If you’re hankering to get into a pickup truck this month, there’s no time to waste. These best truck deals, lease and purchase, December 2012 are good only through January 2, 2013.

Peruse the following examples of what’s hot this month and schedule some time to do a test drive. We’ve grouped the offers by manufacturer/make to be a little easier to navigate.

Chevrolet

  • 2012 Chevrolet AvalanchePurchase deal is zero-percent financing for up to 60 months plus $500 bonus cash, or $5,000 cash back.
  • 2012 Chevrolet ColoradoBuyers can choose 1.9 percent financing for up to 60 months or $1,500 cash back on extended cab models.
  • 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500Four purchase deals: zero-percent financing for up to 60 months plus $1,000 cash back; $4,000 cash back on crew cab; $4,500 cash back on extended cab, and $3,000 cash back on regular cab models.

Ford

  • 2012 Ford F-150Purchase deals: up to $5,000 cash back or $1,500 trade assist and zero-percent financing for 60 months (Northeast); up to $3,000 cash back or 2.9 percent financing for up to 36 months and $3,000 cash back (Southeast), and up to $6,500 cash back or zero-percent financing for 60 months and $1,000 trade assist (Northwest, Southwest). Lease deals: two regional 36-month leases on SuperCab XLT 4×4 models with chrome and tow packages – $249 per month with $3,848 due at signing (Southwest), and $269 per month with $4,863 payable at signing (Northeast).

GMC

  • 2012 GMC CanyonFour purchase deals: zero-percent financing for 60 months; $500 consumer cash on regular cab; $1,000 consumer cash on crew cab, and $1,500 consumer cash on extended cab models.
  • 201 GMC Sierra 1500 – Four purchase deals: zero-percent financing for 60 months plus $1,000 bonus cash; $2,500 total cash allowance on regular cab; $3,000 total cash allowance on crew cab, and $3,500 total cash allowance on extended cab models.
  • 2012 GMC Sierra HD – On the purchase of the 2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD, consumers can get zero-percent financing for 60 months or $2,500 consumer cash.

Honda

  • 2012 Honda RidgelineBuyers can get 0.9 percent financing for 24-36 months or 1.9 percent for 37 to 60 months.

Nissan

  • 2012 Nissan FrontierLease the Frontier King Cab SV 4WD with automatic transmission for $249 per month for 39 months with $2,449 due at signing. Purchase deals on S trim: zero-percent financing for 36 months plus $500 when financed through NMAC, 0.9 percent for 60 months plus $500 NMAC cash, 1.9 percent for 72 months plus $500 NMAC cash, or $1,500 cash back plus $500 NMAC cash. On non-S trim, it’s the same financing options plus $500 cash when financing through NMAC, or $2,000 cash back plus $500 NMAC cash.
  • 2012 Nissan Titan – Lease the Titan Crew Cab SV SWB trim with 4WD and SV value package for 39 months at $499 per month, with $2,999 due at signing. Purchase deals on non-PRO-4X include: zero-percent financing for 36 months, 0.9 percent for 60 months, 1.9 percent for 72 months, or $3,500 cash back (Northeast, Northwest); in the Southeast and Southwest, it’s the same financing options but also including $500 cash when financed through NMAC, or $4,500 cash back. PRO-4X purchase deals include zero-percent financing for 36 months, 0.9 percent for 60 months, 1.9 percent for 72 months, or $4,500 cash back (Northeast, Northwest) and same financing options but also including $500 cash when financed through NMAC, or $5,500 cash back.

Ram

  • 2012 Ram 1500 – Buyers can get up to $4,000 cash allowance on select 2012 Ram 1500 models (see Ram website for complete details or contact the dealer). Ram is also offering zero-percent financing for 36 months on the 2012 Ram 1500 SLT regular cab 4×4 6-foot, 4-inch box. On select 2012 Ram 1500 models, buyers can get zero-percent financing for 60 months.

Toyota

  • 2012 Toyota TundraThe only regional purchase deal listed so far is in the Southeast, for zero-percent financing for 60 months or 1.9 percent for 72 months. On the leasing side, again in the Southeast region, the Tundra Double Cab 5.7-liter V-8 carries a 39-month lease at $289 per month, with $3,288 due upon signing.

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