February is sometimes overlooked as we traipse through winter with our eyes focused on spring, but the shortest month of the year hasn't been ignored by automakers looking to lure customers into showrooms with a bevy of rebates and incentives on now cars and new trucks. Our list begins this week with the 2013 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan and its 3.9% financing plus $750 cash back offer, followed by the 2013 Chrysler 200 mid-size convertible and its choice of either zero percent financing or $1,000 in cash rebates. The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette sports car delivers 1.9% purchase financing or an available $2,000 in factory cash back, while the 2013 Nissan Titan full-size pickup (0.0% financing or a whopping $5.850 in cash back) and the 2013 Buick Regal mid-size sedan (1.9% financing or $500 cash back) round out our latest roundup.
Halfway through the month there are still plenty of great bargains to be had on brand new vehicles, which means we will be back next week with another edition of our rebates and incentives spotlight.
2013 Hyundai Elantra
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra is a compact sedan that makes a play for entry-level buyers based on its attractive styling, upscale interior, and the availability of a range of appealing features at an affordable price. Even opting for the best-equipped version of the Hyundai Elantra keeps its MSRP well under $25,000.
All editions of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra are motivated by the same 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine. This unit has been tuned to provide 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque, and it can be matched with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage for the thrifty Hyundai is listed at 29-mpg in city driving and 40-mpg on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 3.9% plus $750 cash back on the 2013 Hyundai Elantra available until 02/28/2013.
2013 Chrysler 200 Convertible
The 2013 Chrysler 200 convertible is a unique mid-size drop entry that allows buyers to select either standard soft or available retractable hard top models, with the latter being a feature that is typically only found on high-end automobiles. The Chrysler 200 convertible also offers legitimate rear seat accommodations, allowing it to comfortably haul up to four passengers.
The 2013 Chrysler 200 convertible starts out with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that produces 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque. Fuel mileage for the unit is listed at 18-mpg city and 27-mpg highway. Upgrading to the vehicle's available 3.6-liter V-6 brings with it 282 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque while actually improving fuel mileage to 19-mpg around town and 29-mpg during highway cruising. Each engine is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% plus $1,000 cash back on the 2013 Chrysler 200 Convertible available until 03/04/2013.
2013 Chevrolet Corvette
The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette is not just an affordable high performance sports car, it also offers several trim levels that could legitimately be called world-beaters. The base Chevrolet Corvette coupe is augmented by the presence of the GS, the 427, the Z06 and the ZR1 editions, each of which ups the ante when it comes to speed and handling. A convertible Corvette can additionally be ordered.
The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette is initially outfitted with a 430 horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine. Also capable of producing 424 lb-ft of torque, this unit delivers fuel mileage of 16-mpg in stop and driving and 26-mpg on the highway when matched with its standard six-speed manual transmission (a six-speed autobox is also available). The 427 and Z06 models step up to a 505 horsepower, 7.0-liter V-8 while the Corvette ZR1 stands tall with a supercharged version of the base mill that puts out 638 horses and 604 lb-ft of torque.
There is a financing incentive of 1.9% or $2,000 cash back on the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette available until 02/28/2013.
2013 Nissan Titan
The 2013 Nissan Titan is a full-size truck that stands in the shadow of efforts from Toyota and the Big 3. That being said, with its standard six-passenger configuration and the availability of the PRO-4X trim (which installs many off-road goodies), there are still several good reasons to consider the Nissan Titan as a rugged workhorse.
The 2013 Nissan Titan features a single V-8 engine on its drivetrain options sheet. This 5.6-liter motor produces 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque, figures which help the Titan achieve a maximum tow rating of 9,500 lbs. A five-speed automatic is included free of charge with the pickup, while four-wheel drive is optional, and fuel mileage for the Nissan shows as 13-mpg in city driving and 18-mpg during highway cruising.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% or $5,850 cash back on the 2013 Nissan Titan available until 02/28/2013.
2013 Buick Regal
The 2013 Buick Regal is designed to snag premium mid-size sedan shoppers who want a little bit of 'go' alongside of their daily driver's luxury features. The Buick Regal is also one of the most attractive four-door automobiles in the entire General Motors portfolio.
The 2013 Buick Regal features a bevy of four-cylinder engine choices. The base 2.4-liter unit is good for 182 horsepower, and its eAssist hybrid system (which makes use of an electric motor for fuel mileage gains) allows it to post an EPA rating of 25-mpg city and 36-mpg highway. For those who value performance over efficiency there is the 220 horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder found in the Turbo trim level, and the 270 horsepower edition of this same engine offered by the Regal GS. Transmission choices include a six-speed manuals and a six-speed automatic.
There is a financing incentive of 1.9% or $500 cash back on the 2013 Buick Regal available until 02/28/2013.
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