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October brings changing foliage and a cooler breeze in many parts of the country, but it also represents a clean slate for many automakers with regards to the rebates and incentives that they have to offer on new cars and new trucks. This week, we kick things off with the choice of 0.9 percent financing or $1,500 cash back on the 2014 Ford Focus subcompact car, followed by zero percent financing plus $1,000 cash back or a total of $2,000 in cash rebates associated with the 2013 Mazda MAZDA5 compact minivan. The 2013 Hyundai Azera full-size sedan is matched with a 2.9% financing offer plus $750, or $750 in stand-alone factory cash, while the 2013 FIAT 500 subcompact hatchback delivers an available zero percent financing or $1,000 in cash back. The last vehicle on our list is the 2013 Buick Verano compact sedan and its 0.0% financing or $1,500 cash back offer.
October looks to be a strong month for new car bargains as manufacturers clear out as much 2013 inventory as possible to make room for fresh 2014 models. Make sure to visit us again next week as we bring you an updated list of the most appealing deals to be had on new automobiles.
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2014 Ford Focus
The 2014 Ford Focus offers buyers the choice between sedan and hatchback body styles. The compact car also delivers above-average handling for its price point, as well as optional technology like the MyFord Touch interface system.
The 2014 Ford Focus is offered exclusively with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood. This unit produces 160 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque, and it returns fuel mileage of 28-mpg in stop and go driving and 40-mpg on the highway. Transmission choices for the Focus include a five-speed manual and a six-speed automated manual.
There is an incentive of 0.9% financing or $1,500 cash back on the 2014 Ford Focus available until 01/02/2014.
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2013 Mazda MAZDA5
The 2013 Mazda MAZDA5 is the only vehicle of its kind - a minivan that is sized as a compact yet which still offers six passenger seating as well as a decent amount of cargo space. The Mazda MAZDA5 also incorporates the fun-to-drive chassis tuning that is a hallmark of the Japanese brand.
The 2013 Mazda MAZDA5 additionally stands out as the only minivan to feature an available manual transmission, which comes standard with the vehicle's entry-level Sport trim. The six-speed shift-it-yourself box is complemented by a five-speed automatic elsewhere in the van's lineup. Both trannies are yoked to the same 157 horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Also capable of producing 163 lb-ft of torque, this motor's fuel efficiency is listed as 22-mpg in city driving and 28-mpg on the highway.
There is an incentive of 0.0% financing plus $1,000 cash back or $2,000 total cash back on the 2013 Mazda MAZDA5 available until 10/31/2013.
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2013 Hyundai Azera
The 2013 Hyundai Azera is a premium car with a decidedly non-premium price, which helps it compete with more established near-luxury models. The Hyundai Azera also comes with an extensive amount of standard equipment, with a single options package available to further enhance its list of features.
The 2013 Hyundai Azera is motivated by a 3.3-liter V-6 engine that generates 292 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. Managed by a six-speed automatic transmission, the large sedan's fuel economy shows as 20-mpg in stop and go driving and 29-mpg on the highway.
There is an incentive of 2.9% financing plus $750 cash back or $750 total cash back on the 2013 Hyundai Azera available until 10/31/2013.
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2013 Fiat 500
The 2013 Fiat 500 presents subcompact shoppers with a stylish subcompact that doesn't ask them to open their wallets too wide in order to enjoy its Italian charms. Available as a convertible or a hardtop, the hatchback design of the Fiat 500 additionally offers 30.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear row of seating folded forward, which makes it more practical than several of its competitors.
The 2013 Fiat 500 starts out with a 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine rated to produce 101 horsepower and 98 lb-ft of torque. Also on tap is a turbocharged edition of this same motor that pushes output up to 135 horses and 150 lb-ft of twist, while the Abarth model turns up the boost to arrive at 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices include a five-speed manual and a six-speed automatic, with the base model leading the fuel mileage charge (31-mpg city and 40-mpg highway).
There is an incentive of 0.0% financing or $1,000 total cash back on the 2013 Fiat 500 available until 11/04/2013.
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2013 Buick Verano
The 2013 Buick Verano is a premium compact sedan that is quieter and more composed than many of the other vehicles in its class. The Buick Verano is also affordably priced, and offers a range of configurations designed to load it up with luxury features.
The 2013 Buick Verano is initially equipped with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that can be relied on for 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. If that's not enough, then there's always the Verano's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pushes out 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The former comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the latter can be had with the option of a six-speed manual gearbox. Fuel mileage for the base Verano is advertised as 21-mpg city and 32-mpg highway, which is only a smidgen better than that of the turbocharged model.
There is an incentive of 0.0% financing or $1,500 total cash back on the 2013 Buick Verano available until 10/31/2013.
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