Best VW Deals & Lease Offers: January 2019

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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 - January 14, 2019

Most 2018 VWs have sold out at this point and deals on the latest 2019 stock haven't improved much. There isn't a single 2019 vehicle with 0% financing, and lease promotions remain unimpressive. In some cases, you may want to wait for deals to improve.

For example, the 2019 Atlas 2.0T is listed at $299/month with $3,499 at signing. With an effective cost of $396, it's $31/month more expensive to lease than a 2019 Nissan Pathfinder S ($365), a vehicle with more power and a sticker price nearly $3,500 more expensive.

Unadvertised dealer cash incentives can boost your savings to as much as $3,000 in the case of the 2019 Passat. Alternatively, we're also seeing special incentives that dealers can use to make financing more appealing. In the case of the Passat, there's a $2,000 dealer APR bonus plus 2.9% APR for 60 months.

Most of the offers listed here are available nationally through February 28, 2019. However, featured leases on vehicles like the Jetta, Passat and Atlas are regional specials in Western states like California, Oregon and Utah.

Top VW Lease Deals & Incentives

Model Best Lease Deal Best Finance Offer Best Cashback Incentive
Volkswagen Jetta
Lease from $189 for 36 months Finance from 1.9% for 60 months + $750 Dealer APR Bonus Up to $1,250 Dealer Cash
Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen Tiguan
Lease from $189 for 36 months Finance from 1.9% for 60 months + $1,000 Dealer APR Bonus Up to $1,000 Dealer Cash
Volkswagen Passat
Lease from $269 for 36 months Finance from 2.9% for 60 months + $2,000 Dealer APR Bonus Up to $3,000 Dealer Cash
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Lease from $299 for 36 months Finance from 1.9% for 60 months Up to $1,000 Dealer Cash
Volkswagen Atlas
Lease from $299 for 36 months Finance from 1.9% for 60 months + $1,000 Dealer APR Bonus Up to $1,500 Dealer Cash

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Insider Tips for VW Shoppers

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.

If you're a recent grad, be sure to ask about the VW College Graduate Program. It features a $500 bonus that can be combined with most other incentives. Just be aware that you'll have to finance through VW Credit in order to get it.

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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