The Best "Bang for Your Buck" Lease Deals
Those looking for a fantastic car deal with zero negotiation can't go wrong with a great sub-vented lease deal.
This is when manufacturers discount the price of the car, increase the residual value, and lower the money factor - all of which combine to create an incredible lease deal.
The best part - everything is already pre-negotiated so you don't have to haggle with a salesman.
Although, if you really want to maximize savings, some dealers may lower the capitalized cost (price of the vehicle) even below the manufacturer's pre-negotiated terms.
The following are the top 10 best "bang for your buck" lease deals currently offered.
We calculated these lease deals using our "Is it a Good Lease Deal?" method, where we determine how much you pay per $10,000 worth of vehicle.
Any lease deals that fall below $150 per $10k are usually a decent lease deal. The ones we list are all below $115!
|Rank||Vehicle||MSRP||Term||Monthly Payment w $0 Down||Per $10K of MSRP|
|2||2012 Chevrolet Malibu||$22,755||39||$234||$103|
|3||2012 Honda Crosstour EX-V6||$31,150||36||$327||$105|
|4||2011 Infiniti G25 Sedan||$35,295||39||$380||$108|
|5||2011 Nissan Frontier SV||$26,530||39||$286||$108|
|6||2011 Toyota Camry LE||$23,660||36||$260||$110|
|7||2011 BMW 328i||$38,125||36||$425||$111|
|8||2011 Infiniti G37 Journey||$38,845||39||$433||$112|
|9||2011 Acura TSX||$30,495||36||$346||$114|
|10||2011 Toyota Corolla LE||$20,410||36||$233||$114|
Keep in mind that leases are not for everyone. In general, if you like to switch cars every 3 or 4 years, have good credit, and drive less than 15,000 miles per year, then leasing is a good choice.
Read our section on Car Leasing to help you decide if it's right for you.
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
California Residents - Important:There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.
- Gregg Fidan
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About: Gregg Fidan
Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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