This Week's Top Car Deals & Analysis - January 29, 2021

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, Senior Pricing Analyst - January 29, 2021

The last week of January revealed a treasure trove of info about what it could really cost to buy a Ford Bronco, like how it may be cheaper to lease than a Bronco Sport. In other news, a change in Jeep incentives has made it a lot more affordable to buy a new Grand Cherokee ahead of next month's Presidents' Day car sales.

Bronco leases cheaper than Bronco Sport. Even though it's roughly $6,000 more expensive on paper, Ford's own lease estimates say the 2021 Bronco can be cheaper to lease than a 2021 Bronco Sport. Our in-depth analysis looks at why this may be the case ahead of its highly-anticipated arrival this summer. Full Story »

Bronco First Edition lease. Ford's most-expensive Bronco lease can cost you more than $1,000/month. Newly-uncovered leasing info reveals that the limited-production Bronco First Edition suffers from residual values that could make it more expensive to lease than a Land Rover Defender. Read Our Analysis »

Bronco residuals are better than Wrangler. A vehicle's residual value can have a major impact on whether or not it's a good car to lease. In the case of the Bronco, our analysis finds that it will actually have a higher residual value than two of its chief competitors, the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. Learn More»

Bronco lacks APR deals. Unlike the Bronco Sport, newly-issued dealer incentive bulletins show the Bronco won't be eligible for 0% financing through Ford Credit or any type of rebate. If you're planning to buy rather than lease one, that could translate to well over $4,500 in potential interest costs. Read Our Analysis »

Broncos excluded from X-Plan Pricing. Buyers looking to use Ford Plan Pricing to save money on a Bronco could be dismayed to learn that it's excluded from X-Plan. While the program typically offers a haggle-free discount with Friends and Neighbors Pricing, the quirk could make it harder to get a deal. Full Coverage »

Grand Cherokee APR deal. Jeep's bestselling SUV could be a lot cheaper to buy if your goal is to have the lowest monthly payment. Earlier this week, Chrysler Capital's 6-year rate on the 2021 Grand Cherokee was cut from 3.9% APR to 0%. In some cases, this could translate to over $6,000 in savings. Read More »

Cadillac Costco discount. If you're a Costco warehouse member in the market to buy a Cadillac, you may be eligible for a $1,500 bonus. The best part is that the brand is allowing shoppers to stack the incentive with other offers, which can include outstanding leases and financing at rates starting at 0.9% APR. Learn More »

Equinox lease deal. Even though it's $4,000 more expensive on paper, a closer look reveals that the 2021 Chevy Equinox can cost just $17/month more to lease than a Trailblazer. If you're looking to get the most for your money in terms of size and horsepower, the Equinox could be a smarter choice. Full Analysis »

Lincoln pricing rules. A new directive sent to Lincoln dealers may prevent you from seeing their best prices. As a result, shoppers may find it necessary to contact their local dealer because of rules controlling the lowest prices that can be advertised. Find out what's involved and how you can avoid overpaying. Read More »

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, 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.

Follow On: Twitter

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