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As we continue to move through September, the rebates and incentives being offered on new cars and trucks are gathering momentum as well. Those seeking an affordable yet comfortable full-size luxury sedan will be happy to discover that the 2011 Hyundai Genesis is being advertised with zero percent financing plus $1,000 cash back. At the other end of the spectrum, the compact 2011 Kia Forte 5-Door can also be had with zero percent financing plus a $1,000 cash rebate or $1,000 in total cash back. The full-size 2011 Ford E-Series van provides a 0.9 percent financing offer or a generous $2,000 factory cash rebate, while the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder mid-size SUV goes one better with its zero percent financing or $2,000 cash back incentive. The last vehicle on this week's list, the 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan, holds things down with a competitive offer of zero percent financing or $1,000 in cash back.
With just one week left in September, some of these deals are getting down to the wire. There's still enough time, however, to head down to your local dealership and snag a bargain or two on a brand new vehicle before its too late.
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2011 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
The 2011 Hyundai Genesis is a surprise player in the full-size luxury sedan segment. The Hyundai Genesis provides many of the same creature comforts and high tech features offered by German and Japanese entries but at a much lower price than would be expected. Noteworthy Genesis features include adaptive cruise control, a surround sound audio system and a navigation system.
The 2011 Hyundai Genesis is offered with two powertrain options. The first is a 3.8-liter V-6 that generates 290 horsepower and 264 lb-ft torque with an upgrade available in the form of a 4.6-liter V-8 that churns out 378 horsepower and 324 lb-ft of torque. Each engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and fuel mileage for the two checks in as being quite similar, with the V-6's rating of 18 miles per gallon city and 27 mpg highway pulling slightly ahead of the eight-cylinder unit's 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway tally.
There is a financing incentive of zero percent interest plus $1,000 cash back on the 2011 Hyundai Genesis available until 09/30/2011.
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2011 Kia Forte 5-Door
The 2011 Kia Forte 5-Door represents the hatchback entry in Kia's entry-level compact car lineup. The Kia Forte 5-Door is offered in EX (mid-tier) and SX (sport) trim levels, with the latter bringing with it a stiffer suspension system, seats that grip driver and front passenger through high speed corners and a more aggressive exhaust system. Regardless of which version of the 5-Door is selected, the hatchback also provides well over 20 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat folded forward.
The 2011 Kia Forte 5-Door EX features a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that is good for 156 horsepower and 144 lb-ft of torque, along with very thrifty fuel mileage of 26 mpg around town and 36 mpg on the highway. The SX model gains a 2.4-liter engine that boosts output to 173 horses and 168 lb-ft of torque while still returning reasonable fuel mileage figures of 23 mpg city and 32 mpg highway. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard on all editions of the Forte 5-Door.
There is a financing incentive of zero percent interest plus $1,000 cash back or $1,000 total cash back on the 2011 Kia Forte 5-Door available until 10/31/2011.
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2011 Ford E-Series
The 2011 Ford E-Series continues its reign as one of the most popular full-size vans currently available. The Ford E-Series can be had in both passenger and cargo versions, with the former able to seat as many as 15 occupants (with the extended wheelbase) and the latter capable of transporting up to 271 cubic feet of gear.
Under the hood, the 2011 Ford E-Series is outfitted with a 4.6-liter V-8 that offers up 225 horsepower and 286 lb-ft of torque, sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy for this motor shows as 13 miles per gallon city and 17 miles per gallon on the highway. A 5.4-liter, eight-cylinder engine can also be specified, and this unit turns up the van's performance via the introduction of 255 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choice remains the same for the larger motor, which sees its fuel mileage rating fall by one mpg for each respective measure when compared against the 4.6-liter unit.
There is a financing incentive of 0.9 percent interest or $2,000 cash back on the 2011 Ford E-Series available until 10/03/2011.
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2011 Nissan Pathfinder
The mid-size 2011 Nissan Pathfinder balances off-road capability, a solid 7,000 lbs of maximum towing capacity and a comfortable on-pavement demeanor to make it a well-rounded SUV option. In addition to its available trail-breaking options, the Nissan Pathfinder provides seating for up to seven passengers, as well as 79 cubic feet of total cargo space with the rear rows folded flat.
The 2011 Nissan Pathfinder base model comes with a 266 horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine. Also capable of generating 288 lb-ft of torque, this motor's fuel economy checks in at 15 mpg in stop and go driving and 22 mpg on the highway. More grunt is available in the form of a 5.6-liter V-8 that generates 310 ponies and 380 lb-ft of torque, a power plant which drops the Pathfinder's fuel economy figures to 13 mpg city and 18 mpg highway. Each mill is matched with a five-speed automatic transmission and can also be had with the option of four-wheel drive.
There is a financing incentive of zero percent interest or $2,000 cash back on the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder available until 10/03/2011.
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2011 Toyota Sienna
The 2011 Toyota Sienna has been re-engineered for the current model year in order to help maintain its status as one of the top minivan contenders. In addition to providing both sport and premium trim levels, the Toyota Sienna can haul up to eight passengers as well as swallow up to a maximum of 150 cubic feet of cargo.
The 2011 Toyota Sienna features four and six-cylinder engine options. The least expensive model of the van is equipped with a 2.7-liter, four-cylinder engine that offers up 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, but all versions of the vehicle can be had with a 265 horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 that is also good for 245 lb-ft of torque. Fuel mileage for the two motors is remarkably similar, as the V-6's 18 mpg city is a mere one mpg less than the four-cylinder's urban rating. Both engines see 24 mpg on the highway. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and all-wheel drive is available when V-6 power is selected on certain trim levels.
There is a financing incentive of zero percent interest or $1,000 cash back on the 2011 Toyota Sienna available until 10/03/2011.
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