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Worst Cars to Lease Right Now

March 14, 2019

On this web site, I usually highlight the best deals available, but it's also important to know which models to avoid. That's why this week I compiled advertised lease deals from around the country to find out which vehicles and locations offer the worst "bang for your buck" lease deals.

The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic LT stands out as the worst advertised bang for your buck deal in the country - $360 per month with zero down on a vehicle with MSRP of $20,295. That's equivalent to getting only $56 worth of MSRP for each dollar you pay per month. The best lease deals will give you more than twice the bang for the buck.

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.

If you want good lease deals, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to quickly get an idea of what you should be paying.

Worst Bang for Buck Lease Deals ($0 Down)

Rank Vehicle Trim MSRP Monthly Payment $0 Down Bang for Buck
1 2019 Chevrolet Sonic LT $20,295 $360 56
2 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES $17,075 $288 59
3 2019 Chevrolet Camaro LT $27,870 $460 61
4 2018 Fiat 500L Trekking $24,570 $404 61
5 2019 Volkswagen Beetle S $21,790 $349 62
6 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Classica $26,685 $426 63
7 2019 Subaru BRZ Premium $26,680 $405 66
8 2019 Buick Cascada Premium $37,870 $570 66
9 2019 BMW 8 Series M850i xDrive $114,595 $1,727 66
10 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES 1.5T S-AWC $25,525 $388 66
11 2019 Lexus RC F $75,244 $1,118 67
12 2019 Cadillac XTS Preferred $48,765 $723 67
13 2019 Buick Lacrosse Preferred $35,470 $522 68
14 2018 Mercedes CLS 550 $80,045 $1,160 69
15 2019 Mercedes CLS 450 $71,695 $1,041 69
16 2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Fastback $27,490 $400 69
17 2018 Mercedes GLC AMG 43 $57,245 $813 70
18 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL 1.5T S-AWC $31,765 $453 70
19 2019 Nissan Kicks SV w/ Splash Guards, Mats and 2-Tone Roof $21,880 $310 71
20 2019 Mercedes S-Class S 450 $97,245 $1,372 71
21 2019 Chevrolet Cruze LT $23,470 $333 71
22 2019 Mercedes AMG GT C $157,995 $2,196 72
23 2018 Mercedes GLE AMG 43 $68,345 $954 72
24 2019 GMC Terrain SLE $29,295 $409 72
25 2019 BMW Z4 Z4 sDrive30i $52,695 $718 73
26 2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country T5 Cross Country $54,940 $754 73
27 2019 Lincoln Navigator Standard $74,500 $1,023 73
28 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design $39,195 $539 73
29 2019 Chevrolet Impala LT $32,270 $441 73
30 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country T5 Cross Country $54,940 $754 73
31 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera $110,150 $1,508 73
32 2019 Maserati GranTurismo Sport $157,895 $2,120 74
33 2018 Porsche Macan $58,830 $794 74
34 2019 BMW X4 xDrive30i $52,995 $718 74
35 2019 Genesis G80 $43,045 $580 74
36 2020 Kia Soul LX $19,985 $268 74
37 2019 BMW 6 Series 640i xDrive Gran Turismo $73,545 $997 74
38 2018 Porsche Panamera $99,230 $1,341 74
39 2019 BMW X5 xDrive50i $77,945 $1,060 74
40 2019 Chevrolet Suburban LT $59,475 $795 75
41 2018 Mercedes S-Class S 450 $95,895 $1,282 75
42 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES 2.0 AWC $24,975 $334 75
43 2019 Toyota Yaris Yaris LE $18,470 $248 75
44 2019 Mercedes GLS 450 4MATIC $74,975 $1,006 75
45 2019 Honda Odyssey LX $31,235 $418 75
46 2018 Audi A7 3.0T Premium Plus $74,390 $986 75
47 2018 Mazda Mazda3 Sport $20,040 $263 76
48 2018 Volvo V60 T6 Momentum $45,790 $606 76
49 2019 Mercedes SLC 300 $52,745 $698 76
50 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES 2.0 AWC $24,325 $322 76
51 2019 Honda Fit LX $17,910 $235 76
52 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe LT $56,775 $746 76
53 2019 Mercedes GLE 400 4MATIC $60,595 $793 76
54 2018 Lexus LC 500 $98,404 $1,303 76
55 2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i $43,045 $568 76
56 2019 Jaguar E-Pace S P250 $40,900 $530 77
57 2018 Jeep Renegade Latitude $26,066 $338 77
58 2019 Lincoln MKT Standard $50,495 $660 77
59 2019 Mazda CX-3 Sport $21,435 $278 77
60 2019 Hyundai Tucson SE $24,245 $314 77
61 2019 Kia Soul Base $19,185 $249 77
62 2018 Ford Fiesta ST $22,160 $288 77
63 2018 Mercedes E-Class E 400 4MATIC $69,795 $906 77
64 2019 Subaru WRX WRX $28,080 $365 77
65 2019 Infiniti QX80 Limited $91,195 $1,177 77
66 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Base 1LT $56,370 $732 77
67 2019 Mercedes E-Class E 300 4MATIC $56,995 $742 77
68 2018 Nissan Kicks SV w/ Splash Guards, Mats and 2-Tone Roof $21,570 $282 77
69 2019 Audi A8 L 3.0T $84,795 $1,086 78
70 2019 Maserati Quattroporte S $109,675 $1,410 78
71 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster $71,700 $915 78
72 2019 Toyota 86 $28,244 $364 78
73 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited SLE $41,795 $535 78
74 2019 Mercedes GLA 250 $36,745 $472 78
75 2019 Maserati Levante S $88,475 $1,134 78
76 2018 Mercedes SLC 300 $52,345 $675 78
77 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2.4 AWC $27,525 $352 78
78 2019 Ford Fiesta ST $22,315 $285 78
79 2019 Jeep Renegade Latitude $26,870 $346 78
80 2019 Kia K900 $60,895 $780 78
81 2019 Kia Rio S $17,115 $220 78
82 2019 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0T Premium $45,195 $579 78
83 2019 Ford Ranger XL $25,495 $326 78
84 2019 Hyundai Veloster $19,420 $248 78
85 2019 Hyundai Kona SE $22,845 $289 79
86 2019 Kia Sedona LX $31,045 $393 79
87 2019 Lincoln Continental Standard $47,140 $596 79
88 2019 Genesis G70 $35,895 $452 79
89 2019 Genesis G90 $70,345 $891 79

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.
- 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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