August has arrived and with it comes a fresh slate of new car rebates and incentives. Our list this week begins with the 2012 Ford Flex full-size crossover and its offer of zero percent financing plus $1,000 in cash back, or $3,000 in total cash back. Next up is the 2012 Chevrolet Suburban full-size SUV (0.9% financing or $1,250 cash back), followed by the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring compact wagon (0.0% financing plus $500 cash back). The 2012 Kia Sedona minivan can be had with the choice of either 1.9% purchase financing plus $2,500 cash back or $2,500 total cash back, while the 2012 Lincoln MKX mid-size crossover is available with zero percent financing plus $1,000 cash back or a hefty $3,000 in total cash back.
Stay with us through the month as automakers do their best to pump up the sales hype with great bargains and incentives before Labor Day's deep discounts are unleashed.
The 2012 Ford Flex is a full-size crossover that attracts considerable attention due to its squared-off styling and long, flat roof. Inside, the Ford Flex makes the most of its large dimensions by offering seating for as many as seven passengers, as well as 83 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear two rows folded forward.
The 2012 Ford Flex is initially outfitted with a 3.5-liter V-6 that develops 262 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque while returning fuel mileage of 17-mpg in city driving and 24-mpg on the highway. The Flex can also be equipped with a twin-turbo EcoBoost version of the same engine that puts out an impressive 355 horses and 350 lb-ft of torque, with fuel economy figures checking in at 16-mpg city and 21-mpg highway. All-wheel drive is standard with the Flex EcoBoost and optional on the non-turbo model, and each are matched with a six-speed automatic transmission.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% plus $1,000 or $3,000 total cash back on the 2012 Ford Flex available until 10/01/2012.
2012 Chevrolet Suburban
The 2012 Chevrolet Suburban is a high capacity people mover that can also double as a cargo hauler and a phenomenal tow rig. The Chevrolet Suburban full-size SUV can accommodate nine passengers and boasts up to 137 cubic feet of interior storage space - enough to challenge most minivans. Unlike a van, the Suburban can also handle trailers of up to 8,100 lbs.
Under the hood, each and every 2012 Chevrolet Suburban leaves the factory featuring a 5.3-liter V-8 that pushes out 320 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is charged with managing the eight-cylinder engine, and four-wheel drive can be added as an option. Fuel mileage for the Suburban is listed as 15-mpg in city driving and 21-mpg on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.9% or $1,250 cash back on the 2012 Chevrolet Suburban available until 09/04/2012.
2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
The 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring is the wagon edition of the popular compact car. The Hyundai Elantra Touring doesn't share its platform with the most recent version of the Elantra sedan, but it does bring 65 cubic feet of cargo space to the table thanks to its folding rear seats - enormous numbers for such a small automobile.
The 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring additionally provides solid fuel mileage numbers thanks to its 138 horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Also capable of generating 136 lb-ft of torque, this unit offers fuel mileage of 23-mpg in stop and go driving and 31-mpg on the highway. A five-speed manual transmission is provided free of charge with the Elantra Touring, while a four-speed automatic can also be added.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% plus $500 cash back on the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring available until 08/31/2012.
2012 Kia Sedona
The 2012 Kia Sedona is a value-focused minivan that aims to provide a strong feature set at an affordable price. Cost-conscious families are attracted by the Kia Sedona's available eight passenger seating and its 142 cubic feet of cargo space, as well as the inclusion of Bluetooth connectivity, power windows and door locks, and front and rear air conditioning with the base model.
The 2012 Kia Sedona offers a 271 horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 as its only engine choice. This unit, which also produces 248 lb-ft of torque, is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and provides fuel economy of 18-mpg around town and 25-mpg during highway cruising.
There is a financing incentive of 1.9% plus $2,500 or $2,500 total cash back on the 2012 Kia Sedona available until 09/04/2012.
2012 Lincoln MKX
2012 Lincoln MKX
The 2012 Lincoln MKX is a mid-size luxury crossover that is notable for styling that doesn't toe the premium segment line. The Lincoln MKX, which can be stuffed with a fair number of high tech options, also seats five passengers and offers just under 70 cubic feet of storage space with the rear row of accommodations out of the picture.
The 2012 Lincoln MKX comes with a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that has been tuned to provide 305 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is optional with the MKX while a six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and fuel mileage for the crossover is rated at 19-mpg in city driving and 26-mpg on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% plus $1,000 or $3,000 total cash back on the 2012 Lincoln MKX available until 09/03/2012.