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Dealers offering year-end discounts on 2012 models

Autoweek's picks on Chrysler, Hyundai, Jeep and Lincoln models.

By AutoWeek Dec 26, 2012 6:34AM





Dealerships are working to get rid of the remaining 2012 models as the year comes to an end, so there are plenty of incentives on 2012 cars, pickups and SUVs.


Here are our picks for the best deals:



Chrysler 300

Chrysler is offering up to $5,500 cash back to buyers of select 2012 Chrysler 300 models. The most steeply discounted models include both the rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive versions of the 300C, 300C Luxury Series and 300S V8, as well as the 300S Mopar 12 rear-wheel-drive model. Buyers of these models can also opt for the 0 percent financing deal for up to 60 months, plus $1,500 cash allowance. Other models of the Chrysler 300 have a $3,000 rebate or 0 percent financing for 60 months.


Hyundai Veracruz

Hyundai is offering up to $2,500 cash rebates for buyers of the 2012 Hyundai Veracruz, which is being replaced by a version of the redesigned Santa Fe. All buyers automatically qualify for $1,000 bonus cash. Hyundai owners as well as owners of competing models can get an additional $1,500 cash. Cash rebate offers apply to all buyers, including those who opt for the cut-rate financing. Finance deals include 0 percent for 36 months, 0.9 percent for 48 months, 1.9 percent for 60 months and 2.9 percent for 72 months. Finally, there is a lease deal on the 2012 Hyundai Veracruz GLS for $299 per month for 36 months and $3,199 due at lease signing


Jeep Liberty
Jeepis offering $3,000 cash back on 2012 Jeep Liberty Latitude, Limited Jet Edition and Sport models in either 4x2 or 4x4 configurations. Buyers interested in cut-rate financing can forgo the rebate and opt for 0 percent interest for up to 60 months on the same Liberty models. Finally, there's a special lease deal on the 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x2 for $259 a month for 36 months with $2,499 due at signing.


Lincoln Navigator

Lincoln is offering a $3,000 cash rebate on its 2012 Lincoln Navigator plus $1,000 bonus cash and an additional $1,000 owner loyalty for a total of $5,000 if customers own or lease a 1995 or new model from Ford Motor Co. Buyers can also opt for 0 percent financing for 60 months plus $1,000 cash rebate and the $1,000 owner loyalty bonus for a total of $2,000 in addition to the cut-rate financing.


All rebates and incentives mentioned in this article run through Jan. 2, 2013, and were accurate at the time of publication. Check the manufacturer's website to confirm availability of any rebate or incentive listed here, as manufacturers may change these offers at any time.


-- Tara Baukus Mello


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Dec 26, 2012 10:01AM
Why are these the only cars listed?

  There are much deeper discounts / bigger incentives on many other cars.
Dec 26, 2012 11:09AM
Is it only me, or have the prices of cars in general gone down?  I swear you couldn't find this many cars under $15 K even 5 years ago.
Dec 26, 2012 10:56AM
The deals were better when the 2013s came out in september....
Jan 3, 2013 12:52PM
Dec 26, 2012 11:38AM
Nissan has up to $10000 off on the 2012 Pathfinder!  $5000 off on the maxima.. They have 0% interest available. They have $3000 off on Altimas.. These are not great deals listed here. The navigator, liberty, and 300 all have terrible resale value..  This article is not helpful to buying a vehicle and getting a great deal at all...
Dec 26, 2012 11:07AM
Fiat currently owns 58.5% of Chrysler and has promised to increase that percentage every 6 months until they own 75.1% of Chrysler. So, if you want a Chrysler product, now would be the time as it's the most American it will ever be.....except in name form.  
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