New Car Deals for May 2012: Crossover SUVs

Last Updated: May 6, 2012

What is undoubtedly the oddest crossover SUV on the market—the two-door convertible Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet—gets the biggest rebate in this segment for May, at $3,000. This mongrel Murano is more car than crossover, however, and looks like a bathtub with the top down and even more awkward with it up. Our favorite on the May is the terrific Acura MDX, which gets a decent direct-to-dealer incentive. The 2012 General Motors trio of seven-passenger crossovers remains appealing and while they’re being refreshed for model-year 2013, the changes aren’t dramatic enough to wait for.

Here are the Best Deals on Crossover SUVs for May 2011:
2012 Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet: $3,000 cash or 0.0 percent financing to 36 months, 0.9 to 60 months, 1.9 to 72 months (Other Murano models: $1,500 cash or $500 cash and 0.0 percent financing to 36 months, 0.9 to 60 months, 1.9 to 72 months).
2012 Ford Flex: Up to $2,500 cash or $1,000 cash and 0.0 percent financing to 60 months, 1.9 to 72 months; 2013 models: Up to $1,500 cash or $1,000 cash and 1.9 percent financing to 36 months, 2.9 to 48 months, 3.9 to 60 months, 5.9 to 72 months.
2012 Buick Enclave/Chevrolet Traverse/GMC Acadia: $2,000 cash or 0.0 percent financing to 60 months, 3.9 to 72 months.
2012 Jeep Compass: $1,750 cash or 0.9 percent financing to 36 months, 1.9 to 48 months, 2.9 to 60 months, 4.9 to 72 months.
2012 Acura MDX: $1,500 marketing support.