Best VW Deals & Lease Offers: August 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 - August 3, 2018

Last month's $1,000 Summer Smile & Drive Bonus continues on the 2018 GTI, Passat, Tiguan and Tiguan Limited. In most cases, you can combine the deal with 0.9% financing for 60 months.

The all-new Jetta now features a $179/month lease deal, but only for the base model with manual transmission. Opting for the automatic adds $10. At that point, you could actually upgrade to a Passat for an additional $10.

Behind the scenes, VW is giving dealers anywhere from $250 to $3,000 in unadvertised dealer cash incentives to help lower prices. Amounts vary, with some of the better deals being the Passat and Golf Alltrack.

Most of the offers listed here are available nationally through September 4, 2018. However, featured leases on vehicles like the Jetta, Passat and Atlas are regional specials in Western states like California, Oregon and Utah.

We could see some sort of holiday bonus on select models closer to Labor Day.

VW Incentives & Lease Specials This Month

Model Best Lease Deal Best Finance Offer Best Cashback Incentive
Volkswagen Jetta
Lease from $179/month Finance from 1.9%/60 months $500 College Grad Rebate
Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen Tiguan
Lease from $199/month Finance from 1.9%/60 months + $1,000 Cash $1,000 Cash + $500 College Grad Rebate
Volkswagen Passat
Lease from $199/month Finance from 0.9%/60 months $500 College Grad Rebate
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Lease from $229/month Finance from 0.9%/60 months $500 College Grad Rebate
Volkswagen Atlas
Lease from $329/month Finance from 1.9%/60 months $500 College Grad Rebate

See the full Volkswagen lineup »

Tips on VW Financing, Lease Specials 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.

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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