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Labor Day weekend starts tomorrow, so we're highlighting some of the best rebates and incentives on brand new cars and trucks that expire at the stroke of midnight on Monday. Kicking things off is the mid-size 2013 Nissan Altima coupe, which provides the choice between zero percent financing plus $1,500 cash back, or $2,500 total cash back. Next up is the 2013 Buick Regal mid-size sedan, with its offer of 0.0% financing or $1,500 cash back, followed by the 2013 Dodge Avenger mid-size sedan and its zero percent financing deal or the choice of a hefty $3,000 in cash back. The 2013 Kia Rio subcompact sedan can be had with 0.9% purchase financing or $500 in cash rebates, while the last vehicle on our list, the 2013 FIAT 500 subcompact hatchback, features an available 0.0% financing rate or $1,000 in factory cash back.
Labor Day wipes the slate clean for most automakers when it comes to rebates and incentives, so that means next week will bring a fresh batch of bargains to the table. We'll be there to round them up for you and bring you the scoop on where you can save the most money on a brand new car.
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2013 Nissan Altima Coupe
The 2013 Nissan Altima coupe takes the previous-generation Altima sedan's platform and lops off two of the doors, creating a sporty-looking commuter car that is actually reasonably roomy inside. It's also possible to load up the Nissan Altima coupe with features such as leather seats, a navigation system, and a sunroof.
The 2013 Nissan Altima coupe doesn't have access to the V-6 engine found in the Altima sedan, which makes its 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine the default choice for buyers. Rated at 175 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, this unit is mated to a continuously-variable automatic transmission, which helps the car return fuel mileage figures of 23-mpg city and 32-mpg highway.
There is an incentive of 0.0% financing plus $1,500 cash back or $2,500 total cash back on the 2013 Nissan Altima coupe available until 09/03/2013.
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2013 Buick Regal
The 2013 Buick Regal mid-size sedan is aimed at premium shoppers who are looking for comfort and style in a daily driver. The Buick Regal is additionally offered in the sporty GS trim, which ups engine power while also tightening handling by way of a more aggressive suspension system.
The 2013 Buick Regal starts out with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood, one that works together with an electric motor in a hybrid setup. Total system power is rated at 182 horses and 172 lb-ft of torque, and fuel mileage checks in at 25-mpg city and 36-mpg highway. Next up is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, found in the Turbo trim, which produces 220 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. A more robust version of this same engine - churning out 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque - is offered in the Regal GS. All versions of the Regal can be had with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the Turbo and GS editions add the extra wrinkle of an optional six-speed manual.
There is an incentive of 0.0% financing or $1,500 cash back on the 2013 Buick Regal available until 09/03/2013.
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2013 Dodge Avenger
The 2013 Dodge Avenger offers aggressive styling at an affordable price. Featuring the trademark crosshair grille, the Dodge Avenger's extroverted personality conceals solid value for buyers interested in saving money on a mid-size family sedan.
The 2013 Dodge Avenger's base 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine can be counted on to produce 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque. The Avenger can also be equipped with a 283 horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 that generates 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. A four-speed automatic transmission is standard on entry-level models, but all other versions of the car receive a six-speed autobox, and fuel mileage for the four-cylinder shows as 21-mpg city and 29-mpg highway.
There is an incentive of 0.0% financing or $3,000 cash back on the 2013 Dodge Avenger available until 09/03/2013.
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2013 Kia Rio
The 2013 Kia Rio is a style-focused subcompact car that provides a healthier list of standard equipment than one might expect at its modest price point. The small Kia Rio sedan also offers an Eco package that is designed to squeeze as many miles out of each drop of gas as possible.
The 2013 Kia Rio is motivated exclusively by a 138 horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that also puts out 123 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is included free of charge with the Rio, while a six-speed automatic can be ordered as an option. When equipped with the Eco package, the Rio returns fuel economy of 30-mpg in stop and go driving and 36-mpg on the highway.
There is an incentive of 0.9% financing or $500 cash back on the 2013 Buick Regal available until 09/03/2013.
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2013 Fiat 500
The 2013 Fiat 500 is a pint-size hatchback aimed at city dwellers without a lot of room to park a car. The Fiat 500 is one of the better-looking subcompacts on the market, and it also offers the twist of a high performance version called the Abarth.
The 2013 Fiat 500 comes with a 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 101 horsepower and 98 lb-ft of torque. The small unit's fuel efficiency is impressive, as it turns in 31-mpg around town and 40-mpg on the highway. It's possible to spec two turbocharged editions of this engine, if desired: the 135 horsepower version in the 500 Turbo, which also generates 150 lb-ft of torque, and the 500 Abarth's 160 horsepower mill that additionally grinds out 170 lb-ft of twist. Transmission choices for the Fiat include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic.
There is an incentive of 0.0% financing or $1,000 cash back on the 2013 Fiat 500 available until 09/03/2013.
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