New Car Deals for July 2011: Compact Cars

Last Updated: Jul 19, 2011

Given high gas prices and the flood of new and recently redesigned compact cars, you’d assume most sales incentives in this class would be on low-demand models, and for the most part you’d be correct.  But the surprise here is the small marketing incentive and cut-rate financing on the all-new and just-released 2012 Honda Civic. Some critics believe Honda didn’t go far enough with the car’s redesign, and perhaps the incentive is a reaction to early shoppers’ indifference. Otherwise, the only deal among compacts that ranges into four figures remains the retro-styled Chevy HHR wagon.

Here are the Best Deals on Compact Cars for July 2011:
2011 Chevrolet HHR: $3,500 cash (LT $4,000 marketing support) or 0.0 percent financing to 60 months; 3.9 percent to 72 months.
2012 Honda Civic: $500 marketing incentive and 1.9 percent financing to 60 months.
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer: $500 marketing support and $1,000 cash or 0.0 percent financing to 48 months, 1.9 percent to 60 months, 2.9 percent to 72 months.
2011 Nissan Sentra: $500 cash or 0.0 percent financing to 36 months, 1.9 percent to 60 months.
2011 Volkswagen Golf: $500 leasing cash or 1.9 percent financing to 60 months, 3.9 percent to 60 months.