Several mid-size and large pickups are available with incentives throughout October. We've rounded up our favorite trucks, and after researching each manufacturer's offers we've listed the best pickup deals available, whether shoppers are looking to buy, lease or finance their next truck this month.

Chevrolet Silverado

Leftover 2012 stock of Chevrolet's full-size Silverado pickup commands the best deals in October. According to the automaker, shoppers interested in any version of the 2012 Silverado, from the base-level 1500 to heavy-duty 2500 and 3500 models, can get zero percent interest rates for up to 60 months. The automaker is also providing cash back on 2012 models ranging from $2,000 for a base-level Silverado 1500 to $3,500 for the full-size pickup's extended cab variant. While the same offers don't apply to 2013 models, Chevrolet is advertising up to $2,000 back even on the latest versions of its popular pickup.

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Ford F-Series Super Duty

Several versions of Ford's highly popular F-Series Super Duty are available with incentives this month. According to the automaker, qualified shoppers interested in a 2012 F-Series Super Duty can finance the truck in October with zero percent interest for up to 60 months and up to $1,000 cash back, or take up to $4,000 cash back when paying in full. The automaker is also offering several other cash back deals, including up to $500 for buyers trading in their old vehicle, and $1,000 for truck owners trading in a competitor's truck for a brand new F-Series Super Duty.

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Nissan Titan

The full-size Nissan Titan is available with several deals in October. According to Nissan, shoppers interested in financing the truck can get zero percent interest for up to 36 months, while cash buyers can get a $3,000 rebate on the full-size truck. For shoppers interested in leasing a 4-wheel drive Titan SV, Nissan also has a deal available, advertising a 39-month term with payments of just $499 after $2,999 down. Buyers interested in something smaller might also want to consider a Nissan, as the brand is offering $1,500 cash back on its midsize Frontier pickup or zero percent interest for up to 36 months.

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RAM 1500

Shoppers interested in the recently updated RAM pickup will find several great deals available in October. According to Chrysler, RAM's parent company, buyers interested in financing the truck can get interest rates as low as zero percent for up to 60 months on most upper-level models, or zero percent for 36 months on low-end trim levels like the Express and Sport. Chrysler is also offering cash back deals of up to $3,000 on most versions of the RAM 1500--a figure that jumps to $3,500 for shoppers who buy a Big Horn or Laramie model. As usual, the RAM is also available with a lease deal (rare in the full-size truck segment) with Chrysler touting a 39-month term with payments of $289 per month after $2,999 down on a RAM 1500 Express Quad Cab.

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Toyota Tundra

Shoppers interested in a 2012 Tundra can take advantage of a long list of special offers in October. For buyers paying in full, Toyota is offering cash-back deals of up to $4,000 on most Tundra models, including the popular 4-door Tundra Crew Max. Shoppers interested in financing will also get a deal, as Toyota is advertising zero percent interest for up to 60 months on all 2012 Tundra models. But it's not just the 2012 Tundra that's enjoying great October deals: Toyota is also offering up to $2,750 cash back on nearly all 2013 Tundra models, along with interest rates as low as zero percent for up to 60 months. 

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What it means to you: October is a good time to look for a new truck, as several automakers are offering good pickup deals this month.

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Jeffrey Archer is fortunate to have turned a passion for cars into a career. His wide-ranging automotive experience includes work for automakers and dealers in addition to covering the news. When not writing, he spends his time searching for unique cars on AutoTrader.com.

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