The Best SUV Deals of Labor Day 2018
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Summer may be winding down as the first days of fall approach, but there’s still one more weekend to celebrate the year’s warmest days: Labor Day weekend. And for those in the market for a new SUV, there’s no better time than summer’s last holiday.
This holiday weekend, SUV prices are dropping and deals are becoming extremely enticing, with Consumer Reports¹ reporting potential savings of up to $6,000. Here are the best deals available on new SUVs this Labor Day weekend.
1. Up to $4,500 Cash Back on the 2018 Dodge Journey
One of the biggest deals and best incentives available for Labor Day is Dodge’s offer for a new 2018 Journey. Already one of the most affordable SUVs available for the 2018 model year, the Journey is now even cheaper.
This weekend, U.S. News² writes that Dodge is offering 0% financing for three years (36 months) and as much as $4,500 in cash back for qualified buyers. Buyers who want to use Dodge’s own in-house financing will get $1,500 bonus cash back – but if you arrange your own financing, you’ll get the full $4,500. This is a steal of a price on an SUV with quality design, a great infotainment system, and a smooth ride with solid fuel efficiency.
2. $3,500 Cash Back on the 2018 Fiat 500X
If you haven’t considered a Fiat as your next new car, Labor Day weekend is the time to do so – the Italian automaker is offering surprising amounts of cash back on one of its biggest models, the 2018 500X.
U.S. News³ reports that the 2018 Fiat 500X offers buyers a total of $3,5000 cash back through September 4. This deal is exclusive to the Trekking, Urbana Edition, or Lounge trim levels with all-wheel drive, which include a larger engine than the basic 500X, an automatic transmission, and a remote vehicle. Drivers will also find stylish details and signs of Fiat’s unique flair in details of this SUV’s design, making it fun to drive.
3. $2,500 Cash Back on the 2018 Kia Sportage
With exceptional safety ratings and storied reliability backed up by one of the best warranties available today, the 2018 Kia Sportage is a standout SUV with a strong fan base. For Labor Day, the Sportage is also a great deal with thousands of dollars in cash back incentives.
According to U.S. News⁴, Kia is offering SUV buyers a choice: get $2,500 cash back on a new 2018 Sportage, or opt instead for 72 months of 0% financing. This is a great deal on the Sportage, which is one of Kia’s most luxurious models. With a high-quality interior and spacious seating for drivers and passengers, this SUV even offers a hidden storage area that doubles the available cargo space.
4. 17% Off the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the most popular midsize SUVs on the road right now thanks a host of entertainment and safety features along with smooth driving capability. And just in time for Labor Day, Hyundai is dropping its price.
Consumer Reports⁵ writes that Hyundai dealerships are offering the 2018 Santa Fe for $22,804 – that’s a 17 percent, or over $4,500, discount off the MSRP of $27,480. For that price, you’ll get an SUV with the latest in safety: pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warnings. Drivers will enjoy the Santa Fe’s comfortable cabin and smooth, quickly responsive 4-cylinder engine that offers a fantastic 23 miles per gallon in fuel efficiency.
How to Find These Labor Day Deals
This Labor Day, more so than ever, new SUV buyers will benefit from incentives offered by dealers who need to make space for 2019 models arriving in the fall and winter. And USA Today⁶ reports that dealers start marking down current model year vehicles to their lowest prices of the year during Labor Day weekend.
So, whether you want an SUV to take your family on a cross-country road trip before school starts, or your commute requires a fuel-efficient ride with cargo space, cash back incentives will appear on Labor Day, giving you the chance to get a new SUV for thousands less.
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