The Best New Car Deals in December – U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today unveiled December’s list of the Best New Car Deals. This month’s list includes eight vehicles with strong scores in the U.S. News Best Car Rankings and excellent financing or cash back incentives. U.S. News also provides December’s best lease deals and best used car deals.

“Year-end incentives are really heating up,” says Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “The most aggressive discounts are on outgoing 2017 models, which in many cases are virtually identical to the incoming 2018 models. Automakers are even offering deals on dream cars like the Ford Mustang and Mazda Miata, which rarely see discounts.”

December’s Best New Car Deals


U.S. News Best Cars Rankings Score (Out of 10)

Available Deal

2017 Ford Mustang


0% financing for six years plus $1,000 cash back

2018 Volvo XC90


$4,000 cash back

2018 Subaru Outback


0% financing for 63 months

2017 Chrysler Pacifica


0% financing for six years plus $1,000 cash back

2018 Hyundai Elantra


$3,500 cash back or 0% financing for six years plus $1,000 cash back

2017 Buick Enclave


$5,000 cash back or 0% financing for six years plus $1,000 cash back, depending on region

2018 Kia Optima


$3,000 cash back or 0% financing for five years plus $1,500 cash back

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata


$1,000 cash back

Each month, U.S. News collects new and used car deals for Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Honda, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Kia, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, Mazda, Buick, GMC, Subaru, Volkswagen, Acura, Cadillac, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and Lexus vehicles. Deals listed are from manufacturers’ sites using representative ZIP codes. Deals may vary depending on location, the buyer’s credit score and other factors. Deals are valid through December 31, 2017, according to manufacturers’ sites. In some cases, they extend to January 2018.