Nissan Offering Some of the Best Incentives This Month
And unlike Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai, they seem to have plenty of inventory to choose from.
This tends to result in big discounts on top of the already large incentives.
For example, you can currently buy the mid-sized 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5S for about the same price as a compact Hyundai Elantra GLS.
The Altima's MSRP is a few thousand more than the Elantra, but there's a lot of wiggle room in the price - and most Elantras are selling close to MSRP.
Nissan is offering just about every type of incentive including cash back rebates, low financing rates, and lease deals.
Here's a sampling of what's available - good through the end of November.
2012 Nissan Models
- 2012 Nissan Altima – $1,250 rebate, or 0% loans, $350 lease bonus cash
- 2012 Nissan Armada – $2,000 rebate, 0.9% loans, $599/month lease
- 2012 Nissan Frontier – $2,500 rebate, 0% loans, $229/month lease
- 2012 Nissan Maxima (3.5 S) - $2,000 rebate, 0.9% loans
- 2012 Nissan Pathfinder – $2,000 rebate, 0.9% loans, $349/month lease
- 2012 Nissan Titan – $2,000 rebate, $1350 bonus cash, 0% loans, $499/month lease
2011 Nissan Models
- 2011 Nissan Armada – $4,000 rebate, 0% loans, $1,650 lease bonus cash
- 2011 Nissan Frontier – $3,000 rebate, 0% loans, $50 lease bonus cash
- 2011 Nissan Titan – $5,250 rebate, 0% loans, $300 lease bonus cash
- 2011 Nissan Maxima (3.5 S) – $3,000 rebate, 0% loans, $800 lease bonus cash
- 2011 Nissan Murano – $3,000 rebate, 0% loans, $600 lease bonus cash
- 2011 Nissan Pathfinder – $2,500 rebate, 0% loans, $1,475 lease bonus cash
- 2011 Nissan Xterra – $2,000 rebate, 0% loans, $289/month lease
Tip: Before you visit a Nissan dealership, first get price quotes via email and see which dealers are offering the best prices and the biggest selection for the model of your choice.
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