Best VW Deals & Lease Offers: May 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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VW lease prices have crept up in May on models like the 2018 Jetta and Passat. That said, the Jetta is still one of the cheapest cars to lease at just $149/month when equipped with a manual transmission.

If you're buying, VW is offering rates as low as 0% APR on models like the Passat. Interestingly, the Golf SportWagen is eligible for 0.9% APR, lower than the 1.9% offer on the regular Golf.

The redesigned Tiguan ranks as one of the best SUV leases under $300/month. Unfortunately, we still aren't seeing any sort of 0% financing deals yet on either the 2018 Tiguan or Atlas.

Considering buying pre-owned? VW is offering a payment waiver worth up to $500 on most certified used vehicles. This is a fairly unusual deal that we rarely see.

Most of the offers listed here are available nationally through May 31, 2018. However, featured leases on vehicles like the Jetta, Passat and Atlas are regional specials in Western states like California, Oregon and Utah.

Stay tuned for our Memorial Day deals coverage in the days ahead.

VW Incentives & Lease Specials This Month

Model Best Lease Deal Best Finance Offer Best Cashback Incentive Details
Volkswagen Jetta
Lease from $149/month Finance from 0.9%/60 months $500 College Grad Rebate Learn More »
Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen Tiguan
Lease from $179/month Finance from 1.9%/60 months $500 College Grad Rebate Learn More »
Volkswagen Passat
Lease from $209/month Finance from 0%/60 months $500 College Grad Rebate Learn More »
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Lease from $259/month Finance from 0.9%/60 months $500 College Grad Rebate Learn More »
Volkswagen Atlas
Lease from $299/month Finance from 1.9%/60 months $500 College Grad Rebate Learn More »

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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.

Most 2017 Volkswagen models have completely sold out at this point. In most cases, shoppers should only expect to see 2018 models left on dealer lots. Vehicles like the Jetta and Passat tend to be stocked in the greatest numbers. Niche vehicles like the Beetle tend to be harder to find.

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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