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Steals on Wheels: Great Deals for April on Union-Made Vehicles

Posted on April 19, 2014
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Getting a great deal on a new car is no joking matter! We're not fooling around when we tell you, there are lots of great deals available on a new car in April.

Auto manufacturers have finalized their incentives for April, so the Union Plus TrueCar Auto Buying Program is sharing info on four great deals available to new car buyers for the remaining weeks of the month.

We're not talking about pranks like Subaru's self-cleaning car or fake cars like the Mini Paceman GoalCooper. These are real deals that could help you save a bundle on your next new car, thanks to the great selection of new car buying incentives to help dealers sell cars during April.

Industry data shows the national market average for these vehicles could demonstrate discounts off Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Pricing (MSRP) as high as 14.4 percent or as much as $5,180 off this month's ten selections.

If you're looking for a car this April, these four great new car deals in mind as you do your research.


Get the most savings!

  • If you're able to contribute a 20 percent down payment, our data also shows what your monthly payment might be when financed for 60 months at a 3 percent APR.
  • Because these great April deals include a variety of cars and trucks, the included chart also lists fuel economy figures to help you compare what each vehicle could cost at the pump.
  • Keep in mind that incentive programs are subject to change by region and should be confirmed with your dealer, as they can affect your final price.
  • Remember the additional Union Plus benefits when you purchase a new union vehicle. Receive up to $200 in rebates directly from Union Plus and if you use your Union Plus credit card to pay for your deposit or down payment you are eligible to receive 10% back from Union Plus up to a maximum of $350 dollars. See http://www.unionplus.org/autos-cars/car-buying-services for more information about the Union Plus Rebates.


Steals on Wheels: April 16 - 29, 2014
Great Deals on Union-Made Vehicles for April

Year Make Model Trim Segment

MSRP / Market Avg *

Est. Monthly Payment**

$ Savings / % Savings

City / Hwy / Combined MPG

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab, Standard Box 2WD 1LT Large Truck

$35,975 / $30,795


$5,180 / 14.4%

18 / 24 / 20.9

2014 Jeep Compass Sport 4x2 Small SUV

$19,690 / $17,135


$2,555 / 13.0%

23 / 30 / 26.4

2014 Chrysler 200 Sedan Touring Midsize Car

$23,990 / $20,911


$3,079 / 12.8%

<21 / 31 / 25.5

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T Minivan

$30,990 / $27,574


$3,416 / 11.0%

17 / 25 / 20.6

*Market Average is estimated based on the national average of recent vehicle transactions, including destination and delivery charges after incentives that are subject to change, but does not include tax, title, licensing, documentation or processing fees, other state and governmental charges and/or fees, or any other charges or fees allowed by law. **Estimated monthly payments are based on a 3% APR for 60 months with 20% down on the current market average price, and excludes sales tax and other fees and charges that may vary by region or state. Actual APR may be subject to credit approval and other factors. These examples are for information purposes only, and are not an offer to lend. See your dealer/lender for details, including actual available offers.


Note: These April "Steals on Wheels" demonstrate potential savings on new cars based on the possible discount from the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). These steals may feature manufacturer's rebates and cash incentives, or may also include special leasing offers, depending on what our data shows to be the greatest opportunities for savings for new car shoppers in the upcoming timeframe.


Need something more purpose-built for families or hard work? Consider the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck or the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan.


Thanks to its potential 14.4 percent discount off the $35,975 MSRP, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado in 1LT trim with double cab and standard box bears a possible savings of $5,180 and a market average of $30,795.

Chevy's hard-working pickup truck carries an affordable $443 monthly payment and super fuel economy of 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 20.9 mpg combined.


The rugged 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan offers a variety of flexible cargo and seating systems for your family and their gear, as well as potential discount of 11.0 percent off its $30,900 MSRP.

With room for seven and plenty of cargo, that potential savings of $3,416 brings the average market price of Dodge's "Man Van" down to about $27,574 - or just about $396 monthly.


Affordable crossover utility vehicles offer flexibility for people and cargo, so why not take a look at the 2014 Jeep Compass?


The 2014 Jeep Compass offers a great potential discount of up to 13.0 percent. That translates into a terrific savings of as much as $2,555, bringing the MSRP of Jeep's Compass SUV 4x2 in Sport trim from $19,960 down to a wallet friendly market average price of $17,135.

Add its excellent fuel economy of 23 city, 30 highway, and 26.4 combined with an estimated monthly payment of $246, and the Compass equals one super-affordable crossover.


Shopping for something more practical? The 2014 Ford Fiesta Hatchback, 2014 Chrysler 200, 2014 Hyundai Sonata, or ecofriendly 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In offer affordable practicality.


The five-passenger 2014 Chrysler 200 sedan is another practical choice, with a national market average of $20,911 and a monthly payment of about $301.

A complete redesign of Chrysler's Sebring, virtually every system in the Chrysler 200 was new or upgraded in 2013 with quality materials, an abundance of standard safety features, and a long list of standard content. A potential savings of 12.8 percent equals as much as $3,079 off the already affordable $23,990 MSRP for Chrysler's midsize sedan.


Ready to get a Great Deal on a New Car in April?

Each edition of "Steals on Wheels" feature demonstrates potential savings on vehicles based on the possible discount from the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). As always, here are some really important things to keep in mind, such as:

  • Remember, sales incentives are subject to change based on region and manufacturer, and should be confirmed with your dealer when shopping. Deals are limited to inventory on hand, so your Certified Dealer must confirm that actual inventory, including your preferred options and colors, is in stock.
  • "Market Average" is based on the national average of recent vehicle transactions, including destination and delivery charges after incentives that are subject to change, but does not include tax, title, licensing, documentation or processing fees, other state and governmental charges and/or fees, or any other charges or fees allowed by law. This is a national average, so you might find better pricing based on sales in your local area using the Union Plus TrueCar Auto Buying Program. Be sure to visit www.UnionPlus.org/Autos-Cars/Car-Buying-Services to view local dealer pricing information and to find a local Certified Dealer who will provide you upfront pricing information for the vehicle you are researching.
  • The deal information is provided for illustrative purposes only, and is not an offer to lend or lease. Results may vary depending on your individual circumstances, including credit approval by dealer/manufacturer. Deals are subject to change, and are limited to inventory on hand. See your dealer/manufacturer for details, including actual offers available in your region.


No one wants to overpay for a car. Whether you've made your choice, or are still researching, be sure to check out the powerful research tools with Union Plus TrueCar Auto Buying Program which can help you make a smart buying decision.


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