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Best Bang for Your Buck Lease Deals

September 13, 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 NY region continues to stand out as the best bang for your buck deal in the country - $252 per month with zero down on a vehicle with MSRP of $38,440. That's equivalent to getting $152 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 NY 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 $252 152
2 2017 Smart fortwo coupe Los Angeles $24,550 $165 149
3 2018 Smart EQ fortwo coupe Los Angeles $24,650 $175 141
4 2018 Kia Soul EV Los Angeles $34,845 $249 140
5 2018 Toyota Mirai Los Angeles $59,325 $427 139
6 2018 Nissan LEAF New York $30,885 $222 139
7 2018 FIAT 500e Los Angeles $34,290 $256 134
8 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid New York $34,295 $267 128
9 2018 Dodge Challenger Washington DC $35,535 $277 128
10 2017 Smart fortwo cabrio Los Angeles $28,750 $231 125
11 2018 Ford Focus Electric Los Angeles $29,995 $248 121
12 2019 Ram 1500 Los Angeles $41,815 $353 118
13 2018 Dodge Durango New York $33,990 $296 115
14 2018 Infiniti Q50 Los Angeles $51,595 $463 112
15 2018 Acura ILX Los Angeles $29,095 $263 111
16 2018 Dodge Charger Washington DC $36,840 $335 110
17 2018 Nissan Rogue New York $27,580 $253 109
18 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee New York $36,440 $335 109
19 2018 BMW i3 Los Angeles $47,745 $438 109
20 2018 Jeep Compass Florida $25,740 $235 109
21 2018 Nissan Sentra New York $20,370 $189 108
22 2018 Volvo S60 Los Angeles $39,290 $363 108
23 2018 Cadillac Cts sedan Florida $48,365 $453 107
24 2018 Nissan Pathfinder New York $34,135 $322 106
25 2018 Ford Taurus Chicago $31,115 $293 106
26 2018 Chrysler Pacifica New York $37,290 $354 105
27 2019 Jeep Cherokee Florida $31,820 $303 105
28 2018 Nissan Titan New York $38,445 $366 105
29 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport New York $24,990 $237 105
30 2018 Nissan Murano New York $32,210 $309 104
31 2018 Cadillac Ct6 sedan New York $63,065 $609 104
32 2018 Toyota Highlander Seattle/Portland $41,624 $406 103
33 2018 Ford Fusion Los Angeles $27,235 $268 102
34 2018 Cadillac Ats sedan Los Angeles $36,370 $356 102
35 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid New York $30,215 $295 102
36 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Los Angeles $31,745 $310 102
37 2018 Lexus GX Texas $55,620 $548 102
38 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid Los Angeles $27,235 $268 102
39 2018 Lexus IS Texas $39,539 $388 102
40 2018 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Los Angeles $24,995 $249 101
41 2018 Ford C-MAX Los Angeles $24,995 $249 101
42 2018 Ford Fusion Energi Los Angeles $32,295 $318 101
43 2018 Ford EcoSport New York $20,990 $210 100
44 2018 Subaru Impreza Los Angeles $19,355 $196 99
45 2018 Kia Optima New York $23,495 $238 99
46 2019 Infiniti QX50 Los Angeles $46,145 $466 99
47 2018 Jeep Wrangler Florida $34,440 $349 99
48 2018 Mercedes C-Class Other $50,145 $505 99
49 2018 Audi A4 Sedan Florida $41,475 $425 98
50 2018 BMW 3 Series Los Angeles $48,895 $498 98
51 2018 Cadillac Ct6 plug-in Los Angeles $75,970 $775 98
52 2018 Kia Sportage New York $26,090 $267 98
53 2018 Toyota RAV4 New York $27,045 $275 98
54 2018 Cadillac Ats-v sedan Los Angeles $62,470 $643 97
55 2018 Nissan Armada New York $47,795 $495 97
56 2018 Volvo V60 Los Angeles $44,190 $453 97
57 2018 Ford Explorer New York $35,170 $363 97
58 2018 Ford Flex Los Angeles $33,990 $352 97
59 2019 Lexus NX Chicago $44,727 $460 97
60 2019 Lexus NX HYBRID Chicago $44,727 $460 97
61 2018 Toyota Tacoma Seattle/Portland $37,588 $387 97
62 2018 Mazda CX-5 New York $25,145 $262 96
63 2018 Lexus RX Chicago $60,849 $635 96
64 2018 Hyundai Tucson Los Angeles $23,530 $246 96
65 2018 Lexus RXL Hybrid Chicago $64,489 $674 96
66 2018 Lexus RX HYBRID Chicago $60,849 $635 96
67 2018 Jaguar XE Los Angeles $38,225 $398 96
68 2019 Kia Sorento New York $28,480 $296 96
69 2018 Jaguar XF Los Angeles $50,775 $536 95
70 2019 Kia Sportage New York $26,245 $277 95
71 2018 Acura MDX Los Angeles $47,195 $499 95
72 2018 Lexus ES Texas $39,975 $420 95
73 2019 Infiniti QX60 Los Angeles $46,795 $493 95
74 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Los Angeles $31,830 $337 95
75 2018 Mazda CX-9 New York $33,125 $349 95
76 2018 Ford Escape New York $26,695 $281 95
77 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE Los Angeles $69,300 $731 95
78 2018 Ford Focus Los Angeles $20,120 $212 95
79 2018 Audi A3 Sedan Florida $35,925 $380 95
80 2018 Infiniti Q60 Los Angeles $43,295 $462 94
81 2018 Lincoln MKZ Los Angeles $36,530 $389 94
82 2018 Hyundai Sonata Los Angeles $22,935 $245 94
83 2018 Honda Pilot Los Angeles $37,755 $402 94
84 2018 BMW X2 Los Angeles $41,295 $445 93
85 2018 Volvo V90 Los Angeles $52,290 $560 93
86 2018 Nissan Maxima New York $34,665 $373 93
87 2018 Volvo S90 Los Angeles $50,440 $542 93
88 2019 Kia Optima New York $23,820 $257 93
89 2018 Infiniti Q70 Los Angeles $51,295 $553 93
90 2018 Cadillac Xt5 crossover New York $45,465 $488 93
91 2019 Mini Countryman Los Angeles $40,250 $432 93
92 2018 Mazda Mazda6 Los Angeles $23,895 $260 92
93 2018 Subaru Outback Los Angeles $26,810 $291 92
94 2018 Lincoln MKC New York $34,280 $371 92
95 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Los Angeles $25,930 $281 92
96 2018 Dodge Journey New York $34,185 $373 92
97 2019 Acura TLX Los Angeles $33,995 $370 92
98 2018 Toyota Tundra New York $39,549 $431 92
99 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid New York $28,949 $314 92
100 2018 Hyundai Elantra New York $18,835 $205 92

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.

New York Tri-State Residents - Important:

There is a new car leasing service called Carvoy, available to NY tri-state area residents, which I recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with car dealerships. Carvoy provides pre-negotiated lease deals, calculated with taxes and all fees incuded so you know exactly what it will cost. Here is my list of Best Carvoy deals, updated each month.

- 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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