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Best Bang for Your Buck Lease Deals

July 12, 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 2018 Ram 1500 Express in the New York region stands out as the best bang for your buck deal in the country - $249 per month with zero down on a vehicle with MSRP of $38,440. That's equivalent to getting $155 worth of MSRP for each dollar you pay per month (although this particular deal requires you to be an owner of a competitive vehicle). It's important to note that this deal may only be available in the New York 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 2018 Ram 1500 New York $38,440 $249 155
2 2017 Smart fortwo coupe Los Angeles $24,550 $165 149
3 2018 Chevrolet Volt Los Angeles $34,970 $238 147
4 2018 Jeep Compass Washington DC $25,740 $199 129
5 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee New York $36,440 $292 125
6 2017 Smart fortwo cabrio Los Angeles $28,750 $231 125
7 2018 Dodge Durango Washington DC $33,940 $283 120
8 2019 Ram All-New Ram 1500 New York $44,735 $376 119
9 2018 Cadillac Ats sedan Los Angeles $37,365 $319 117
10 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Chicago $46,865 $400 117
11 2019 Jeep Cherokee Florida $31,820 $279 114
12 2018 Dodge Challenger Florida $28,640 $255 113
13 2018 Infiniti Q50 Los Angeles $51,595 $463 112
14 2018 Acura ILX Los Angeles $29,095 $263 111
15 2018 Dodge Charger Washington DC $31,840 $287 111
16 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Chicago $44,355 $400 111
17 2018 Buick Enclave Texas $46,170 $422 110
18 2018 BMW i3 Los Angeles $47,745 $438 109
19 2018 Volvo S60 Los Angeles $39,290 $363 108
20 2018 Chrysler Chrysler Pacifica New York $37,290 $349 107
21 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid New York $34,295 $325 105
22 2018 Cadillac Ct6 sedan New York $63,065 $600 105
23 2018 Subaru Impreza Los Angeles $19,355 $186 104
24 2018 Buick Envision New York $37,740 $368 103
25 2018 Acura RDX Los Angeles $36,995 $360 103
26 2018 Lexus ES Texas $40,229 $392 103
27 2018 GMC Yukon New York $54,370 $530 103
28 2018 Dodge Journey New York $34,185 $335 102
29 2018 GMC Terrain Los Angeles $29,770 $292 102
30 2018 Lexus IS Texas $39,539 $388 102
31 2018 Lexus GX Texas $55,290 $548 101
32 2018 Mazda CX-5 New York $25,145 $252 100
33 2018 Mercedes C-Class Other $50,145 $505 99
34 2018 Jeep Wrangler Florida $34,440 $349 99
35 2018 Mazda CX-3 New York $21,085 $214 98
36 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Los Angeles $28,520 $292 98
37 2018 Audi A4 Sedan Texas $41,475 $425 97
38 2018 Cadillac Xt5 crossover New York $50,965 $527 97
39 2018 Volvo V60 Los Angeles $44,190 $453 97
40 2018 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback Los Angeles $39,675 $409 97
41 2018 FIAT 500X Washington DC $26,830 $277 97
42 2018 Hyundai Tucson Los Angeles $23,530 $246 96
43 2018 BMW 3 Series Los Angeles $48,895 $508 96
44 2018 Buick Encore Texas $26,270 $272 96
45 2018 Mercedes GLC Other $52,915 $557 95
46 2018 GMC Acadia New York $34,470 $364 95
47 2018 Lexus RX Los Angeles $52,800 $557 95
48 2018 Mazda CX-9 New York $33,125 $349 95
49 2019 Mini Countryman Los Angeles $40,250 $423 95
50 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Chicago $26,875 $284 95
51 2018 Acura MDX Los Angeles $47,195 $499 95
52 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Los Angeles $31,830 $337 95
53 2019 Infiniti QX50 Los Angeles $46,145 $484 95
54 2018 Lexus RXL Hybrid Los Angeles $52,800 $557 95
55 2018 Infiniti Q70 Los Angeles $51,295 $544 94
56 2018 Infiniti Q70L Los Angeles $52,795 $563 94
57 2018 Lexus RX HYBRID Texas $55,409 $587 94
58 2018 Infiniti Q60 Los Angeles $43,295 $462 94
59 2018 Volvo S90 Los Angeles $67,790 $718 94
60 2018 Audi A3 Sedan Texas $35,925 $384 94
61 2018 Hyundai Sonata Los Angeles $22,935 $245 94
62 2018 Lexus NX Chicago $44,482 $480 93
63 2018 Lexus NX HYBRID Chicago $44,482 $480 93
64 2018 Lexus GS Los Angeles $55,485 $605 92
65 2018 Hyundai Elantra New York $18,835 $205 92
66 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Los Angeles $25,930 $281 92
67 2018 Subaru Outback Los Angeles $26,810 $291 92
68 2018 Honda Fit Los Angeles $19,195 $209 92
69 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Chicago $29,955 $325 92
70 2018 Lexus LX New York $86,560 $953 91
71 2018 FIAT 124 Spider Florida $26,240 $289 91
72 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Los Angeles $35,915 $395 91
73 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Chicago $57,750 $638 91
74 2018 Infiniti QX60 Los Angeles $46,095 $506 91
75 2018 Chevrolet Trax New York $21,875 $240 91
76 2018 Maserati Quattroporte Los Angeles $107,400 $1,193 90
77 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Los Angeles $45,190 $503 90
78 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Los Angeles $40,990 $455 90
79 2018 Maserati GranTurismo Los Angeles $136,475 $1,541 89
80 2018 Chevrolet Suburban Chicago $60,450 $678 89
81 2018 Infiniti QX80 Detroit $66,045 $743 89
82 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Los Angeles $36,370 $407 89
83 2018 Mercedes CLA Other $37,495 $425 88
84 2018 Subaru Forester Los Angeles $23,710 $271 88
85 2018 Mazda Mazda6 New York $23,895 $273 88
86 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Los Angeles $22,710 $258 88
87 2017 Infiniti QX70 Los Angeles $52,945 $604 88
88 2018 Lexus RC New York $52,208 $596 88
89 2018 Audi A6 Sedan New York $54,875 $621 88
90 2019 Mini Convertible Los Angeles $35,750 $413 87
91 2018 Chevrolet Bolt ev Los Angeles $38,370 $439 87
92 2019 Acura TLX Los Angeles $33,995 $389 87
93 2018 Honda Pilot Los Angeles $37,755 $435 87
94 2018 Honda HR-V Los Angeles $21,465 $248 87
95 2019 Mini Clubman Los Angeles $35,750 $413 87
96 2018 Honda Civic Si Sedan Los Angeles $24,995 $289 86
97 2018 Honda Civic Coupe Los Angeles $21,045 $245 86
98 2018 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan New York $20,040 $234 86
99 2018 Chevrolet Corvette stingray Los Angeles $57,465 $668 86
100 2018 Volvo V90 Los Angeles $52,290 $606 86

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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