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Best Bang for Your Buck Lease Deals

October 19, 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 Kia Soul EV in the New York area stands out as the best bang for your buck deal in the country - $179 per month with zero down on a vehicle with MSRP of $34,845. That's equivalent to getting $195 worth of MSRP for each dollar you pay per month. It's important to note that this deal is only 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 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 w $0 Down Bang for Buck
12017 Kia Soul EV $34,845 New York $179 195
22017 Fiat 500e $33,990 California $210 162
32017 Ram 1500 Express $37,905 New York $238 159
42016 Volkswagen e-Golf $36,415 California $259 141
52017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $44,255 Chicago $320 138
62017 Dodge Challenger $28,090 California $230 122
72017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid $36,105 California $298 121
82017 Ford Focus Electric $29,995 New York $251 120
92017 Chrysler 300 $33,435 Florida $278 120
102018 Jeep Cherokee $30,890 Florida $259 119
112017 Nissan Sentra $20,115 New York $170 118
122017 BMW i3 $47,145 California $398 118
132017 Jeep Grand Cherokee $35,790 Florida $307 117
142017 Ford C-MAX Energi $27,995 California $243 115
152017 Chrysler Pacifica $36,090 New York $313 115
162017 Lexus RC $42,589 Texas $374 114
172017 Volkswagen Jetta $18,715 Florida $164 114
182017 BMW 3 Series $46,745 California $418 112
192017 Kia Optima Hybrid $26,890 California $241 112
202017 Chevrolet Traverse $35,870 Chicago $321 112
212017 Jeep Compass $26,890 California $240 112
222017 Lexus GX $58,480 California $528 111
232017 Acura ILX $28,940 California $263 110
242017 Kia Cadenza $32,890 Florida $302 109
252017 Dodge Durango $36,585 Florida $339 108
262017 Hyundai Sonata $35,485 California $328 108
272017 Fiat 500X $26,695 New York $248 108
282017 Ram Promaster City $25,420 New York $235 108
292017 Mazda Mazda6 $23,870 New York $224 107
302017 Volkswagen Passat $23,260 New York $217 107
312017 Nissan LEAF $31,565 California $295 107
322017 Kia Forte5 $19,095 New York $181 106
332018 Volvo S60 $41,290 California $393 105
342017 Lexus IS $39,425 California $374 105
352017 Subaru Legacy $23,165 Texas $222 104
362017 Lexus GS $50,260 California $485 104
372017 Ford C-MAX Hybrid $25,050 California $240 104
382017 Mazda CX-5 $24,985 New York $242 103
392017 Honda Accord Coupe $25,850 California $250 103
402017 Nissan Rogue Sport $24,610 New York $238 103
412017 Hyundai Elantra $19,785 New York $192 103
422018 Toyota C-HR $23,460 New York $228 103
432017 GMC Yukon $52,305 New York $507 103
442017 Toyota Highlander $35,360 New York $345 103
452017 Buick Encore $26,165 Florida $254 103
462018 Chevrolet Equinox $28,570 Texas $277 103
472017 Toyota RAV4 $27,030 New York $266 102
482017 Chevrolet Volt $34,970 Chicago $342 102
492017 Kia K900 $50,850 California $500 102
502017 Honda Accord Hybrid $30,480 California $298 102
512017 Kia Forte $18,495 New York $181 102
522017 Lexus NX $36,720 Chicago $360 102
532017 Jeep Renegade $25,235 New York $248 102
542017 Kia Sorento $29,595 California $290 102
552017 Kia Optima $23,095 New York $229 101
562017 Ford Explorer $32,605 New York $324 101
572017 Acura MDX $47,025 California $467 101
582017 Toyota Camry $24,949 New York $248 101
592017 Honda Accord Sedan $24,130 California $239 101
602018 Infiniti Q50 $51,995 New York $514 101
612017 Lexus ES $40,229 Texas $402 100
622018 Jeep Grand Cherokee $35,990 New York $358 100
632017 Dodge Charger $34,975 New York $349 100
642017 Lexus LX $98,645 New York $984 100
652017 Buick Envision $37,670 Florida $375 100
662017 Subaru Impreza $19,215 Texas $193 100
672017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid $30,080 New York $300 100
682017 Kia Sportage $25,595 California $256 100

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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