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Best car deals for July 4

2013 Chrysler and Dodge midsize sedansChrysler's steep discounts

2013 Chrysler and Dodge midsize sedans

Chrysler's steep discounts on midsize sedans continue. Through July 8, the automaker will knock $3,500 off up-level versions of the 2013 200 sedan or $3,000 off all versions of the 200's 2013 Dodge Avenger sibling. Both cars also have discount financing of zero to 6.9%, but the 200 combines that with $1,000 off. Those remain the best deals by a wide margin among popular midsize cars. Photo Credit: Chrysler Group LLC

Automakers are playing up the holiday with more than a few deals. With that in mind, Cars.com dug around to find the best discounts -- generally anything better than 10 percent of the MSRP -- among major automakers on a national scale.

Cars.com made sure not to include "cash value" bonuses that place a monetary value on free equipment such as better wheels. Check your local dealership for specifics and click here to see the latest review of these vehicles.

2013 Ford FocusBuy a 2013 Focus SE or
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2013 Ford Focus

Buy a 2013 Focus SE or Titanium by July 8 and Ford will knock $2,250 to $3,250 off the tag. The automaker will also combine $500 with discount financing of zero to 6.9%

Ford TaurusThe Taurus has boatloads of discounts: $3,500
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Ford Taurus

The Taurus has boatloads of discounts: $3,500 to $4,250 off a 2013 Taurus SEL, Limited or SHO. Alternatively, the automaker also pairs $750 to $1,750 with discount financing of zero to 6.9%. A few 2014s are hitting Cars.com national inventory, and Ford offers $1,500 or discount financing on those, too. The program for both model years runs through July 8.

2013 Ford F-SeriesPickup truck shoppers can wrangle $2,000
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2013 Ford F-Series

Pickup truck shoppers can wrangle $2,000 to $3,500 off the popular F-150 (Raptor excluded), while the F-Series Super Duty has $2,500 to $4,500. Either grade also pairs $1,000 with discount financing of zero to 6.9%. The deals run through July 8.

Ford FlexThe family-friendly Flex, meanwhile, has $3,000 to
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Ford Flex

The family-friendly Flex, meanwhile, has $3,000 to $3,500 off on 2013 models or $1,500 to $2,000 off 2014s. Both model years pair discount financing of zero to 6.9% with cash incentives: $1,000 to $1,500 off 2013s or $500 off 2014s. The program ends after July 8.

2013 Ford ExpeditionNeed to tow a new boat
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2013 Ford Expedition

Need to tow a new boat to the lake house? The Expedition SUV still comes with $4,000 off, or $500 plus discount financing (zero to 6.9%). The deal sails away after July 8.

2013 Ford EdgeFord also knocks $2,500 off the
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2013 Ford Edge

Ford also knocks $2,500 off the 2013 Edge crossover or pairs $1,000 to $1,500 with discount financing of zero to 6.9%. The deal runs through July 8.

2013 Ford Mustang V-6 and GTCelebrate Americana with
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2013 Ford Mustang V-6 and GT

Celebrate Americana with the 2013 Ford Mustang V-6 and GT, which have $2,500 to $3,000 off or discount financing of zero to 6.9% plus $500 to $1,500. Alas, the deals exclude the Boss 302 and Shelby GT500, and they screech away after July 8.

2013 Chrysler and Dodge midsize sedansChrysler's steep discounts
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2013 Chrysler and Dodge midsize sedans

Chrysler's steep discounts on midsize sedans continue. Through July 8, the automaker will knock $3,500 off up-level versions of the 2013 200 sedan or $3,000 off all versions of the 200's 2013 Dodge Avenger sibling. Both cars also have discount financing of zero to 6.9%, but the 200 combines that with $1,000 off. Those remain the best deals by a wide margin among popular midsize cars.

2013 Ram 2500Truck buyers can get $3,000 off
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2013 Ram 2500

Truck buyers can get $3,000 off a Ram 2500 (excluding the chassis cab) or $1,000 plus discount financing of zero to 6.9%. The deal runs through July 8.

Jeep PatriotIt wouldn't be the Fourth of July
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Jeep Patriot

It wouldn't be the Fourth of July without a sale on Jeep's affordable 2013 Patriot SUV, which gets $2,000 off or discount financing of zero to 6.9% plus $1,000. The 2014 Patriot, meanwhile, has $500 off or discount financing. The flag falls on both deals after July 8.

2013 Acura ILX HybridAcura ponied up $2,000 in
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2013 Acura ILX Hybrid

Acura ponied up $2,000 in dealer cash (meaning it's up to the dealer — and your negotiating skills — to secure all of that) for the slow-selling 2013 ILX Hybrid. That's in addition to discount financing from 0.9% to 1.9%. The incentives run through July 8.

HondaHonda usually avoids factory cash discounts. The automaker's
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Honda

Honda usually avoids factory cash discounts. The automaker's major holiday weekend offers encompass discount financing as low as 0.9% on the Accord, Civic, Crosstour, CR-V, Fit, Pilot and Ridgeline, spokeswoman Robyn Eagles told Cars.com.

2013 Nissan QuestNissan's
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2013 Nissan Quest

Nissan's "Free to Choose" Fourth of July sale includes cash offers on a number of models. Among them is $2,500 off a 2013 Nissan Quest or discount financing as low as 0% plus $500 off. The offer ends Aug. 5.

2013 Nissan RogueNissan is taking $2,000 to $2,500
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2013 Nissan Rogue

Nissan is taking $2,000 to $2,500 in cash off the aging 2013 Rogue SUV or $500 plus financing as low as 0%. The offer ends Aug. 5.

Lexus, Scion and Toyota Tundra shoppers can reap
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Lexus, Scion and Toyota

Tundra shoppers can reap $2,500 to $2,750 off the pickup truck. Toyota also pairs $1,000 off with discount financing of zero to 0.9%. Apart from that, national offers from Toyota are modest. Lexus, like most other luxury brands, has a number of lease and finance offers but few cash-off deals. And Scion's "Pure Price" no-haggle program means minimal pricing deals.

Hyundai and Kia Kia has a Great American
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Hyundai and Kia

Kia has a Great American Holiday sales event, spokesman Mike Ofiara said, but we found few national cash deals beyond $1,000 going on right now. Similarly, Hyundai's current offers knock only modest chunks off retail prices.

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