Kelley Blue Book picks March's top new car deals

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The list presents a nice mix of sedans and utility vehicles

New car deals come and go. Manufacturers may offer generous incentives on one model one month, then not the next if sales suddenly surge.

The deals are designed to get consumers into the showroom and to try a particular model whose sales may have been lagging in recent months.

Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has analyzed the latest data and assembled its list of the 10 best March deals, breaking it down by leases, financing, and cash incentives.

"We're three months into 2017, and yet many dealers still have brand-new 2016 model-year vehicles sitting on their lots they can't wait to sell, and that presents a great opportunity for shoppers to get a good deal," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's

Sometimes the model year makes a difference

Nerad says buying a 2016 instead of a 2017 won't make much difference if you plan to drive the car six or seven years, or longer. But it will if you plan to trade it in two or three years from now. A 2016 will be worth a little less than a comparable 2017, so keep that in mind.

The overall best deal, according to KBB, is the 2017 Infiniti QX30, priced at just over $30,000. This month KBB says you can lease the car for 39 months with $1999 down and $259 a month.

Number two on the list is the purchase of the 2016 Hyundai Veloster, which KBB says you should be able to buy for under $18,000. To sweeten the deal, you can get $4,000 cash back.

Sweet deal on a mini-van

Third on the list is a lease deal on the 2017 Toyota Sienna, which goes for around $35,000. Currently, Toyota is offering a 36-month lease for $289 a month with $1,999 down.

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee rolls in at the fourth best March deal on KBB's list. It can be purchased in most markets for just under $25,000 and comes with a $4,500 cash incentive.

The 2017 Lexus 200h is fifth, with a 36-month lease requiring $1,499 down and $249 a month on a price of just under $30,000.

The 2016 Ford Focus, 2017 Kia Optima, 2017 Volkswagen Passat, 2017 Buick Envision, and 2017 Nissan Sentra round out the top ten deals.

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