10. Toyota Avalon
Up to $4,000 cash back or 0.0% financing for 72 months. The Toyota Avalon has long been one of the better entries among full-size sedans, with a roomy and comfortable interior and solid, but not stirring, overall performance. Big-car sales are hurting badly, thus the big-money rebate.
9. Fiat 500L
Up to $4,000 cash back or up to $1,000 cash and 0.0% for 36. FCA sold more units of the discontinued Chrysler 200 last month than Fiat did with the subcompact Fiat 500L wagon, which warrants what amounts to a 20% discount off MSRP. It has its merits, which include panoramic outward visibility and a surprisingly roomy cargo hold, but it’s eccentric and fares poorly in owner surveys.
8. Jeep Renegade
Up to $4,500 cash back or up to $2,000 cash and 0.0% financing for 36 months. Jeep sales shot up by a whopping 45% in March, but it’s no thanks to the subcompact Renegade, which is the automaker’s slowest seller. This amounts to more than 20% off of a base model, with deep dealer discounts probably easy to come by.
7. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Up to $4,500 cash back or up to $2,000 cash and 0.0% financing for 72 months (varies by trim level). The full-size Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck is the second best-selling vehicle in the U.S., and a redesigned model coming for 2019 adds a sense of urgency to the situation. Rebates are being selectively applied to slower-selling trim levels to keep dealer inventories from backing up, but all versions come with at least $1,000 cash back this month.
6. GMC Sierra
Up to $5,000 cash back or up to $1,000 and 3.9% financing for 60 months (varies by trim level). The full-size GMC Sierra 1500 pickup sells in far fewer numbers than its sibling, the Silverado, and it’s recently fallen off of list of the top-20-selling vehicles – plus it’s being redesigned for 2019 – thus the big cash rebates to help move the metal.
5. Jeep Cherokee
Up to $5,000 cash back or up to $1,500 cash and 0.0% financing for 36 months. The compact Jeep Cherokee is just being redesigned as an early 2019 model, with a big cash rebate being offered on remaining 2018 stock. Improvements are incremental, but perhaps not enough to leave $5,000 on the table if you’d be just as happy with the outgoing version.
4. Ford F-150
Up to $5,250 cash back (varies by region and trim level) or 5.9% financing for 84 months. One might wonder why the Ford F-150, which is the best-selling vehicle of any kind in the U.S. (and by a wide margin) needs rebates this rich to find buyers? In part, it’s to keep up with the competition, but also to help dealers fine-tune their inventories with bigger cash-back deals on select versions; that said most trims get at least $2,500 cash back through the end of April.
3. Ford Taurus
Up to $6,000 cash back or 4.9 financing for 84 months. Ford recently announced it would soon be discontinuing the full-size Taurus sedan and is having to rely on this sizeable rebate to help spur sales. Big sedans have not only fallen out of favor among consumers, but among the genre’s loyal law enforcement customers, who are likewise joining the SUV bandwagon.
2. Chrysler 300
$6,000 cash back or 0.0% financing for 36 months. We’d have to assume the fate of the full-size Chrysler 300 sedan, like others of its ilk, is becoming suspect, with sales down by 14% over the first quarter of 2018. If you love to live large, this would be the time to shop for a big car while they last.
1. Ram 1500
Up to $6,250 cash back or up to $2,250 and 0.0% financing for 36 months (varies by trim level). FCA wins the game of rebate one-upmanship among domestic full-size pickup trucks with its Ram 1500. A revamped lineup is coming for 2019 and like the competition, Ram is offering varying rebates to boost certain trim levels (this is for the Laramie versions), with most models coming with at least $4,250 cash back.
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