After the wind-up of end-of-the-year or holiday sales, what are the best new truck deals and incentives for January 2011? It’s true that December was a good sales month, and car companies don’t tend to put out too many incentives when sales are strong. Still, there are some deals out there.

If you’ve waited it out this far, are you out of luck? Not necessarily. Be sure to check out Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota for the best new truck deals and incentives for January 2011.

2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500There’s lots of winter still ahead, and the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab full-size pickup – which is a big and fully-capable go-anywhere truck with comfortable cabin and roomy backseat — comes with an attractive $5,000 cash back or 0% APR for up to 72 months. MSRP starts at $29,375 for a 2010 Silverado 1500 short box two-wheel drive (2WD) Work Truck to $41,775 for a four-wheel drive (4WD) short box LTZ. Act fast, though, since this offer expires February 28, 2011. Kelley Blue Book comments: “If you need to tailor your pickup truck to your exact requirements, the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado enables you to do just that with a wide variety of configurations, bed lengths and trim levels.”

2011 Ford ExpeditionBig SUVs may be falling off in popularity due to concerns over gasoline prices, but they’re still a prime purchase consideration for many families and consumers who want and need more space and cargo capacity in a vehicle that combines a comfortable ride in three rows with a truck’s capabilities. The 2011 Ford Expedition is one of a few 2011 models that carries a good incentive – in this case, $3,000 cash  back or 0% APR for up to 60 months. This deal expires April 4, 2011. MSRP starts at $35,830 up to $51,930. Consumer Guide says: “Expedition is a Best Buy for those who genuinely need the power and space of a large truck-type SUV.”

2011 Toyota TundraVarious purchase and lease deals are available on the full-size 2011 Toyota Tundra through January 31, 2011, depending on model and area of the country. For a more complete listing, see U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Toyota Deals: January 2011 Lease and Purchase.” Examples include 0% financing for up to 60 months (Southeast West), 0% financing for up to 60 months or $2,750 back (Mid Atlantic) and Crew Max (0% or $2,750) and regular and double cabs ($2,000 cash back) in Ohio Valley West.

2010 Toyota TacomaAlso expiring the end of January 2011 are $1,000 or $750 cash back on select models (Mid Atlantic and Pacific Northwest, respectively) of the 2010 Toyota Tacoma. PickupTrucks.com (reprinted in Cars.com) says: “The Toyota Tacoma is the king of compact and midsize trucks, with about 40 percent share of the segment in the U.S.”

These four are some of the best new truck deals and incentives for January 2011. On the other hand, you might want to wait for spring when incentives might be sweeter. As always, do your homework and negotiate the best price to go along with any available deals and incentives.

Be sure to also see if the vehicles you’re considering, especially if it’s a hybrid, electric, or alternative fuel-powered, can qualify for a federal or state tax credit, deduction, or rebate.  Here’s  more info on new car tax credithybrid car tax credit, and electric car tax credit.

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