Ford's looking to boost economy with smaller engines. The Fusion will get an EcoBoost four by 2010.Enlarge Photo
The Fusion might be America's best midsize car. It has a unique, sharp look, nimble handling for a family hauler, and a selection of available engines that let you tailor your purchase to your driving style and what you can afford to pay at the pump. It's also available with the single best technology package on the market -- if you haven't tried Ford's SYNC system, you need to. This month, Ford is offering Fusions with five years of interest-free financing plus a cash-back rebate of $1,000. If you bring your own financing, the rebate doubles.
2010 Toyota MatrixEnlarge Photo
We're rarely able to highlight Toyota products as great deals. For years, they've simply sold without much discount. But Toyota's recent troubles offer a great opportunity for buyers who trust the brand. The Matrix, for instance, is available with 60 months of interest-free financing in most parts of the country this month (Toyota deals vary by region, but this one is surprisingly consistent coast-to-coast). The Matrix is a terrific jack-of-all-trades car, with crossover cargo space, small car driving dynamics and the sure-footedness of All-Wheel-Drive