This Week's Top Car Deals & Analysis - December 11, 2020

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As CarsDirect’s resident pricing analyst, Alex offers must-know analysis of pricing & incentives to those looking to buy or lease a car. His consumer-oriented coverage of the latest trends and breaking news has been featured in publications such as Car and Driver, Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine and Autoblog.

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, Senior Pricing Analyst - December 11, 2020

This week, CarsDirect's team of experts uncovered some unusually good deals just in time for the holidays. In addition to upgrading to a nicer car for less money, we found some extraordinary year-end car deals and more signs that manufacturers are cutting lease prices for consumers at the cost of lower mileage allowances.

Year-end car deals. 2020 is coming to a close and holiday sales feature deals like Employee Pricing, 0% financing, and even special rates on used cars. Time is also running out to take advantage of a special Costco lease on the 2020 Chevy Bolt EV as cheap as $176 for 36 months with just $176 due at signing. Learn More »

Camaro V8 cheaper to lease than turbo. If you think you'll save money on a Camaro by opting for the 4-cylinder turbo, you're gonna have a bad time. It may be hard to believe, but better incentives can make the V8-powered LT1 cheaper to lease despite a roughly $8,600 difference in MSRP. Full Analysis »

Venza price cut. Leases for the all-new Venza hybrid just got a lot more appealing thanks to a $50/month price cut in some parts of the country. Previously, the SUV was almost as expensive as a Lexus. This could make bringing one home significantly more affordable compared to offers for Black Friday. Learn More »

Kia K5 cheaper than the Rio. The cheapest car in Kia's lineup can be a downright awful value if you're planning to lease. Our in-depth analysis found that the all-new Kia K5 can actually cost you less money despite being up to $9,000 more expensive on paper, and could make upgrading a no-brainer. Read More »

Crazy Fusion APR deal. The Fusion may be discontinued but dealers still have a ton of cars in stock. Here in California, Ford began offering 0% APR for 84 months, the best deal we've seen to date for financing the brand's only remaining 4-door sedan. You won't ever see a deal that good on a Honda or Toyota. Full Story »

Mazda cutting lease prices. Odds are that shoppers will find cheaper lease payments from Mazda starting today. However, a closer look finds the brand is doing so by cutting its mileage allowances down from 12,000 miles a year to just 10,000. That could be bad news if you end up with overage charges. Learn More »

BMW 7.5k leases. Low-mileage leases on luxury cars are nothing new, but BMW may have gone too far. That's because we recently learned that the company quietly changed every lease to just 7,500 miles a year. While prices have fallen as a result, this is an important limitation buried in the fine print. Read More »

Hydrogen tax credit ending. Fuel cell cars occupy just a sliver of the market, but an $8,000 tax credit is set to go away after December 31. As a result, all-new cars like the 2021 Toyota Mirai will lose a major incentive. In some cases, this could give regular EVs a major advantage when it comes to cost. Full Story »

, Senior Pricing Analyst

As CarsDirect’s resident pricing analyst, Alex offers must-know analysis of pricing & incentives to those looking to buy or lease a car. His consumer-oriented coverage of the latest trends and breaking news has been featured in publications such as Car and Driver, Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine and Autoblog.

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