The Chevrolet Memorial Day Sale features 15 percent cash back on select 2015 models, including the Cruze compact sedan, Sonic subcompact, Equinox SUV and Malibu midsize sedan that have been in dealer stocks the longest.
Examples of savings include $4,529 cash back on a 2015 Impala LT and $5,200 back on a 2015 Traverse LT. Buyers interested in a 2015 Volt can pocket up to $5,275 cash back on Chevy's plug-in hybrid model.
The Buick Spring Sales Event offers savings on the brand's entire lineup, including a $7,197 total value discount on a 2015 Enclave SUV and a $5,000 allowance on the 2015 LaCrosse, Regal and Verano sedans. As with Chevrolet, many of the Buick deals apply to models in stock the longest.
At the Toyota Time Sales Event, consumers can take advantage of special pricing on a wide variety of cars, trucks and SUVs. Examples include zero percent financing for 60 months on a 2015 Camry sedan and 0.9 percent financing on models like the 2015 Sienna minivan and 2015 RAV4 compact SUV.
Chrysler's Drive and Discover sale offers a number of attractive lease deals through the end of the month, such as a 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan priced at $159 per month for 36 months with $1,488 due at signing, a 2015 Chrysler 300 sedan at $239 per month for 36 months with just $239 due at signing, and a 2015 Town & Country minivan at $323 per month for 36 months with just the first payment due at signing.
With the Honda Dream Garage Sales Event, shoppers will find leases with zero down payment, zero security deposit and even no first month's payment on such models as a 2015 Civic SE sedan, 2015 Accord LX sedan and 2015 Pilot SUV.
These are just a few examples of nationally advertised manufacturer sales going on this month. Many individual dealers are celebrating Memorial Day with their own special incentives. Consult the Edmunds Dealership page to find a dealer near you.
Note that most offers vary by region, apply only to qualified customers and require buyers to select from vehicles currently in stock. Prices generally do not include tax, title, license and dealer fees. Many advertised finance plans require a down payment and most offers end on June 1, 2015.
Conventional wisdom has held that the end of summer is the best time to get a great deal on a new car, but holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July have also become occasions when manufacturers and dealers offer special incentives.
In fact, according to personal finance Web site FinancialSamurai.com, "Memorial Day weekend, and the following 30 days, is the absolute best time to buy a car. One of the key reasons is that auto dealerships need to clear inventory for next year's models which come out in the fall."
And wise shoppers know that a wider selection of this year's models will be available now than at the end of the summer.
Edmunds says: As the summer drive season begins, the timing is right for smart consumers to go car shopping.