The latest crop of American cars is helping domestic automakers gain new customers and win back some old ones. Ford is revamping its entire product line, making style and technology a priority in each new model. General Motors has shed its extra brands, and is focusing its efforts on creating high-quality cars for Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick and GMC. And Chrysler is quickly making up for lost time, updating interiors and powertrains while selling car shoppers with its new "Imported from Detroit" tagline. But even as demand for domestics continues to skyrocket, we’ve still managed to find some great deals available on some of the most popular cars and trucks from each of America’s Big Three automakers.
2011 Ford F-150
Current deals on Ford’s full-size pickup include zero percent financing for up to 60 months on all F-150 models, and the same deal plus up to $4,500 cash back on F-150 XLT SuperCab and SuperCrew models with the truck’s 3.7-liter V6 engine. That offer requires financing through Ford Credit, but every buyer is eligible for rebates of up to $3,500 thanks to Ford’s $1,000 XLT Bonus Cash, $500 3.7-liter Bonus Cash, $1,000 Customer Cash and $1,000 Promotional Bonus Cash.
2011 Ford Escape
Zero-percent financing is also available for a limited time on Ford’s popular Escape compact SUV. According to Ford, the low rate is available for up to 60 months and can be combined with a cash-back offer of up to $1,000. The automaker is even offering no payments for 90 days.
2011 Ford Fusion
While Ford is also offering zero-percent financing on its midsize Fusion sedan, its lease deal may be even more attractive to many car shoppers. With only $2,643 due at signing, Ford says buyers can get a brand-new 2011 Fusion SE with automatic transmission for just $199 per month, provided the sale is completed by Tuesday, July 5.
2011 Chrysler 200
While the Chrysler 200 carries over many materials from the outgoing Sebring, its much-improved interior and restyled exterior gives it a brand new presence on the road. For a limited time, Chrysler is offering strong lease deals on its newest midsize car, advertising $299 per month for the 200 convertible with $2,999 down, or $199 per month for the sedan with $1,999 down.
2011 Dodge Challenger
Act now and you can get a great interest rate on Chrysler’s revived muscle car. The automaker is currently offering zero-percent financing for up to 36 months on its retro-inspired 2011 Challenger, making it easier than ever to get in to one of the hottest cars on the market. Dodge is also offering zero-percent deals on its Avenger, Caliber, Nitro and Grand Caravan models, with terms varying from 60 to 72 months.
2011 Chevrolet Silverado
Chevrolet is currently offering some attractive cash-back incentives on its full-size Silverado pickup. Crew Cab and Extended Cab models are currently available with up to $5,255 cash back, while Chevrolet has a $4,755 cash back offer on Regular Cab Silverados. Even the Silverado Hybrid is a good deal, with zero percent financing for up to 60 months and $750 cash back for qualified buyers.
2011 Buick Lucerne
Buick’s large Lucerne sedan may be getting a bit dated, but it’s still among the most popular – and most comfortable – vehicles in its segment. Buyers acting fast can qualify for up to $2,500 cash back on the Lucerne, or 3.9 percent financing for up to 60 months.
2011 Chevrolet Malibu
Two good incentives are available for Chevrolet’s highly regarded 2011 Malibu sedan: zero-percent financing for 60 months, or $2,000 cash back. The automaker also has similar zero-percent deals on several of its other car lines, including the HHR, Impala and Colorado.