September has arrived and with it the inevitable Labor Day promotional events that automakers hope will help swell summer sales figures and tie a nice bow on the most popular tine of the year to buy a new car or truck. This week we begin with the 2011 Dodge Durango mid-size SUV, which is offered with the choice of zero percent financing or $2,000 in cash back. The 2011 Chevrolet Impala mid-size sedan follows up with a 0.0% financing offer or $3,000 in cash back, while the 2012 Ford Mustang compact muscle car features a 0.0% purchase financing incentive or $1,500 in cash back. The last two vehicles on our Labor Day list are the 2011 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon, which comes with the generous combination of zero percent financing plus a $1,000 factory cash offer, and the 2011 GMC Yukon, which provides 0.0% financing plus $500 in factory cash rebates, or a total of $3,500 in cash back.
A clean slate of September rebates and incentives will be made available starting next week, which means that the deals aren’t about to stop any time soon. Make sure to check back in with us to stay informed of the best new car and new truck bargains out there.
2011 Dodge Durango
The 2011 Dodge Durango is a spacious mid-size SUV that has been completely redesigned for the current model year. Capable of accommodating as many as seven passengers or swallowing up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space, the Dodge Durango is a very practical vehicle. Throw in its 7,400 lb towing capacity, and it’s clear that the SUV has a lot to offer drivers facing a wide variety of transportation needs.
The 2011 Dodge Durango is initially outfitted with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that generates 290 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy for this unit is rated at 16 miles per gallon in city driving and 23 miles per gallon on the highway, and all-wheel drive can be added as an option to six-cylinder versions of the SUV. The Durango can also be ordered with a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, and this motor upgrades power output to 360 horses and 390 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy for the eight-cylinder mill dips to 14 miles per gallon around town and 20 miles per gallon on the highway, but the Hemi engine brings with it an available low-range four-wheel drive system. Both motors are shifted via a five-speed automatic transmission.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $2,000 cash back on the 2011 Dodge Durango available until 09/06/2011.
2011 Chevrolet Impala
The 2011 Chevrolet Impala is a full-size sedan in the classic American style. This means that the Chevrolet Impala offers a large interior, a suspension system that absorbs whatever insults the road can throw its way and six passenger seating thanks to the option of a front bench.
The 2011 Chevrolet Impala is offered with a pair of V-6 engine choices, both of which are partnered with a four-speed automatic transmission. The entry-level version of the sedan comes with a 3.5-liter unit that is good for 211 horsepower and 216 lb-ft of torque, and it features a fuel economy rating of 19 miles per gallon in stop and go driving and 29 miles per gallon on the highway. Those who seek a little more grunt under their right foot can opt for the Impala’s 3.9-liter motor, which provides 224 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque. Fuel mileage for the larger engine checks in at 17 miles per gallon in city driving and 27 miles per gallon during highway cruising.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $3,000 cash back on the 2011 Chevrolet Impala available until 09/06/2011.
2012 Ford Mustang
The 2012 Ford Mustangcan be spec’d out as a performance-oriented muscle car or a surprisingly sporty daily driver. The Ford Mustang is also available in both coupe and convertible body styles, making it a versatile option no matter what type of climate you might find yourself dealing with on a daily basis.
The 2012 Ford Mustang’s base V-6 engine displaces 3.7-liters and pushes out a very healthy 305 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Matched with either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission, the six-cylinder Mustang’s fuel economy also impresses, coming in at 19 miles per gallon in city driving and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. The Ford Mustang GT swaps in a 5.0-liter V-8 that churns out 412 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options stay the same, and fuel economy remains competitive (17 miles per gallon in the city, 26 miles per gallon on the highway).
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $1,500 cash back on the 2012 Ford Mustang available until 10/03/2011.
2011 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon
The 2011 Cadillac CTSSport Wagon represents the very first wagon ever built by the luxury brand. The Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon offers mid-size premium comfort and agile handling, coupled with the added utility of an enclosed cargo area that can be expanded to 53.4 cubic feet in total with the rear seat folded forward.
The 2011 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon begins life with a 3.0-liter V-6 under the hood. This motor is capable of producing 270 horsepower and 223 lb-ft of torque, and is offered with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Next, the Sport Wagon offers an optional 3.6-liter V-6 that kicks things up a notch in the power department thanks to its rating of 304 ponies and 273 lb-ft of torque. This engine also benefits from the same transmission choices as the smaller engine. Fuel economy for either motor is identical – 18 miles per gallon around town and 27 miles per gallon on the highway – and all-wheel drive is available with both the entry-level and top-tier V-6.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest plus $1,000 cash back on the 2011 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon available until 09/06/2011.
2011 GMC Yukon
The 2011 GMC Yukon is a full-size SUV that provides substantial interior volume to go with its formidable brawn. The GMC Yukon can tow up to 8,400 lbs, seat as many as nine passengers and can be had in an extended (XL) edition that ups maximum cargo capacity to an overwhelming 137.4 cubic feet. The Yukon is also available in the luxurious Denali trim, which provides a host of premium features such as a heated steering wheel, heated leather seats and special exterior trim.
All versions of the 2011 GMC Yukon – save the Denali – are motivated by a 5.3-liter V-8 that generates 320 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque. Four-wheel drive, including a low-range unit suitable for off-roading, is available as an option with this engine, and a six-speed automatic transmission handles the gear shifting duties. Fuel economy for the heavy truck checks in at 15 miles per gallon in city driving and 21 miles per gallon on the highway. The Yukon Denali sees a special 6.2-liter V-8 installed in its engine bay, one which provides 403 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque. The Denali makes use of the same auto tranny as the standard Yukon, but it features the availability of an all-wheel drive system in place of a traditional four-wheel drive arrangement. Fuel economy for the luxury SUV drops to 13 miles per gallon city and 18 miles per gallon highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest plus $500 cash back or $3,500 total cash back on the 2011 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon available until 09/06/2011.