One last incentives push before the Thanksgiving holiday sees some intriguing rebates added to our final deals roundup for the month of November. Our list this week begins with an offer of $500 cash back or zero percent financing available on the 2012 Toyota Highlander mid-size SUV. The compact 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe follows that up with zero percent financing or the choice of $1,500 cash back. The 2012 Ford Taurus full-size sedan checks in with an impressive $2,000 cash rebate or available 0.0% financing, while the 2011 Nissan Xterra mid-size SUV matches the four-door Ford with its own $2,000 cash back offer or the choice of zero percent purchase financing. Wrapping things up for November is the 2011 Mazda CX-7 compact crossover vehicle, which comes with a zero percent financing incentive plus $500 cash back.
Our rebates and incentives reporting continues next month, when the spirit of giving should encourage an even longer list of new car and truck brands to unveil enticing bargains in order to clear out remaining 2011 inventory before the dawn of the New Year.
2012 Toyota Highlander
The 2012 Toyota Highlander provides mid-size SUV shoppers with seven passenger seating (spread across three rows), as well as 95.4 cubic feet of total cargo space and 5,000 lbs of towing capacity. The Toyota Highlander manages to offer this impressive level of utility while still turning in a sedan-like driving experience and a long list of available features and options.
The 2012 Toyota Highlander's base engine is a 187 horsepower, 2.7-liter four-cylinder unit that also develops 186 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy for this motor checks in at 20 miles per gallon in city driving and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. A 3.5-liter V-6 can also be installed under the hood of the Highlander, and it offers 270 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque while maintaining a competitive fuel mileage rating of its own (18 miles per gallon city / 24 miles per gallon highway). A six-speed automatic gearbox is standard with either motor, and all-wheel drive is available with the SUV's V-6.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $500 cash back on the 2012 Toyota Highlander available until 12/05/2011.
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse
The 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe is aimed at compact car shoppers who value arresting styling and the promise of performance in their daily driver. The Mitsubishi Eclipse can also be ordered with features such as heated leather seats, upgraded brakes, automatic climate control and HID headlights.
The 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe is initially offered with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder motor that is good for 162 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices for the unit include a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic, and its fuel economy is rated at 20 miles per gallon around town and 28 miles per gallon on the highway. Stepping up to the Eclipse GT's 3.6-liter V-6 brings 265 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque to the table and makes a five-speed automatic the only available gearbox. Fuel economy for the V-6 is listed as 16 miles per gallon city and 24 miles per gallon highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $1,500 cash back on the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse available until 11/30/2011.
2012 Ford Taurus
The 2012 Ford Taurus provides family car shoppers with a comfortable full-size sedan that even in standard trim offers a high level of comfort and refinement. The Ford Taurus can additionally be ordered in the SHO model, which introduces an array of high-tech performance equipment into the equation.
The 2012 Ford Taurus features a 3.5-liter V-6 as its most affordable engine option. The six-cylinder generates 263 horsepower and 249 lb-ft of torque, can be found in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive editions and is shifted via a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy for this motor is reported as 18 miles per gallon city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway. The Taurus EcoBoost gains a twin-turbocharged edition of the same 3.5-liter motor that pushes out 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed auto and all-wheel drive are included as standard equipment, and fuel economy for the sport sedan is listed at 17 miles per gallon city and 25 miles per gallon highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $2,000 cash back on the 2012 Ford Taurus available until 01/03/2012.
2011 Nissan Xterra
The 2011 Nissan Xterra is a mid-size crossover SUV that features credible off-road performance as one of its primary attributes. In addition to an available full complement of trail driving gear, the Nissan Xterra provides five passenger seating and an easy-to-clean cargo compartment that can expand to 66 cubic feet with the rear row out of the picture.
The 2011 Nissan Xterra is sold with a 4.0-liter V-6 as its exclusive power plant. Capable of putting out 261 ponies and 281 lb-ft of twist, the V-6 can be matched with either a five-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual, depending on which model is selected. Four-wheel drive can be added to the Xterra as an option, and fuel economy for the SUV comes in at 15 miles per gallon in stop and go driving and 21 miles per gallon on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $2,000 cash back on the 2011 Nissan Xterra available until 11/30/2011.
2011 Mazda CX-7
The 2011 Mazda CX-7 is a compact crossover vehicle that proves that practical and fun don't have to be mutually exclusive terms. The Mazda CX-7 seats five passengers and can haul a stout 59 cubic feet of cargo with the rear row folded forward, but the real story behind the small SUV is its highly-tuned chassis and suspension system, which provides good road feedback and the ability to corner much quicker than comparable crossovers.
The 2011 Mazda CX-7 starts out with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that is good for 161 horsepower and 161 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission sends this output to the front wheels, and fuel mileage is rated at 20 miles per gallon around town and 28 miles per gallon on the highway. The crossover can also be outfitted with a more robust 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes use of a turbocharger to grind out 244 horses and 258 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic tranny becomes standard equipment for the turbo CX-7, and all-wheel drive is offered as an option. Fuel economy for the 2.4-liter shows as 18 miles per gallon city and 24 miles per gallon highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest plus $500 cash back on the 2011 Mazda CX-7 available until 11/30/2011.
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