June has almost run its course, but fortunately for bargain-hunting new car buyers there are still a healthy amount of rebates and incentives available on a wide range of automobiles. Our snapshot of this week’s best rebates and incentives begins with the 2011 Nissan Rogue compact crossover, which can be had with zero percent financing and a $500 cash back bonus, or $500 in total cash back. Next up is the 2011 GMC Savana 1500 full-size van, which offers the choice of either 0.9 percent financing or $1,500 cash back, followed by the Jeep Patriot compact crossover’s zero percent financing or $1,000 consumer cash offer. Tying the list together are the compact 2011 Suzuki SX4 Crossover (zero percent financing or $1,000 cash back) and the 2011 Mazda Mazda6 mid-size sedan (zero percent financing plus $500 cash back).
July 4th celebrations are rapidly approaching, but it’s still possible to sneak in under the wire and snag a great deal on the exact vehicle you are looking for before the crowds descend on dealer lots across the country.
2011 Nissan Rogue
The 2011 Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover that has been designed to appeal to families who need additional interior room but who don’t want to give up a lively driving experience. The Nissan Rogue seats five passengers and can handle 57.9 cubic feet of cargo with the rear row folded forward, but it also features a well-tuned chassis that gives the crossover a more sedan-like feel than some of its competitors.
All versions of the 2011 Nissan Rogue come with the same 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that generates 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. A continuously-variable automatic transmission shuttles this output to either the front or all four wheels (if all-wheel drive is selected), and fuel mileage for the crossover is rated at up to 22 miles per gallon in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of zero percent interest plus $500 cash back or $500 total cash back on the 2011 Nissan Rogue available until 07/06/2011.
2011 GMC Savana 1500
The 2011 GMC Savana 1500 is a full-size van that dazzles with its ability to handle as many as 12 passengers while still offering solid cargo room for everyone’s luggage and gear. The GMC Savana can be purchased as a stripped-down fleet model or ordered with convenience features that include front and rear air conditioning, power windows and door locks, cruise control and a CD player with satellite radio.
The 2011 GMC Savana packs a 5.3-liter V-8 as its only engine option, and this stout mill is rated at 310 horsepower and 334 lb-ft of torque. Entry-level models are rear wheel drive, but all-wheel drive can also be ordered to help deal with slippery road conditions. Every version of the GMC Savana 1500 offers a four-speed automatic transmission, and fuel mileage for the large van is advertised as 13 mpg in city driving and 17 mpg on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.9 percent interest or $1,500 cash back on the 2011 GMC Savana available until 07/05/2011.
2011 Jeep Patriot
The 2011 Jeep Patriot is an affordable compact SUV that can handle both the rigors of trail driving and the demands of daily commuting. The Jeep Patriot’s five passenger configuration is complemented by the availability of 54 cubic feet of cargo space, and it can also be ordered with the Freedom-Drive Off-Road Group of features, which adds items such as skid plates, hill descent control, hill start assist and other Trail Rated gear to the SUV’s list of equipment.
The 2011 Jeep Patriot is initially offered with a 2.0-liter, 158 horsepower four-cylinder engine. Also capable of generating 141 lb-ft of torque, this motor returns fuel mileage of 23 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. Buyers can choose to upgrade to a 2.4-liter unit that is good for 172 horsepower and 165 lb-ft of torque, and this motor’s fuel economy figures are only two miles per gallon lower than the smaller motor for each respective measure. Both four-cylinders can be shifted through either a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously-variable automatic, and the 2.4-liter brings with it the option of all-wheel or four-wheel drive.
There is a financing incentive of zero percent interest or $1,000 cash back on the 2011 Jeep Patriot available until 06/30/2011.
2011 Suzuki SX4 Crossover
The 2011 Suzuki SX4 Crossover is an unusual subcompact option for drivers looking to get behind the wheel of an inexpensive and practical automobile. The Suzuki SX4 Crossover features a whopping 54 cubic feet of total cargo space to go with its five passenger seating, placing it near the top of its class, and the vehicle can also be ordered with a navigation system, heated seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The 2011 Suzuki SX4 Crossover is motivated by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that provides 150 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is the standard gearbox for the SX4 Crossover, but drivers can also select a continuously-variable automatic as an option. All-wheel drive is included free of charge with the subcompact, and fuel mileage for the SX4 Crossover comes in at 23 mpg around town and 29 mpg on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of zero percent interest or $1,000 cash back on the 2011 Suzuki SX4 Crossover available until 07/05/2011.
2011 Mazda MAZDA6
Like most Mazda offerings, the 2011 Mazda MAZDA6 prizes sporty handling and excellent road feel – unusual characteristics in a mid-size family sedan. The Mazda MAZDA6 can also be found in the well-equipped Grand Touring edition, which offers such niceties as a sunroof, dual automatic climate control, heated leather seats and a Bose sound system.
The 2011 Mazda MAZDA6 provides a choice of four and six-cylinder drivetrains. Entry-level versions of the MAZDA6 are provided with a 170 horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder motor that also puts out 167 lb-ft of torque. Four-cylinder buyers can choose between a six-speed manual and a five-speed automatic transmission, and fuel mileage for the small engine is rated at 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. Opting for the sedan’s larger 3.7-liter V-6 brings 272 horses and 269 lb-ft of twist into the picture, and a six-speed automatic becomes the only available transmission. Fuel mileage for the more powerful engine shows as 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.
There is a financing incentive of zero percent interest plus $500 cash back on the 2011 Mazda MAZDA6 available until 06/30/2011.