This week’s top car deals and reviews – January 14, 2022


The Honda Passport TrailSport’s first lease will cost nearly $600/month. A combination of lease cash and a lower monetary factor (interest rate) makes it more economical to lease a Honda Pilot than the new Passport, even though the Pilot has a higher MSRP.

Honda is quietly raising prices for most 2022s in January. We found that Honda has raised prices on most of its 2022 lineup. Price increases range from $450 to $750 depending on the model. Some of the brand’s cheapest cars are affected.

Expect to pay more for a 2022 Acura in January. Acura has increased the price by $800 on nearly all of its 2022 models. The increase is for ILX, RDX and MDX models.

The true cost of a fully loaded F-150 Lightning. The top-of-the-line Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum’s MSRP starts at $90,000 with destination, but that’s not all. Depending on several factors, you can easily pay 6 figures when you factor in interest rates and before you get federal tax credit savings or state plug-in incentives.

We explain why there is a shortage of car stock. The COVID-19 pandemic is the cause, resulting in the cancellation of semiconductor chip orders and the destruction of the global supply chain. Dwindling inventories caused automakers to mark up new and used vehicles while waiting for inventory levels to recover.

Volkswagen is removing special rental offers in January. Leases on VW cars and SUVs are still available, but instead of a special lease rate, Volkswagen is only offering leases at their standard rate, which equates to 3.6% APR for prime credit level.

We’ve explained what the monthly payments for the F-150 Lightning might look like. Ford is launching the new 2022 F-150 Lightning EV pickup without any promotional financing rates. Depending on the term of your loan, the monthly payment can range from $672/month to $1,829/month, before taxes and fees, on a Lightning with an MSRP of $41,669 (including destination).

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Our picks for the best (and worst) brands to rent from 2022. We’ve compared hundreds of incentives and promotional rental deals across most brands and compiled a list of the best and worst rental deals. rental to start the new year. Find out why Hyundai, Kia and Buick rank among the best.

Is Presidents Day a good time to buy a car? Traditionally, yes. However, this year might be a little different with the current stock shortage. Incentives are down across the industry, so deals probably won’t be as good as they once were. That said, we expect there will still be some decent deals available.

We’ve found the best truck deals in January. We’ve looked at finance and lease promotions across the country and our top picks for the best deals on full-size and midsize pickup trucks include the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 and the 2022 GMC Canyon.


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