Consumers looking for the best new car deals and incentives May 2011 may have to search a little harder. That’s because supplies of some vehicles are down, prices are up, and manufacturers are trimming deals and incentives.

The outlook isn’t totally bleak, however, with some good deals on product carmakers want to move. U.S. News and World Report summarizes the best new car deals and incentives May 2011 – and we’ve highlighted some of them here briefly.

General Motors offers zero percent APR financing for up to 60 months on selected Buick, GMC, Cadillac and Chevrolet Models. Ford offers the same on numerous Ford and Lincoln models. Chrysler, on many Chrysler and Jeep models, also offers zero percent APR financing for up to 60 months. Nissan offers zero percent APR financing for up to 60 months on some models, but it depends on the region. As for Toyota, the automaker is offering 1.9 percent financing for up to 60 months on Tundra and Camry, but only in some regions.

Check out these deals, which U.S. News and World Report calls out as some of the best new car deals and incentives May 2011. Note that all May incentives expire May 31, 2011.

  • 2011 Chevrolet MalibuThe midsize 2011 Chevrolet Malibu family sedan comes with a very attractive $2,500 cash back or zero percent financing for up to 60 months. Cruise comfortably on the highway – and get 22 mpg city/33 mpg highway – at starting prices that range from $21,975 to $27,015.
  • 2011 Jeep PatriotSometimes you want a vehicle that does double duty: it can go off-road comfortably and still be smooth on the highway. With the 2011 Jeep Patriot, you get both – and the deal is sweeter with $1,000 cash back or 1.9 percent financing for up to 36 months – in some areas of the country. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the Patriot is 23 mpg city/29 mpg highway. Starting Jeep Patriot base price ranges from $15,995 to $23,895.
  • 2011 Ford FiestaHow does $500 cash back or 1.9 percent financing for up to 36 months sound? That’s what Ford is offering on the 2011 Fiesta, its hot new subcompact. With Fiesta SFE you can get 40 mpg highway, and other Fiesta models get 28 mpg city/37 mpg highway. Fiesta is also economical to buy, with starting prices ranging from $13,320 to $17,130.
  • 2011 Volkswagen EosWant a sporty German ride in a top-down convertible? No worries when you sign up for zero-percent financing for up to 72 months on the 2011 Volkswagen Eos. Gas mileage is pretty good, at an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city/31 mpg highway, and the price is right with starting MSRP from $32,940 to $36,100.

So, while you may need to do some homework, if you put in the time, you can probably profit from some of the best new car deals and incentives – May 2011.

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