January's batch of rebates and incentives remains strong at the month's mid-way point as a solid list of new cars and trucks are available at winter bargain prices. This week we start off with the 2012 Ford Expedition full-size SUV, which boasts the option of either zero percent financing or $3,000 in cash back, followed by the 2012 Kia Sorento mid-size crossover which can be had with 1.9% financing plus $1,000 in cash back or a $1,000 factory cash rebate. The 2012 Nissan Xterra mid-size SUV continues on the people mover front with a 0.0% financing or $2,000 cash back offer, while the 2012 Chevrolet Impala puts in an appearance for the full-size sedan segment with a zero percent financing offer or the availability of $3,000 in cash back. The last entry for this particular rebate roundup is the 2011 Toyota Venza, which features 0.0% financing or the choice of $1,500 in cash back.
Make sure to come back next week when we will bring you a fresh crop of the best deals to be had on the new vehicle market, as we highlight a new group of rebates and incentives that rise above the rest of the pack.
The 2012 Ford Expedition is the largest sport utility vehicle made by the Dearborn-based brand, and it offers eight-passenger seating as well as a whopping 130.8 cubic feet of total storage space when ordered in the extended-wheelbase EL edition. The Ford Expedition is also a formidable tow vehicle, with a trailer rating of up to 9,200 lbs.
The 2012 Ford Expedition comes with a 5.4-liter V-8 as its only available engine. Capable of producing 310 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque, the Expedition's eight-cylinder mill returns fuel mileage of 14 miles per gallon in city driving and 20 miles per gallon on the highway. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard with the SUV, and four-wheel drive can be added as an option.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $3,500 cash back on the 2012 Ford Expedition available until 04/02/2012.
The 2012 Kia Sorento is an affordable mid-size crossover that doesn't sacrifice quality in the pursuit of bringing family vehicle shoppers a bargain. The Kia Sorento provides three rows of seating that can accommodate as many as seven adults, and it can also swallow up to 72.5 cubic feet of gear with the rear two rows out of the picture. Despite its inexpensive price tag, the Sorento can also be loaded up with an extensive list of premium features and equipment.
The 2012 Kia Sorento is initially outfitted with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that puts out 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy for this engine, which can be yoked to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, checks in at 21 miles per gallon around town and 29 miles per gallon on the highway. More grunt is available in the form of a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that is tuned to provide 276 horses and 248 lb-ft of torque while putting up fuel efficiency numbers of 20 miles per gallon city and 26 miles per gallon highway. The V-6 is restricted to a six-speed automatic tranny, but both engines can be paired with optional all-wheel drive.
There is a financing incentive of 1.9% interest plus $1,000 cash back or $1,000 total cash back on the 2012 Kia Sorento available until 02/29/2012.
The 2012 Nissan Xterra is a rough and rugged mid-size sport utility vehicle that attempts to balance the needs of trail-oriented driving with those more associated with making a run down to Home Depot to pick up a load of renovation supplies. The Nissan Xterra's 66 cubic feet of total cargo space with the rear seats folded down help it to perform admirably in the latter role, while its five-passenger seating also makes it a legitimate family conveyance. When ordered in Pro-4X trim, the Xterra is gifted with a full range of off-road goodies including skid plates, hill-descent and hill-start assist features, knobby tires and an electronically-locking rear differential.
The 2012 Nissan Xterra soldiers ahead with a 261 horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 under the hood. Also capable of generating 281 lb-ft of torque, this unit can be matched with either a five-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission as well as four-wheel drive on certain trim levels. Fuel economy for the Xterra shows as 16 miles per gallon in stop and go driving and 22 miles per gallon on the highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $2,000 cash back on the 2012 Nissan Xterra available until 01/31/2012.
The 2012 Chevrolet Impala remains one of the few full-size sedans left on the market that offers the option of six-passenger seating (via a front-row bench). This indicates just how roomy the Chevrolet Impala's interior actually is, a quality that is also reflected in its 18.6 cubic foot trunk - more than enough space to transport as many golf bags as there are vehicle occupants.
The 2012 Chevrolet Impala gains a fresh 3.6-liter V-6 engine for the current model year, an upgrade that brings with it 300 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque and helps the sedan feel much more lively off the line than the 2011 edition. A six-speed transmission handles the shifting duties for the Impala, and fuel economy for the big four-door automobile is advertised as 18 miles per gallon in city driving and 30 miles per gallon during highway cruising.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $3,000 cash back on the 2012 Chevrolet Impala available until 02/29/2012.
The 2011 Toyota Venza is a mid-size crossover vehicle that essentially grafts a tall wagon body style on top of the Camry sedan platform. Although seating matches the five passengers that can fit inside a standard family sedan, the Toyota Venza offers a much more commanding view of the road due to its elevated ride height and it also comes through with 70 cubic feet of total hauling space behind the two front positions.
The 2011 Toyota Venza starts out with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine as its entry-level option. This motor offers 182 horses and 182 lb-ft of twist, and it returns fuel economy of 21 miles per gallon in city driving and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. A 3.5-liter V-6 is also available with the Venza, and the larger motor's 268 horsepower and 246 lb-ft of torque make a noticeable difference from behind the wheel of the crossover. Each edition of the Toyota Venza relies on a six-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive can be included as an option for both four and six-cylinder models.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $1,000 cash back on the 2011 Toyota Venza available until 01/31/2012.