The first week of October brings a fresh batch of rebates and incentives on new cars and new trucks. We kick things off with the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi mid-size sedan, which features zero percent financing or $1,500 in cash back. Next up is the 2012 Lincoln MKT full-size crossover and its offer of zero percent financing plus $1,000 cash back, or $2,000 in total cash rebates. Following the MKT is the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedan (zero percent financing or $3,000 cash back) and the 2012 Dodge Challenger mid-size coupe (0.0% financing plus $500, or $1,250 total cash back). The final vehicle on this week's list is the 2012 Nissan Maxima mid-size sedan, which appeals to buyers through its offer of zero percent financing or $4,000 in cash back.
Stay tuned, as we'll be back next week with another round of the best bargains to be had on new cars and new trucks across wide range of different brands and categories.
The 2012 Suzuki Kizashi is a mid-size sedan that trades on its sporty handling, its fresh looks, and its affordable pricing. The Suzuki Kizashi also comes with a generous amount of standard equipment, including dual automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, and keyless entry.
The 2012 Suzuki Kizashi is motivated by a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that puts out 185 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a continuously-variable automatic is also available - and mandatory for those who order the Kizashi with its optional all-wheel drive. Fuel mileage for the mid-size sedan shows as 21-mpg in stop and go driving and 31-mpg on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% or $1,500 cash back on the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi available until 10/31/2012.
2012 Lincoln MKT
The 2012 Lincoln MKT is an attractively-styled, full-size crossover that can seat up to seven passengers or haul 76 cubic feet of gear with the rear rows folded forward. The Lincoln MKT also offers a long list of high tech features that add safety and comfort to the automobile.
The entry-level edition of the 2012 Lincoln MKT offers a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that is rated at 268 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. Fuel mileage for the unit is listed at 17-mpg in city driving and 23-mpg on the highway. Much more power is available with the EcoBoost trim, thanks to its twin-turbo, 3.5-liter V-6 that generates 355 ponies and 350 lb-ft of torque while returning fuel economy figures of 16-mpg around town and 21-mpg on the highway. All-wheel drive is standard with the MKT EcoBoost and available with the base model, and a six-speed automatic transmission handles the gear shifting duties for both.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% plus $1,000 cash back or $2,000 total cash back on the 2012 Lincoln MKT available until 10/31/2012.
2012 Chevrolet Malibu
The 2012 Chevrolet Malibu aims to offer stylish family transportation to those seeking an inexpensive mid-size sedan. The Chevrolet Malibu is available with equipment such as heated leather seats, a sunroof, LED taillights, 18-inch rims, and automatic climate control in its top trim level.
Most versions of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu come with its base 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine which can be relied on to provide 169 horsepower and 160 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission helps the Malibu offer excellent efficiency with this particular drivetrain, posting a 22-mpg city and 33-mpg highway rating. More robust acceleration comes in the form of the Malibu's optional 252 horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6, which also features 251 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed auto is also included with the V-6, and its fuel economy dips to 17-mpg city and 26-mpg highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% or $3,000 cash back on the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu available until 10/31/2012.
2012 Dodge Challenger
The 2012 Dodge Challenger is a retro-styled muscle coupe that provides the largest interior in its class. In addition to offering a usable back seat, the Dodge Challenger can also be had with a number of performance upgrades that enhance its handling and acceleration,
The 2012 Dodge Challenger starts out with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 between the front fenders, an engine that provides 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque along with a fuel mileage rating of 18-mpg city and 27-mpg highway. The Challenger R/T benefits from the installation of a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 that pushes out up to 376 horses and 410 lb-ft of torque. Fuel mileage for the larger motor is rated at 16-mpg city and 25-mpg highway. The V-6 is offered exclusively with a five-speed automatic transmission, while the V-8 offers the choice between a six-speed manual and a five-speed auto.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% plus $500 cash back or $1,250 total cash back on the 2012 Dodge Challenger available until 10/31/2012.
2012 Nissan Maxima
The 2012 Nissan Maxima is the Japanese brand's flagship full-size sedan, and as such it comes with more than its fair share of luxury features. The Nissan Maxima can be ordered with leather seats, a heated steering wheel, HID headlights, a stiff sport suspension system, and a dual panel sunroof.
The 2012 Nissan Maxima makes a 3.5-liter V-6 engine its only available drivetrain. This six-cylinder motor can produce 290 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque, and Nissan has also restricted transmission choices to just one: a continuously-variable automatic. The Maxima's fuel mileage rating is advertised at 19-mpg city and 26-mpg highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% or $4,000 cash back on the 2012 Nissan Maxima available until 10/31/2012.