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Several automakers are offering their SUVs with incentives and deals in October. We've listed some top SUV deals below to equip shoppers with as much information as possible before they set off in pursuit of their latest family car.

Chevrolet Traverse

Whether you're looking to lease, finance, or buy outright, Chevrolet has a good deal available for you on its 2012 Traverse crossover in October. According to the automaker, shoppers interested in financing a Traverse can get interest rates as low as zero percent for up to 72 months. For buyers who would rather pay in full, the automaker is offering a rebate of up to $2,000 back. And for shoppers looking to lease their next crossover, the Traverse is available with an attractive 24-month term for just $239 per month after $1,699 at lease signing.

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GMC Yukon

GMC is offering several incentives on its full-size Yukon SUV in October. According to the automaker, shoppers interested in a 2012 Yukon can get interest rates as low as 0.9 percent for up to 60 months on the standard-length Yukon, the Yukon Hybrid, or the extended Yukon XL. GMC is also offering cash back deals for buyers paying in full, with the automaker advertising up to $1,500 cash back on all variants of the SUV. While the same deals aren't available for the 2013 Yukon, GMC is offering some specials on that model including up to $500 cash back and 3.9 percent interest for up to 60 months.

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Kia Sportage

The popular Kia Sportage SUV is available with several incentives in October. According to the automaker, shoppers interested in leasing a 2013 Sportage can get a 36-month term with payments as low as $239 after $2,499 at lease signing. For buyers looking to finance their next crossover, Kia is offering interest rates as low as 2.9 percent on its 2013 Sportage. But for shoppers who don't mind a highly similar 2012 model, Kia is advertising rates of just 1.9 percent for up to 60 months. Like nearly all Kia models, the Sportage is also available with $500 cash back for buyers trading in a competitive vehicle or an earlier Kia model.

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Mazda CX-9

Mazda's large CX-9 crossover has received tremendous praise from automotive journalists, and through the end of October, it's available with several impressive offers for shoppers looking for a brand new SUV that can carry the entire family. The best deal is for customers looking to finance a CX-9, as Mazda is offering zero percent interest for up to 60 months. That deal puts the crossover ahead of rivals from Toyota and Honda, which typically offer such rates for shorter terms. Mazda is also advertising a special lease deal for the CX-9, touting a 36-month lease with payments from $299 after $2,999 at lease signing.

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Nissan Rogue

The compact Nissan Rogue is available with several incentives in October, whether shoppers are looking to lease, finance, or buy the SUV outright. For lease customers, Nissan is offering a 39-month term with payments starting at just $249 after $2,999 at lease signing. Cash buyers can take up to $1,500 in rebates--a figure that jumps to $2,500 back when factoring in Nissan's offer of $1,000 off the Rogue's Special Edition package. And for buyers looking to finance the SUV, Nissan is offering interest rates as low as zero percent for up to 36 months, 0.9 percent for 60 months, or 1.9 percent for 72 months plus up to $500 cash back on all variants of the small crossover.

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What it means to you: Many automakers are offering SUV deals in October, giving shoppers on the fence a reason to buy a new vehicle.

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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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