It’s a fresh start for Chrysler in 2011, according to CEO Sergio Marchionne. The company has shown off — and started to sell — 14 new or refreshed models, many of which have reduced prices or more content for the same price compared with their predecessors. At least for January, the new metal means Chrysler’s reliance on big incentives has somewhat diminished, but there are some deals even on 2011 models.
Most of the big cash-back incentives for the 2010 models are pretty much gone now. So if you were still angling for the big $4,500 cash-back deal on the 2010 Jeep Liberty or Grand Cherokee, you’re out of luck. But there’s still $3,000 on the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and $1,500 cash back on the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country. Both minivans were significantly upgraded for 2011.
The 2011 Dodge Nitro has a new $2,500 cash-back program (the most on any 2011 model right now), and the 2011 Dodge Caliber has $1,500 cash back. The Nitro received no significant changes from 2010, and the Caliber had only minor work done inside.
The new 2011 Chrysler 200 and 2011 Dodge Avenger already have $750 on the hood, and the new 2011 Jeep Compass and 2011 Jeep Patriot get $1,000 cash back each.
The Ram truck brand continues its Engine Bonus Cash program for most of its 2011 models, offering $500 to $1,000 cash back depending on powertrain.
Any remaining 2010 models have 0% financing for up to 72 months. Most 2011 models get a 0% or 1.9% financing option for up to 72 months.
Chrysler’s incentives expire Jan. 31.
Engine Bonus Cash (can be added to cash-back or financing incentives):
Cash-back or special financing:
*All 2010 Chrysler models are eligible for 0% for up to 72 months