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Worst Cars to Lease Right Now

March 29, 2018

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 Volkswagen Beetle stands out as the worst bang for your buck deal in the country - $385 per month with zero down on a vehicle with MSRP of $20,815. That's equivalent to getting only $54 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 VehicleAvailable Region MSRP Monthly Payment $0 Down Bang for Buck
1 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Los Angeles $20,815 $384 54
2 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage Los Angeles $15,625 $278 56
3 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Los Angeles $21,070 $367 57
4 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Los Angeles $16,625 $288 58
5 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Los Angeles $25,545 $442 58
6 2018 Toyota 86 Texas $27,930 $480 58
7 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Los Angeles $26,290 $445 59
8 2018 FIAT 500L Seattle/Portland $24,320 $398 61
9 2017 FIAT 500L Washington DC $24,690 $389 63
10 2017 FIAT 500 New York $20,385 $316 64
11 2017 Volkswagen Touareg Los Angeles $50,405 $763 66
12 2018 Toyota Prius c New York $21,764 $330 66
13 2017 Toyota 86 Bay Area $27,860 $416 67
14 2018 Subaru BRZ Southeast $26,455 $395 67
15 2018 Chevrolet Sonic Washington DC $20,945 $303 69
16 2018 Maserati Levante Los Angeles $75,300 $1,089 69
17 2018 Maserati GranTurismo Los Angeles $136,475 $1,939 70
18 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Los Angeles $27,905 $393 71
19 2017 Toyota Sequoia Chicago $54,409 $762 71
20 2018 BMW 6 Series Texas $103,995 $1,467 71
21 2017 Land Rover Discovery Los Angeles $52,115 $723 72
22 2018 Cadillac Xts sedan Los Angeles $47,270 $657 72
23 2018 Maserati Quattroporte Los Angeles $107,400 $1,498 72
24 2018 Honda Odyssey Los Angeles $30,965 $428 72
25 2017 Ford Fiesta Washington DC $16,065 $220 73
26 2018 Chevrolet Camaro Detroit $28,570 $391 73
27 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Los Angeles $24,225 $334 73
28 2018 Mercedes GLS Other $74,375 $1,011 74
29 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI New York $28,365 $384 74
30 2018 Honda Accord Sedan Washington DC $24,460 $331 74
31 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Washington DC $27,345 $368 74
32 2018 Ford Fiesta Washington DC $22,160 $300 74
33 2018 Kia Soul Los Angeles $18,695 $249 75
34 2018 Porsche Panamera Los Angeles $97,040 $1,299 75
35 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Los Angeles $68,750 $916 75
36 2018 Lincoln Navigator Los Angeles $73,250 $975 75
37 2018 Lincoln Continental Los Angeles $46,085 $616 75
38 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Los Angeles $19,690 $263 75
39 2018 BMW 7 Series Texas $93,395 $1,237 75
40 2018 Toyota Prius New York $25,828 $339 76
41 2018 BMW X3 Los Angeles $44,195 $578 76
42 2017 Chrysler Chrysler Pacifica Washington DC $32,090 $421 76
43 2018 Toyota Sienna New York $34,785 $460 76
44 2017 Nissan Titan Los Angeles $40,710 $535 76
45 2018 Mercedes S-Class Other $95,895 $1,263 76
46 2018 Dodge Journey Washington DC $28,990 $379 76
47 2017 Subaru BRZ Texas $26,315 $345 76
48 2018 Lincoln MKT Los Angeles $49,950 $654 76
49 2017 Ford Expedition Washington DC $57,240 $745 77
50 2018 Lexus LS Chicago $87,295 $1,138 77
51 2017 Lincoln Continental Los Angeles $45,645 $591 77
52 2018 Audi Q7 SUV Texas $50,875 $659 77
53 2017 Mercedes S-Class Other $102,025 $1,329 77
54 2017 Ford Mustang Florida $27,095 $353 77
55 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Los Angeles $66,245 $864 77
56 2018 Mercedes SLC Other $52,345 $670 78
57 2017 Mercedes GLS Other $73,645 $940 78
58 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country Los Angeles $54,640 $696 78
59 2017 Mercedes GLC Other $43,905 $566 78
60 2018 Jaguar F-PACE Los Angeles $47,075 $600 78
61 2017 Volkswagen Passat Florida $23,260 $296 79
62 2018 Mercedes E-Class Other $56,445 $714 79
63 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Southeast $23,200 $293 79
64 2018 Jaguar XJ Los Angeles $77,440 $982 79
65 2018 Ford Mustang Florida $26,580 $337 79
66 2018 Kia Rio New York $15,885 $200 79
67 2018 Jeep Renegade Washington DC $26,070 $324 80
68 2018 Nissan Frontier Chicago $32,305 $404 80
69 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster Los Angeles $69,820 $872 80
70 2018 Kia Sedona Los Angeles $29,990 $374 80
71 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Los Angeles $43,190 $543 80
72 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Los Angeles $26,415 $327 81
73 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Los Angeles $100,500 $1,235 81
74 2018 Genesis G90 Los Angeles $69,345 $857 81
75 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Los Angeles $44,990 $554 81
76 2018 BMW X2 New York $41,295 $508 81
77 2017 Kia Soul Los Angeles $18,595 $230 81
78 2017 Mercedes GLE Other $59,325 $730 81
79 2017 Audi A8 Sedan Chicago $84,950 $1,044 81
80 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug In Hybrid Washington DC $25,835 $317 81
81 2018 Volvo XC60 Los Angeles $54,645 $673 81
82 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Los Angeles $46,035 $563 82
83 2018 Mercedes GLA Other $38,195 $465 82
84 2018 BMW 2 Series Bay Area $49,245 $598 82
85 2019 Jeep Cherokee Los Angeles $27,690 $337 82
86 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Washington DC $21,740 $264 82
87 2018 BMW X4 Texas $49,845 $608 82
88 2018 Audi A3 Sedan New York $35,925 $438 82
89 2018 FIAT 500X Washington DC $24,680 $300 82
90 2017 Lincoln Navigator Los Angeles $64,710 $785 82
91 2018 Genesis G80 Los Angeles $42,745 $518 82
92 2018 BMW 4 Series Chicago $49,345 $598 83
93 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Los Angeles $23,490 $282 83
94 2018 Cadillac Escalade Los Angeles $83,370 $1,010 83
95 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Los Angeles $28,075 $337 83
96 2018 Maserati Ghibli Los Angeles $74,300 $898 83
97 2018 Audi A5 Coupe Chicago $49,375 $593 83
98 2018 Cadillac Escalade esv Los Angeles $86,370 $1,046 83
99 2018 Hyundai Tucson Florida $23,530 $285 83
100 2018 Audi A6 Sedan New York $55,575 $673 83

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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