If you’re in the markets for a new car, don’t overlook these Memorial Day deals

Automakers are dealers alike are always looking to move inventory on Memorial Day weekend to make room for next year’s models, but Memorial Days sales for 2020 are going to be even bigger – quote possibly the only good thing that has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. With sales in a major downfall for most of 2020 so far, some automakers and dealers are doubling down on incentives, and that’s very good news for you. Below, we’ve compiled a shortlist of some pretty awesome cars that you can pick up with a hefty discount for Memorial Day 2020.

2020 Jaguar XF and XF Sportbrake

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This weekend, Jaguar will happily sell you a four-cylinder Jaguar XF with a $9,000 discount, or you can opt for the performance-oriented Jaguar XF S and take $11,000 off the normal sticker price. The latter, by the way, comes with a supercharged V-6 that’s good for 380 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. On your way home, you can sprint to 60 mph in as little as 5.0 seconds! The XF is one of the most fun cars in its segment and, if you want to be a little different, talk to your local dealer about the Sportbrake model – they’ll likely give you an even bigger discount if you have some decent negotiating skills.

Read our full reviews on the 2020 Jaguar XF and XF Sportbrake

2020 Chevy Bolt EV

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The Chevy Bolt EV might not be the prettiest car in the world (or on this list, for that matter), but it is about as green as they get. The 2020 model will net you around 240 miles on a single charge and can take in juice at the rate of 90 miles every 30 minutes on a DC fast charger. If you opt for the 240-Volt in-home charger, you can give it a full recharge overnight (about 9.5 hours). The Bolt EV carries around a 50 kWh battery and a single electric motor that’s good for around 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. It definitely won’t beat a Tesla to 60 mph, with a starting price of around $36,000 and a Memorial Day rebate of $8,500, you can get into a brand-new Bolt for less than $30,000!

Read our full review on the 2020 Chevy Bolt EV

Dodge Challenger

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If you have the wife squared away with her mom-mobile, then maybe it’s time you start looking for your very own car. This Memorial Day weekend, you can step into the Dodge Challenger with discounts ranging anywhere from $3,050 for the 305-horsepower Challenger GT to as much as $7,970 off the 797-horsepower Challenger Hellcat Redeye. The Challenger itself is definitely getting old, but it’s still one of the best muscle cars on the market today and, if you have the cash to spend on the Redeye, you’ll be hardpressed to find a better performing car on the market.

Read our full review on the Dodge Challenger

Kia Optima

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If you’re not someone who’s into having the latest and greatest and don’t mind driving a Kia, then you might want to consider the 2020 Kia Optima this weekend. The Optima is due to be replaced for 2020, but getting into a 2020 model might come with a very nice tradeoff. First, Kia is officially offering $3,500 off the Optima LX and SE or $4,000 of the Optima EX, S, and SX. Despite the fact that it’s set to be replaced soon, the Optima still offers a comfortable, quiet ride, a decent infotainment system, and – at these discount levels – a strong value. Also, since dealers are struggling in the wake of COVID, you might be able to negotiate an even bigger discount on the basis that they need to sell cars, and the Optima is set to be replaced, so try negotiating.

Read our full review on the Kia Optima

Kia Sedona

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If you’re looking to get the wife something new or a mother who needs to convince her husband that it’s time for a new minivan, then you should probably check out the Kia Sedona this Memorial Day Weekend. For Memorial Day 2020, Kia is taking $4,000 off the Sedona minivan, which means you can get into an entry-level model for as little as $23,600!.

Read our full review on the Kia Sedona

Chrysler 300

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Chrysler let out a few minor details on the 2018 Chrysler 300.

I was never a fan of the Chrysler 300 because of all the little problems it had in the early 2010s, however, as we approached 2020 Chrysler really got its act together. The 300C can be had with all-wheel drive and fairly decent performance. It is quite comfy, and it’s one of the last American sedans on the market, but you will find that the interior is still a little dated. Be that as it may, Chrysler will hook you up with a $3,250 rebate during memorial day weekend if you sign on one, so with a starting price just shy of $30,000, you can walk away with a pretty sweet deal!

Read our full review on the Chrysler 300

Acura ILX

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The Acura ILX is definitely the cheapest Acura you can buy, but there’s no shortage of comfort, performance, or good vibes. It was also recently refreshed, so it has a new face, NSX-inspired headlights, and it even includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The ILX starts out at $25,900, and the Memorial Day $2,200 rebate will help sweeten that price a little more.

Read our full review on the Acura ILX

Fiat 124 Spider

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Alright, single guys and ladies, avoiders of children, and solo road warriors, this entry has you written all over it. Fiat is selling the 124 Spider with a decent $2,000 rebate, which effectively brings the price down to $23,440 for the entry-level model. This fun little roadster is, basically, a rebadged Mazda MX-5, so it does have some heritage beyond the Fiat name, and it packs a fiat engine. If you’re in the market for a small, two-seater, roadster, then you should look no further!

Read our full review on the Fiat 124 Spider

Robert Moore
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Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read More
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