May is one of our favorite months of the year. The days gradually get longer, the sun shines a little brighter and warmer, and Summer is right around the corner. Throw in college graduation season, Memorial Day BBQ’s and Spring baseball, and it’s easy to see why we’re excited.
If you’re in the market for a car, May is also a great time to score big on some fantastic vehicles, if you know where to look of course. Lucky for you, you came to the right place. Our team of automotive consultants scoured the market to find the best deals out there for the month of May 2019.
Check out what they found below!
Reminder: if none of our selections aren’t quite what you’re looking for, don’t forget to check out our online leasing engine, Ignite, to get an instant quote on thousands of in-stock vehicles in our dealership network.
2019 Acura RDX
If you’re searching for a luxury crossover SUV that comes out of the box ready to play, look no further than the 2019 Acura RDX. Loaded with desirable standard features like a gorgeous panoramic moonroof, synthetic leather seats, Apple CarPlay integration, front heated seats, and a vibrant 10.2 inch touch-screen display, you won’t need to option-out this crossover to pack this car full of fun. Plus it certainly doesn’t hurt that the RDX is one of the most eye-catching crossovers on the road today in terms of exterior styling. The first thing you’ll notice about the 2019 Acura RDX is it’s massive, Diamond Pentagon Grille, giving the RDX a distinctive and attractive face to go along with LED headlamps that illuminate the road ahead.
The fact that the RDX is also a blast to drive is a bonus as far as we’re concerned. The RDX’s 2.0L turbocharged engine outputs 272 horsepower, making for a peppy drive whether around town or exuding confidence when merging onto a busy highway.
Ride quality and handling are exceptional as well, as the five-passenger RDX boasts a smooth ride and minimal cabin noise at high speeds.
Where the RDX really shines though, is its standard safety suite. All RDX models come equipped with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and a rearview camera with parking sensors. It’s rare to see a luxury car with a price tag of just over $40K come with so many out-of-the-box safety features, but that’s exactly what Acura included with the RDX. The RDX also carries a five-star crash test rating from the folks over at the NHTSA, making it not only one of the safest crossovers on the road but one of the safest vehicles on the road. Period.
Why We Love It: Safety, Aggressive Styling, Ample Performance, Safety. Did we mention safety?
May Deal at Captial Motor Cars: $497/month with $0 Down, 7,500 miles/39 months >> Click Here
2019 BMW 530xi
Here at Capital Motor Cars, we’ve never met a BMW we didn’t like. It’s not our fault. What can we say, BMW just keeps producing really, really, really, amazing vehicles. That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we absolutely love the 2019 BMW 5 Series. It just so happens that this month, we love the 5 series even more, because of the new price tag.
The 2019 BMW 530i xDrive is the ultimate mid-size sedan, with classic styling that we’ve come to expect from BMW and the 5 Series. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 248 horsepower, not bad for a car as sturdily built and heavy as the 5 series is. The 530xi utilizes BMW’s all-wheel-drive xDrive system, providing additional handling support to the luxury sports sedan.
Inside the 530xi, you’ll find comforts and quality that are rarely matched by competing mid-size sedans. Driver and passenger room is ample no matter where you’re seated, build quality is outstanding and Sensatec leather upholstery is comfortable and supple.
While options on the 5 series can add up quickly, the 530xi comes standard with a nice package of features including:
- Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
- Blind-Spot Monitors
- Lane Departure Warning
- Memory Seating
- Apple CarPlay
- Power Moonroof
- 10.2 High Res Touchscreen
- BMW Ambient Lighting
Why We Love it: Definition of a Mid-size Luxury Sedan, solid safety features, robust performance to boot
May Deal at Captial Motor Cars: $637/month with $0 Down – 10,000 miles/36 months >> Click Here
2019 Kia Optima LX
We must say, the Optima has come a long way since Blake Griffin jumped over one way back in 2011. Since then, KIA as a brand has progressed by leaps and bounds to produce some really quality vehicles in recent years.
From the fun and quirky Soul, to the sporty and impressive Stinger, the South Korean automaker has successfully shed the dreaded bottom tier automotive status that it seemed to carry for so long. The introduction of the Optima played a huge part of that revival, and the Optima continues to be a standout in the midsize sedan market for value-conscious customers.
The 2019 KIA Optima is part of the second-generation family of Optimas that debuted in 2016 and still remains a great looking car. Stylish design lines and a sporty front-end make the Optima look a little more aggressive than it actually is under the hood, but we appreciate KIA trying to just make a flat-out good-looking car.
Speaking of under the hood, the Optima LX is fitted with a 2.4L, 185 horsepower engine which should be just enough for most buyers that want a little fun injected into their morning commute.
Where the Optima LX might leave a little to be desired in the performance department, we once again turn to safety, where the Optima really shines. The Optima LX comes standard with foward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitors, parking sensors, active lane control and auto high beams for good measure. Like the RDX, it also boasts a five-star crash test rating from the NHTSA.
Overall, the Optima is a fantastic value for the price and amount of useful features that come with the car, and for those reasons, it’s our pick for best value mid-size sedan.
Why We Love It: Good Bang-For-Your-Buck, five-star safety rating, adequate performance, modern styling
May Deal at Capital Motor Cars: $255/month with $0 Down – 10,000 miles/36 months >> Click Here
2019 Volvo S60 T5 Momentum
Very quietly, Volvo has been producing high quality, premium luxury vehicles for quite some time now. The Scandinavian automaker has always prided itself on quality, comfort, and safety, elements that perfectly describe the 2019 Volvo S60, a smaller mid-size sedan in the same class as the BMW 3 series.
The S60 has a compact narrow design that screams sophistication but overall is a very handsome sedan.
Despite its attractive design, the S60’s real beauty lies on the inside. The entire cabin is masterfully crafted, premium materials are abundant throughout and it’s apparent that the S60 was created with comfort front-and-center.
The T5 S60 is no slouch in the performance department either. Featuring a 250 horsepower turbocharged engine, the S60 has a smooth 8-speed automatic transmission that will have you smiling from ear to ear when you step on the gas.
Where the T5 comes up a bit short is with its list standard features, which include synthetic leather upholstery, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, power sunroof, LED headlights and memory seating. However, due to a lower MSRP than it’s competitors, BMW and Mercedes, you can afford to add some addtional options and still be under the price-point of its German counterpoints.
Also if you’re a Costco customer, get ready to save some serious cash this month only. From May 1 – July 1, Costco members can save an additional $1,000 on almost all Volvo models, including the S60. However, you must have already been a Costco member prior to April 30th, 2019 to qualify for this incentive.
Why We Love It: All around solid performer for a midsize sedan, attractive styling, great value for a luxury sedan
May Deal at Capital Motor Cars: $420/month with $0 Down – 10,000 miles/36 months >> Click Here