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Best Bang for Your Buck Lease Deals

July 13, 2017

This week, I compiled advertised lease deals from the manufacturer's web sites. Here's a look at the top "bang for your buck" car lease deals this month.

The 2017 Kia Soul EV stands out as the best bang for your buck deal - $174 per month with zero down on a vehicle with MSRP of $34,845. That's equivalent to getting $200 worth of MSRP for each dollar you pay per month. But keep in mind this is an electric vehicle, and discounts on these cars include the federal tax rebate, which isn't exactly a fair comparison.

The 2017 Chrysler 300S actually comes in as the best bang for your buck "non-electric" vehicle, with a deal that gives you $164 worth of vehicle for each dollar you pay per month. This is due to a huge lease rebate of up to $9,000!

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. 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)

VehicleTrim MSRP Monthly Payment $0 DownTerm Annual Miles Bang For Buck
2017 Kia Soul EV  $34,845 $174 3510000 $200
2017 Fiat 500e  $33,990 $207 3610000 $164
2017 Chrysler 300300S $39,270 $247 3610000 $159
2017 Dodge ChallengerR/T $35,590 $237 3610000 $150
2017 Ram 1500EXPRESS $37,905 $257 3610000 $147
2017 Dodge ChargerR/T $36,785 $269 3610000 $137
2016 Ford Focus Electric  $30,045 $223 3612000 $135
2017 Dodge JourneyGT $34,990 $264 2410000 $133
2017 BMW i3  $47,145 $372 3610000 $127
2017 Dodge DurangoSXT $36,585 $301 3610000 $122
2017 Kia Optima Plug-In HybridEX $36,105 $298 3612000 $121
2017 Ford Focus ElectricP3R $29,995 $249 3612000 $120
2017 BMW 3 Series330e iPerformance $46,745 $392 367500 $119
2017 Ram Promaster Tradesman $25,035 $218 4810000 $115
2017 Ford C-MAX EnergiSE $27,995 $245 3612000 $114
2017 Cadillac Xt5 Base $41,860 $380 3610000 $110
2017 Chrysler PacificaTOURING L $36,285 $332 3610000 $109
2017 Hyundai Sonata  $35,435 $328 3612000 $108
2017 Cadillac Cts (excluding V-series) $49,865 $462 3910000 $108
2016 Kia Forte5LX $18,940 $177 3612000 $107
2017 Kia Forte5LX $19,095 $181 3612000 $106
2017 Fiat 500XTrekking $26,245 $248 3610000 $106
2017 Toyota CamrySE $24,949 $238 3612000 $105
2017 Subaru Legacy2.5i $23,165 $222 3612000 $104
2017 Kia Optima HybridPremium $26,890 $259 3612000 $104
2017 Ford C-MAX HybridSE $25,050 $240 3612000 $104
2017 Hyundai ElantraSE $19,785 $192 3612000 $103
2017 Ford EscapeSE $26,145 $256 3612000 $102
2017 Cadillac Ats-v coupe1SV $64,765 $637 3610000 $102
2017 Dodge Grand CaravanGT $35,490 $349 2410000 $102
2017 Kia SorentoLX $29,595 $290 3612000 $102
2017 Toyota RAV4LE $27,050 $266 3612000 $102
2017 Kia K900V6 Premium $50,850 $500 3612000 $102
2017 Cadillac Ats-v sedan1SV $62,565 $614 3610000 $102
2017 Toyota HighlanderLE $35,325 $345 3612000 $102
2017 Kia ForteLX $18,495 $181 3612000 $102
2017 Buick EnvisionPreferred $36,745 $365 3610000 $101
2017 Ford ExplorerXLT $34,720 $345 3612000 $101
2016 Mercedes B-Class  $45,065 $447 2410000 $101
2017 Ford Fusion EnergiSE $31,995 $318 3612000 $101
2017 Kia OptimaLX $23,095 $230 3612000 $101
2017 Ford FusionEnergi SE $31,995 $318 3612000 $101
2017 Toyota SiennaLE $33,480 $334 3612000 $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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