Table of Contents
- Best Presidents’ Day Car Deals For 2019
- Ford Presidents’ Day Offers
- Honda Holiday Offers
- Kia Presidents’ Day Bonus
- Subaru Presidents’ Day Sale
- Nissan Presidents’ Day Bonus
- Toyota Presidents’ Day Bonus
- Mazda Presidents’ Day Bonus
- Why There Are Good Deals on Presidents’ Day
- Scrutinize the Deals Carefully
- Stay Focused on the Vehicle You Want
- Don’t Negotiate in a Crowded Dealership
- Another Day May Be Better
- 2018 Presidents Day Sales
- Nissan Deals: Buy or Lease a Nissan
- More on Nissan Deals
- The Best Time to Buy a New Car
- Best Time of Year
- Best Time of Month
- Best Time of Week
- Best Time of Day
- My Recommendation for Car Shoppers
- About: Gregg Fidan
- 1. Research, research, research.
- 2. Know how you want to pay.
- 3. Get to the dealership early.
- 4. Consider last year’s model.
- 5. Consider a sedan.
Best Presidents’ Day Car Deals For 2019
We’ve found 7 brands offering deals for Presidents’ Day 2019. So far, holiday specials for buying & leasing involve up to $1,000 in extra savings you wouldn’t be able to get otherwise. We’ll also tell you about 0% financing plus cheaper lease deals on new cars, trucks and SUVs.
We’ll be updating this list as Presidents’ Day car sales are announced, so be sure to check back for the latest information.
Updated 10:56 am: Added new Honda deals
Ford Presidents’ Day Offers
Ford is offering regional deals for Presidents’ Day.
Here are the best deals so far.
- 2018 Ford EcoSport: Up To $4,000 Off (California)
Through February 28, Ford is offering a $1,000 trade-in assistance bonus on the 2019 Fusion (Gas), Edge and F-150. Eligible 2018 models include the EcoSport and F-150. Here in Los Angeles, you can now get up to $4,000 off 2018 EcoSports in stock the longest.
- 2019 Ford Fusion: Lease From $209/mo, $0 Down (Los Angeles)
Between February 15-18 only, Ford is offering $6,350 in lease discounts on the Fusion SE with EcoBoost engine.
You’ll also see cheaper leases on other models like the 2019 Escape, like $219 for 36 months with $999 due at signing. Other eligible models include the Edge and Explorer.
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Honda Holiday Offers
Starting February 15, Honda is offering a handful of special offers.
- 2019 Honda Pilot: Extra $1,000 Holiday Dealer Cash
You won’t see it advertised, but Pilots are now eligible for an extra $1,000 in dealer cash. You’ll now be able to save up to $1,600 when leasing. Or, take advantage of 1.9% APR for 60 months when buying.
- 2018 Honda Accord: Extra $1,000 Holiday Dealer Cash
Most versions of the Accord get an extra $1,000 in dealer cash for Presidents’ Day. Given that it’s the end of the model year, expect dealer discounts to be extremely aggressive. The offer ends February 28.
- Certified Pre-Owned: 1.49% APR on Accord, CR-V
Through April 1, Honda is offering a rare APR deal and the lowest rate we’ve seen in about a year on the CR-V. However, like most used car promos, the rate is only available when financing up to 36 months when you have excellent credit.
If you’re planning on choosing a more common 48 or 60-month term, the rate rises to 2.99%. You also have a 72-month option at 3.99% APR. 2014 to 2019 factory-certified vehicles are also the only years eligible. Factory-certified and dealer-certified aren’t the same thing, so be sure to ask if it isn’t clearly spelled out.
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Kia Presidents’ Day Bonus
Kia is offering up to a $1,000 Presidents’ Day Bonus on select models.
Incentives vary by region, but here’s what we know so far.
Southern, Southwestern and Western U.S.: Extra $1,000 off 2019 Sorento V6, $500 off Optima
In California, you can now get up to $3,000 off any 2019 Optima or choose 0% financing for 48 months plus $500 cash. The Sorento V6 is eligible for as much as $4,000 when choosing an EX, SX or SX-L model.
Central U.S.: Extra $500 off 2019 Sportage & Sorento V6
In Chicago, you can now get up to $2,500 off any Sportage or choose 0% APR for 48 months plus $500 cash.
Offers end February 28.
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Subaru Presidents’ Day Sale
Subaru practically never offers holiday deals. Presidents’ Day is proving to be a rare exception.
- 2019 Subaru Outback: 0.9% Financing For 72 Months
This deal starts February 15 and applies to all 2019 Outbacks. On a $28,000 vehicle, a 6-year loan at 0.9% would equate to $773 in interest. If you were to finance at 5.0%, you’d pay nearly $4,500. Based on our analysis, this is Subaru’s best financing deal at the moment on any model.
Alternatively, the brand is also offering 0% APR for 36 months. This particular deal isn’t new, but could be a good option if you don’t need the flexibility of a longer-term loan. No other Subaru offers any special advantage in buying for Presidents’ Day.
Offer ends February 28 and is available in most parts of the country.
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Nissan Presidents’ Day Bonus
On February 8, Nissan began introducing regional offers for Presidents’ Day. So far, the only advantages we’re seeing for the holiday are in the Northeastern U.S. on the Rogue Sport and Altima.
Here’s what you need to know.
- 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport: $500 Holiday Bonus (Northeast)
In New York, you can now get up to $2,000 off any Rogue Sport. However, discounts are actually better when leasing with up to $2,925 in savings. You can lease a Rogue S (All-Wheel Drive) from $179 for 36 months with just $2,080 due at signing when factoring the bonus.
With an effective cost of $237/month, that makes this a cheaper vehicle to lease than the Nissan Kicks SV ($341). It may be hard to believe, but you’ll be getting a larger, more expensive vehicle and saving over $100 (per month!) because discounts are more favorable on the Rogue Sport.
- 2019 Nissan Altima: $500 Holiday Bonus (Northeast)
In New York, buyers can now get up to $2,500 off the redesigned Altima. That includes a $1,500 rebate, the $500 holiday bonus and a $500 incentive for financing through Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp (NMAC). That’s good, but you can do a bit better when leasing.
At the same time, Nissan is offering up to $3,100 in lease incentives. However, the catch is that the best deals are on the 2.5 S version with front-wheel drive. Pick any other style and the amount drops to just $1,975. Offers on the Altima S start at $179/month.
Offers end February 28.
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Toyota Presidents’ Day Bonus
Starting February 12, Toyota began offering bonuses worth up to $1,000 on select models.
Offers vary by region, but here’s what we know so far.
Cincinnati: Between February 14-19, Toyota will offer a $500 Presidents’ Day Bonus on the 2019 Highlander, Highlander Hybrid and Tacoma. Highlanders will be eligible for a total of $1,750 in purchase discounts, while the Tacoma gets $1,500.
From February 13-28, the brand has doubled Yaris Sedan rebates from $1,000 to $2,000. This is a Customer Cash incentive that can only be used when buying. Your other choice is to take 0% APR financing for up to 72 months.
Gulf States, Portland: Between February 13-28, the 2019 Yaris Sedan is eligible for $2,250 in Customer Cash. Earlier this month, the amount was $1,000, which makes this a 125% increase in savings. This is much better than the featured financing incentive, 2.9% APR for 24 to 72 months.
Check back for additional offers as they’re announced.
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Mazda Presidents’ Day Bonus
Mazda is offering bonuses worth up to an extra $720 for Presidents’ Day.
Offers vary by region, but here’s what we know.
Gulf States (Texas, Louisiana, etc.): From February 14-19, all 2018 models will be eligible for a $500 bonus. However, given that most 2018s have sold out at this point, your main advantage here will be on the Mazda3 and Mazda6.
In Houston, you’ll be able to get up to $3,000 off any 2018 Mazda3 Hatchback or $2,500 off the Mazda6 when choosing a Sport or Touring trim.
Northeast (Boston, New York, Philadelphia, etc.): Between February 13-28, the 2018 Mazda6 gets a $720 leasing bonus. If you’re buying, the Mazda6 and 2018 Mazda3 are eligible for $500 in additional Customer Cash.
Note that the extra $500 is Customer Cash, which means you can’t combine it with APR offers (currently 1.9% for 60 months). One of the better deals is the Mazda3 Hatchback, which benefits from $2,500 in combined savings.
As before, Mazda owners can get a $750 loyalty bonus plus $500 in trade-in assistance on any model.
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The three-day fervor of consumer car lust known, generically, as the “Presidents’ Day sale” results from a spectacular convergence of cultural and economic factors that just happen to coalesce around George Washington’s and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays. Smart car buyers will leverage the marketing hoopla to their advantage. Here’s how.
Why There Are Good Deals on Presidents’ Day
After cocooning indoors through the winter months, Americans are starting to emerge into the real world during mid-February. The worst of the vortex is back to being polar. The NFL season is finally over. March Madness isn’t until, well, March. And Major League Baseball’s opening day isn’t until March 28. Some of the accumulated Christmastime debt has been paid. And the Groundhog Day ritual reassures us that spring is inevitable. Americans are, basically, ready to get out of the house. That opportunity is amplified by the fact that more than a few consumers have money to spend.
While many taxpayers are still looking at filing in far-off April, those with straightforward returns who file early can get their refunds back around—you guessed it—Presidents’ Day. Even if consumers don’t have an IRS check in hand yet, many are already anticipating its arrival. The average refund in 2018 was $2727 according to the Business Insider website, which gives you an idea of how much discretionary money the average American suddenly has on hand during tax season.
Understand That the Dealer Knows More Than You
Car dealers, as shocking as it may be to learn, see massive opportunity. A tax refund makes for a good down payment on a new car, crossover, or truck, particularly when combined with a trade-in. The best tool anyone has in any negotiation is the self-knowledge of one’s own limitations. Car dealers are smart and savvy, and they’ve already been through decades of Presidents’ Day sales. They know what they’re doing. You, on the other hand, likely only buy a new car every few years. Don’t walk into any dealership confident.
Scrutinize the Deals Carefully
Presidents’ Day sales are well-planned events, and they’re happening at dealerships across the country. Most deals are regional or even local to a ZIP code or individual dealership. Look carefully at any advertised deals. Many carmakers ramp up incentives or attractive financing rates to support their dealer groups, which gives the dealers a more attractive selling proposition and you the opportunity to save.
What’s more, in February many dealerships still have a few of last year’s stragglers on the lot—and those may be the enticements used to draw you into the dealership. With 2019 now in full swing, those 2018 models are depreciating assets; dealerships want them off the books ASAP in anticipation of thicker margins on 2019 models. With that in mind, if there’s a leftover 2018 model you want, go in knowing that and get it. Don’t get distracted by something newer and shinier.
Stay Focused on the Vehicle You Want
From the dealer’s perspective, the point of a Presidents’ Day sale is not to get you to buy some loss-leader advertising special, but to get you into the dealership in the first place. Dealerships, and the marketing departments at all the manufacturers, know that car buyers will visit at most three dealerships before buying a vehicle. The goal of practically all their marketing efforts is to ensure that their dealership is one of those three.
To fight that, know what you want before you head into the dealership. If you want a Honda Accord, don’t stop at the Toyota dealer first because they’ve got a bouncy house for the kids on Presidents’ Day. Be serious; stay focused.
Don’t Negotiate in a Crowded Dealership
If a Presidents’ Day promotion is successful, the dealership will be stuffed with ripe buyers—and when dealerships are busy, they’re actually under the least pressure to negotiate a great deal. So be careful. Pay attention to the details. Because unless you’re going into a dealership with a radar lock on an advertised special and have the fortitude to avoid all other temptations, Presidents’ Day weekend might actually not be the best time to get the alpha dog super deal. That’s particularly true about vehicles that are in high demand—which is a fact you should know about the wheels you’re interested in purchasing. And remember, no matter what the day is, the ultimate power of any buyer is to walk away—which is not always easy to do.
Another Day May Be Better
If you’re not getting the deal you hoped for, here’s a trick to consider: wait until the Thursday after Presidents’ Day. Then go back to the dealer. When the salespeople aren’t distracted by crowds, and kind of bored and lonely and feeling like they need a sale, you could well have additional bargaining leverage. And expect to negotiate. You might find that that Presidents’ Day deal has been extended a little while longer.
2018 Presidents Day Sales
This year, Americans will celebrate Presidents Day on Monday, February 20. In honor of George Washington’s birthday, Performance Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM in Clinton is hosting its Presidents Day Sales Event not only on the 20th, but during the entire month of February.
Learn about the deals we have on new and used vehicles by calling 888-735-5701. You can also contact us using the form below to get more details about our Presidents Day Sales Event.
Some of the cars, trucks and SUVs on sale during our Presidents Day Event include:
2018 Chrysler Pacifica
The Chrysler Pacifica is a different kind of minivan. In addition to safety and security, it also has first class entertainment and available hand-free sliding doors. It’s the only minivan in its class with the Stow ‘n Go Seating and Storage System, which creates more cargo space when seats are not being used. Additionally, the Stow ‘n Vac easily sucks up snacks and dirt that fall on the floor.
Some of the safety functions available on the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is blind spot monitoring, collision warning with automated emergency braking, a 360-degree surround view camera, adaptive cruise control, and parallel and perpendicular parking assistance.
Need an upgrade? Consider our vehicle trade-in program. Contact us for more details about how you can trade us your current vehicle and upgrade your ride!
2018 Jeep Wrangler
The Presidents Day Sales event is one of the best times of the year to purchase the Jeep Wrangler, one of Jeep’s most recognized vehicles. Known for its iconic look and off-road capabilities, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is not only a versatile vehicle, but also has many technological advances.
A new seat design provides more comfort and support, and there are available heated front seats and premium armrests. The seven-inch Multiview Driver Information Digital Cluster Display can be customized to your personal settings with graphics and can provide navigation and media information.
The Wrangler is also available with a new lightweight Freedom Top hardtop and the new zipperless Sunrider soft top to help you quickly and easily turn your Wrangler into an open-air vehicle. Come in on Presidents Day and take advantage of our incredible Jeep sales!
2018 Dodge Challenger
The Dodge Challenger is available with four different engine options, the 3.6L Pentastar V6, 5.7 L HEMI V8, 6.4L HEMI V8 and supercharged 6.2L HEMI SRT Hellcat V8. If you’re looking for the unmistakable muscle car sound, an active exhaust system comes standard on all of the V8 models.
The 2018 Challenger also makes it easier than ever to stay connected with features like SiriusXM Guardian, navigation, steering wheel-mounted controls, hands-free calling, Bluetooth streaming audio, among other smart characteristics.
2018 RAM 1500
For many years, the RAM 1500 has proved it is a durable and capable truck. When properly equipped, some of its impressive stats include up to 395 max gas horsepower, 420 max diesel torque, 10,620 max gas towing and 1,880 max gas payload. It’s high-strength steel frame helps it handle heavy loads.
The RAM 1500 also has an available back up camera and can also notify drivers with audible chimes when there is an object close to the truck’s front bumper. Don’t miss out on our Ram truck sales, come in and test drive now!
At Performance Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM in Clinton, we are celebrating our country’s first president all month long with our Presidents Day Sales Event. If you’re interested in learning more about our car, truck and SUV sales, call us at 888-735-5701 or contact us using the form below.
It’s a new year, and countless sales lie ahead.
Here’s how to save money and plan your shopping for 2020. We listed the best products to buy each month, plus the holidays when you’ll find major sales — and a bonus: the national days when you can score free stuff.
With a fresh page on the calendar comes a fresh start for sales. These items are discounted in January:
- Bedding and linens. Department stores hold bedding and linen “white sales” in January with deep discounts on sheets and towels.
- Fitness equipment. Retailers know you want to get in shape. Expect fitness equipment and apparel sales to abound at sporting goods stores.
- TVs and electronics. Just before the Super Bowl, retailers normally discount TVs and other home-theater essentials.
Mark your calendar: Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Jan. 20.
Freebie day: National Spaghetti Day is Jan. 4.
It’s the month of love and gift-giving, but February might be a better time to buy major items for yourself than trinkets for your loved one. Options include:
- TVs. Television sales spill over from January into February. Aside from Black Friday, this is one of the prime times to buy a new TV.
- Winter items. With winter winding down, retailers will be looking to unload inventories of cold-weather products. Look for sales on apparel and winter sports gear.
- Home goods. Expect retailers to have home and apparel sales on Presidents Day and the weekend preceding the holiday.
Mark your calendar: The Super Bowl is Feb. 2, and Presidents Day is Feb. 17.
Freebie day: National Frozen Yogurt Day is Feb. 6.
There aren’t any major shopping holidays in March, but that doesn’t mean a lack of sales. Look for deals on these products:
- Tax software. Retailers like to discount tax-prep items in March ahead of Tax Day in April.
- Grills. Buy your summer grilling necessities in March to avoid the spike in prices when summer arrives.
- St. Patrick’s Day essentials. Around St. Patrick’s Day, online retailers and department stores usually discount green-themed clothing, party supplies and jewelry.
Mark your calendar: St. Patrick’s Day is March 17.
Freebie day: Pi Day is March 14.
April has its fair share of spring deals and discounts, including:
- Vacuums. Buying a vacuum isn’t the most exciting purchase, but it’ll be less painful if you take advantage of a spring cleaning sale. Look for markdowns at department stores as well as manufacturers like Dyson.
- Tax-themed items. Year after year, retailers and restaurants try to lighten the burden of Tax Day with discounts and freebies on services like paper shredding. Keep an eye out for these around mid-April.
- Easter candy. The days after the Easter holiday will be filled with markdowns on candy, plastic eggs, stuffed animals and more.
Mark your calendar: Easter is April 12.
Freebie day: Tax Day is April 15.
April showers bring May flowers — and sales blossom then, too. Here’s a look at some items to consider buying this month:
- Spring apparel. By May, retailers will discount spring clothing that has already been hanging on racks for a month or two.
- Furniture. Three of the biggest blowout shopping days are Black Friday, Labor Day and Memorial Day. Memorial Day is in May, so look for furniture and home-decor discounts from big-box stores.
- Small kitchen appliances. Use May discounts as an opportunity to buy small kitchen appliances, such as coffee makers and blenders. These products normally are included in Memorial Day sales and make great wedding gifts.
Mark your calendar: Mother’s Day is May 10, and Memorial Day is May 25.
Freebie day: National Hamburger Day is May 28.
June may be one of the shorter months of the year, but its supply of opportunities to snag deals isn’t lacking. Smart purchases include:
- Lingerie. Stock up on undergarments in June. That’s when Victoria’s Secret, for example, has been known to host its famed Semi-Annual Sale. The sale usually also occurs in December.
- Gym memberships. Consider buying a gym membership during the summer and be sure to negotiate for the best deal. Gyms may be eager for sign-ups at this time.
- Movie tickets. During the summer months, many movie theater chains offer film programs, which usually include cheap tickets to children’s movies.
Mark your calendar: Father’s Day is June 21.
Freebie day: National Doughnut Day is June 5.
The temperature usually rises in July, but the prices of certain items drop. Consider buying these:
- Apparel. If you don’t want to wait for end-of-summer sales, buy clothes now. You’ll likely find a better price than you would’ve at the start of the season.
- Patriotic items. Retailers like a reason to celebrate. In the days leading up to the Fourth of July, there’s usually an abundance of sales on red, white and blue products (and items that are all three colors), as well as on sporting goods, jewelry and furniture.
- Personal electronics. Black Friday is a big deal day that falls in November, but many retailers have added Black Friday in July sales, including Best Buy and Amazon (which features Prime Day). Expect discounts in nearly every product category.
Mark your calendar: The Fourth of July is … July 4.
Freebie day: National Ice Cream Day is July 19, and National Lipstick Day is July 29.
Close out summer by buying summer products? That’s right — look for end-of-season clearance sales in August on:
- Back-to-school supplies. The start of school marks the need to buy small items such as pencils and expensive ones like laptops. Generally, the closer to the start of the school year you buy, the better your chances of getting a good price.
- Outdoor products. Ride out the end of summer with a big deal on lawn mowers and other seasonal outdoor equipment.
- Swimsuits. There may not be many swimming days left by the time August rolls around, but that’s exactly why swimsuit clearance sales will crest. Buy swimsuits now for next year.
Mark your calendar: The first day of school is usually in August.
Freebie day: National Waffle Day is Aug. 24.
With deals on items as varied as mattresses and back-to-school supplies, September is a surprising month for good buys. Pick up reasonable prices on these:
- Mattresses. Year after year, September is the time for mattress sales. Expect these from department stores and mattress centers, usually as a part of Labor Day sales
- iPhones. Apple has been known to announce its new iPhones at the company’s annual keynote in September. Usually, the unveiling is followed by a drop in prices on the current phones in anticipation of the new models.
- Appliances. Expect a series of blowout deals in the week leading up to Labor Day, including promotions on appliances big and small.
Mark your calendar: Labor Day is Sept. 7.
Freebie day: National Coffee Day is Sept. 29.
Don’t let the cost of shopping scare you during the Halloween season. There will be plenty of deals on these product categories in October:
- Outdoor furniture. People generally spend less time outdoors when the temperature drops. Expect deals on patio furniture and outdoor living products when summer ends.
- Jeans. Fall inventory arrives in stores in August and September, but you’ll pay top dollar unless you wait a few weeks. October is a great time to buy a new pair of jeans.
- Candy. As the month gets closer to Halloween, your chances improve to snag a discounted bag of candy for trick-or-treaters.
Mark your calendar: Columbus Day is Oct. 12, and Halloween is Oct. 31.
Freebie day: National Taco Day is Oct. 4.
November is the month for Black Friday sales, which means some of the most popular technology products fall to their lowest prices:
- Electronics. Electronics like tablets, laptops and gaming systems take center stage during Black Friday sales. Look for discounts on smartphones and activity trackers, too.
- Home appliances. Reserve your major home appliance purchase — refrigerator, washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc. — for Black Friday deals. Often, sales can also be found throughout the month.
- Tools. Home improvement stores discount tools, ladders and toolboxes during Black Friday promotions.
Mark your calendar: Thanksgiving is Nov. 26, Black Friday is Nov. 27 and Cyber Monday is Nov. 30.
Freebie day: National Sandwich Day is Nov. 3.
The end of the year is just the beginning for discounts in some product categories. Look for sale prices on these items in December:
- Electronics. Those Black Friday electronics deals from late November will spill over into the new month.
- Toys. Toys are a popular Christmas gift, and stores generally host big toy sales as the holiday season draws to a close.
- Christmas decorations. Beginning the day after Christmas, shop sales for deep discounts — often upward of 50% — on decorations, wrapping paper, ornaments, artificial trees and similar seasonal fixings.
Mark your calendar: Christmas is Dec. 25.
Freebie day: National Cookie Day is Dec. 4.
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Finding great deals on exciting Nissan models just got a whole lot easier… The team at Don Williamson Nissan is excited to announce thrilling incentives on our most popular models during our Presidents Day Sales Event! From capable sedans to athletic crossovers and Herculean trucks, there’s a vehicle in the Nissan lineup for every driver. These deals won’t last too long, so be sure to come see us today before they’re gone!
If you want to get even more car for your money, consider trading in your current vehicle. When you use our simple and quick online trade evaluation tool, you get an accurate estimate of your vehicle’s value. We’re looking for good quality models to add to our pre-owned selection and are prepared to offer top dollar, so don’t delay! Use our trade tool or stop by to see us at 310 Western Boulevard for an in-person appraisal. You can also call us at 910-459-2591 or contact us below for more information.
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2019 Nissan Altima
The 2019 Altima is refreshed and ready to go this year. It offers more rigidity, lighter frame, and more athletic looks for a driving experience that’s both fun and eye-catching. A 2.5-liter engine sits under the hood as the standard option and provides 188 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, but we’re big fans of the available turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that makes 248 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is optional for the first time ever, which should excite some buyers.
Inside, Nissan has included Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an 8-inch touchscreen as standard features. ProPilot driver assistance features become available on the SV trim, and you can add navigation and a Bose sound system when you move up to the SL.
2019 Nissan Rogue
Looking for more room? The Nissan Rogue is a great option, as evidenced by the thousands of drivers who remain loyal to the vehicle. It offers more space inside than the CX-5, cargo room that laughs at the Subaru Forester, and fuel-sipping numbers that would embarrass the Ford Escape. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder is mated to a CVT for 170 horsepower. Drivers can choose from front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
Standard features inside the crossover include Bluetooth, 7-inch touchscreen, USB port, rearview camera, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and the EZ-Flex seating system. If safety is a top concern, you’ll be happy to know that Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are also included in every 2019 Rogue model.
2019 Nissan Titan
If you need to get a big job done, the 2019 Nissan Titan is the vehicle for the job. Choose between regular-, extended-, or crew-cab configurations which are powered by a 5.6-liter V8 that kicks up 390 horsepower. Choose between rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, depending on how you’ll use your Titan.
Inside, a 7-inch touchscreen is now standard, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The cabin also benefits from more USB ports, rear-door alert system, and a 485-watt Fender sound system. This is a truck made to perfectly balance a heavy workload with a driver who likes to stay up-to-date in the tech world.
Think Don Williamson Nissan for Your Next Vehicle!
Whether you’re interested in upgrading to one of our popular sedan models, need some extra space for a growing family, or would like to upgrade your truck, our team of Nissan experts is here to make sure you get the best vehicle. We’re here to answer all of your questions and make the car-buying process as smooth and easy as possible; that’s the Don Williamson difference! Call us at 910-459-2591 or contact us below to discover how easy it is to upgrade your drive for less during our Presidents Day Sales Event!
Nissan Deals: Buy or Lease a Nissan
More on Nissan Deals
This month, Nissan deals feature financing and cash back offers on most of the brand’s cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. There are good deals on both outgoing 2019 models and current 2020 models. The best Nissan finance specials pair zero percent interest with bonus cash. Most financing offers are for three- or six-year terms.
Most advertised Nissan lease deals this month are loyalty leases. Only people currently leasing a Nissan qualify for these deals. If you wish to lease a Nissan but don’t see any information about the specific model you’re looking for, you should contact your local Nissan dealer.
Nissan Financing Deals
There are some decent financing offers on new Nissan vehicles this month. Many are listed with zero percent financing for either three- or six-year terms. The best deals throw in some bonus cash on top of the special financing and include models such as the 2019 and 2020 Nissan Armada, 2019 Nissan Murano, 2019 Nissan Leaf, 2019 and 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport, 2019 Nissan Sentra, 2020 Nissan Altima, 2020 Nissan Maxima, and 2020 Nissan Rogue.
Nissan Cash Back Incentives
A range of Nissan vehicles are available with cash back rebates for those who bring their own financing or pay cash. Keep in mind that the current average interest rate for a five-year car loan is around 4.61%. In most cases you’ll probably save more money by taking a Nissan finance deal paired with bonus cash.
Highlights of Nissan cash rebates this month include $4,000 cash back on the 2019 Nissan Armada and 2019 Titan; $3,000 on the 2020 Pathfinder, 2020 Rogue, and 2019 Nissan Murano; and $2,500 on the 2020 Maxima and 2019 Rogue Sport.
Nissan Lease Deals
Most advertised Nissan lease deals are only available to people currently leasing a Nissan, but there are a couple of lease specials open to anyone. You can lease the 2020 Armada for $611 per month for three years with $611 due at signing. You can also lease the 2019 Leaf EV for $199 per month for three years with $2,929 due upfront.
To learn more about Nissan’s vehicle lineup, check out our Nissan page, where you can find fuel economy data, safety ratings, and other information that makes choosing the right car easier. Then, use the U.S. News Best Price Program to find the best local prices in your area. Also, cross-shop car deals just as you would cars by taking a look at our list of the Best Car Deals for this month. If you’re looking for offers and incentives on a pre-owned vehicle, be sure to check out our Used Car Deals page.
Incentives listed are from Nissan’s manufacturer site using representative ZIP codes. While we work to keep Nissan deals up to date and accurate, deals may vary depending on your location. The best source of current discounts and incentives on a new Nissan is your local Nissan dealer. Checking with the dealer can make you more aware of any specials they have and give you access to their inventory. Use the links above to contact a Nissan dealer near you.
The Best Time to Buy a New Car
Timing your car purchase is very important if you want to get the best deal possible.
Dealerships are pressured to sell during certain periods, so catching them during these times will give you maximum negotiation leverage. Not only will you land a better deal, but it will be a much easier negotiation process.
I’m going to start from the best time of year to purchase, and take you all the way through to the best time of day to purchase.
Best Time of Year
Not everyone has the luxury of choosing exactly when to buy a new car. If your current vehicle gets totaled or stolen, you pretty much have to replace it right away. But for those who can wait, there are a few times during each year that offer the best negotiation opportunities.
Most insiders agree the best time of year to purchase is the week between Christmas and New Year. Most people aren’t shopping for cars during this time, and every dealer is striving to meet end-of-year sales goals. This is especially a good time to purchase a leftover model. Manufacturers tend to offer large rebates just before the end of the year to clear out all remaining models.
If you’re considering the most recent models, January and February are good months to buy (as long as incentives don’t drop much from end of year). Sales are usually slow and you’ll take advantage of the fact that many manufacturers raise prices as the year progresses.
Certain holidays offer good buying opportunities since manufacturers tend to offer special incentives. President’s Day is one of the best holidays to shop for a new car. It occurs during the 3rd Monday of February, when sales are slow and inventory should be plentiful. Other good holidays are 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Thanksgiving weekend.
Best Time of Month
All dealerships work in monthly cycles. Sales, commissions, and bonuses get calculated on the last day of each month.
Many high-volume dealerships make most of their profit through manufacturer bonuses when they hit certain sales goals. If the dealer hasn’t sold enough cars to qualify for these bonuses, the pressure to sell near the end of the month can be tremendous.
You should start negotiating during the last 4 or 5 business days of the month. You may not get the price you want right away, but as the last day of the month approaches, it’s common to hear back from dealers agreeing to a deal as long as you purchase that day.
Best Time of Week
The best time during the week to purchase a new car is on the slowest days. This would be Monday thru Thursday.
When there isn’t much foot traffic in the dealership, the pressure to sell increases and not only will you be given more personal treatment, but you’ll likely land a better deal. It’s even better if the weather is horrible, such as when it’s pouring rain – you can bet there aren’t many people shopping for cars that day.
Whatever you do, don’t try to negotiate a deal on the weekend. This is when everybody else is out shopping and the pressure to sell isn’t as great.
Best Time of Day
The best time of day to negotiate is late morning thru late afternoon. Again, this is the slowest time for a dealership (see a pattern here?).
You don’t want to start contacting dealers first thing in the morning, because that shows you can’t wait to buy the car. You also don’t want to contact dealers after 5PM, when other car shoppers start showing up after work.
Contacting them an hour or two before closing is also another good time to start your negotiations. Most employees are eager to go home and landing a deal at the end of the day is a nice bonus – even if they don’t make much profit.
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There are several steps you can take to steal a deal on a vehicle just in time for spring.
Doing your homework pays off when buying or leasing a new car, so take note of these five recommendations we’ve compiled with the help experts at the Albrecht Auto Group and U.S. News Best Cars.
1. Research, research, research.
Doing your homework is key. Reidar Davies, chief operating officer of the Albrecht Auto Group, said it’s best to know exactly what you’re looking for before you head to the dealership. If you don’t have it narrowed down to an exact year, make, model, and trim level, that’s OK — but you’ll want to have a short list.
List the features and attributes that are most important to you, then use a shopping database such as Autotrader, Edmunds, or U.S. News Best Cars to get informed before going to shop.
2. Know how you want to pay.
The financing process is usually the most time-consuming part of the deal. Add in the number of other shoppers this weekend, and it can turn into a “hurry up and wait” game.
“When it comes to financing, get quotes from your bank, credit union, or online lender before you go to the dealer, and then ask the dealer if they can beat it,” said Jamie Page Deaton, executive editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “That lets the dealer know that you already have a financing plan, and they’ll need to make a better offer to earn your business.”
This strategy can not only assist in saving money, but also time, she said.
3. Get to the dealership early.
Dealerships typically have sales goals for holiday weekends such as Presidents’ Day. Be the early bird in the showroom, and the salespeople will be ready to negotiate.
“If we know that we are going to hit our quota, we might be more selective toward the end of the sales weekend,” Davies said.
Making an appointment can help to start the conversation, but it might not make a huge difference during peak hours.
“You don’t want to be at the end of the day,” Davies said. “The sooner , the better.”
4. Consider last year’s model.
Buying or leasing is a different discussion, but no matter which route you choose, going for a 2018 model could save you a few bucks. In many cases, there aren’t significant differences between 2018 and 2019 models, but dealerships generally try to clear out the 2018s to make space for the 2019s.
“In our survey of best cars deals, we consistently found that the 2018 models had much bigger cash-back offers, and those offers were also combined with low- or no-interest financing offers more often than the deals on 2019 models,” Page Deaton said. “So you can spend thousands less and get essentially the same car.”
New models put pressure on dealerships to incentivize the older 2018 stock. Take the Toyota RAV4, for example: It got a redesign for the 2019 model year, and a leased 2018 RAV4 will be cheaper than the 2019 model, Davies said.
5. Consider a sedan.
Sedans are becoming less and less popular, and you can take advantage of this trend as a buyer. They don’t move from dealer lots at a high rate of speed over the winter, either, according to Davies.
Midsize sedans such as the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, and Honda Accord are all excellent options to consider, and some dealerships will be pleasantly surprised when you tell them that you aren’t looking for an SUV.
“SUVs are in great demand, so by swimming against the tide, you’ll end up saving,” Page Deaton said.