More on Lease Deals & Incentives in Boston, MA
With a population density of almost 14 thousand people per square, Boston is an ideal location for car dealers to thrive. In total, there are more than 300 franchise car dealerships within a 50 minute drive (without traffic) from the center of Boston. And that’s not even including local dealers that focus only on used vehicles!
The Boston car market encompasses towns to the West like Waltham, Westborough, Wellesley, Natick, and Watertown. The North is densely populated with local dealerships in Portsmouth, NH, and Nashua, NH. Head South for car deals in Warwick and Providence, RI. In this greater Boston area we counted 20 Ford dealers, 19 Chevy, 19 Honda, 19 Toyota, 20 Jeep/Dodge/Ram, 19 Subaru, 18 Volvo, 18 Mazda, 18 Hyundai, 20 Nissan, 19 BMW, 18 Mercedes, and 17 Audi. But that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The list just goes on and on. Frequently what drives car dealership incentives (cash back, customer cash, 0% APR, etc.) and lease discounts on new car sales, is generally tied to how much inventory they have in stock.
Another big factor is how much competition they have from other dealerships in the Boston area for the same model (or comparable model for another brand). Larger dealers like Herb Chambers, Quirk, Prime, Bill Dube, Tarbox, Ira Subaru, Gary Rome, Balise and Boch dealerships generally have greater inventory levels, which means that they can sell cars in higher volume, and therefore can sometimes afford to make better deals. Another factor that affects all dealerships in a given region is incentives from the manufacturer, but these are usually the same for all dealerships in a region so less likely to result in you getting the ‘best’ possible deal. In short, that’s a lot of car dealers that are motivated to win your business! If you live in one of the surrounding areas, it’s worth the drive to take advantage of this competitive environment where the consumer has a better chance to win than someplace rural.
Remember, after you get your new car you can bring it anywhere for service, including someplace closer to your home for convenient maintenance and repairs. That being said, the largest dealership won’t always give you the best price on the particular model that you are seeking. This is because Boston area car dealers’ inventory levels are constantly changing. No individual dealership can have the most inventory for every model produced by the manufacturer, so they have to pick and choose what are going to be their high-volume sellers. It may be that one Honda dealer in Boston has the greatest supply of Subaru Outbacks and a limited supply on the Subaru BRZ or Forrester. The opposite is then true for another local dealer within driving distance.
Be sure to search around all over New England for the best car bargains! And we can help. Best Car Deals Now scans most Boston car dealers advertised prices, and compiles them here, to make sifting through all these deals a little easier. Finding the best price your next new car can take a lot of research. But by committing to a doing a little homework up front, you can not only save time, but also feel good about the fact that you got the best possible car deal out there.