New Car Deals of the Week: 2011 Ford Escape and 2011 Mazda3

By Jason Davis | July 18, 2011
This week’s featured new car deals -- the 2011 Ford Escape compact crossover and the 2011 Mazda3 compact -- feature pep and efficiency. Each week, the staff at Automotive.com scours the Web for news and updates, looking for pricing trends on specific vehicles. Last week, we highlighted luxury vehicles from Volvo and Lincoln. A new Ford Escape replacement compact crossover is on the way and, with the current model aging, you know what that means: summer inventory deals! While there's nothing wrong with the current Escape, new model excitement can bring tremendous savings for remaining inventory. And that’s exactly what TrueCar.com shows for Los Angeles-area Escapes—savings up to $4500 on non-Hybrid trims, in four-cylinder and V-6 models. The Escape, which was refreshed for 2009, offers front- and four-wheel-drive models in XLS, XLT, Limited, and Hybrid and Hybrid Limited trims. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder makes 171 horsepower and rates up to 23/28 mpg city/highway, depending on layout and transmission. The V-6, which has 240 horsepower, can sprint to 60 mph in just under 9 seconds. With a sticker price in the $22,000 range, TrueCar.com shows front-wheel-drive Escape XLS models selling for an average price of $19,258, including fees. TrueCar.com also shows all models and trims, except Hybrids, can be had for as much as 17 percent below list price—and slightly better than dealer cost in our area. Paragraphimage If you’re looking for more sport in a smaller package, the 2011 Mazda3 is similarly priced to move. Though the 2012 Mazda3 will see a revised exterior and a new engine/transmission combination that will spike output and increase mileage to 40 mpg highway, there’s plenty to like about 2011 models. Within its segment, Motor Trend says the Mazda3 has one of the highest “fun-to-drive” factors available, and the base model’s 24/33 mpg city/highway is no slouch either. The top model Grand Touring has an available navigation system, heated seats, powered moonroof, and enough power to hit 60 mph in just 8.1 seconds. All four- and five-door Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring models -- including the hot Mazdaspeed3 -- can be had for $1200 and $2500 off list prices, a savings up to 11 percent. Nationally, the 2011 Ford Escape and 2011 Mazda3 are offering 0 percent financing for 60 months, deals that expire at the end of this month. Source: TrueCar.com, Motor Trend
  • 2011 Mazda3 Sedan Rear Three Quarter
  • 2011 Ford Escape Interior Dash Steering Wheel
  • 2011 Ford Escape Rear Three Quarter Driving Coast
  • 2011 Ford Escape Xlt Side View Lake Mtn
  • 2011 Mazda3 Hb Front Three Quarter
  • 2011 Mazda3 Interior
 
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New Mazda 3 Atlanta
New Mazda 3 Atlanta

I think that new mazda 3 2012 will be very GOOD and the best thing price will be the same as Mazda 3 2011

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