June is here and with it come a slew of fresh rebates and incentives on brand new cars and trucks designed to kick off the summer season with a bang. This week, our list starts out with the 2012 Buick Enclave full-size crossover, which can be had with the choice of either zero percent financing or $1,500 in cash back. Next up is the 2012 Hyundai Genesis full-size sedan and its offer of 0.0% financing plus $500 cash back, followed by the 2012 Toyota Highlander mid-size SUV which makes available zero percent financing or $750 in factory cash rebates. The final two entries include the 2012 Dodge Journey mid-size crossover, which features the choice between zero percent financing plus $1,000 cash back or $2,500 in total cash back, and the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback compact wagon, which comes with 0.0% financing or an available $500 cash rebate.
Make sure to check back with us in a week's time when we'll run through another set of the best new car bargains currently available on the market.
The 2012 Buick Enclave is a full-size crossover that presents a comfortable and stylish package for family shoppers looking to haul the clan from point A to point B with room to spare. The Buick Enclave can handle up to eight passengers, and with the rear two rows folded forward the SUV can swallow 116 cubic feet of gear.
Motivating the 2012 Buick Enclave is a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that can be counted on to produce 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission sends that output to either the front or all four wheels (if all-wheel drive has been ordered), and fuel economy for the big crossover checks in at 17-mpg city and 24-mpg highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% or $1,500 cash back on the 2012 Buick Enclave available until 07/02/2012.
2012 Hyundai Genesis
The 2012 Hyundai Genesis is aimed at full-size luxury sedan fans who want their share of high end features but who are also interested in saving a few dollars in the process. Priced at thousands less than many of its Japanese and European competitors, the Hyundai Genesis sedan delivers a very comfortable ride along with the high tech features and conveniences that are de rigueur in its segment.
The 2012 Hyundai Genesis starts out with a 3.8-liter, 333 horsepower V-6 under the hood, a unit that also generates 291 lb-ft of torque. A 4.6-liter V-8 that churns out 385 horses and 333 lb-ft of twist is also available, while a 429 horsepower, 5.0-liter eight-cylinder engine that is good for 376 lb-ft of torque represents the top of the drivetrain range. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard across the line, and fuel economy for the V-6 leads the way with a rating of 19-mpg city and 29-mpg highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% plus $500 cash back on the 2012 Hyundai Genesis available until 07/02/2012.
2012 Toyota Highlander
The 2012 Toyota Highlander is a three-row, mid-size crossover that skews towards the larger side of the spectrum. The Toyota Highlander can seat seven passengers, and it also features the capability to haul up to 95.4 cubic feet of gear behind the front seats thanks to the ability to fold forward the rear accommodations. When ordered in Limited trim, the Highlander boasts equipment such as leather seats, three zones of automatic climate control, and a backup camera.
The 2012 Toyota Highlander is initially outfitted with a 2.7-liter, four-cylinder motor that generates 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. Fuel mileage for this engine, which is managed via a six-speed automatic transmission, shows as 20-mpg around town and 25-mpg on the highway. Stepping up to the crossover's optional 3.5-liter V-6 brings with it 270 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission remains standard with the six-cylinder but all-wheel drive becomes an option, and fuel mileage is rated at a competitive 18-mpg city and 24-mpg highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% or $750 cash back on the 2012 Toyota Highlander available until 07/09/2012.
2012 Dodge Journey
The 2012 Dodge Journey looks an awful lot like a minivan, but its smaller dimensions make this mid-size crossover a better handler. Three rows of seating mean that in a pinch, the Dodge Journey can handle as many as seven passengers, and it also offers 68 cubic feet of total cargo space.
The 2012 Dodge Journey's standard engine is a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder that offers up 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque, along with fuel economy figures of 19-mpg city and 26-mpg highway. A four-speed automatic is the only transmission available with this motor. The Journey can also be had with a 3.6-liter V-6 that provides 283 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque, managed by a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage for the bigger unit checks in at 17-mpg city and 25-mpg highway, and all-wheel drive can be ordered with the V-6 as an option.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% plus $1,000 cash back or $2,500 total cash back on the 2012 Dodge Journey available until 07/02/2012.
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback is a hatchback wagon based on the brand's compact Lancer sedan. The Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback trades on its aggressive looks and better than average handling, and with the rear seats out of the picture the compact hatch delivers 52.7 cubic feet of total cargo space.
The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback leaves the factory with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder motor mounted between its front fenders. Rated at 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque, this mill delivers fuel economy of 24-mpg city and 32-mpg highway. The Lancer Sportback GT benefits from the installation of a 168 horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder that is also good for 167 lb-ft of torque. Matched with the same continuously-variable automatic transmission as the base model, fuel mileage for the larger power plant is listed as 22-mpg city and 29-mpg highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% or $500 total cash back on the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback available until 07/31/2012.