Independence Day has come and gone but some great rebates and incentives on new cars and new trucks are still here for those partying on into the weekend. This week, our list starts out with the 2012 Ford Taurus full-size sedan, which features the choice between zero percent financing plus $500 in cash back or a whopping $3,000 in total cash rebates. Next up is the 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid mid-size sedan, which bundles 0.0% financing with $1,000 cash back, followed by the Kia Sorento mid-size SUV and its offer of 1.9% financing or $1,500 cash back. The 2012 GMC Acadia full-size crossover can be had with either zero percent financing or $2,500 in cash back, while the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country minivan is offered with either 0.0% purchase financing or $2,750 in factory cash rebates.
Check back with us next week once the BBQs have been put away and the fireworks all used up, because we'll be here once again with another round of the best bargains and deals on the new car market.
The 2012 Ford Taurus is a big and comfortable full-size sedan that features plenty of passenger room, copious amounts of trunk space and aggressively attractive styling. The Ford Taurus can also be had in SHO trim, which introduces a host of high performance suspension, braking, and electronic upgrades.
The 2012 Ford Taurus starts out with a 3.5-liter V-6 under the hood, and this unit is tapped to provide 263 horsepower and 249 lb-ft of torque. Fuel mileage for the six-cylinder is rated at 18-mpg city and 28-mpg highway. Upgrading to the Taurus SHO brings with it a twin-turbo EcoBoost edition of the same engine that is good for 365 horses and 350 lb-ft of torque, while maintaining respectable fuel economy figures of 17-mpg around town and 25-mpg highway. All-wheel drive is optional with the naturally-aspirated V-6 and standard with the EcoBoost model, and all editions of the car come with a six-speed automatic transmission.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% plus $500 cash back or $3,000 total cash back on the 2012 Ford Taurus available until 10/01/2012.
2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
The 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid preserves the sharp good looks of the gas-only version of the mid-size sedan while introducing a high level of standard gear and of course excellent fuel economy. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is also available with a number of options packages that can equip the car with items such as heated front and rear leather seats, a navigation system and a panoramic sunroof.
The 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is motivated by a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that teams up with a batter-powered electric motor to develop a total of 206 horsepower and 193 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission handles the gear shifting duties for the sedan, and fuel mileage checks in at 35-mpg in stop and go driving and 40-mpg on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% plus $1,000 cash back on the 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid available until 07/31/2012.
2012 Kia Sorento
The 2012 Kia Sorento mid-size SUV is a smooth-riding family option that provides up to seven passenger seating across three rows. It also comes with 72.5 cubic feet of total cargo space, an available navigation system, and the option of the Uvo voice-command interface.
The 2012 Kia Sorento is initially offered with a 175 horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Also capable of generating 169 lb-ft of torque, when ordered in direct-injected trim this motor returns fuel economy figures of 22-mpg city and 32-mpg highway while adding 16 horses and 12 lb-ft of torque to the equation. The Sorento can additionally be found packing a 3.5-liter V-6 that churns out 276 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque and posts a fuel economy rating of 20-mpg city and 26-mpg highway. Transmission choices for the crossover include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic, and all-wheel drive can be ordered as an option.
There is a financing incentive of 1.9% or $1,500 cash back on the 2012 Kia Sorento available until 07/09/2012.
2012 GMC Acadia
The 2012 GMC Acadia offers a full-size crossover experience that rivals the utility and practicality of many large SUVs. The GMC Acadia can tow up to 5,200 lbs, can haul as many as eight passengers across three rows, and boasts a humongous 117 cubic feet of total cargo space with those same seats out of the picture.
The 2012 GMC Acadia is available exclusively with a 288 horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine that also generates 270 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is optional, but when found in front-wheel drive trim the Acadia delivers fuel economy of 17-mpg city and 24-mpg highway. A six-speed automatic transmission is included with the crossover free of charge.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% or $2,500 cash back on the 2012 GMC Acadia available until 07/09/2012.
2012 Chrysler Town & Country
The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country minivan is one of the ultimate multi-person conveyances, especially for those seeking upscale creature comforts to go with their daily commute. The Chrysler Town & Country provides eight passenger accommodations alongside the Stow 'n Go seat feature that makes it simple to fold the rear rows down and create a flat load floor that can handle as much as 143.8 cubic feet of luggage.
The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country's only engine option is a 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is charged with sending that output to the vehicle's front wheels, and fuel mileage checks in at 17-mpg around town and 25-mpg during highway cruising.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% or $2,750 cash back on the 2012 GMC Acadia available until 07/31/2012.