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31 Cars You Should Avoid Leasing

October 19, 2017

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.

As always, I recommend using TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see the lowest prices your local dealers are willing to offer.

Worst Current Lease Deals

RankVehicle MSRP Monthly Payment w $0 Down Bang for Buck
12017 Infiniti QX70 $52,945 $935 57
22017 Mazda MX-5 RF $32,430 $521 62
32017 Fiat 500L $21,990 $347 63
42017 Volkswagen Beetle $20,815 $325 64
62018 BMW 2 Series $51,095 $748 68
72018 Chevrolet Cruze $23,200 $342 68
82017 Toyota Prius c $21,259 $310 69
92017 Volkswagen Touareg $50,405 $734 69
102017 Cadillac XTS sedan $46,470 $664 70
122017 Subaru BRZ $26,315 $375 70
132018 Ford Mustang $26,485 $377 70
142017 BMW 6 Series $96,895 $1,367 71
152018 Chrysler Pacifica $30,890 $434 71
162018 Chevrolet Sonic $20,945 $293 71
172018 BMW 6 Series $98,695 $1,387 71
182017 Chevrolet Cruze $22,990 $324 71
192017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid $38,409 $537 72
202018 Toyota Avalon $34,385 $478 72
212017 Ford Fiesta $14,835 $202 73
222017 Jeep Wrangler $27,685 $378 73
232018 Toyota Corolla $20,029 $274 73
242017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $69,745 $956 73
252017 Ford Mustang $27,095 $365 74
262018 BMW X1 $39,945 $538 74
272017 Buick Cascada $37,865 $513 74
282018 Audi Q7 SUV $51,525 $693 74
292018 Kia Soul $18,595 $249 75
302018 Lincoln Navigator $73,250 $970 75
312018 BMW 7 Series $93,395 $1,237 75

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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