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Reliable rides shine brighter with these sales sweeteners

2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

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The Lincoln MKZ has joined the ranks of Consumer Reports' "recommended" models, one of six that are among the most improved models in CR's latest reliability report.

Ford Motor's Lincoln brand, in fact, has something to boast about in the closely watched quality study.

"This year, Lincoln moved up 12 spots, finishing in 15th place, with four models scoring average and only two below average," said CR in releasing the results.

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Lincoln is apparently celebrating by slapping on factory sales sweeteners worth up to $2,500, plus zero per cent lease and finance rates. The reality is that Lincoln remains a middle-of-the-pack brand, well behind top-ranked Lexus, which means deals are on offer.

Lincoln, said CR, is "now 15th of 28 brands … thanks in part to the reliable MKZ sedan, for which we now have data."

Honda's Accord coupe also joined the ranks of the recommended. Like Lincoln, Honda is celebrating with tidy offers: a $1,500 factory rebate plus low interest lease and finance rates.

One of the most eye-popping deals on a newly recommended model is the Chevrolet Camaro coupe: more than $6,000 in play in factory and dealer discounts.

Finally, Kia's Forte compact can boast recommended status. Kia Canada has it on offer with more than $2,000 in factory and dealer discounts, as well as zero per cent financing for up to 60 months.

All good deals made more appealing thanks to reliability scores that made any of these models a good bet not only today, but over the long term.

Deals of the Week consulted with unhaggle.com, Car Help Canada, carcostcanada.com, and other sources on these offers. Pricing information here is subject to change and dealer discounts vary, so consult your dealer for all the final details, including expiry dates for all offers.

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2015 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe. Hodna  

2015 Honda Accord

Coupe EX-L V-6 Automatic with Navigation

  • MSRP: $35,650
  • Freight, dealer prep, air conditioning tax: $1,830
  • Dealer discount (estimated): $1,750
  • Factory discount: $1,500 (manufacturer incentive)
  • Taxable subtotal: $34,230
  • Total price with 13 per cent HST: $38,679.90

The factory incentive is not available with 1.99 per cent financing for 48 months, 2.49 per cent over 60 months or 3.49 per cent over 84 months. A lease rate of 2.99 per cent for 48 or 60 months is not available with factory incentive. A 1 per cent loyalty rate reduction is available with lease or finance rates.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro. General Motors General Motors  

2014 Chevrolet Camaro

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Two-door coupe 2LT

  • MSRP: $34,895
  • Freight, dealer prep, fees and air conditioning tax: $1,735
  • Dealer discount (estimated): $2,250
  • Factory discount: $4,500
  • Taxable subtotal: $29,880
  • Total price with 13 per cent HST: $33,764.40

A $1,000 factory incentive is available with zero per cent financing for 48, 60, 84 months, but no factory incentive is available with a 7.99 per cent lease rate for 48 or 60 months.

2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Ford Ford

2015 Lincoln MKZ

Four-door sedan Hybrid FWD

  • MSRP: $38,460
  • Freight, dealer prep, AC tax: $1,885
  • Dealer discount (estimated): $1,350
  • Factory discount: $1,500 (manufacturer incentive)
  • Factory discount: $1,000 (loyalty incentive)
  • Taxable subtotal: $36,495
  • Total price with 13 per cent HST: $41,239.35

A $500 factory incentive and the loyalty rebate are available with zero per cent financing for 48 or 60 months or a zero per cent lease rate for 48 months.

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Kia Forte. Kia Kia  

2015 Kia Forte

Four-door sedan automatic EX with sunroof

  • MSRP: $23,195
  • Freight, PDI, AC tax: $1,620
  • Dealer discount (estimated): $800
  • Factory discount: $1,500 (manufacturer incentive)
  • Taxable subtotal: $22,515
  • Total price with 13 per cent HST: $25,441.95

A $500 factory incentive and the loyalty rebate are available with zero per cent financing for 48 or 60 months or a 1.90 per cent lease rate for 48 months.

Pricing information source: unhaggle.com and carcostcanada.com. Calculations based on Ontario customers. Please note that while the information above is accurate at the time of publication, incentives are given at the discretion of individual dealers, and may be changed or discontinued at any time. Where noted, "dealer discounts" are negotiated with the customer on a case-by-case basis. Unhaggle Savings are actual discounts received by Unhaggle customers.

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