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Best Bang for Your Buck Lease Deals

September 14, 2017

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 Ram 1500 Express in the Detroit area stands out as the best bang for your buck deal in the country - $200 per month with zero down on a vehicle with MSRP of $40,605. That's equivalent to getting $203 worth of MSRP for each dollar you pay per month. It's important to note that this deal is only available in the Detroit area, no other region of the country even comes close to this deal on this particular model.

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 (especially if it's Detroit).

Anything above 100 in the "Bang for your Buck" column indicates an excellent lease deal, and 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 dealer discounts in the calculations, which would lower the monthly payment even further.

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)

RankVehicle MSRP Available Region Monthly Payment with $0 Down Bang for Buck
1 2017 Ram 1500 Express $40,605 Detroit $200 203
22017 Fiat 500e $33,990 California $210 162
32017 Dodge Challenger $35,590 Detroit $226 158
42017 Chrysler 300 $39,270 Detroit $267 147
52017 Jeep Grand Cherokee $35,790 Detroit $254 141
62017 Jeep Patriot $27,735 Detroit $200 139
72017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $44,060 New York $317 139
82017 Dodge Charger $35,990 Detroit $266 135
92016 Ford Focus Electric $30,045 New York $223 135
102017 Ford Focus Electric $29,995 New York $228 131
112017 Ford Escape $26,145 California $206 127
122017 Jeep Compass $26,890 Detroit $216 124
132017 Dodge Journey $34,990 Detroit $288 121
142017 Ford Edge $29,845 California $249 120
152017 Nissan LEAF $31,565 New York $266 119
162017 Dodge Durango $36,585 Detroit $313 117
172017 Fiat 500X $27,690 Detroit $241 115
182017 Ford C-MAX Energi $27,995 Detroit $245 114
192017 Chevrolet Traverse $38,620 New York $338 114
202017 Ford C-MAX $27,995 Detroit $245 114
212017 Infiniti Q50 $39,605 New York $350 113
222017 Ford Fusion $24,125 California $214 112
232017 Acura ILX $28,940 California $263 110
242018 Jeep Cherokee $32,390 New York $295 110
252017 GMC Sierra 1500 $45,125 New York $412 110
262017 Nissan Maxima $33,935 Detroit $311 109
272017 GMC Terrain $28,175 New York $257 109
282017 Nissan Sentra $20,115 New York $187 108
292017 Chrysler Pacifica $36,785 Detroit $341 108
302017 Chevrolet Volt $34,970 Chicago $325 108
312017 Nissan Rogue Sport $24,595 Detroit $229 107
322017 Chevrolet Equinox $27,675 California $262 106
332017 Ford Explorer $32,605 Detroit $311 105
342017 Toyota Camry $24,949 New York $238 105
352017 Ford Fusion Energi $31,995 New York $304 105
362017 Ram Promaster City $25,035 New York $238 105
372017 Subaru Legacy $23,165 Detroit $222 104
382017 Ford C-MAX Hybrid $25,050 Detroit $240 104
392017 Nissan Rogue $27,115 Detroit $261 104
402017 Honda Accord Coupe $25,850 California $250 103
412017 Jeep Cherokee $32,590 California $318 103
422017 Honda Accord Hybrid $30,480 California $298 102
432018 Chevrolet Equinox $28,520 Detroit $280 102
442017 Toyota Highlander $35,325 New York $345 102
452017 Cadillac Cts sedan $46,870 California $460 102
462017 Toyota RAV4 $27,030 New York $266 102
472017 Fiat 124 Spider $27,340 Detroit $270 101
482017 Jeep Renegade $26,290 Florida $261 101
492017 Acura MDX $47,025 California $467 101
502017 Honda Accord Sedan $24,130 California $239 101
512017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid $30,080 New York $300 100
522017 Chevrolet Malibu $26,875 Chicago $268 100
532017 Subaru Impreza $19,215 Florida $193 100
542017 Dodge Grand Caravan $35,490 Detroit $354 100
552018 Infiniti QX30 $38,145 California $380 100

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, 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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