Incentives So Big They May Change Your Mind

By Colin Bird  on June 12, 2012

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Big incentives don't usually land on cars that are widely shopped and/or praised by the media, but sometimes deals this good are hard to pass up. Below are some of this month's most significant incentives that may have shoppers reconsidering models they may have written off.


2012 Ford Taurus

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  • Starting price: $26,350 (including $795 destination charge) 
  • Incentive: $2,500 cash back or 0% financing for 60 months 
  • Cars.com says: The Taurus is a solid and reasonably reliable hometown player that originates just a few miles from Cars.com's Chicago headquarters, and I'm pleased to see it poised for more success, for whatever reason. 
  • Accolades: IIHS Top Safety Pick 
  • More: More 2012 Ford Taurus News 

2012 Nissan Pathfinder

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  • Starting price: $30,115 (including an $825 destination charge) 
  • Incentive: $2,000 cash back or 0% financing for 72 months  
  • Cars.com says: There's a price to pay for its truck-based SUV ways: With the Nissan Pathfinder, a three-row SUV, it comes mostly in the form of reduced gas mileage 
  • Accolades: IIHS Top Safety Pick 
  • More: More 2012 Nissan Pathfinder News 

2012 Ford Fusion

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  • Starting price: $21,500 (including a $795 destination charge)
  • Incentive: $2,500 cash back or 0% financing for 60 months
  • Cars.com says: Forget the bold grille or the upgraded interior; what really sets the Fusion apart is its smoother ride, wonderful four-cylinder engine and a number of standard features that make it a good deal as well.
  • Accolades: IIHS Top Safety Pick, Cars.com Best Bet, Last Place finisher in the Cars.com/USA Today $25,000 Sedan Shootout
  • More: More 2012 Ford Fusion News

2012 Chevrolet Impala

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  • Starting price: $26,585 (including an $825 destination charge) 
  • Incentive: $3,500 cash back or 0% financing for 72 months 
  • Cars.com says: Chevrolet's Impala is a full-size car without flash, extravagant features or risky styling. 
  • Accolades: None 
  • More: More 2012 Chevrolet Impala News 

2012 Chrysler 200

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  • Starting price: $19,845 (including an $850 destination charge) 
  • Incentive: $3,000 cash back or 0% financing for 72 months 
  • Cars.com says: The Sebring got the name "200," some updated sheet metal, a new interior and a reworked chassis, but it remains at least one step behind the market's best-selling family sedans. 
  • Accolades: IIHS Top Safety Pick 
  • More: More 2012 Chrysler 200 News 

2012 Chevrolet Avalanche

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  • Starting price: $37,750 (including a $950 destination charge) 
  • Incentive: $5,000 cash back or 0% financing for 60 months 
  • Cars.com says: The Avalanche is one of the more versatile trucks, with the ability to extend its cargo bed from slightly more than five feet to a total of eight feet. 
  • Accolades: None  
  • More: More 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche News 

2012 Ram 1500 Lone Star Quad Cab 4x2 6-Foot-4-Inch Box

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  • Starting price: $32,550 (including a $995 destination charge) 
  • Incentive: $4,500 cash back or 0% financing for 60 months 
  • Cars.com says: The Ram 1500 light-duty pickup truck emphasizes aerodynamic styling with a unique grille-forward design; ride comfort with a segment-exclusive coil-spring rear suspension; and storage innovation with the RamBox. 
  • Accolades: Winner of PickupTrucks.com 2011 $30,000 Shootout
  • More: More 2012 Ram 1500 News

*All incentives are good until July 2nd. Incentives information is subject to change. Please check manufacturer websites for the current deals in your area.


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