If you’re shopping for a new car, several attractive manufacturer lease and finance deals are available in the month of May, as well as a few great cash-back offers to help you towards your down payment. These lease and finance deals make May a great month to shop for a new car, so if you’re on the fence between which models to choose, perhaps these opportunities for savings will help you decide. Not sure when to buy? Make up your mind by May 28th, as TrueCar.com is predicting that Memorial Day will offer the best values for new car shoppers.
2012 Fiat 500 Pop
$199/month for 42 months with $0 down
Mileage allotment: 12,000 miles/year
There’s nothing wrong with a tiny little monthly lease for a tiny little car that’s big on fun and style. With the debut of the American 500 Fiat has returned to the United States after an almost-28-year absence with it a variety of models to suit a variety of personalities. The four-seat Fiat Pop edition features a 101-horsepower/1.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a standard five-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic, and boasts 15-inch steel wheels with chrome-accented wheel covers and all-season tires, as well as Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and seven standard air bags for passenger safety. EPA fuel economy for the six-speed automatic is 27 mpg city/34 mpg highway/30 mpg combined, or 30/38/33 with the manual. A similar leasing deal of $299 a month is available for the Fiat 500C Pop model. Manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing (MSRP) starts at $16,200 (including destination and delivery).
2012 Hyundai Elantra
$179/month for 36 months with $1,999 down
Mileage allotment: 12,000 miles/year
If you’ve got a little money for the down payment, this $179/month lease is nearly as attractive as the mid-size sedan’s flowing design and frugal fuel economy. Powered by Hyundai’s 148-horsepower/1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine, the Elantra boasts fuel economy figures of 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway (or 33 combined), with either the six-speed automatic transmission or manual transmission. Elantra shoppers can be confident in the car’s quality thanks to Hyundai’s 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. MSRP starts at $16,120 (including destination and delivery).
2012 Toyota Camry
$219/month for 36 months with $1,999 down
Mileage allotment: 12,000 miles/year
Just $1999 down and $299 a month for 36 months will put you in the seat of North America’s best selling car. Restyled for 2012, the midsize Toyota Camry sedan features more room inside and a quieter cabin than the outgoing model, as well as a variety of powertrains, including the super fuel-efficient standard 178-horsepower/2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that boasts fuel economy figures of 25 mpg city and 35 mpg highway (or 28 combined) when equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission. For those who want more power, a 268-horsepower/3.5-liter V-6 provides improved performance, yet lowers fuel economy to 21/30/25. The Camry also features 10 airbags for safety, and Toyota’s “Entune” voice-operated information, entertainment, and connectivity system for convenience. MSRP starts at $17,415 (including destination and delivery).
2012 Volkswagen Jetta S
$159/month for 39 months with $1,999 down (excludes TDI models)
Mileage allotment: 10,000 miles/year
The 2.0L Jetta S is powered by a 115-horsepower/2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission (six-speed auto is optional), and features standard air conditioning, one-touch auto up/down power windows, power locks with keyless entry, and power heated exterior mirrors. Safety features include six airbags, and Volkswagen’s Intelligent Crash Response System which reacts instantly in the event of an accident by deploying airbags, unlocking the doors, turning off the fuel pump, and activating the car’s hazard lights. The 2012 Jetta is covered under Volkswagen’s no-charge Carefree Maintenance Program which covers the cost of all scheduled maintenance for the length of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty—three years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first). Fuel economy is rated at 24 mpg city and 34 mpg highway (or 28 combined) with the auto. MSRP starts at $16,645 (including destination and delivery).
2012 Honda Civic Coupe
0.9% APR for 24 to 36 months or 1.9% for 37 to 60 months
All new for 2012, the ninth-generation Honda Civic Coupe is powered by a 140-horsepower/1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine and promises fuel economy of 28 city/39 highway/32 combined miles per gallon when equipped with optional five-speed automatic transmission (standard on EX-L models); or 28/36/31 with five-speed manual transmission (standard on Civic DX and LX trim levels). The same 0.9%/1.9% financing terms are also available for the high-performance Civic Si Coupe which is boasts a 201-horsepower/2.4-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission. MSRP starts at $16,545), or $23,145 for the Si (including destination and delivery).
2012 Ford Fiesta
1.9% for 36 months
Ford introduced the Fiesta in 2011 touting its small size, fun packaging, and impressive fuel-efficiency numbers. Available in either hatchback or sedan variants, Ford’s Fiesta subcompact is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine mated to your choice of standard five-speed manual or PowerShift six-speed automatic transmission, and boasts such fun amenities as interior lighting, pushbutton start, and the Sync connectivity system that pairs with your smart phone for navigation and infotainment. Fuel economy is rated at 29 mpg city and 39 mpg highway (or 33 combined) with the auto. MSRP starts at $13,995 for the sedan and $16,465 for the hatchback (including destination and delivery).
2012 Toyota RAV4
0% financing for 60 months or $1000 cashback – check regions
The roomiest of the vehicles on this list, Toyota’s crossover utility vehicle boasts seating for five and up to 73 cubic feet of cargo space, with its 60/40 split, sliding and reclining second-row seat folded down. The RAV4 is powered by a 179-horsepower/2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission; fuel economy is rated at 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway (or 24 combined) with front-wheel drive models. Toyota provides its buyers a complimentary maintenance plan which covers normal factory scheduled service and roadside assistance for two years or 25,000 miles, and boasts that more than 80% of all RAV4′s sold in the last 15 years are still on the road. MSRP starts at $23,460 (including destination and delivery).
2012 Ford F-150
Up to $2,500 cash back or $1,000 cash back and 2.9% financing for 36 months
Powered by a 302-horsepower/3.7-liter Ti-VCT V-6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, Ford’s popular F-150 offers fuel economy rated at 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway (or 19 combined) for two-wheel drive models. Model year 2012 adds Hill Start Assist, which helps keep the truck from rolling backward when stopped on an incline, making it easier to pull away without worrying about rolling into cars behind you, and is especially helpful when towing. MSRP at $24,295 for the 2WD regular cab model (including destination and delivery).