Military Discounts on Cars, Trucks and Other Vehicles

Many car manufacturers and dealerships offer significant military discounts on new and used cars. Here's what you need to know to save more on your next car purchase.
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Military discounts on cars
Table of Contents
  1. New Car Military Discount Programs
    1. List of Military Discounts on New Vehicles
  2. Military Discounts on New Cars
    1. Acura Military Discount
    2. BMW Military Discount
    3. Military Discounts on Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Vehicles
    4. Ford and Lincoln Military Discounts
    5. General Motors (GM)
    6. Honda Military Discount
    7. Hyundai Military Discount
    8. Kia Military Discount
    9. Mazda Military Discount
    10. Nissan Military Discount
    11. Subaru Military Discount
    12. Toyota Military Discount
    13. Volkswagen Military Discount
    14. Volvo Military Discount
  3. Military Discounts on Used Cars
    1. Hertz Military Discounts on Used Cars
    2. Avis Military Discounts on Used Cars
  4. Car Buying Services Also Make Car Buying Easy for Military Families

Buying a car is a significant investment. Safety, reliability and fuel efficiency all factor into the decision, but finances ultimately determine any car purchase.

Many auto retailers and dealerships offer significant military discounts and rebates.

Here’s a list of the most competitive military car discounts you should know about before negotiating your next vehicle purchase.

New Car Military Discount Programs

Many major car manufacturers offer new car discounts to military members and veterans. Depending on the manufacturer and dealership, you may be able to stack your discount with other offers and promotions.

How Much Car Can I Afford?

List of Military Discounts on New Vehicles

ManufacturerMilitary DiscountDealer Website
Acura$750 Rebate Visit Website
BMWUp to $2,000 off Eligible ModelsVisit Website
Chrysler$500 off Eligible ModelsVisit Website
Dodge$500 off Eligible ModelsVisit Website
Ford - Lincoln$500 off Eligible ModelsVisit Website
GM (Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC)Varies by ModelVisit Website
Honda$500 off Eligible ModelsVisit Website
Hyundai$500 off Eligible ModelsVisit Website
Jeep$500 off Eligible ModelsVisit Website
Kia$400 off Eligible ModelsVisit Website
Mazda$500 off Eligible ModelsVisit Website
NissanUp to $1,000 off Eligible ModelsVisit Website
Subaru$500 off Eligible ModelsVisit Website
Toyota$500 off Eligible ModelsVisit Website
Volkswagen$500 off Eligible ModelsVisit Website
VolvoUp to $500 off Eligible ModelsVisit Website

Military Discounts on New Cars

You can find nationwide incentive programs for current and former military members at nearly every vehicle manufacturer. Manufacturers typically restrict these special deals to specific models, but they can save you hundreds – even thousands – on your new car purchase.

Read on to find out our favorite new car military discounts.

Acura Military Discount

Current and former military members can get $750 off a new Acura through Acura’s military appreciation program.

You must finance or lease the vehicle through Acura Financial Services (AFS) to get this discount. AFS may or may not have the best interest rates, so make sure you factor that into your decision and compare the total cost of the financing with offers from other lenders.

Acura Military Discount Eligibility

Active duty military, Reserves, National Guard, Coast Guard and retirees and veterans are all eligible for this offer. Spouses of members of each of these categories are also eligible. You are also eligible if you or your spouse is a veteran within one year of separation from active duty or you are a Gold Star family member.

How to Get an Acura Military Discount

You must present proof of eligibility at the dealership. This may include an LES, military ID or a dependent or veteran ID card.

BMW Military Discount

BMW offers $500 to $2,000 in military incentives on many of its most popular models. However, these models change. Check with your local BMW dealership to see what’s currently eligible for a military discount.

You can use the BMW military discount in combination with other offers and sales programs, except for the BMW corporate sales program.

You can get special pricing on a BMW when you’re stationed overseas by purchasing your car through a BMW military sales agent.

If you require adaptive equipment for your BMW, you can get additional assistance through the BMW mobility program.

BMW Military Discount Eligibility

BMW extends its military discount to:

  • Active duty service members
  • Military retirees
  • Reserves
  • Veterans
  • National Guard
  • USAA members
  • Immediate families members of the above

How to Get a BMW Military Discount

Head to the BMW military incentive page to start the discount process.

After ID.me verification, you’ll receive a unique promo code in your email.

Military Discounts on Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Vehicles

The military incentive program provides a $500 discount on select Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles.

Military Incentive Program Eligibility

Here’s who is eligible for the discount:

  • Active-duty service members
  • National Guard service members
  • Reserve service members
  • Veterans with a 100% or “individually unemployable” VA rating
  • Honorably discharged veterans within 12 months of their discharge date
  • Retirees

Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Military Incentive Program

Choose a vehicle, then click on the military incentive link for your vehicle’s manufacturer:

These links will show you available models and help you verify your military status through SheerID. Once you confirm your military status, you’ll receive a discount authorization number to take to the dealership.

Ford and Lincoln Military Discounts

Ford offers a $500 exclusive cash reward on many of its 2022 and 2023 models, including:

  • Ford F-150 pickups
  • Ford Explorer
  • Ford Bronco Sport
  • Ford Expedition
  • Lincoln Nautilus

You can use this discount on up to five vehicles per year. The current offer expires on Jan. 3, 2023, but you can check Ford’s military appreciation page for more updates.

Ford and Lincoln Military Discount Eligibility

Ford offers these new car military discounts to active-duty military members, military retirees and veterans within 24 months of separation, according to Ford’s website. Military spouses, surviving spouses or other military household members are also eligible for Ford’s military discount.

How to Get a Ford or Lincoln Military Discount

To get the discount, confirm your eligibility through ID.me on the Ford military appreciation page. You’ll receive a certificate via email, which you can use when you shop online or at the dealership.

General Motors (GM)

General Motors offers eligible military members a military discount program for GM vehicles, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC. The GM military discount program allows eligible military members to purchase vehicles at prices lower than MSRP. However, GM does not require dealers to participate in the GM military discount program, so check with your local dealer to find out if they particpate.

Many 2023 GM cars, SUVs, crossovers and light-duty trucks are eligible for the GM Military Discount Program.

The standard GM military discount is $500 on most GM vehicles and up to $1,000 off on some Cadillac models.

GM Military Discount Eligibility

Veterans, Active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members are eligible for GM’s military discount, according to its website.

How to Get a GM Military Discount

You can verify your military service through ID.me on the GM military discount page. Once you verify your service, ID.me will give you an authorization number. Bring that number to the dealership to get your discount.

Honda Military Discount

Honda’s Military Appreciation Program provides a $500 rebate for qualified military members who finance or lease a vehicle using Honda Financial Services. All 2022 and 2023 Honda models are eligible for the discount, according to Honda’s website. The offer is good thorough April 3, 2023.

Honda Military Discount Eligibility

Active-duty, National Guard, reserve and retired service members are eligible for Honda’s military discount. Veterans who are within one year of separation from active duty, military spouses and Gold Star family members are also eligible.

How to Get a Honda Military Discount

You must show proof of eligibility at the dealership, such as a military or dependent ID card, LES or veteran identification.

Hyundai Military Discount

Hyundai offers a $500 additional military discount toward the purchase or lease of a new Hyundai. The current version of this offer is good through Jan. 2, 2023.

Hyundai Military Discount Eligibility

Veterans, active-duty, National Guard, reserve and retired service members are eligible for Hyundai’s discount program.

How to Get a Hyundai Military Discount

Provide proof of your military service or dependent status when you ask for a discount at the Hyundai dealership.

Kia Military Discount

The Kia military discount offers $400 off select new Kia models. The models vary by dealership, so contact your local Kia dealer for specifics.

Kia Military Discount Eligibility

Kia offers military discounts to active duty, National Guard, Reserves, military retirees, and veterans with a disability rating (any level). Spouses of people in any of these categories are also eligible for the discount.

How to Get a Kia Military Discount

You must take proof of military service or military disability status to a participating dealer to get your $400 Kia military discount.

Mazda Military Discount

Mazda currently offers a $500 Cash Military Appreciation Bonus for military members, including spouses and children of those who qualify. You can combine this program with public offers, including lease offers, customer cash back and APR incentives, and the Mazda Financial Services Lease Loyalty Reward or Mazda Loyalty Reward programs.

Mazda Military Discount Eligibility

Active-duty, National Guard, reserve and retired service members are eligible for the discount. Veterans within 24 months of separation and military family members are also eligible.

How to Get a Mazda Military Discount

Just go to a Mazda dealership with proof of service to redeem your discount.

You can read more about the discount here.

Nissan Military Discount

Nissan gives military discounts to qualifying current and former service members. These vary between $500 and $1,000. 

Nissan allows eligible military members and veterans to use their discounts in conjunction with other regional and national Nissan incentives, according to the Nissan website

Several new Nissan models qualify for the military discount program, including:

  • 2023 Nissan Rogue
  • 2022 Nissan Sentra
  • 2023 Nissan Frontier
  • 2023 Nissan Titan

Nissan Military Discount Eligibility

Nissan offers military discounts to active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members. Retirees with at least 20 years of service and veterans within 24 months of separating are also eligible.

To find out more, check out Nissan’s military discount page

Nissan Military Discount Eligibility

Active-duty, National Guard, reserve and retired military members are eligible for this discount. Veterans within 24 months of separation also qualify for Nissan’s military discount.

How to Get a Nissan Military Discount

To receive the discount, you must present proof of your military service at your local dealership. Acceptable documentation includes a copy of your LES, military ID or a DD-214.

Subaru Military Discount

Subaru offers a $500 military discount towards vehicle purchases, which you can combine with other offers.

Subaru Military Discount Eligibility

Active-duty National Guard, reserve and retired military members are eligible for Subaru’s military discount. Veterans who are within 12 months of separation from active duty also qualify.

Subaru Military Discount Details

Contact your local Subaru dealership or the Subaru VIP Program Headquarters at [email protected] or 1-800-VIP-0933.

Toyota Military Discount

The Toyota Military Rebate Program offers a $500 rebate for eligible military members.

Toyota Military Discount Eligibility

Active-duty military members and their household family members, Gold Star family members, military retirees and veterans who are within 24 months of separating can use Toyota’s military rebate program.

Toyota Military Rebate Process

Bring your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Military ID or DD-214 to the Toyota Dealership when you buy your vehicle.

The discount is available on any vehicle you purchase or lease through Toyota Financial Services. You might be able to find loans at lower interest rates outside of the dealership, so check the total cost to finance your purchase with other lenders before you buy.

You can find more details on Toyota’s national page or by contacting your local dealership.

Volkswagen Military Discount

The Volkswagen military discount can save you $500 off the purchase or lease of select new Volkswagen models.

Volkswagen Military Discount Eligibility

Active-duty, National Guard, reserve and retired service members, military household members, first responders and veterans within 24 months of separation can get the $500 Volkswagon discount.

Dealership participation may vary, so contact your local dealership for details.

Volvo Military Discount

Volvo’s Military Offer can save you up to $500 on a new or “certified by Volvo” pre-owned purchase or lease.

Volvo Military Discount Eligibility

Active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members, veterans and military family members are eligible for the military discount offer, according to Volvo’s website.

Volvo Discount Process

To redeem a Volvo military discount:

  1. Click “register now” on the Volvo military offer page.
  2. Verify your status through ID.me from that link. After successful verification, you will get a pin. Be careful not to use that pin, as you can only get two per year.
  3. Choose a Volvo model.
  4. Take your pin to a participating Volvo retailer to close the deal. You can find participating deals on Volvo’s military page.

Volvo’s Overseas U.S. Military Program

Volvo also has an overseas military program, which offers Volvo vehicles at prices significantly below the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), according to the Volvo website. Overseas U.S. diplomats are also eligible.

Volvo will deliver your new vehicle to an approved military sales agent or fly you to its factory delivery center in Sweden to pick up the vehicle. They’ll even pay for your hotel and ship your car back when you move back to the United States.

Military Discounts on Used Cars

You can get a military discount on many used cars, as well.

Note: If your local used car dealer isn’t listed below, don’t be afraid to ask a customer service representative if the dealership offers one – the worst they can say is no.

Hertz Military Discounts on Used Cars

Ever wonder what rental car companies do with prior-year models? They sell them, of course. You can find deals on used cars through Hertz Car Sales.

Current and former military members can take $350 off Hertz’s best price using the promo code “MILITARY” for online or in-store purchases.

Avis Military Discounts on Used Cars

Veterans Advantage members can get a $200 discount off the best price of Avis used cars. After you find your car through the Avis website, bring your Veterans Advantage coupon code to the dealership for a discount.

Car Buying Services Also Make Car Buying Easy for Military Families

USAA offers the USAA Car Buying Service through TrueCar.

TrueCar also offers a military program.

Both services make it easy to buy a car at a prearranged price so you can avoid haggling with dealerships. Some of these purchases may allow you to stack military discounts, while others may not: check with your dealership for more information.

You can also get quotes from local dealerships through websites like Edmunds, which allows you to quickly compare offers from multiple dealerships, reducing the time it takes to find a new car at an attractive price.

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In addition to being the Editorial Content Manager for TheMilitaryWallet.com, Jennifer Barnhill is a freelance writer with a focus on military family advocacy, a Navy spouse, and a mother of three.

Jennifer has a BA in Professional Writing/Journalism and is currently studying at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in pursuit of her Master of Public Administration, with a concentration in non-profit management.

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  1. Joseph Szupiany says

    The link for the Kia webpage under “List of Military Discounts on New Vehicles” goes to the Jeep webpage.

    • Ryan Guina says

      Thanks, Joseph. I fixed that issue! I placed a link to the main Kia website, but the offers can also be found on local dealership websites as well. Thanks!

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