The Labor Day weekend will likely find many local residents squeezing in one final family trip before summer comes to an unofficial end. But for others, car shopping will be the weekend task and according to GOBankingRates and AutoByTel.com, there are some great deals to be had.
Car manufacturers will be looking to clear 2014 models from the floor and car buyers can take advantage of a number of zero percent APR deals and cash-back incentives now available. These deals can help buyers save thousands of dollars on their vehicles -- both upfront and over the life of their auto loans.
"Labor Day marks the time when dealers move inventory to make room for new vehicles, which means you can find some great deals on existing models," said Michelle Naranjo, editor in chief with Autobytel.com. "If you're in the market for a new car, now is a good time to buy, with solid savings on large SUVs to subcompacts ... and everything in between."
Below is an alphabetical listing of 11 top deals available over the holiday weekend, as put together by GOBankingRates and Autobytel.
2014 Audi A6
The deal: Look for rates as low as 1.9% APR and $800 to $1,000 off your first monthly payment for the A4, A5 Cabriolet and the A6 sedan. Take advantage of special offers on some of Audi’s most sought-after options and packages available on select 2014 models.
2014 Cadillac CTS
The deal: There are Labor Day discounts available on the luxurious, performance-driven 2014 Cadillac CTS, including zero percent APR for 60 months. Current, non-GM lessees can also take advantage of $1,000 toward the lease or purchase of qualifying Cadillac models, and current GM lessees get $1,000 toward the purchase of a new Cadillac.
2014 Chrysler 300
The deal: Labor Day weekend shoppers can take advantage of up to $4,250 in cash allowance and APRs as low as zero percent on certain 300 models. Military, college student and graduate rebates of $500 are also available.
2014 Dodge Challenger
The deal: There are plenty of end-of-summer manufacturer specials, including some from Dodge, which is offering up to $4,000 cash allowance for buyers, and up to $1,000 cash allowance and APRs as low as 0.24% for lessees on certain 2014 Challenger models.
2014 Ram Pickup
The deal: Dodge is offering up to $5,000 cash allowance for buyers, and up to $2,500 cash allowance with APRs as low as 0.17% for lessees.
2014 Ford Expedition
The deal: Buyers can cash in on rebates and special incentives designed to move inventory, including zero percent APR for 72 months, zero percent APR for 60 months plus $2,500 bonus cash or up to $6,000 cash back.
2014 Ford F-150
The deal: The nation’s best-selling pickup truck year after year, the 2014 Ford F-150 comes with a robust list of Labor Day sales incentives depending on the configuration. For example, buyers can take advantage of zero percent APR for 60 months, plus up to $3,500 in total savings; or up to $8,000 in total savings for the XLT SuperCab or SuperCrew with leather and luxury package.
2014 Ford Mustang
The deal: The Ford Mustang celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and car buyers can pay homage by cashing in on Ford’s attractive Labor Day deals for its 2014 model. They include zero percent APR for 72 months; or zero percent APR for 60 months plus $2,000 bonus cash, or $4,750 cash back for the 2014 Ford Mustang GT with premium package.
2014 Hyundai Sonata
The deal: Hyundai is offering zero percent APR for up to 72 months; $2,000 retail bonus cash; or a $500 valued-owner coupon offer. Similar to other manufacturer incentive programs, Hyundai offers special programs for college graduates and military personnel, as well as mobility assistance for the disabled.
2014 Mazda CX-9
The deal: The 2014 Mazda CX-9 qualifies for some competitive Labor Day deals, such as zero percent APR for up to 60 months plus $1,000 APR bonus cash, or $3,500 customer bonus cash.
2014 Nissan Maxima
The deal: Labor Day weekend shoppers can take advantage of zero percent APR for 72 months, plus up to $1,000 in total savings; or $500 bonus cash, $500 Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation cash and $4,000 cash back. Nissan’s Labor Day lease offers are attractive, as well.