Only a couple of weeks are left in 2012 and we're on the scene to bring you the last few rebates and incentives that are available this year on new cars and new trucks. We begin our list with the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan, which can be had with 1.9% financing plus $500 cash back, or a total of $500 cash back. Following the Cruze is the 2013 Nissan Sentra - also a compact sedan - which features a $500 cash back rebate, and the 2012 Ram C/V cargo can, which can be picked up with 2.9% purchase financing or the option of $1,250 in cash rebates. The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid compact hatchback comes with the choice between 1.9% financing or $1,000 in factory cash back, while the 2013 Dodge Charger full-size sedan combines zero percent financing with $1,000 cash back or offers the availability of a generous $2,500 cash incentive.
Don't forget to check back with us next week as we wrap things up with our final list of rebates and incentives for 2012.
2013 Chevrolet Cruze
The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is a class-leading compact car contender when it comes to style, fuel mileage, and comfort. The Chevrolet Cruze sedan can even be ordered with the MyLink vehicle interface, which facilitates the connection of Bluetooth devices such as mobile phones and media players.
The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is initially offered with a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that delivers 138 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. Upgrading to the vehicle's available 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder maintains the same horsepower figure but bumps torque to 148 lb-ft. A six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic is available with either engine, and the turbo unit delivers the most impressive fuel mileage of the two (28-mpg city / 42-mpg highway in Eco trim).
There is a financing incentive of 1.9% plus $500 cash back or $500 total cash back on the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze available until 01/02/2013.
2013 Nissan Sentra
The 2013 Nissan Sentra is a fresh entry into the compact sedan derby, and it represents the first update of the long-running nameplate in several years. Dramatic improvements have been made to the Nissan Sentra's interior, and it has also gained a healthy dose of technology to help it keep up with other recent affordable vehicle efforts.
The 2013 Nissan Sentra comes with a single engine option, a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder mill that has been tuned to provide 130 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission can be had with the entry-level Sentra, while a continuously-variable automatic is par for the course with all other models. Fuel economy for the Sentra is listed at 30-mpg in stop and go driving and 39-mpg on the highway.
There is an incentive of $500 cash back on the 2013 Nissan Sentra available until 12/31/2012.
2012 Ram C/V
The 2012 Ram C/V is essentially a cargo-only version of the popular Dodge Grand Caravan minivan. This means that buyers enjoy a very practical 144.4 cubic feet of interior storage space without having to sacrifice driving comfort or maneuverability thanks to the lack of a full-frame platform underneath the Ram C/V's design.
The 2012 Ram C/V additionally benefits from the 283 horsepower version of Chrysler's new Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 that has been making the rounds at the company. Also capable of generating 260 lb-ft of torque, this motor is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission, which helps the C/V return fuel mileage figures of 17-mpg in city driving and 25-mpg during highway cruising.
There is a financing incentive of 2.9% or $1,250 cash back on the 2012 Ram C/V available until 01/02/2013.
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is an all-new gasoline / electric model from the Blue Oval that aims to take a chunk out of Toyota Prius sales. With a lively chassis, attractive styling, and 52.6 cubic feet of total interior cargo space available, it certainly has been turning heads amongst eco-conscious car shoppers.
The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is based around a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine that teams up with an electric motor to deliver a total of 188 horsepower. A continuously-variable automatic transmission is standard with the C-Max Hybrid, and fuel economy is listed at a stellar 47-mpg in stop and go driving and 47-mpg on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 1.9% or $1,000 cash back on the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid available until 01/02/2013.
2013 Dodge Charger
The 2013 Dodge Charger is a full-size family sedan that should appeal to those seeking both a comfortable daily driver and a wilder, performance-oriented ride. The Dodge Charger's almost-malevolent styling and wide range of trim levels make it possible to order the vehicle to satisfy a surprisingly diverse range of buyers.
The 2013 Dodge Charger provides base model buyers with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that can be relied on to produce 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque while also posting fuel efficiency numbers of 18-mpg city and 27-mpg highway when ordered with its available eight-speed automatic transmission (a five-speed autobox is included free of charge). A 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 is on hand in the R/T trim to wake up the Charger's acceleration via its 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard with this motor, and fuel mileage drops to 15-mpg city and 23-mpg highway. All-wheel drive can be ordered with either drivetrain.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% plus $1,000 cash back or $2,500 total cash back on the 2013 Dodge Charger available until 01/02/2013.
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