This week's ensemble of the best rebates and incentives currently available across the automotive industry is heavy on the people movers, with a little hybrid flavor thrown in for good measure. The first entry comes in the form of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country minivan, which is being offered with the choice of either zero percent financing or $1,250 in factory cash rebates. Next up is the 2011 Nissan Armada full-size SUV, which also offers 0.0% purchase financing or an available $4,000 in cash back. The 2011 Toyota Prius dedicated hybrid provides fuel efficient transportation along with 0.0% percent financing or a $500 cash back offer, while the 2012 Kia Sedona minivan features a 1.9% financing offer or the choice of a $2,500 cash back rebate. The final bargain for this week can be found on the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander mid-size SUV, which offers an appealing zero percent purchase financing or $1,000 in total cash back.
Make sure to visit us again next week as we compile a fresh list of the best deals and bargains to be had on factory finance incentives and cash rebates being offered to new car and new truck shoppers across the country.
2012 Chrysler Town & Country
The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country minivan continues to hold strong to its position as the brand's luxury-oriented family transporter. The Chrysler Town & Country is offered in three trim levels and it can seat as many as seven passengers across three rows. The Stow 'n Go easy-fold feature also makes it simple to haul up to 143.8 cubic feet of cargo.
The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country offers a single drivetrain option - a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that has been tuned to provide a substantial 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Matched with a six-speed automatic transmission, the minivan returns a fuel mileage rating of 17 miles per gallon in stop and go driving and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $1,250 cash back on the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country available until 01/03/2012.
2011 Nissan Armada
The 2011 Nissan Armada is a full-size SUV that earns its name thanks to its prodigious size. Making use of a full-frame design that helps to give it a respectable 9,100 lbs of towing capacity, the Nissan Armada also offers the ability to handle as many as eight passengers or 97.1 cubic feet of cargo with the rear rows out of the picture.
The 2011 Nissan Armada is motivated by a 5.6-liter, eight-cylinder engine that churns out 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard, and buyers can add four-wheel drive to the SUV as an option. Fuel economy for the hefty sport-utility vehicle checks in at 13 miles per gallon around town and 19 miles per gallon on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $4,000 cash back on the 2011 Nissan Armada available until 11/30/2011.
2011 Toyota Prius
The 2011 Toyota Prius is a compact hybrid hatchback that manages to earn the title of the most fuel efficient automobile available in the United States. The five-passenger Toyota Prius also counts a reasonable amount of practicality as one of its attributes, as the hatchback is capable of handling 21.6 cubic feet of gear when fully loaded. In addition, at low speeds, the Prius can take advantage of a special "EV" mode that allows it to travel exclusively on battery power for short distances.
The 2011 Toyota Prius is equipped with the brand's Hybrid Synergy Drive system, which consists of two electric motors working in tandem with a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine. All together the setup is rated at 134 horsepower, and output is sent to the front wheels by an advanced continuously-variable automatic transmission. Fuel mileage numbers for the ultra-frugal hybrid show as 51 miles per gallon in city driving and 48 miles per gallon during highway cruising.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $500 cash back on the 2011 Toyota Prius available until 12/05/2011.
2012 Kia Sedona
The 2012 Kia Sedona is a value-conscious minivan that aims to appeal to drivers through its affordable pricing, extensive warranty and substantial features list. The Kia Sedona's seven passenger seating is laid out across three rows, and when not laden down with human cargo the Sedona can accommodate up to 142 cubic feet of luggage, which makes it an extremely practical hauler.
The 2012 Kia Sedona is also gifted in the power department, as its standard 3.5-liter V-6 grinds out 271 horses and 248 lb-ft of twist. The front-wheel drive minivan features a six-speed automatic transmission as well as a fuel mileage rating of 18 miles per gallon around town and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 1.9% interest or $2,500 cash back on the 2012 Kia Sedona available until 11/30/2011.
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander
The 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander is an aggressively-styled mid-size SUV that provides a macho image to go with its respectably practical nature. The seven-passenger Mitsubishi Outlander (which can also haul up to 73 cubic feet of cargo) offers good interior volume and the availability of off-road friendly equipment such as an active front-differential for models ordered with optional all-wheel drive.
The 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander starts out with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that can be relied on to produce 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy for the entry-level motor shows as 23 miles per gallon in city driving and 28 miles per gallon on the highway, numbers that are made possible in part by the inclusion of a continuously-variable automatic transmission. A power upgrade is available in the form of the Outlander's optional 3.0-liter V-6, which generates 230 horses and 215 lb-ft of torque while dropping reported fuel mileage only slightly to 22 miles per gallon city and 27 miles per gallon highway. A six-speed automatic transmission is included free of charged with the V-6 engine.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $1,000 cash back on the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander available until 11/30/2011.