Ram, Versa, Aveo, Elantra Touring and Kizashi Head the List
August is drawing to a close, but there is still time to take advantage of the rebates and incentives being offered by new vehicle manufacturers on an appealing mix of different models. This week’s list of deals starts out with the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 full-size pickup, which is being offered with the choice of either zero percent financing plus $2,000 cash back, or $5,750 total cash back. The Ram is followed by the Nissan Versa compact sedan, which combines 0.0% purchase financing with $500 in cash back, and the 2011 Chevrolet Aveo compact car which offers 3.9% financing or a $1,500 factory cash back rebate. The 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring compact wagon features a 1.9% finance rate or an available $500 cash back bonus, while the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi mid-size sedan rounds out our weekly incentives roundup with an offer of zero percent financing or $1,000 in cash back.
September is just around the corner, which means Labor Day Sales are not far behind. Make sure to check back with us in a week’s time so that you can keep informed regarding the best rebates and incentives offered in the first half of the fall season.
2011 Dodge Ram 1500
The 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup that comes in Regular, Quad and Crew cab editions. The latter two body styles seat up to three additional occupants behind the front row of accommodations, and the Dodge Ram 1500 Quad and Crew trucks also offer an additional set of rear doors to ease access to the passenger compartment.
The 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 starts out with a 3.7-liter V-6 engine under the hood that generates 215 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque. Fuel mileage for this motor checks in at 14 miles per gallon in city driving and 20 miles per gallon on the highway. Next up is a 4.7-liter V-8 that boosts output to 310 horses and 330 lb-ft of torque while maintaining almost identical fuel economy. The top of the line engine in the Ram portfolio is a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 that provides 390 horsepower and 407 lb-ft of torque, and unexpectedly this mill’s EPA rating matches that of the much less powerful V-6. The entry-level engine features a four-speed automatic transmission, while the eight-cylinder options both come with a five-speed auto and the option of four-wheel drive.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest plus $2,000 cash back or $5,750 total cash back on the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 available until 09/06/2011.
2011 Nissan Versa Sedan
The 2011 Nissan Versa sedan is the least expensive vehicle in the Japanese automaker’s lineup. The Nissan Versa sedan offers basic subcompact transportation, providing only a few features in its most affordable trim (intermittent wipers, tilt steering and no factory stereo head unit). The vehicle can be upgraded to include a longer list of equipment, including air conditioning, power windows and door locks and cruise control.
The 2011 Nissan Versa sedan is initially outfitted with a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder power plant that is good for 107 horses and 111 lb-ft of torque. Matched with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, the 1.6-liter motor turns in fuel mileage numbers of 26 miles per gallon around town and 34 miles per gallon on the highway. A more robust 1.8-liter unit is also available, and this four-cylinder option provides 122 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque while dropping fuel mileage only slightly to 26 miles per gallon city and 31 miles per gallon highway. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a four-speed automatic can also be ordered with the Versa sedan.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest plus $500 cash back on the 2011 Nissan Versa sedan available until 08/31/2011.
2011 Chevrolet Aveo
The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo subcompact can be had in both sedan and hatchback editions. The Chevrolet Aveo’s main appeal stems from its frugal fuel economy and its attractive pricing. The hatchback version of the Aveo is also fairly practical when compared to some of its subcompact competitors, offering 37 cubic feet of total cargo space with the rear seat folded forward.
The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo is equipped exclusively with a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that provides 108 horsepower and 104 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices for the Aveo include a five-speed manual (standard) and a four-speed automatic (optional). Fuel mileage for the Chevrolet Aveo shows as 27 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 3.9% interest or $1,500 cash back on the 2011 Chevrolet Aveo sedan available until 09/06/2011.
2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring
The 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring offers a little bit more than a traditional compact hatchback when it comes to cargo space, making it a true wagon option. With the rear seat up, the five-seat Hyundai Elantra Touring provides 24 cubic feet of storage. With that same seat folded forward, the Touring’s vault expands to a crossover-challenging 65 cubic feet of total space.
The 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring is motivated by a four-cylinder engine that squeezes 138 horsepower and 136 lb-ft of torque from its 2.0-liters of displacement. Five-speed manual and four-speed automatic gearbox options are the order of the day for the Hyundai, and the vehicle also provides respectable fuel mileage of 23 miles per gallon in stop and go driving and 31 miles per gallon on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 1.9% interest or $500 cash back on the 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring available until 08/31/2011.
2011 Suzuki Kizashi
The 2011 Suzuki Kizashi is a surprise mid-size sedan contender from an automaker not well known for venturing outside the compact segment. The Suzuki Kizashi combines a sporty chassis and a very affordable price with attractive available features such as heated leather seats, dual automatic climate control, a sunroof and steering wheel-mounted shift paddles for automatic editions of the car.
The 2011 Suzuki Kizashi comes with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine as standard equipment. This motor produces either 185 horsepower (when matched with a six-speed manual transmission) or 180 ponies (when paired with the Kizashi’s optional continuously-variable automatic transmission). Torque is 170 lb-ft feet all around, and all-wheel drive can also be added to the mix. Fuel economy for the most efficient Kizashi trim level is rated at 21 miles per gallon in city driving and 31 miles per gallon on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $1,000 cash back on the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi sedan available until 08/31/2011.
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