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The Top 10 Best Lease Deals in May

May 24, 2012

TrueCar recently researched all the lease deals currently available to determine which ones provide the most bang for your buck.

They looked at the monthly payment, lease term, down payment, and mileage for each deal and came up with the top 10 best lease deals.

The deals range between $159 to $579 per month with down payments averaging around $2,000. My recommendation when it comes to leasing is to always roll the down payment into the monthly lease payment. This helps protect you in the event the car is totaled or stolen.

To maximize your lease deals, I recommend you negotiate them using CarWoo, which lets you obtain lease bids online through multiple dealers.

RankVehicleMSRPPaymentMonthsDownMiles/ Year
12012 Ford Escape Limited FWD$27,195 $159 24$2,868 10,500
22012 Buick Enclave$37,175 $299 24$2,199 15,000
32012 Chevrolet Malibu w/ 1LS$22,870 $179 24$1,589 12,000
42012 Ford Fusion SE I4 FWD$23,770 $159 24$2,648 10,500
52012 Buick Verano$23,470 $299 24$0 15,000
62012 Chevrolet Cruze$17,595 $159 24$1,879 12,000
72012 Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTEC Luxury Sedan$52,565 $579 24$3,873 10,000
82012 Ford Focus SE Auto w/ Sport Pkg & SYNC$20,520 $169 24$2,398 10,500
92012 Ford Explorer XLT FWD$34,920 $329 24$3,748 10,500
102012 Honda Civic 4-door Automatic LX$19,595 $220 35$0 12,000

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TrueCar and Edmunds Price Promise are the quickest way to see the lowest prices available on new cars in your area. Both tools provide upfront prices from local dealers, and the deals are usually really good. It should be the first step you take when negotiating car prices. You should follow that up with my checklist to make sure you get the best possible deal.
- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

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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