Subaru Impreza sales soared 117.3 per cent last month and there are many reasons why.
First and foremost, however, Subaru Canada has slapped on the Subaru a $2,000 factory rebate in the West; interestingly, the deal is worth $1,500 in the rest of Canada.
Subaru Canada also has a whopping array of other offers on the table for Impreza buyers: $750 for athletes who compete in a Subaru-sponsored triathlon or running series event; $750 for Canadian ski instructors with the proper certification; $750 for golfers who compete in Golf for the Cure events; $750 for new graduates; $750 for certain rally race drivers; and $500-$1,000 (depending on the region) in a cash back incentive that can be combined with low finance and lease rates (0.5 per cent for 24 months, for instance). The deals here are impressive and not a little complicated, but for Subie lovers they might be worth exploring.
Meanwhile, Hyundai is just now launching a 2013 version of the Santa Fe which is priced right on top of the current and slightly smaller Tucson crossover, thus to keep the Tucson competitive, you'll find a $4,000 incentive that can be combined with cut-rate financing. Buyers have noticed: Tucson sales were up 67.3 per cent last month.
Toyota's Yaris hatchback is doing well, too (sales up 20.3 per cent last month), thanks at least in part to 1.9 per cent financing for up to five years and a $500 rebate for new graduates buying what surely is a car aimed at new graduates.
And then there is Ford's Employee Pricing promotion. It continues until October 1 and applies to even popular sport-utility vehicles such as the Explorer. The Explorer is tagged with a deal to the tune of a $3,239 Employee Pricing discount, along with the available $1,000 discount for Costco members and perhaps all or part of an additional $1,750 factory rebate. Not bad at all.
Now in all instances, check with your dealer for all the details. As per usual, Deals of the Week obtained pricing information from www.carcostcanada.com, among other sources. Consult your dealer for all the details.
2012 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD
- MSRP: $38,899
- Freight, dealer prep, air conditioning tax: $1,650
- Factory discount: $1,750 (Delivery Allowance factory-to-dealer rebate)
- Factory discount: $3,239 (Employee Pricing Discount factory-to-dealer rebate)
- Taxable subtotal: $35,560
- Total price with 13 per cent HST: $40,182.80
- Factory rebate: $1,000 (Costco factory-to-customer rebate)
- Final price: $39,182.80
2012 Toyota Yaris SE manual four-door hatchback:
- MSRP: $18,990
- Freight, dealer prep and air conditioning tax: $1,525
- Dealer discount (estimated): $500
- Taxable subtotal: $20,015
- Total price with 13 per cent HST: $22,616.95
- Factory rebate: $500 (Graduate Program factory-to-customer rebate)
- Final price: $22,116.95
- 1.9 per cent financing for five years
2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport hatchback
- MSRP: $24,795 ·
- Freight, dealer prep, AC tax: $1,695
- Dealer discount (estimated): $900
- Factory discount: $2,000 (Alternate Cash Credit factory-to-dealer rebate (Western Zone but $1,500 all other regions))
- Taxable subtotal: $23,590 ·
- Total price with 13 per cent HST: $26,656.70
2012 Hyundai Tucson Limited auto AWD
- MSRP: $32,349
- Freight, dealer prep, AC tax: $1,860
- Dealer discount (estimated): $1,100
- Factory discount: $4,000 (Stackable Cash factory-to-dealer rebate)
- Taxable subtotal: $29,109
- Total price with 13 per cent HST: $32,893.17 ·
- Can be combined with 0.0 per cent financing for three years
Pricing information source: www.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. Dealer discounts are negotiated with the customer on a case-by-case basis.