November's weather grows chillier and chillier but the rebates and incentives on brand new cars and trucks show no signs of cooling off. Our list starts out this week with the 2012 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan, which provides the choice of zero percent financing plus $500 cash back or $2,500 in total cash back. The 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor mid-size SUV is next, offering either a 0.0% finance rate or $4,500 in cash back, followed by the 2011 Suzuki Equator mid-size pickup truck and its available zero percent financing or choice of $3,00 cash back. The final two vehicles on this week's list include the 2011 Toyota RAV4 compact SUV (0.0% financing or $500 cash back) and the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe full-size SUV (0.0% financing or a hefty $4,000 cash back).
Make sure to check back with us next week as we peruse the final batch of rebates and incentives for the month of November and bring you the cream of the savings crop when it comes to the best available deals on brand new vehicles.
The 2012 Ford Fusion is a mid-size family sedan that provides engaging handling and serious interior room. The Ford Fusion can also be equipped with features such as a surround sound audio system, a navigation system, a sporty suspension and heated leather seats, allowing buyers to customize the car to take into account their driving habits and personal comfort preferences.
The 2012 Ford Fusion offers three different engine options. The vehicle starts out with a 175 horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit that is also good for 172 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy for this motor is listed at 23 miles per gallon city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. The entry-level V-6 displaces 3.0-liters and offers up 240 horses and 228 lb-ft of torque while turning in fuel economy figures of 20 miles per gallon around town and 28 miles per gallon on the highway. The Fusion Sport features the most robust mill of all, a 3.5-liter V-6 that puts out 263 horsepower and 249 lb-ft of torque while dropping fuel economy by two (city) and one (highway) miles per gallon when compared against the 3.0-liter. The four-cylinder Fusion can be had with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, while all other versions of the car come with the automatic as standard equipment. V-6 models also offer the option of all-wheel drive.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest plus $500 cash back or $2,500 total cash back on the 2012 Ford Fusion available until 01/03/2012.2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor
The 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor is a mid-size SUV that offers seating for up to five occupants, as well as 76.4 cubic feet of total cargo space with the second row folded forward. The Mitsubishi Endeavor also comes with bold, bulky styling that separates it from some of the other more anonymous crossovers in its class.
The 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor features a 3.8-liter V-6 as its only available engine. Matched with a four-speed automatic, the six-cylinder motor returns fuel mileage numbers of 15 miles per gallon in stop and go driving and 21 miles per gallon on the highway. All-wheel drive can be added to the Endeavor in order to improve traction on slippery road surfaces.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $4,500 cash back on the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor available until 11/30/2011.2011 Suzuki Equator
The 2011 Suzuki Equator is a mid-size pickup truck that comes in both extended and crew cab editions, with the former featuring a six-foot cargo bed and the latter providing the choice of either a five or six-foot bed. The Suzuki Equator can also be equipped with the RMZ-4 package, which upgrades its suspension, tires and other components in order to give it an edge when driving off-road.
The 2011 Suzuki Equator is initially outfitted with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder motor that generates 152 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. This engine, which is restricted to extended cab editions of the truck, features fuel mileage of 19 miles per gallon in city driving and 23 miles per gallon on the highway. Crew cab Equators benefit from a 4.0-liter V-6 that grinds out 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque while also dropping fuel mileage to 14 miles per gallon city and 23 miles per gallon highway and adding the option of four-wheel drive to the mix. A five-speed manual transmission is included free of charge with the four-cylinder Equator, while a five-speed automatic is available (and standard with the V-6 engine).
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $3,000 cash back on the 2011 Suzuki Equator available until 01/03/2012.2011 Toyota RAV4
The 2011 Toyota RAV4 is one of the most popular compact crossovers on the market. The Toyota RAV4 comes with a third row of interior accommodations that stretches its passenger capacity to seven, and with the rear two rows folded forward the SUV can swallow up to 73 cubic feet of gear.
The 2011 Toyota RAV4 offers a 179 horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder as its most affordable engine choice. Also rated at 172 lb-ft of torque, this motor is matched with a four-speed automatic transmission, returns fuel mileage of 22 miles per gallon city and 28 miles per gallon highway and can be installed in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive flavors of the SUV. More grunt is available in the form of an optional 3.5-liter V-6 that puts out 269 horsepower and 246 lb-ft of torque while maintaining solid fuel economy figures of 19 miles per gallon around town and 27 miles per gallon during highway cruising. All-wheel drive is also available with the V-6, and a five-speed automatic handles the gear shifting duties for this engine.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $500 cash back on the 2011 Toyota RAV4 available until 05/12/2011.2011 Chevrolet Tahoe
The 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size SUV that can tow, haul and transport people from point A to point B with ease. The Chevrolet Tahoe can handle an impressive nine passengers in certain configurations, and it also features a cavernous 109 cubic feet of total interior cargo capacity and the ability to tow up to 8,500 lbs.
Every 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe is powered by the same 5.3-liter V-8 engine. Good for 320 ponies and 335 lb-ft of twist, the eight-cylinder motor is relatively efficient considering the weight of the SUV: the Tahoe features an EPA rating of 15 miles per gallon in stop and go driving and 21 miles per gallon on the highway. A six-speed automatic transmission is the only available gearbox with the Tahoe, and four-wheel drive is available as an option.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $4,000 cash back on the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe available until 01/03/2011.