The transition from one model year to the next usually foretells the demise of a few good worn-out nameplates. Come 2013, say goodbye to models like the Mitsubishi Galant , Kia Sedona and the Hyundai Veracruz .
While there’s probably not much love lost for these mediocre models, they will likely be deeply discounted and appealing to frugal shoppers.
The dying midsize Galant, available only with a single four-cylinder powertrain and plenty of standard features, is one of the most deeply discounted models on the list. It can be had for the low price of about $19,100 (including destination) after discounts. Mitsubishi consistently has offered $3,500 cash back on Galants during the past few months.
The Veracruz, a full-size crossover, is being cut to make room for an expanded 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe lineup. The Hyundai Elantra Touring — one of the rare remaining affordable station wagons on the market — is being replaced by a more contemporary hatchback model, the Elantra GT . Both models get generous cash-back offerings, coupled to low APR financing or decent long-term leasing offers.
Models like the Mazda CX-7 , Lexus HS 250h and the Mercedes-Benz R-Class were also discontinued recently, and a few are still left at dealerships. We couldn’t find any advertised discounts for those models, but there are surely discounts to be had on those nameplates, too.
2012 Mitsubishi Galant: $3,500 cash back or 0% APR financing for 60 months
2012 Kia Sedona: $3,500 cash back or $2,500 cash back and 1.9% financing for 60 months
2012 Chevrolet Impala (LS trim): $3,500 cash back or 0% APR financing for 72 months
2012 Jeep Liberty: $3,000 cash back or 0% APR financing for 60 months; $329 a month for 39 months, $0 due at signing
2012 Hyundai Veracruz: $2,500 cash back or $1,000 cash back and 1.9% financing for 60 months; $299 a month lease for 36 months and $3,199 due at signing
2012 Chevrolet Avalanche: $2,000 cash back or 3.9% APR financing for 72 months
2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse: $1,000 cash back or 0% APR financing for 48 months
2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring: $500 cash back and 1.9% financing for 60 months; $199 a month lease for 36 months, $2,199 due at signing
2012 Infiniti G25 (rear- or all-wheel drive with moonroof): $289 a month lease for 24 months and $2,499 due at signing
Most deals expire at or near the beginning of October.