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Best Bang for Your Buck Lease Deals

May 10, 2018

This week, I compiled advertised lease deals from the manufacturer's web sites to find out which vehicles and locations offer the best "bang for your buck".

The 2017 Kia Soul EV in the Los Angeles region stands out as the best bang for your buck deal in the country - $230 per month with zero down on a vehicle with MSRP of $34,845. That's equivalent to getting $152 worth of MSRP for each dollar you pay per month. . It's important to note that this deal may only be available in the Los Angeles area, other regions may not come close to this figure.

Each lease deal below is calculated with zero down payment so you can compare apples to apples. Note that payments don't include tax, title, and other fees and the deals may only be available in that particular region.

Anything above 100 in the "Bang for your Buck" column indicates an excellent lease deal, and almost all of the deals below meet this threshold. Keep in mind, you may be able to negotiate even better deals - these are just the advertised terms, some brands such as Ford don't include any dealer discounts in the advertised lease deals, which means you could likely end up with lower monthly payments.

As always, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to quickly see the lowest lease prices you can get on any of these vehicles in your local area.

Best Bang for Buck Lease Deals ($0 Down)

Rank VehicleAvailable Region MSRP Monthly Payment $0 Down Bang for Buck
1 2017 Kia Soul EV Los Angeles $34,845 $230 152
2 2017 Smart fortwo coupe Los Angeles $24,550 $165 149
3 2018 Ram 1500 New York $38,440 $268 144
4 2018 Kia Soul EV Los Angeles $34,845 $249 140
5 2018 Toyota mirai Los Angeles $59,260 $427 139
6 2018 Cadillac Ats sedan Texas $37,365 $270 138
7 2017 Ford Focus Southeast $19,050 $148 129
8 2017 Ford Focus Electric New York $29,995 $235 128
9 2018 Jeep Compass Seattle/Portland $27,480 $216 128
10 2018 Chevrolet Volt Los Angeles $34,970 $276 127
11 2017 Smart fortwo cabrio Los Angeles $28,750 $231 125
12 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee New York $35,990 $296 122
13 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Los Angeles $36,105 $298 121
14 2017 Ford C-MAX Energi Los Angeles $27,995 $236 119
15 2017 Ford C-MAX Los Angeles $27,995 $236 119
16 2018 Cadillac Ct6 sedan Texas $55,965 $469 119
17 2018 Dodge Challenger Florida $28,090 $248 113
18 2018 Infiniti Q50 Los Angeles $51,595 $463 112
19 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited Florida $22,860 $205 112
20 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Chicago $44,355 $398 112
21 2018 Acura ILX Los Angeles $29,095 $263 111
22 2018 Ford Focus Electric Seattle/Portland $29,995 $270 111
23 2018 Buick Envision New York $37,740 $340 111
24 2018 Buick Enclave Texas $46,170 $415 111
25 2018 Ford Taurus Chicago $30,995 $282 110
26 2018 Ford EcoSport New York $20,990 $191 110
27 2018 BMW i3 Los Angeles $47,745 $438 109
28 2018 Nissan Rogue New York $27,560 $254 108
29 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug In Hybrid Los Angeles $35,485 $328 108
30 2018 Ford Fusion Energi Los Angeles $32,275 $301 107
31 2018 Ford Fusion Los Angeles $32,275 $301 107
32 2018 Dodge Durango Washington DC $34,685 $325 107
33 2018 Jeep Wrangler Florida $33,690 $316 107
34 2018 Dodge Journey New York $32,490 $306 106
35 2018 Cadillac Xt5 crossover Texas $42,465 $400 106
36 2018 Lexus IS Texas $39,539 $378 105
37 2018 Acura TLX Los Angeles $37,695 $360 105
38 2018 Buick Encore Texas $26,270 $250 105
39 2018 Nissan Pathfinder New York $34,115 $325 105
40 2018 Toyota Highlander New York $35,759 $345 104
41 2018 Toyota Avalon Bay Area $37,823 $364 104
42 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid New York $26,890 $259 104
43 2019 Jeep Cherokee Seattle/Portland $31,370 $300 104
44 2018 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Los Angeles $24,995 $241 104
45 2018 Dodge Charger Los Angeles $31,840 $306 104
46 2018 Subaru Impreza Los Angeles $19,355 $186 104
47 2018 Ford C-MAX Los Angeles $24,995 $241 104
48 2018 Acura RDX Los Angeles $36,995 $360 103
49 2018 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback Seattle/Portland $42,020 $407 103
50 2018 GMC Yukon New York $54,270 $526 103
51 2018 Lexus GX Los Angeles $56,270 $548 103
52 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport New York $24,610 $241 102
53 2017 Kia K900 Los Angeles $50,850 $500 102
54 2018 Ford Focus Florida $20,120 $198 102
55 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid New York $30,215 $295 102
56 2018 Volkswagen Jetta Texas $19,495 $193 101
57 2018 Lexus LX New York $86,530 $857 101
58 2018 Cadillac Ct6 plug-in Los Angeles $75,970 $763 100
59 2018 Kia Sorento New York $30,980 $311 100
60 2018 Toyota Tacoma Seattle/Portland $37,338 $374 100
61 2019 Ram All-New Ram 1500 New York $47,830 $476 100
62 2018 BMW 3 Series Florida $48,895 $488 100
63 2018 Ford Escape New York $26,695 $267 100
64 2018 Mazda CX-5 New York $25,125 $252 100
65 2018 Lexus RXL Hybrid Texas $57,918 $577 100
66 2018 Lexus RX Texas $57,918 $577 100
67 2018 Chrysler Chrysler Pacifica New York $36,590 $371 99
68 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 New York $42,365 $427 99
69 2018 Mercedes C-Class Other $50,145 $505 99
70 2018 Lexus ES Texas $40,229 $407 99
71 2018 Volvo S60 Los Angeles $39,290 $397 99
72 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Bay Area $40,073 $403 99
73 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport New York $24,970 $254 98
74 2018 Jaguar XE Los Angeles $39,095 $398 98
75 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Washington DC $34,785 $355 98
76 2018 Toyota RAV4 Chicago $25,944 $267 97
77 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid New York $34,295 $355 97
78 2018 Cadillac Ats-v sedan Los Angeles $62,470 $641 97
79 2018 Kia Optima New York $23,495 $243 97
80 2018 GMC Acadia New York $34,470 $355 97
81 2018 Lexus ES HYBRID Texas $48,889 $505 97
82 2018 Ford Flex Los Angeles $33,990 $352 97
83 2018 Ford Explorer New York $35,170 $363 97
84 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid New York $27,215 $279 97
85 2017 Lincoln MKX Florida $39,185 $409 96
86 2017 Mercedes CLA Other $37,675 $393 96
87 2018 Volkswagen Passat Los Angeles $23,845 $249 96
88 2018 Cadillac Cts sedan Los Angeles $57,070 $595 96
89 2018 Jeep Cherokee Los Angeles $31,240 $325 96
90 2018 Lexus GS Texas $52,920 $553 96
91 2018 Jaguar XF Los Angeles $52,665 $546 96
92 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Los Angeles $31,750 $330 96
93 2018 Lexus NX Chicago $44,482 $470 95
94 2018 Acura MDX Los Angeles $47,195 $499 95
95 2018 GMC Yukon xl Los Angeles $54,680 $578 95
96 2018 Kia Sportage New York $26,090 $276 95
97 2018 Lexus NX HYBRID Chicago $44,482 $470 95
98 2018 Toyota Tundra New York $39,549 $416 95
99 2018 Mazda CX-9 New York $33,105 $349 95
100 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Los Angeles $42,990 $453 95

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, 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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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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