The post-Labor Day rebates and incentives have begun in earnest. The first bargain on our list is the mid-size 2011 Nissan Altima Coupe, which is offered with the choice of either 0.0% financing or $1,000 cash back. Next up is the 2011 Kia Sorento compact crossover, which comes with either 0.9% financing plus $1,000 in cash back, or a $1,000 total cash rebate. Closing out this week’s best new car deals are the 2011 Chrysler 300 full-size sedan (0.0% or $2,500 in cash back), the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche full-size SUV(featuring zero percent financing plus $1,000 cash, or a hefty $4,000 in total cash back) and the 2011 Toyota Venza mid-size crossover (0.0% financing or $1,000 cash back).
Each of these offers is valid into October, which means that there is plenty of time to take advantage of the significant savings that they offer.
The 2011 Nissan Altima Coupe provides mid-size shoppers with an alternative to the luxury and muscle car options that typically dominate this area of the two-door market. The Nissan Altima Coupe offers sporty handling without compromising much on practicality or comfort, and its rear seat is genuinely useful to full-size adults for short trips.
The 2011 Nissan Altima Coupe shares its engine options with its sedan sibling. The base motor is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder that generates 175 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque and that returns fuel economy numbers of 23 miles per gallon around town and 32 miles per gallon in the city. A heartier, 3.5-liter V-6 is also available, and this unit is good for 270 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque while offering fuel mileage of 20 miles per gallon around town and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. Each engine can be matched with either a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously-variable automatic.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $1,000 cash back on the 2011 Nissan Altima Coupe available until 10/03/2011.2011 Kia Sorento
The 2011 Kia Sorento is a compact crossover suv that is notable for its affordable price and long list of standard features. The roomy Kia Sorento can accommodate as any as seven passengers across three rows of seating, as well as swallow up to 72.5 cubic feet of cargo behind the front two positions with the rear accommodations stowed.
The 2011 Kia Sorento starts out with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood. Capable of generating 175 horsepower and 169 lb-ft of torque, this motor can be matched with either a six-speed manual or six-speed auto gearbox. A 276 horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 is also available (one which provides 248 lb-ft of torque), and when ordered it makes the six-speed automatic tranny standard. Each engine can be matched with all-wheel drive. Fuel economy for the smaller motor checks in at 21 miles per gallon in city driving and 29 miles per gallon on the highway, while the V-6 knocks one and three miles per gallon off of each respective measure.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest plus $1,000 or $1,000 total cash back on the 2011 Kia Sorento available until 10/03/2011.2011 Chrysler 300
The redesigned 2011 Chrysler 300 is aimed at offering drivers a competent, spacious and in some trim levels powerful full-size sedan that maintains the regal looks that attracted so many buyers to the first generation of the vehicle. The Chrysler 300’s platform has also been revamped in order to provide better handling and a smoother ride.
The 2011 Chrysler 300’s engine selection has been simplified to just two choices. A competent 3.6-liter V-6 pulls entry-level duty, and it offers up 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque while providing fuel economy of 18 miles per gallon in city driving and 27 miles per gallon during highway cruising. The Chrysler 300C benefits from the introduction of a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 that grinds out 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. Fuel mileage for the eight-cylinder engine drops to 16 miles per gallon city and 25 miles per gallon highway. All versions of the 300 are shifted via a five-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is available when the Hemi V-8 is selected.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $2,500 cash back on the 2011 Chrysler 300 available until 10/03/2011.2011 Chevrolet Avalanche
The 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche full-size crossover presents an interesting hybrid between a pickup and sport-utility vehicle. The Chevrolet Avalanche features a four-door passenger compartment that is separated from its cargo bed by GM’s “Midgate,” which can be removed in order to expand the size of the truck’s already formidable storage area. The Avalanche also offers a secure tonneau cover to keep any items that are being transported safe from would-be thieves.
The 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche comes standard with a 5.3-liter V-8 engine. This motor is rated to produce 320 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque, and it features a six-speed automatic transmission. Both four-wheel and tear-wheel drive versions of the Avalanche turn in fuel economy numbers of 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 $1,000 or $4,000 total cash back on the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche available until 10/31/2011.2011 Toyota Venza
The 2011 Toyota Venza is a mid-size crossover vehicle built on the same platform as the popular Toyota Camry sedan. The Toyota Venza offers a taller ride height than the Camry, as well as a larger cargo area that can stow as much as 70 cubic feet of gear, making it much more practical than a traditional family car without sacrificing much in terms of comfort or handling.
The 2011 Toyota Venza can be built with either four or six-cylinder power. The former is represented by a 182 horsepower, 2.7-liter engine that also generates 182 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy for this unit shows as 21 miles per gallon around town and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. A 3.5-liter V-6 ups the power ante to 268 horses and 246 lb-ft of torque while reducing fuel mileage only slightly to 19 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway. A six-speed automatic transmission is included free of charge with each Venza model, and all-wheel drive can be added to the crossover as an option.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $1,000 cash back on the 2011 Toyota Venza available until 10/31/2011.