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Best Labor Day Car Sales and Deals

GOBankingRates logo GOBankingRates 8/25/2018 Cynthia Measom

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This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com.

Labor Day 2018 falls on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. It’s one of the best times to find a great deal if you want to lease or buy a car. Labor Day weekend is a busy time for car dealerships because it’s when vehicles from the new model year come out, which brings in people who want the latest models as well as those who want a deal on the last year’s models.

To help you find the best Labor Day car sales and deals of 2018, GOBankingRates rounded up the most attractive manufacturer leasing and financing incentives on popular 2018 models. Beginning with the most affordable cars and ending with deals on luxury models, here are the best car deals for Labor Day.

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2018 Toyota Yaris 

• Starting MSRP: $15,635
• City/Highway MPG: 30/35
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deal: 1.90% APR for up to 72 months

For a well-priced subcompact, you might want to consider the Yaris. Besides affordability, Toyota offers quality.

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2018 Kia Soul 

• Starting MSRP: $16,200
• City/Highway MPG: 25/30
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0% APR up to 66 months

The Kia Soul’s design provides abundant passenger and cargo space. This Labor Day weekend, you can get an excellent deal on financing. Financing offers expire Sept. 4, 2018.

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2018 Kia Forte: Lease Deal: $109 per month for 24 months with $2,657 due at signingIn some parts of the country, you can lease a 2018 Kia Forte LX for at little at $109 per month with $2,657 due at signing. In several other regions, the monthly payment is higher, but the amount you pay when you sign the lease is significantly lower.The Forte earns a spot in the top quarter of our highly competitive rankings of compact cars. Its interior is well-built and roomy, with an easy-to-use infotainment system and ample cargo space. Compared to some rivals, however, its engine is a bit weak and its handling uninspiring.The lease deal allows for 24,000 miles to be driven over the course of the contract before excess mileage charges will start to build.© Kia Motors America

Lease Deal: $109 per month for 24 months with $2,657 due at signing

In some parts of the country, you can lease a 2018 Kia Forte LX for at little at $109 per month with $2,657 due at signing. In several other regions, the monthly payment is higher, but the amount you pay when you sign the lease is significantly lower.

The Forte earns a spot in the top quarter of our highly competitive rankings of compact cars. Its interior is well-built and roomy, with an easy-to-use infotainment system and ample cargo space. Compared to some rivals, however, its engine is a bit weak and its handling uninspiring.

The lease deal allows for 24,000 miles to be driven over the course of the contract before excess mileage charges will start to build.

2018 Kia Forte LX

• Starting MSRP: $16,800
• City/Highway MPG: 29/37
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0 percent financing up to 72 months

The Kia Forte LX is a solid, value-priced car that comes standard with cruise control this year. And with 0 percent financing, you’ll save even more money.

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2018 Toyota Corolla

• Starting MSRP: $18,600
• City/Highway MPG: 28/36
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0.9% APR for up to 48 months, 1.9% APR for 60 months or 3.49% APR for 72 months

If you’re searching for Labor Day deals on a reliable workhorse, consider the 2018 Toyota Corolla. Its generous interior and standard safety features add volumes to its value. 

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2018 Honda Civic Sedan

• Starting MSRP: $18,940
• City/Highway MPG: 31/40
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0.9% APR for 24 to 36 months; 1.9% APR for 37 to 60 months 

A blend of style, performance and luxury, the Civic is a cornerstone of the compact car segment that offers drivers plenty of value, according to Honda — and it won KBB’s Small Car Best Buy Award of 2017. 

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2018 Hyundai Sonata

• Starting MSRP: $19,050
• City/Highway MPG: 25/36
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0% APR up to 60 months, plus $1,000 off

With its five-star safety rating, new eight-speed automatic transmission and value-priced sticker, the 2018 Sonata could make a great starter car. The model also received an exterior refresh, so it might be worth taking for a spin. 

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2018 Toyota Prius c

• Starting MSRP: $20,630
• City/Highway MPG: 48/43
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0.90% APR up to 60 months or 1.90% APR for 72 months

This practical and economical little hatchback is one of the most affordable options for a hybrid, according to Edmunds. What it might lack in comfort and amenities, it can make up for in fuel economy. 

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2018 Kia Optima LX

• Starting MSRP: $22,600
• City/Highway MPG: 25/36
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0% APR for up to 72 months

The 2018 Kia Optima LX comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Not only can you save if you qualify for 0 percent financing, you won’t find a more affordable sedan with all of these features anywhere, according to Edmunds.

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2018 Kia Niro FE

• Starting MSRP: $23,340
• City/Highway MPG: 52/49
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0% APR up to 66 months; 0.90% APR up to 72 months

The Kia Niro FE is the base model of all the trim packages available. But what this crossover model lacks in features, it makes up in fuel economy. Couple that with 0 percent financing deals for over five years, and you just might have a winner. 

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a red car: 2018 Toyota Prius© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. 2018 Toyota Prius

2018 Toyota Prius

• Starting MSRP: $23,475
• City/Highway MPG: 54/50
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0.9% APR for up to 60 months or 2.9% APR for up to 72 months

Unless you’re willing to invest in a plug-in hybrid, no other car on the road can deliver the fuel efficiency — or the value — of a Prius, according to Edmunds. That’s why it ranks as one of Edmunds’ Best Hybrid Cars for 2018. 

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2018 Honda Accord Sedan

• Starting MSRP: $23,570
• City/Highway MPG: 38/30
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 1.90% APR for 24 to 36 months or 2.90% APR for 37 to 60 months

There’s more than one reason why the Honda Accord Sedan was named 2018 North American Car of the Year for the third year in a row. With its smooth ride and handling, large trunk, and classy interior, you might not even miss the fact that the Accord coupe is no longer available. 

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2018 Kia Sportage

• Starting MSRP: $23,600
• City/Highway MPG: 21/25
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0% APR for up to 72 months

It might be tough to find a better Labor Day car deal on a compact SUV than the 2018 Kia Sportage. It’s armed with the SiriusXM audio system with touchscreen and a rear-camera display. 

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2018 Toyota Camry

• Starting MSRP: $23,645
• City/Highway MPG: 22/33
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0.9% APR for up to 48 months; 2.9% APR for 60; 3.9% APR for 72

Drive away in a 2018, fully redesigned Camry and get a four-year, 0.9 percent financing deal. Standout features of this model include its sleek styling, impressive fuel mileage and spacious interior. 

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2018 Ford Escape S

• Starting MSRP: $23,940
• City/Highway MPG: 21/29
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0% APR for 72 months, plus $1,000 bonus cash

You might want to call ahead if you decide to purchase this model. It’s generally purchased by business fleet buyers, and your local dealer might not stock it, according to Edmunds. 

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2018 Toyota RAV4

• Starting MSRP: $24,660
• City/Highway MPG: 23/30
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 1.9% APR for up to 48 months; 2.9% APR for 60 months; 4.49% APR for 72 months

According to Car and Driver, Toyota pioneered the compact crossover when it launched the RAV4 in the 1990s. The 2018 RAV4 introduces many active-safety features that make it one of the safest and most dependable compact SUVs you can buy. 

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2018 Toyota Tacoma

• Starting MSRP: $25,400
• City/Highway MPG: 20/23
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 1.9% APR for up to 60 months; 2.9% APR for up to 72 months

All 2018 Tacomas are equipped with a suite of new safety features called Safety Sense P. Tacoma also earned a spot on Edmunds’ Best Midsize Trucks list for 2018. Toyota Tacoma Is No. 1 in Highest Resale Value

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2018 Kia Sorento L

• Starting MSRP: $25,900
• City/Highway MPG: 21/28
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0% APR for up to 72 months

The 2018 Kia Sorento provides plenty of room for families, but beware of the skimpy third-row seating and lack of cargo space compared to other models in its class. The upgraded features and stylish interior might make up for the compromise, however. 

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2018 Toyota 86

• Starting MSRP: $26,455
• City/Highway MPG: 24/32
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deal: 1.9% APR for up to 72 months

Drivers who enjoy sports coupes that are super fun to drive will probably enjoy the 2018 Toyota 86. Edmunds recommends the manual transmission over the automatic.

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2018 Toyota Prius Prime

• Starting MSRP: $27,300
• City/Highway MPG: 53/55
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deal: 0.9% APR for up to 60 months; 2.9% APR for 72 months

If you want the most bang for your buck out of Labor Day car sales, consider a Toyota Prius Prime. With its impressive gas mileage of up to 55 miles per gallon, you’ll continue to save money long after you purchase the vehicle.

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2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

• Starting MSRP: $27,950
• City/Highway MPG: 51/53
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0.90% APR for 36 to 48 months; 2.9% APR for 60 months; 3.9% APR for 72 months

Some of the best features this hybrid boasts are its impressive fuel efficiency, comfortable and roomy interior and ample cargo space. Additionally, you’ll get advanced safety features even in the base model. 

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2018 Toyota Sienna

• Starting MSRP: $30,850
• City/Highway MPG: 19/27
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0.9% APR for up to 60 months; 2.9% APR for 72 months

For buyers in the market for a minivan, the Sienna is the only minivan to offer all-wheel drive. And the peppy V6 offers acceleration you won’t see elsewhere, according to Edmunds. 

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2018 Toyota Highlander

• Starting MSRP: $31,230
• City/Highway MPG: 21/27
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 3.9% APR for 36 months, 3.9% APR for 48 months, 3.9% APR for 60 months or 4.9% APR for 72 months

The 2018 version of the crossover SUV earned four out of five stars from Edmunds. The car offers three rows of seating and above-average fuel economy for its vehicle type. 

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2018 Toyota Tundra

• Starting MSRP: $31,320
• City/Highway MPG: 15/19
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0.9% APR for up to 60 months; 2.9% APR for 72 months

In 2018, Toyota Tundra got a styling refresh, as well as the addition of Toyota’s proprietary driver assist package. For those who want a standard cab, you’re out of luck: The Tundra only comes in a regular or extra-large double cab. 

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• Starting MSRP: $32,290
• City/Highway MPG: 20/28
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0% APR for 60 or 66 months; 0.9% APR for 72 months

For buyers seeking comfort and space—but not necessarily speed—in a sedan, the 2018 Kia Cadenza could be a good choice. An added plus is Kia didn’t compromise on features in its base model, which is well equipped. 

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• Starting MSRP: $33,400
• City/Highway MPG: 44/40
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0.90% APR for 24 to 60 months, or 1.9% for 61 to 72 months

If you’re looking for a car that’s easy on your wallet and well-equipped, check out the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid. After charging at home, you can drive on electric power about 48 miles before switching to regular hybrid gasoline power.

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2018 Toyota 4Runner

• Starting MSRP: $34,810
• City/Highway MPG: 17/21
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deal: 2.9% APR for up to 60 months; 3.9% APR for 72 months

For people interested in owning a full-size SUV that’s more at home off the beaten path than it is on the paved road, the 4Runner might be a good choice. For third-row seating, see the SR5 or Limited models.

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• Starting MSRP: $35,490
• City/Highway MPG: 22/30
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deal: 0% APR for 60 months, plus $2,000 down payment assistance when you finance with GM Financial

Save money on a luxury sedan with the Cadillac ATS—a luxury car with good gas mileage. Cadillac fans can make the most of this Labor Day car sale by financing with GM Financial.

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2019 Toyota Avalon

• Starting MSRP: $35,500
• City/Highway MPG: 21/30
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 2.9% APR for up to 60 months; 3.9% APR for 72 months

Above-average fuel economy, upscale interior and an impressive host of standard features are what help the Avalon stand out. An added bonus is that the trunk is among the largest in its class. 

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• Starting MSRP: $39,995
• City/Highway MPG: 18/26
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 1.9% APR for up to 72 months, plus receive a $750 purchase allowance on most models

For those who have shopped the Enclave before, it’s time to take a second look due to its complete redesign for 2018. The model is packed with standard features and boasts plenty of driver and passenger room, as well as a smooth, quiet ride. 

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2018 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan

• Starting MSRP: $89,790
• City/Highway MPG: 14/21
• Labor Day 2018 Car Deals: 0% APR for up to 60 months plus $2,000 down payment assistance when you finance with GM Financial

The last on this list of Labor Day 2018 car sales is the Cadillac CTS-V sedan. This model ranks as one of the most powerful sedans available, according to Edmunds. But the best part is that it comes at a lower price. New for 2018 is an updated tech interface. 

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Descriptions of incentives and rebates were obtained from manufacturer website information and are accurate as of Aug. 23, 2018. Regional incentives and rebates might vary. Not all buyers will qualify. See terms and details of incentives and rebates featured here at manufacturer websites. The amount of down payment and other factors might affect qualification. Residency and credit restrictions apply. Be sure to check 2018 vehicle incentives and rebates in your area, and ask your local dealer about available lease and purchase offers.

Photo Disclaimer: Please note photos are for illustrative purposes only and might not feature base models or the car’s specific trim levels. As a result, some of the cars in the photos might have different MSRPs than the ones listed in this article.

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