Best Used Car Deals: July 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 - July 19, 2018

This month, deals on certified pre-owned cars & trucks feature rates as low as 0.9% APR. In some cases, we're even seeing brands offering up to $700 in cash incentives to help sweeten the deal.

Buying certified can save you a ton of money with the peace of mind of a warranty. Just be sure to consider factory-certified since dealer-certified vehicles aren't eligible for the same deals.

Updated July 19

Certified Used Acura Specials

Between July 27 and September 10, Acura will offer 0.99% APR on certified pre-owned RDX and MDX models.

Eligible model years range from 2013 to 2018. The 60-month rate is 1.99%, while a 72-month option is available at 2.99%. No other Acura models are eligible for the deal, and there's no guarantee it'll be renewed.

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Recommended Searches:

2013-2017 Acura RDX Used Listings »

2013-2017 Acura MDX Used Listings »

All Acura Used Listings »

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Certified Used Audi Specials

Through July 31, Audi is offering rates as low as 1.99% APR for 66 months. Unfortunately, the only model eligible at the moment is the A3 and only when choosing a 2015 or 2016 model.

Rates aren't as attractive on popular models like the A4 and Q5 at 2.99%. Offers bottomed out at around 0.9% APR last October, but we think it's unlikely that promos like that will return anytime soon.

Shoppers should be aware that Audi sometimes offers perks like free Audi Care (complimentary maintenance). However, we haven't seen a deal like that since February of this year.

Featured Deals:

  • 1.99% APR for 66 months on 2015-2016 Audi A3

Recommended Searches:

2014-2016 Audi A3 Used Listings »

All Audi Used Listings »

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Certified Used Honda Specials

From July 27 to September 3, Honda will offer 1.9% APR for 36 months on Accords and CR-Vs.

Eligible model years range from 2013 to 2018. 60-month and 72-month options will be available at 2.9% and 3.9%, respectively.

We rarely see CPO sales on models like the CR-V. Deals like this typically aren't renewed each month, so you may want to take advantage of it while you can.

Featured Deal:

Recommended Searches:

2013-2017 Honda Accord Used Listings »

2013-2017 Honda CR-V Used Listings »

All Honda Used Listings »

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Certified Used Infiniti Specials

Through July 31, you can enjoy rates as low as 1.25% on all certified pre-owned 2013-2018 Infiniti models. The catch is that the deal is only good with terms up to 36 months.

Although there's an unusual 72-month option available, the rate is considerably higher at 4.24%. In addition, the Q50, JX35 and QX60 are the only models eligible.

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

Recommended Searches:

2013-2017 Q50 Used Listings »

2013-2017 QX50 Used Listings »

All Used Infiniti Listings »

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Certified Used Mazda Specials

Through October 1, Mazda is offering 0.9% APR for 36 months on all 2016 certified pre-owned models. There's also a 60-month option at 1.9%.

The 60-month rate is a full point lower than last month, but the 36-month deal is a bit less attractive now because 2014-2016 model years were eligible previously.

Prefer a different year? The Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-5 and CX-9 all feature 1.49% APR for 36 months when choosing a 2014, 2015 or 2017 model. 2014-2015 MX-5 Miatas are eligible too.

Note that the CX-3 is excluded from these deals.

Featured Deals:

Recommended Searches:

2014-2017 Mazda3 Used Listings »

2014-2017 Mazda6 Used Listings »

2014-2017 CX-5 Used Listings »

All Mazda Used Listings »

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Certified Used Nissan Specials

Through July 9, Nissan is offering rates as low as 1.95% APR for up to 36 months. There's even a 72-month loan option starting at 3.99%. That's nice and all, but financing at non-promotional rates has an added perk.

Instead of a special rate, "Customer Captive Cash" worth $450 is available on the Altima, Maxima, Rogue, Rogue Select, and Sentra. The all-electric LEAF is eligible for $700.

Featured Deals:

  • $700 captive cash on 2014-2018 LEAF

Recommended Searches:

2014-2017 Sentra Used Listings »

2014-2017 Altima Used Listings »

2014-2017 Rogue Used Listings »

All Nissan Used Listings »

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Certified Used Subaru Specials

As before, all 2015-2018 certified pre-owned Subarus are eligible for 1.49% APR for 36 months.

Unfortunately, there's no sign that we'll see rates as low as 0.99% APR like we did back in April.

Featured Deal:

  • 1.49% APR for 36 months on 2016 Crosstreks, Imprezas and Outbacks

Recommended Searches:

2015-2018 Impreza Used Listings »

2015-2018 Crosstrek Used Listings »

2015-2018 Outback Used Listings »

All Subaru Used Listings »

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Certified Used Toyota Specials

Through July 31, Toyota is offering rates as low as 2.9% APR on the Camry and Prius family when choosing a certified vehicle.

Deals vary by region, so be sure to check with your local dealer. Here are some examples of offers available in the Los Angeles area.

Featured Deals:

Recommended Searches:

2013-2017 Camry Used Listings »

2013-2017 RAV4 Used Listings »

All Toyota Used 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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