VW Lease Deals, Financing Incentives & Rebates: April 2022

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, Contributing Writer - April 7, 2022

April deals for Volkswagen have come out and not much has changed, but what has may surprise a few people. Unfortunately, the offers are not as good as last month's. The industry is going through a tough time with the inventory and chip shortages, which are affecting many brands and their prices, but even still VW's offers seem a little steep.

Starting off with leasing, Volkwagen no longer advertises lease deals online. If you want to find out how much it would be to lease out a VW vehicle, then you'll have to contact a local dealer and inquire. This has been the case for a long while with VW, however, so this is par for the course with this brand.

There are no standard manufacturer rebates listed for VW's April deals, which isn't unusual. Typically, VW dealers are given dealer cash to offer instead. That may not be something to rely on at the moment, however, as many dealers are marking up cars in order to keep profits up during the inventory shortage. There are still some cash offers to be had in the form of the $500 College Graduate rebate for recent graduates, though to claim this offer you'll have to finance through VW. Another available offer is the $500 Military discount which does not require financing.

APR financing is where the real changes in deals occur this month. Last month, the standard rate was 3.36% for 60 months, which is fairly competitive for this brand. This month, the rate jumped to 4.31% for 60 months, which will be something consumers will have to really consider. In addition, as mentioned above, dealers have been marking up cars, and the standard rate could be subject to be raised by 1% because of dealer markups. This would bring the APR to 5.31% for 60 months, which is relatively high. The only other APR offer is 5.06% for 72 months, which could be brought to 6.06% if marked up by dealers. The only exception to this is the ID.4, which has no APR deal listed.

Since demand for a car is high and stock is down due to the shortages and the sinking of the cargo ship Felicity Ace -- there's not much room for customer incentives. Most VW offers are available nationally through May 2, 2022, though lease prices may vary in different parts of the country. This page is updated every month, so be sure to check back for changes.

Model Best VW Lease Deal Best VW Financing Deal Best VW Rebate Deal
Volkswagen Jetta
See dealer for lease quote 4.31% APR for 66 months $500 College Grad Rebate
Volkswagen Taos See dealer for lease quote 4.31% APR for 60 months $500 College Grad Rebate
Volkswagen ID.4 See dealer for lease quote Contact dealer for offers $500 College Grad Rebate
Volkswagen Tiguan
See dealer for lease quote 4.31% APR for 60 months $500 College Grad Rebate
Volkswagen Atlas
See dealer for lease quote 4.31% APR for 60 months $500 College Grad Rebate

Explore the full VW lineup »

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Must-Know Advice For VW Buyers

Hidden discounts. Unlike its competitors, VW almost never offers traditional rebates to lower prices. Instead, dealers are given unadvertised incentives in the form of dealer cash that can result in big discounts. Expect to see the best sedan deals on models like the Passat and SUVs like the three-row Atlas.

Getting the best price. In addition to lacking regular cash incentives, VW shoppers may not see the best prices online. That's because dealers are limited by MAAP (Minimum Allowable Advertised Price), a rule from VW that prevents them from advertising below a set price. As a result, customers will generally have to request a quote in order to see the lowest price on a VW.

Lease specials. If you're planning to lease, the Tiguan tends to rank among the best deals in the compact SUV segment. The Jetta often ranks among the cheapest cars to lease, particularly when VW rolls out one of its popular Sign & Drive lease promotions. In contrast, leases on the Golf and Passat tend to be expensive.

Warranty change. VW's six-year warranty was shortened to just four years starting with the 2020 model year. That could be a downside if you're looking to buy and keep your car for a long time. However, a benefit is that VW is now offering two years of free routine maintenance on every model in its lineup.

College grad discounts. 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.

Used car deals. Rates for certified used VWs can often be competitive based on our monthly analysis of CPO offers.

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, Contributing Writer

Sarah is a Michigan native with a background in Communication and Creative Writing from Eastern Michigan University. Outside of publishing articles for CarsDirect and its sister site, Auto Credit Express, Sarah has a strong passion for literature, editing, and writing.


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