2010 Jeep Grand CherokeeEnlarge Photo
The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee we test drove recently gives us some hope that Chrysler actually can come back strongly from its most recent flirtation with death. But they car it replaces is one of the most proven platforms on the road. It's known for its off-road prowess, it's comfortable on the road, and it has a wide range of available engines (including one of the best American-built diesels). But Jeep dealers are so motivated to get rid of these things, they're offering $5,000 cash back on every one. Zero-percent financing for five years is an option, too. And dealers are listening to all reasonable offers, looking to clear these out before the new ones start rolling in.
Angular Front Exterior View - 2010 Ford Edge 4-door Sport FWDEnlarge Photo
In recent years, Ford's mid-cycle refreshes have produced better vehicles than many automakers' ground-up redesigns. The 2009 Ford Fusion was a good effort car. The 2010 Ford Fusion reset expectations in the mid-size class. The 2011 Ford Edge has that kind of potential, with its suite of high-tech options. But the 2010 Edge is already an excellent SUV, with its smooth ride, handsome look and SYNC infotainment system. Ford is offering $4,000 cash back on every 2010 Edge right now, or zero percent financing plus $1,000 back.
Angular Front Exterior View - 2009 Kia Sorento 4WD 4-door EXEnlarge Photo
The 2011 Kia Sorento looks like one of the best products the Korean automaker has ever brought to American shores. But the model it replaces was better than most people realize. It had a comfortable, high-quality interior, a smooth ride and real off-road capabilities. Right now, however, it's Kia's slowest-selling model. The company isn't offering formal discounts on the 2009 model - there isn't a 2010 model, and there may only be a few '09s out there - but our partners at TrueCar tell us that buyers have a great deal of flexibility when negotiating the price of the Sorento this month.