Summer sales campaigns are in full force as we move through July, as evidenced by the strong rebates and incentives that we've been able to gather for this week's list of bargains. The savings start off with the 2012 Dodge Durango mid-size SUV, which features the choice between zero percent financing or $1,000 cash back. Next up is the 2012 Chevrolet Impala full-size sedan (0.9% financing or $2,750 cash back), followed by the 2012 Mazda CX-9 mid-size crossover and its offering of 0.0% financing plus $1,000 in factory cash rebates. The 2012 Nissan Rogue compact crossover comes with a strong zero percent financing plus $500 cash back offer or $3,000 in total cash rebates, while the 2012 Jeep Compass compact SUV is available with the option of either 0.0% financing or $1,750 in cash back.
Don’t forget that we'll be back next week with yet another roundup of the best new car deals currently available at dealerships across the country.
2012 Dodge Durango
The 2012 Dodge Durango offers a smooth ride for up to seven passengers thanks to its unibody design. The rear-wheel drive Dodge Durango can also accommodate up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo and tow a respectable 7,400 lbs when properly equipped.
Under the hood, the 2012 Dodge Durango starts out with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that generates 290 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque while returning fuel mileage figures of 16-mpg city and 23-mpg highway. A 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine is also offered with the SUV, and it brings 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque to the table while dropping fuel mileage by three miles per gallon for each respective measurement. The V-6 features a five-speed automatic tranny while the eight-cylinder Durango gains an extra forward gear, and both four-wheel and all-wheel drive systems are available as options with the crossover.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% or $1,000 cash back on the 2012 Dodge Durango available until 09/04/2012.
2012 Chevrolet Impala
The 2012 Chevrolet Impala is a full-size family car that can be had with a number of high end features, especially when ordered in the LTZ trim which brings with it heated leather seats, a Bose stereo system, and the option of a sunroof.
A single engine choice is available with the 2012 Chevrolet Impala: a 3.6-liter V-6 that has been upgraded for the current model year to provide 300 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission sends that output to the vehicle's front wheels, and fuel mileage has also been improved for 2012, showing as 18-mpg in stop and go driving and 30-mpg during highway cruising.
There is a financing incentive of 0.9% or $2,750 cash back on the 2012 Chevrolet Impala available until 09/04/2012.
2012 Mazda CX-9
The 2012 Mazda CX-9 is a large mid-size crossover that delivers much more engaging handling than might be expected from a vehicle of its heft. The Mazda CX-9 is notable for its seven passenger capacity and its ability to haul as much as 101 cubic feet of cargo with the rear rows out of the picture.
The 2012 Mazda CX-9 provides substantial acceleration thanks to its standard 273 horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine. Also capable of generating 270 lb-ft of torque, this mill can be counted on to provide fuel mileage of 17-mpg in city driving and 24-mpg on the highway. A six-speed automatic transmission is included free of charge, while all-wheel drive can be added as an option, and the CX-9 is rated to tow up to 3,500 lbs.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% plus $1,000 cash back on the 2012 Mazda CX-9 available until 07/31/2012.
2012 Nissan Rogue - 0.0% plus $500 or $3,000 - 07/31/2012
The 2012 Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover vehicle that combines the comforts of a family cruiser with the attention to suspension tuning and steering feel that Nissan has become known for. The Nissan Rogue seats five passengers, can accommodate just under 60 cubic feet of cargo, and can be upgraded to include a touchscreen navigation system.
The 2012 Nissan Rogue features a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder motor that churns out 170- horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. A continuously-variable automatic transmission channels that engine production to either the front or all four wheels (if optional all-wheel drive is specific). Fuel mileage for the Rogue checks in at 22-mpg city and 28-mpg highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% plus $500 cash back or $3,000 total cash back on the 2012 Nissan Rogue available until 07/31/2012.
2012 Jeep Compass
The 2012 Jeep Compass shrinks to iconic brand's styling language down to compact proportions and wraps it around a crossover package that can serve as either a trailblazer or an around-town errand-runner. The vehicle is practical, too - the Jeep Compass is capable of hauling five passengers or swallowing 53.6 cubic feet of luggage.
The 2012 Jeep Compass is initially offered with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder pulling duty in the engine room. Rated at 158 horsepower and 141 lb-ft of torque, this motor offers fuel economy of 23-mpg city and 29-mpg highway and can be matched with either a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously-variable automatic. The Compass can additionally be had with a 172 horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder that generates 165 lb-ft of torque and delivers fuel mileage of 23-mpg city and 28-mpg highway. Transmission choices for the larger power plant remain the same, but four-wheel drive becomes an option when the 2.4-liter unit is specified.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% or $1,750 cash back on the 2012 Jeep Compass available until 07/31/2012.