Roughly a week and a half before Halloween and there remains a number of great rebates and incentives that are more "treat" than "trick." The first bargain on this week's list is a $2,500 cash back or zero percent financing offer available on the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedan, followed by $1,500 in cash rebates or 0.0% financing on the mid-size 2011 Chrysler 200 convertible. Next up is the 2011 Dodge Challenger mid-size coupe, which can be had with the choice of either $2,000 in factory cash back or an appealing 0.0% purchase financing offer. The final two vehicles on this week's incentives roundup are the 2011 Ford Ranger V6 compact pickup ($5,000 cash back or an impressive zero percent financing plus $2,000 cash back) and the 2012 Hyundai Veracruz mid-size crossover ($500 cash back or 0.9% financing).
Even if you can't make it to your local dealership this week, there's a lot of time left before automakers pull their October rebates and incentives and offer up a fresh slate of deals for November. Check back with us each week for a snapshot of the best rebate offers on brand new cars and trucks of all descriptions.
2011 Chevrolet Malibu
The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu is a mid-size family sedan that balances modern styling with solid fuel mileage and a roomy interior. The Chevrolet Malibu comes with standard features such as a CD player, air conditioning and power windows and door locks, and the vehicle can be upgraded to include power leather seats, a sunroof, a Bose stereo system and automatic climate control.
The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu starts out with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood. Capable of producing 169 horsepower and 160 lb-ft of torque, this mill also returns fuel economy figures of 22 miles per gallon in city driving and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. The sedan can also be had with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that is good for 252 horses and 251 lb-ft of torque, along with fuel mileage of 17 miles per gallon city and 26 miles per gallon highway. Each engine comes with a six-speed automatic transmission.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $2,500 cash back on the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu available until 10/31/2011.
2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible
The 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible is one of the few mid-size drop tops on the market that doesn’t come with a premium price tag. Aimed at drivers who love to cruise in the open air but who don't require a high performance or luxury car, the Chrysler 200 Convertible offers the choice between either a soft top or retractable hard top. This gives it year-round practicality in colder climates and adds to its overall appeal.
A 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine greets buyers of the entry-level 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible, and it offers up 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices for the engine include a four-speed and six-speed automatic, and fuel mileage is rated at 20 miles per gallon around town and 29 miles per gallon on the highway.. Upgrading to the 200's 3.6-liter V-6 brings with it 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque while dropping fuel economy by only one city mile per gallon. A six-speed automatic is standard with the V-6.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $1,500 cash back on the 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible available until 10/31/2011.
2011 Dodge Challenger
The 2011 Dodge Challenger provides mid-size coupe buyers with a choice of trim levels that run the gamut between comfortable daily driver and full-on muscle car. The Dodge Challenger's retro styling cuts a striking figure, even when found in the base model, and its roomy interior gives it more rear passenger space than any other two-door in its class.
The 2011 Dodge Challenger is initially outfitted with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that has been tuned to provide a very healthy 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic is the only gearbox available with this engine, and fuel economy checks in at 18 miles per gallon in city driving and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. The Challenger R/T introduces a gutsy 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 that grinds out 372 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, which can be paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage for the eight-cylinder Challenger shows as two miles per gallon lower for each respective measure when compared against the V-6 model.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $2,000 cash back on the 2011 Dodge Challenger available until 10/31/2011.
2011 Ford Ranger V6
The 2011 Ford Ranger is a compact pickup truck that can be had in both Regular and SuperCab editions, with the latter offering an extra set of seats behind the front row to accommodate smaller passengers on short trips. The Ford Ranger also comes with a six-foot cargo bed and the option of four-wheel drive.
The 2011 Ford Ranger XLT and Sport trims can be had with the V-6 engine that is the subject of this week's rebate. The 4.0-liter six-cylinder unit generates 207 horsepower and 238 lb-ft of torque, managed by either a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage for the compact truck is rated 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 plus $2,000 cash back or $5,000 total cash back on the 2011 Ford Ranger V6 available until 01/03/2012.
2012 Hyundai Veracruz
The 2012 Hyundai Veracruz mid-size crossover vehicle offers solid value in terms of features and pricing, as well as seven passenger seating and the ability to stow as much as 87 cubic feet of cargo with the rear rows folded forward. The top level Hyundai Veracruz Limited adds items such as leather seats and an upgraded stereo system, while a navigation system and Bluetooth integration can also be added to the crossover.
The 2012 Hyundai Veracruz features a 3.8-liter V-6 as its only engine choice. With 260 horsepower and 257 lb-ft of torque on tap, this motor is more than capable of delivering good acceleration and passing power. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and all-wheel drive can be had as an option. Fuel mileage for the Veracruz checks in at 17 miles per gallon city and 22 miles per gallon highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.9% interest or $500 cash back on the 2012 Hyundai Veracruz available until 10/31/2011.
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