Since many parts of the country will likely see snow this February, the shortest month may be a good time to trade in the old family car for a new SUV. We've rounded up some of February's best deals and special offers on SUVs, intent on helping car shoppers save money and navigate through inclement weather in a shiny, capable new vehicle.
Interested in a great deal on a large SUV? Look no further than a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe. While it's not the newest model year, 2011 Tahoe models are almost identical to their 2012 stable mates - except in price. That's because Chevrolet is offering zero percent financing for up to 72 months on all 2011 Tahoes, or up to $3,500 cash back for buyers paying in full. If you need something even bigger, Chevrolet is offering the same deal on remaining inventory of its 2011 Suburban SUV, which is around 20 inches longer than its otherwise identical Tahoe cousin.
Ford's unconventional Flex is available with several impressive special offers throughout February. Qualified car shoppers interested in financing the SUV can take advantage of zero percent interest rates for as long as 60 months plus $1,000 cash back, or 1.9 percent financing for up to 72 months. Buyers paying in full also get a great deal in February, with Ford offering up to $3,000 cash back on all 2012 models in dealer inventory. Although the Flex is certainly eccentric, it's also a competent, practical crossover - and it's hard to argue with such a striking deal.
Jeep's compact SUV is well-known for its traditional boxy design and wide range of standard equipment. Through February, car shoppers interested in these features can get a great deal on the SUV, ranging from up to $3,000 cash back for buyers paying in full to zero percent financing for up to 60 months. The automaker is also offering lease deals starting at just $249 per month for 36 months with just $2,499 due at signing. Although the Liberty may not be the king of the small SUV hill, Jeep's special offers help make it one of the best bargains among today's crop of compact crossovers.
It may be one of the smallest SUVs on sale, but Mini's novel Countryman is certainly a great buy for active adults or small families looking for a winter vehicle that doesn't skimp on fun. That's especially true in February thanks to a new offer from Mini that provides qualified buyers with 0.9 percent interest rates for up to 36 months. Coupled with the Countryman's already-reasonable base price of around $22,000, we think that's a good deal for a vehicle that would feel equally at home driving through snow and going around curves.
Toyota has a series of impressive special offers available on its midsize RAV4 SUV throughout February. For buyers interested in leasing the SUV, the automaker is offering deals starting at just $199 per month with $2,399 due at signing on remaining 2011 models, while buyers paying in full can take $500 cash back on all leftover 2011s. For car shoppers interested in financing their RAV4, the automaker is offering 1.9 percent interest rates for 36 months on 2012 models, or an impressive zero percent for 36 months on all 2011 models - a figure that stays as low as 1.9 percent for up to 60 months.
Subaru's midsize Tribeca is the larger of the automaker's two SUVs and features a standard 5-speed automatic transmission, 256-horsepower six-cylinder engine and third-row seating. While the Subaru's $379 per month lease rate with $3,319 due at signing is certainly a good deal, the Tribeca's best offer is available for buyers looking to finance the SUV. That's because Subaru is offering qualified buyers 0.9 percent interest rates on the Tribeca through the end of February - a great deal which will undoubtedly help many car shoppers off the fence and behind the wheel of a brand new Tribeca.
What it means to you: Several automakers are offering great deals on their SUVs throughout February.