The same holds true at America’s second-largest automotive brand, Chevrolet. Vehicles such as the outgoing 2010 Aveo get $2,500 cash back, which, proportional to its $11,965 starting price, is a nice chunk of change. The more popular 2010 Malibu gets $3,500, and the 2011 Malibu gets $2,000. Chevrolet’s large SUVs, crossovers and trucks get between $2,000 and $5,000 cash back.
The new Cruze, Equinox and Camaro, which continue to sell like hotcakes, don’t have any cash-back deals. The Equinox and Cruze do have some attractive lease deals, though: You can take a Cruze home for as little as $159 a month for 39 months.
Almost all 2010 and 2011 models get attractive financing options between 0% and 3.9% for up to 72 months.
GM is no longer producing any 2010 model year vehicles, and overall, 2010 models make up only about 16% to 18% of GM’s current inventory; the rest are 2011 models. That means some of these great deals are probably hard to come by. All of the current incentives expire Jan. 3.