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The first week of August has brought with it a new round of rebates and incentives on cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers of all descriptions. Today our list begins with a zero percent financing or $1,000 cash back offer on the mid-size 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe. Next is the 2011 Chevrolet HHR compact crossover, which can be found with 0.0% financing or $3,500 in factory cash rebates, followed by an offer of zero percent financing plus $500 cash back on the 2011 Mazda CX-7 compact crossover. The 2011 Toyota Avalon full-size sedan checks in with the choice of either 0.% percent financing or $1,000 cash back, while the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size crossover features 1.9% financing plus $1,000 in factory cash.
All indications are that August will continue to offer sizable savings and bargains on new vehicles, thanks to increasing inventories and more pressure to meet quarterly sales targets. Check back with us next week for even more of the best rebates and incentives currently available on the new car market.
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2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
The 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe is an exotic-looking mid-size luxury car that stands out from the crowd thanks to its attention-grabbing sheet metal and bold, muscular image. The Cadillac CTS Coupe not only offers the high end features and comfort expected out of a premium car, but it can also be ordered with items such as a sport suspension system, upgraded brakes and 19-inch wheels in order to enhance its performance capabilities.
The 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe is exclusively available with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that produces a healthy 304 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission comes free of charge with this power plant, but a six-speed automatic – with available paddle shifters – can be ordered as an option, and so can all-wheel drive. Fuel economy for the CTS Coupe is rated at 17 miles per gallon in city driving and 26 miles per gallon on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $1,000 cash back on the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe available until 09/06/2011.
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2011 Chevrolet HHR
The 2011 Chevrolet HHR offers compact crossover wagon buyers the chance to step outside the ordinary and get behind the wheel of a vehicle that offers retro styling in addition to substantial practicality. The Chevrolet HHR can seat as many as five passengers, and with the second row of seats out of the picture it can also haul up to 58 cubic feet of cargo.
The 2011 Chevrolet HHR starts out with a 2.2-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that is good for 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. This output is sent to the front wheels by either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic, and fuel economy for the motor comes in at 22 miles per gallon in city driving and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. A more robust 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine is also available, and it offers 172 horses and 167 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices for the slightly larger mill are identical, and fuel economy is almost a perfect match with only the highway figure dropping by two miles per gallon compared to the 2.2-liter.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $3,500 cash back on the 2011 Chevrolet HHR available until 09/06/2011.
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2011 Mazda CX-7
The 2011 Mazda CX-7 is a compact crossover vehicle that is intended to shake things up when it comes to fun and excitement thanks to its pleasing driving dynamics. Performance-oriented handling and a willing chassis separate the Mazda CX-7 from other more utilitarian crossovers, but it’s important to note that the vehicle’s five-passenger seating and available 59 cubic feet of total cargo space are still quite competitive when not carving corners.
The 2011 Mazda CX-7 is initially offered with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that generates 161 horsepower and 161 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic is the only available transmission, and fuel economy for this motor shows as 20 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway. Fans of spirited driver can opt instead for a 244 horsepower, 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit. Also capable of producing 258 lb-ft of torque, this motor brings with it a six-speed automatic transmission and the availability of all-wheel drive. Fuel economy for the turbocharged engine is rated at 18 miles per gallon around town and 24 miles per gallon on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest plus $500 cash back on the 2011 Mazda CX-7 available until 08/31/2011.
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2011 Toyota Avalon
The 2011 Toyota Avalon offers full-size sedan comfort in a package that provides the quiet ride and spacious interior that most buyers in this segment are looking for. An almost-premium offering, the Toyota Avalon comes standard with items such as leather seats, dual automatic climate control and Bluetooth integration, and offers optional equipment like HID headlights and heated and cooled front buckets.
The 2011 Toyota Avalon comes with a single powertrain, a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that punches out 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. Despite the size of the Avalon and the respectable grunt of its motor, the vehicle posts very reasonable fuel economy figures: 20 miles per gallon in stop and go driving and 29 miles per gallon on the highway. A six-speed automatic transmission handles the gear shifting duties for the sedan.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $1,000 cash back on the 2011 Toyota Avalon available until 09/06/2011.
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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
The 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe is aimed squarely at mid-size crossover SUV drivers who are focused on value. The Hyundai Santa Fe offers accommodations for as many as five passengers, as well as up to 78 cubic feet of total cargo space with the second row of seating stowed. It also comes with a long list of standard equipment, including cruise control, keyless entry, air conditioning and an iPod interface despite its very affordable base price.
The 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe’s base engine is a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder that can be relied on to produce 175 ponies and 169 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choice with this engine include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic. If all-wheel drive is desired, Hyundai requires Santa Fe shoppers to step up to the vehicle’s optional 3.5-liter V-6, a motor which churns out 276 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed auto tranny is the only gearbox available with the larger motor. Fuel economy for the 2.4-liter checks in at 20 miles per gallon in city driving and 28 miles per gallon on the highway, while the V-6 drops two miles per gallon from the highway measure.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest plus $1,000 cash back on the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe available until 08/31/2011.
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