This Week's Best Car Deals

Posted: Oct 19, 2010 10:43 a.m.

Industry analysts report that car sales are finally on the rise, and ironically, automakers are offering great sales on 2010 models.

TrueCar.com reports that the largest discounts are available from Ford. “Ford leads the industry in discountsfor 2010 models from their Manufactured Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) with an average discount of nearly 15 percent… The report shows that Ford (14.7 percent), Lincoln (12.3 percent) and Mercury (11.5 percent) are the top three makes for 2010 discounts and Ford Focus and Ford Ranger are the top two models.”

With such great sales available, shoppers should take advantage of them before they disappear. If you’re in market for a sedan, check out the 2010 Ford Focus. It’s selling for about $3,207 below MSRP, meaning it’ll cost about $15,300. Why’s the price so low? Ford’s offering a generous $3,000 cash back offer or zero-percent APR financing for five years. With a $5,000 down payment and zero-percent financing for five years, you’ll pay $13,290 for your Focus.

In the market for an SUV? The Lincoln MKX sells for 14.5 percent below MSRP, which means this $40,620 luxury midsize SUV sells for about $34,746 with $4,000 customer cash or zero-percent APR financing for 60 months.

Those in need of a vehicle fit for heavy lifting are also in luck. Chevrolet and GMC models get less off MSRP when compared to Ford, but you can get a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for about $3,754 below MSRP or a GMC Sierra for about $3,735 below MSRP. GMC is offering some attractive incentives on 2011 models. As a part of truck month, GMC advertises zero-percent financing plus one year of XM Radio and Sirius on the 2011 Sierra. For a new model, that deal isn’t shabby at all.

Want more deals? Our best car deals page has the rundown on the best deals available this month for the entire industry. We’ve even got the best lease deals and best used car deals -- or, you can browse deals from brands like Toyota, Ford, and Chevrolet.

Before you shop, make sure you check out the U.S. News rankings of this year's best cars. Also, be sure to check us out on Twitter to stay on top of the latest car discounts and incentives.