31 Cars You Should Avoid Leasing
Long-time readers know that I'm all about finding the best deals, but it also helps to know which deals you should avoid.
This week, I went through every advertised lease deal to find the very worst ones. Taking the #1 spot is the 2017 Infiniti QX70, with a "bang for buck" of only 57 (which means you only get $57 worth of vehicle for each dollar spent on your monthly payment). Great lease deals should net you a bang for buck of 100 or more.
Check out the full list below and make a note of these models. It's unlikely you can get a good lease deal on any of these, so if you're a deal-shopper, you know which ones you shouldn't waste your time on.
Worst Current Lease Deals
|Rank||Vehicle||MSRP||Monthly Payment w $0 Down||Bang for Buck|
|1||2017 Infiniti QX70||$52,945||$935||57|
|2||2017 Mazda MX-5 RF||$32,430||$521||62|
|3||2017 Fiat 500L||$21,990||$347||63|
|4||2017 Volkswagen Beetle||$20,815||$325||64|
|6||2018 BMW 2 Series||$51,095||$748||68|
|7||2018 Chevrolet Cruze||$23,200||$342||68|
|8||2017 Toyota Prius c||$21,259||$310||69|
|9||2017 Volkswagen Touareg||$50,405||$734||69|
|10||2017 Cadillac XTS sedan||$46,470||$664||70|
|12||2017 Subaru BRZ||$26,315||$375||70|
|13||2018 Ford Mustang||$26,485||$377||70|
|14||2017 BMW 6 Series||$96,895||$1,367||71|
|15||2018 Chrysler Pacifica||$30,890||$434||71|
|16||2018 Chevrolet Sonic||$20,945||$293||71|
|17||2018 BMW 6 Series||$98,695||$1,387||71|
|18||2017 Chevrolet Cruze||$22,990||$324||71|
|19||2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid||$38,409||$537||72|
|20||2018 Toyota Avalon||$34,385||$478||72|
|21||2017 Ford Fiesta||$14,835||$202||73|
|22||2017 Jeep Wrangler||$27,685||$378||73|
|23||2018 Toyota Corolla||$20,029||$274||73|
|24||2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport||$69,745||$956||73|
|25||2017 Ford Mustang||$27,095||$365||74|
|26||2018 BMW X1||$39,945||$538||74|
|27||2017 Buick Cascada||$37,865||$513||74|
|28||2018 Audi Q7 SUV||$51,525||$693||74|
|29||2018 Kia Soul||$18,595||$249||75|
|30||2018 Lincoln Navigator||$73,250||$970||75|
|31||2018 BMW 7 Series||$93,395||$1,237||75|
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar, 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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About: Gregg Fidan
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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