Summer deals continue to roll on in the form of rebates and incentives from major automakers keen on moving as much inventory as they can before the fall season slows down sales. This week, our list begins with a strong 0.0% financing or $2,250 cash back offer on the 2011 Dodge Journey mid-size crossover, followed by a zero percent financing plus $500 cash back rebate on the 2011 Mazda CX-9 full-size crossover. The CX-9 also comes with the bonus of no payments for 90 days. Crossover shoppers can also opt for the mid-size 2011 Ford Explorer, which can be had with either 1.9% financing or a $1,000 cash rebate, or select the 2011 Nissan Murano mid-size crossover, which provides zero percent financing or $1,500 in available cash back. The final entry on our crossover-heavy list is the 2011 Buick Regal, a compact sedan that comes with 0.0% financing or $1,000 in factory cash.
Make sure to check back next week when we’ll have a fresh roundup of the most appealing rebates and incentives currently available on the new car market.
2011 Dodge Journey
The 2011 Dodge Journey has been updated for the current model year, making it a more comfortable to drive – and ride in – mid-size crossover. The Dodge Journey’s improved interior can handle as many as seven passengers thanks to its available third row of seating, and 67.6 cubic feet of total cargo space is accessible with the rear accommodations out of the picture.
The 2011 Dodge Journey starts out with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that is good for 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque. Fuel mileage for this unit, which is matched with a four-speed automatic transmission, shows as 19 miles per gallon around town and 26 miles per gallon on the highway. Much more power is on tap through the Journey’s available 3.6-liter V-6, which offers 17 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. The V-6 also gains a six-speed automatic transmission, as well as the option of all-wheel drive.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $2,250 cash back on the 2011 Dodge Journey available until 09/06/2011.
2011 Mazda CX-9
The 2011 Mazda CX-9 full-size crossover is the largest vehicle manufactured by the Japanese brand. Despite its imposing dimensions, the Mazda CX-9 retains enough of the sporting character favored by Mazda engineers to offer a more engaging than expected driving experience. It also provides substantial practicality, thanks to its spacious seven passenger seating and a whopping 101 cubic feet of total cargo space.
The 2011 Mazda CX-9 keeps things simple under the hood, presenting a 3.7-liter V-6 engine as its only available power plant. Capable of generating 273 horses and 270 lb-ft of torque, and offered in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive trim, this mill delivers fuel mileage of 17 miles per gallon city and 24 miles per gallon highway. A six-speed automatic transmission handles the gear shifting duties for the Mazda crossover.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest plus $500 cash back as well as no payments for 90 days on the 2011 Mazda CX-9 available until 08/31/2011.
2011 Ford Explorer
The 2011 Ford Explorer is all-new, replacing the older, truck-based SUV with a smooth riding unibody platform that provides car-like comfort while maintaining the utility buyers expect out of a mid-size crossover. The Ford Explorer can haul up to 80 cubic feet of total cargo, and with the seats up and locked it can take seven passengers anywhere they want to go.
The 2011 Ford Explorer comes with a 290 horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 motor that also generates 255 lb-ft of torque. The Explorer’s transmission is a six-speed automatic that helps the crossover achieve fuel mileage of 17 miles per gallon in stop and go driving and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. All-wheel drive can be installed on the vehicle as a traction-adding option.
There is a financing incentive of 1.9% interest or $1,000 cash back on the 2011 Ford Explorer available until 10/03/2011.
2011 Nissan Murano
The 2011 Nissan Murano mid-size crossover features edgy styling and Nissan’s traditional driver-first chassis and suspension development that helps the vehicle stand out from a somewhat homogenous group of competitors. The Nissan Murano doesn’t sacrifice any function to its sculpted form, as it maintains five passenger seating as well as 64 cubic feet of total cargo space behind the front two positions.
The 2011 Nissan Murano’s 3.5-liter V-6 engine pushes out a healthy 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. A continuously-variable automatic transmission – another Nissan trademark – helps the Murano score a fuel mileage rating of 18 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon during highway cruising. The vehicle starts out in a front-wheel drive, but it can also be had with all-wheel drive.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $1,500 cash back on the 2011 Nissan Murano available until 08/31/2011.
2011 Buick Regal
The 2011 Buick Regal compact sedan is aimed at premium car shoppers looking to make a break with imported options in this area of the market. The Buick Regal is comfortable, is a willing accomplice during spirited driving sessions and offers the kind of high end features that make it competitive with other entry-level luxury cars.
The 2011 Buick Regal comes in two different four-cylinder flavors. The first is a 2.4-liter motor that checks in with 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque, while the second is a 2.0-liter turbo that ups the ante to 220 ponies and 258 lb-ft of torque. Each can be had with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.0-liter also gains the option of a six-speed manual. Fuel economy for the base model Regal is rated at 19 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway, with the turbo edition of the car subtracting one and two miles per gallon from each respective measure.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $1,000 cash back on the 2011 Buick Regal available until 09/06/2011.
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