Father's Day is quickly approaching and we typically show our Dads appreciation by showering them with love and gifts. Traditional Father's Day gifts include neck ties, a back scratcher, or anything with "Best Dad" inscribed on it. However, if you want to give your Dad the surprise of his life...Buy him a new car!
If you're going new car shopping for Dad or taking Dad out to shop for a new vehicle, keep the five vehicles below in mind while doing research. Each one has discounts ranging from $2,371 (13.3 percent) to $5,725 (16.4 percent) off of the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) on the window.
Our friends at TrueCar.com, using their vast database, researched all the current rebates and incentives to select the top five vehicles for a variety of Dads. The methodology behind the monthly payments on the chart below is 20 percent down and financed for a 60 month term at a 3 percent APR. If monthly payments are important to you, one is actually under $225 a month. The chart also shows you the average sales price, using their online service, and also the combined gas mileage for each vehicle.
The top Father's Day new car deal belongs to Mazda's 2015 Mazda CX-9 Sport. It's fuel efficient, three row, seven passenger SUV is the largest vehicle in Mazda's line and still promises their "Zoom-Zoom" experience. Mazda is currently offering up to 16.4 percent ($5,077) off of its $30,865 window sticker to bring down the average market price to only $25,788. With 20 percent down, this brings the monthly payment on this large sport utility vehicle to an affordable $371 per month. the front-wheel-drive model CX-9 gets a combined 20.2 miles per gallon and is equipped with a 3.7 liter / 273 horsepower V6 engine. You can count on Dad loving to drive this SUV on a daily basis.
If you're Dad uses his vehicle for work, you may consider buying him a new truck. The 2015 Ram 1500 Sport Regular Cab could be a possibility. Ram is offering discounts of up to $5,143 (13.9%), bringing the average market price to $31,757, down from $36,900. The regular cab full size truck seats three comfortably and is equipped with a 4.7 liter V8 engine, has a standard bed for plenty of storage, and gets 17 MPG city / 25 MPG hwy / 20.6 MPG combined. The 2015 Ram 1500 Sport Regular Cab is a great truck to consider if your Dad is constantly towing or hauling cargo on a regular basis.
If Dad doesn't need a large vehicle or it's just you and Dad, maybe you should get him something sporty and small. The 2015 FIAT 500 Pop would be the perfect little subcompact vehicle. The 500 has a savings potential of $2,371 or 13.3 percent off the original MSRP of $17,825. This brings the national average price paid to an ultra affordable $15,454. Although the vehicle is the smallest on the list, it's powered by a strong 1.4 liter, 10 horsepower MultiAir engine. The vehicle is equipped with hands-free Bluetooth connectivity for streaming audio and phone. With 20 percent down, your monthly payments are an affordable $222 per month. Which makes this not only the smallest car on the list, but also the least expensive vehicle also.
Check out these five great Father's Day Car Deals for 2015 below.
Remember: Rebates and incentives may change by region and are subject to vehicle availability. You should always confirm with your local dealership what discounts are available in your area, as they can affect the final price you pay for the vehicle.
|Year Make Model||MSRP | Average Price||Discount from MSRP||Estimated Monthly Pymt||MPG|
|2015 Mazda CX-9 Sport 2WD sport Utility||$30,865 / $25,768||$5,077 / 16.4%||$371||17 / 24 /20.2 Combined|
|2015 Ford Taurus SE FWD Sedan||$27,880 / $23,577||$4,303 / 15.4%||$339||22 /32 / 26.6 Combined|
|2015 Ram 1500 Sport, Regular Cab, 4x2, Standard Bed Pickup||$36,900 / $31,757||$5,143 / 13.9%||$457||15 / 22 / 18.2 Combined|
|2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab, Standard Box 2WD SLT Pickup||$42,095 / $36,370||$5,725 / 13.6%||$523||16 / 23 / 19.2 Combined|
|2015 FIAT 500 Pop Hatchback||$17,825 / $15,454||$2,371 / 13.3%||$222||31 / 40 / 35.4|
If you're buying a new car for your Dad on Father's Day, I recommend using a free online referral service such as TrueCar and Edmunds to guarantee you pay the lowest price. These services will provide you with several quotes from local dealerships in your area. They'll also provide you with valuable information on what other people are paying for the vehicle you're considering and which local dealers are providing the best discounts from MSRP.
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