The holiday weekend is here, and while you are most likely focused on fun, family, and relaxation, automakers are hoping you'll stop by a dealership after seeing the rebates and incentives that they have plastered on new cars and new trucks. Our list of the best deals available this week starts out with the 2013 Nissan Quest minivan, which features the choice between either zero percent financing or $2,500 cash back, followed by the 2013 Toyota Corolla compact sedan and its offer of 0.0% financing or $500 in factory cash rebates. The 2013 Kia Optima mid-size sedan comes with zero percent financing plus $1,5000 cash back or the option of $1,000 in cash back, while the 2013 Mazda Mazda2 compact hatchback delivers a zero percent financing plus $1,000 in cash rebates offer, or the choice of $1,500 total cash back. The last vehicle in our round-up, the 2013 Jeep Compass compact SUV, pushes forward with a strong zero percent financing plus $500 cash back option, or an available $2,000 in total cash back.
July is a month filled with strong deals on a wide variety of vehicles as automakers clear out summer inventory for the upcoming model year. Make sure to come back next week when we'll bring you another look at the most appeal rebates and incentives currently available on brand new automobiles.
2013 Nissan Quest
The 2013 Nissan Quest is a stylish entry into the minivan sweepstakes, and it offers better than average handling in a segment not known for its 'fun' factor. The Nissan Quest also provides seven passenger seating and a total of 108 cubic feet of total interior storage space with the rear rows folded forward.
The 2013 Nissan Quest comes standard with a 260 horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6. Also capable of generating 240 lb-ft of torque, this motor is matched with a continuously-variable automatic transmission (the only one in its class), and it returns fuel mileage of 19-mpg in stop and go driving and 25-mpg on the highway.
There is an incentive of 0.0% financing or $2,500 cash back on the 2013 Nissan Quest available until 08/05/2013.
2013 Toyota Corolla
The 2013 Toyota Corolla provides basic and reliable daily transportation in the form of an affordable compact sedan. Although not quite as technologically advanced as its competitors, the Toyota Corolla is comfortable and relatively spacious inside, and the car can be had with the new Entune touchscreen infotainment interface.
All versions of the 2013 Toyota Corolla feature a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine that is rated to produce 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. Fuel mileage for this engine shows as 27-mpg in city driving and 34-mpg during highway cruising, and buyers can choose between either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission.
There is an incentive of 0.0% financing or $500 total cash back on the 2013 Toyota Corolla available until 07/08/2013.
2013 Kia Optima
The 2013 Kia Optima is a very attractive mid-size sedan that is priced well below what one would expect to pay for a similarly equipped automobile. The Kia Optima delivers exceptional value in its class, and when ordered in SX trim the family car's sport suspension system and more aggressive looks create a compelling package.
The 2013 Kia Optima is initially outfitted with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that generates 200 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The Optima SX graduates to a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder mill that is good for 274 horses and 269 lb-ft of twist. The former can be mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox, while the latter is auto-only. Fuel mileage for the entry-level engine is rated at 24-mpg city and 35-mpg highway.
There is an incentive of 0.0% financing plus $1,500 cash back or $1,000 total cash back on the 2013 Kia Optima available until 07/08/2013.
2013 Mazda MAZDA2
The 2013 Mazda MAZDA2 is the least expensive model in the entire Mazda lineup. The Mazda MAZDA2's subcompact hatchback design is both easy to park and relatively practical, given its 27.8 cubic feet of total storage space with the rear row out of the picture.
The 2013 Mazda MAZDA2 is intended to be a fuel miser, which accounts for its 100 horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. With 98 lb-ft of torque on tap, the MAZDA2 is best ordered with its five-speed manual transmission, although a four-speed automatic is also on the options sheet. Fuel economy for the tiny hatch checks in at 29-mpg around town and 35-mpg on the highway.
There is an incentive of 0.0% financing plus $1,000 cash back or $1,500 total cash back on the 2013 Mazda MAZDA2 available until 07/08/2013.
2013 Jeep Compass
The 2013 Jeep Compass is intended to bridge the gap between an off-road friendly SUV and a compact urban people mover. The Jeep Compass comes with five passenger seating and 62.7 cubic feet of total cargo space, and when the Freedom Drive II Off-Road package is installed it gains a number of all-terrain features.
The 2013 Jeep Compass asks buyers to choose between a pair of four-cylinder engines. Its 2.0-liter mill offers up 158 horsepower and 141 lb-ft of torque, while a larger 2.4-liter unit delivers 172 horsepower and 165 lb-ft of torque. Fuel mileage for the base motor is marginally better, with a rating of 23-mpg in city driving and 30-mpg on the highway, and each engine can be paired with either a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously-variable automatic, as well as the option of four-wheel drive.
There is an incentive of 0.0% financing plus $500 cash back or $2,000 total cash back on the 2013 Jeep Compass available until 07/08/2013.