10 2011 Model-Year Cars With Deep Discounts

It seems as if everything is on sale Labor Day weekend, and cars are no exception.

It seems as if everything is on sale Labor Day weekend, and cars are no exception. As dealers make way for the 2012 models, they want to move old inventory out. Many are slashing prices and offering sweet financing deals on 2011s.

These ten 2011s were recently selling for the biggest discounts to sticker price , according to TrueCar.com -- and for most models those discounts include generous cash rebates.

Several of the vehicles on our list are discontinued, which makes them less attractive to most buyers, and a few never found traction with buyers in the first place. Dealers should be receptive to even bigger price cuts if you tell them you know that others are getting big discounts.

You can find recent transaction prices for any car on your shopping list at TrueCar.com (opens in new tab). Also, compare costs and resale value, see performance data and more from this year's automotive class by viewing Kiplinger's 2011 Vehicle Rankings.

Jessica L. Anderson
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Anderson has been with Kiplinger since January 2004, when she joined the staff as a reporter. Since then, she's covered the gamut of personal finance issues—from mortgages and credit to spending wisely—and she heads up Kiplinger's annual automotive rankings. She holds a BA in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was the 2012 president of the Washington Automotive Press Association and serves on its board of directors. In 2014, she was selected for the North American Car and Truck Of the Year jury. The awards, presented at the Detroit Auto Show, have come to be regarded as the most prestigious of their kind in the U.S. because they involve no commercial tie-ins. The jury is composed of nationally recognized journalists from across the U.S. and Canada, who are selected on the basis of audience reach, experience, expertise, product knowledge, and reputation in the automotive community.