As Spring brings hope of better weather, longer days and fun road trips, it marks the start of the car buying season.

This is when many car shoppers start looking for their new ride and start flocking to car dealers to find the best deals for sale and lease.

This spring season car shoppers need to think fast and move quickly if they want to get the best deals on this year’s most popular models. There are currently auto microchip shortages that are disrupting many supply chains. That’s causing many dealers to have fewer cars in their lots and which in turn means less generous deals for car shoppers.

Are you confused about where to start looking? The Internet again is your best friend. Start searching online to spot the models available at discounts. If you think the only way to save money when purchasing a vehicle is by getting a pre-owned one, you might be mistaken. Anyone can find some amazing cars at discounted prices by just doing a bit of online research.

We’ve put together a short list of some of 2021’s best car deals of the year so far. Remember that many of the deals listed are only available to car shoppers who live in certain areas. Be sure to check with a local dealer to ensure you’re eligible for the deal you’re looking for.

2021 Ram 1500

The 2021 Ram 1500 offers a range of workhorse engines from the standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 gas engine with Class-Exclusive eTorque mild hybrid powertrain, to the two available HEMI® V8 engines and efficient 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine. Pair this power with versatile features like the available multifunction tailgate with its signature 60/40 split doors, and experience how the 2021 Ram 1500 makes easy work of your towing and hauling needs. Ram is currently offering several deals including cash back and financing deals for up to seven years. Check with your local dealer as the details depend on your location and the specific truck you choose. Some of the best deals available are on versions of the Ram 1500 Big Horn. 

2021 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2021 Equinox is more than just a way to get around. It’s a chance to get away. With technology to help you keep in touch, standard Chevy Safety Assist features that help you stay safe, and capability for a fun drive, you have everything you need to break free. The Equinox consistently scores in the top tier of compact SUVs. Chevrolet is currently offering 0% financing for 72 months plus $2,150 bonus cash.

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Offering electric when you want it, and gas when you need it, you can kiss range anxiety goodbye in the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Available on all models including Pinnacle, the exceptional and efficient Hybrid powertrain delivers a pure electric range for local driving and gas range for extended excursions, so you have the freedom to go wherever you want–near or far. Chrysler is offering generous cash back deals on their newly refreshed plug-in hybrid minivans. You can get $3,000 retail bonus cash plus 0% APR for 60 months plus $750 Chrysler Capital retail bonus cash on all 2021 models when financed through Chrysler Capital. You could also qualify for up to $7,500 federal tax credit.

2021 BMW X3

With dynamic looks, a spacious interior, and a body built to face the toughest challenges, the sporty and agile BMW X3 was designed for impulsive adventures. The BMW X3’s impressive stance and available xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive prove that this activity vehicle was built to conquer. Now you can get $2,500 off the price of BMW’s compact crossover which was recently voted best compact luxury SUV.

2021 Lexus RX

This is the most advanced RX model ever. Drivers will enjoy Apple CarPlay integration and Amazon Alexa compatibility. As well as Android Auto integration, a convenient touchscreen and an available audio system that rivals six-figure home systems. This is the most connected RX yet. Lexus is currently offering 0% financing for 60 months on most styles of both two and three row models.

Here are some additional tips to find the best possible car deals in 2021:

  • Make a list of affordable models to avoid any distractions.
  • Research, Research & Research to find the best deals online.
  • Negotiation is the key to finding the best vehicle for the lowest price.
  • Do you have a used car? Ask the dealership if you could trade it in for credit.
  • Look online and keep an eye on the local deals near you by entering your zip code to find the latest deals in your area.