Best VW Deals & Lease Offers: August 2017

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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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Special offers from VW continue to not disappoint. As before, the Jetta and Passat both rank as some of the cheapest cars to lease here in California. The Jetta starts at just $129/month, undercutting the Toyota Corolla by a whopping $30. The Passat has a $10 advantage over competitors like the Toyota Camry.

Many models now feature 0.9% financing for 72 months. In the case of the Jetta and Passat, you can even enjoy a $1,000 bonus. Sadly, a loyalty discount for VW customers disappeared months ago and has yet to return. That said, recent college graduates can get a $500 discount on just about every model.

Unlike other brands, VW doesn't really advertise rebates. Instead, unadvertised dealer cash incentives are helping improve prices quite a bit. In August, we're seeing a spike in these offers on the popular Golf family. As a result, you should expect to be able to negotiate a stellar price.

Current offers expire August 31, 2017. Labor Day could yield some extra deals, but there's no way to know for sure. If anything, we could see a $500 holiday bonus on select models. For now, we think it's likely that this month's offers will be extended through September 5. Please check back for updates.

VW Incentives & Lease Deals This Month

Model Best Lease Deal Best Finance Offer Best Cashback Incentive Details
Volkswagen Jetta
Lease from $119/month Finance from 0.9%/72 mos + $1,000 $500 College Grad Learn More »
Volkswagen e-Golf
Lease from $159/month Finance from 0%/72 mos + $6,000 $500 College Grad Learn More »
Volkswagen Passat
Lease from $179/month Finance from 0.9%/72 mos + $1,000 $500 College Grad Learn More »
Volkswagen Golf
Golf
Lease from $209/month Finance from 0.9%/72 mos $500 College Grad Learn More »
Volkswagen Atlas
Volkswagen Atlas
Lease from $329/month Finance from 1.9%/60 mos No Cashback Offers Learn More »

See the full Volkswagen lineup »

Tips on VW Financing and Rebate Offers

Unlike its competitors, VW almost never offers cashback incentives. That doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get a great deal, however. The automaker’s preferred weapon of choice is unadvertised money given to dealers that allows them to provide large discounts. For best results, be sure to shop multiple dealers.

Most 2016 Volkswagen models have completely sold out at this point. In most cases, shoppers should only expect to see 2017 models left on dealer lots. Vehicles like the Jetta and Passat tend to be stocked in the greatest numbers. Niche vehicles like the Beetle and Touareg tend to be harder to find.

Sadly, a major emissions scandal has prohibited the sale of the automaker's TDI diesel models since 2015. At this point, there is still no guarantee that the models will return. VW has already signaled its intention to transition toward plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles in the years ahead.

, 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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