissan Specials

Nissan's offers on certified used vehicles are unchanged, with rates as low as 1.95% APR for up to 36 months. There's even a 72-month option starting at 3.99%.

That's nice, but financing at non-promotional rates has a perk worth knowing about.

Instead of taking a low rate, shoppers can choose "Customer Captive Cash" worth $450 on the Altima, Maxima, Rogue, Rogue Select, and Sentra. Unfortunately, the Versa Note and Versa Sedan are no longer eligible.

In the case of the LEAF, the incentive is worth $700.

Featured Deals:

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Suggested Searches:

2013-2017 Altima Check Listings »

2013-2017 Rogue Check Listings »

2013-2017 Murano Check Listings »

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Certified Subaru Specials

Subaru has cut rates to 0.99% APR for 36 months on all certified pre-owned vehicles. That's a nice drop from last month's 1.49% offer and matches the best deal we saw back in October of last year.

If you're in the market to buy, this is one deal you may want to snag before it's gone. It's set to end April 30 and we can't guarantee that it'll be extended for Memorial Day.

Featured Deal:

Suggested Searches:

2015-2018 Impreza Check Listings »

2015-2018 Forester Check Listings »

2015-2018 Outback Check Listings »

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Certified Toyota Specials

CPO deals from Toyota continue to favor the Camry in most parts of the country. As before, both the gas and hybrid versions are eligible for 2.9% APR.

This month, the Corolla and Corolla iM are also eligible for the same rate in places like Southern California. Regional offers vary, so check with your local dealer.

Offers end April 30.

Featured Deals:

Suggested Searches:

2013-2017 Camry Check Listings »

2013-2017 Corolla Check Listings »

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Certified VW Specials

Once again, VW is offering 1.99% financing for up to 60 months on certified pre-owned vehicles.

Unfortunately, there's no special bonus like the $500 1st payment waiver that ended last September.

Current offers end April 30.

Featured Deals:

Suggested Searches:

2012-2017 Golf Check Listings »

2012-2017 GTI Check Listings »

2012-2017 Passat Check Listings »

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, 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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