October has a full plate of rebates and incentives are currently in play, with a number of great deals available on a diverse number of new cars, trucks and SUVs. This week our list begins with the 2011 Nissan Frontier mid-size truck, which comes with the choice of either $3,000 in cash back or 0.0% financing. Next is the 2012 Ford Focus compact, which chimes in with the option of $500 cash back or zero percent financing, followed by the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee mid-size SUV which raises the ante by providing 1.9% financing plus $1,000 in cash back or the availability of a $2,000 factory cash rebate. Wrapping things up are the 2011 GMC Acadia full-size crossover, which offers a zero percent financing plus $1,000 cash back combo or a full $2,000 cash incentive, and the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder compact convertible, which is bundled with a $2,000 cash rebate or 0.0% purchase financing.
October is far from over, so make sure to keep checking back with us to get the latest scoop on the best rebates and incentives currently offered on new cars and trucks.
2011 Nissan Frontier
The 2011 Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup comes in King Cab and Crew Cab editions, each of which can handle three additional passengers behind the front row of seating. The Nissan Frontier Crew Cab features four full-size doors and comes with either a five-foot or six-foot cargo box (the King Cab makes do with the six-foot box). A PRO-4X trim is also available for drivers who frequently head off-road, and it offers an upgraded suspension system, all-terrain tires and a locking differential.
The 2011 Nissan Frontier is initially out fitted with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that provides 152 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy for this motor checks in at 19 miles per gallon in city driving and 23 miles per gallon on the highway, and transmission choices include a five-speed manual and a five-speed automatic. A 4.0-liter V-6 is also available, and this unit grinds out 261 horses and 281 lb-ft of torque while dropping fuel mileage to 15 miles per gallon around town and 20 miles per gallon during highway cruising. The five-speed autobox remains an option and a six-speed manual takes the place of the four-cylinder's five-speed. Four-wheel drive can also be ordered with the Nissan Frontier.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $3,000 cash back on the 2011 Nissan Frontier (non-S trim) available until 10/31/2011.
2012 Ford Focus
The 2012 Ford Focus has been completely redesigned when compared to last year's model. The entry-level compact Ford Focus provides sharp handling, good overall comfort and the availability of high tech features such as automated parking and the MyFord Touch vehicle interface and gauge display system.
All versions of the 2012 Ford Focus come with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that puts down 160 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is provided free of charge, while a sophisticated six-speed dual-clutch automated manual gearbox can be selected as an option. The latter tranny offers the most impressive fuel mileage figures of the two, featuring an EPA rating of 28 miles per gallon in stop and go driving and 40 miles per gallon on the highway when drivers select the Focus' Super Fuel Economy package.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $500 cash back on the 2012 Ford Focus available until 01/03/2012.
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a mid-size sport-utility vehicle that straddles the line between practical daily driver and full-on off-road rig. Riding on a fresh platform for the current model year, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is roomier (with space for up to five passengers and 68.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo space) and more settled on pavement than ever before, without giving up any of its trail-ready capability.
The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee sports a 290 horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 as its entry-level engine. Also capable of generating 260 lb-ft of torque, the six-cylinder posts fuel economy figures of 16 miles per gallon in stop and go driving and 22 miles per gallon on the highway. A 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 serves as the top of the line power plant for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and it offers up 360 horses and 390 lb-ft of twist while lowering reported fuel mileage to 13 miles per gallon city and 19 miles per gallon highway. Three distinct four-wheel drive systems can be ordered with the SUV, and a five-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board.
There is a financing incentive of 1.9% interest plus $1,000 cash back or $2,000 total cash back on the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee available until 10/31/2011.
2011 GMC Acadia
The 2011 GMC Acadia is a full-size crossover that aims to offer a premium experience to each of its (up to) eight passengers. This is especially true if the GMC Acadia Denali trim level is selected, a version of the crossover that adds unique interior and exterior styling touches as well as a hefty amount of luxury equipment spread throughout the entire cabin. The Acadia can also tote up to 117 cubic feet of gear with the rear rows folded forward.
The 2011 GMC Acadia offers a single engine option, a 3.6-liter V-6 that has been tuned to provide 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. This output is sent via a six-speed automatic transmission to either the front or all four wheels (if all-wheel drive is selected), and fuel mileage is rated at 17 miles per gallon in city driving and 24 miles per gallon on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest plus $1,000 cash back or $2,000 total cash back on the 2011 GMC Acadia available until 10/31/2011.
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
The 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder offers convertible lovers an affordable compact choice in an increasingly shrinking segment. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder includes a power cloth roof, a heated leather seats, HID headlights and satellite radio as standard equipment, while the GT trim adds performance equipment that includes a bigger brakes and an upgraded sway bar.
The 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder is found in both four and six-cylinder editions. The former is represented by a 2.4-liter motor that provides 162 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque while returning fuel mileage of 20 miles per gallon city and 28 miles per gallon highway. Transmission choices include a five-speed manual and four-speed automatic gearbox. Opting for the Eclipse Spyder GT introduces a 3.6-liter V-6 that offers 265 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque and comes with a five-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy for the larger motor dips to 16 miles per gallon around town and 24 miles per gallon on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $2,000 cash back on the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder available until 10/31/2011.