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Worst Cars to Lease Right Now

November 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 2018 Volkswagen Jetta stands out as the worst advertised bang for your buck deal in the country (and it's gotten even worse since last month) - $374 per month with zero down on a vehicle with MSRP of $19,540. That's equivalent to getting only $52 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 2018 Volkswagen Jetta New York $19,540 $374 52
2 2018 Volkswagen Beetle New York $21,115 $384 55
3 2019 Chevrolet Sonic Los Angeles $20,295 $360 56
4 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage Los Angeles $15,625 $278 56
5 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible New York $26,335 $462 57
6 2019 Volkswagen Beetle New York $21,515 $374 58
7 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Los Angeles $16,625 $288 58
8 2019 Toyota Prius c Washington DC $22,604 $382 59
9 2019 FIAT 124 Spider Los Angeles $26,290 $435 60
10 2018 Chevrolet Sonic Los Angeles $20,070 $325 62
11 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible New York $26,685 $432 62
12 2018 FIAT 500L Los Angeles $24,570 $398 62
13 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Chicago $28,865 $462 63
14 2019 Lexus RC F New York $75,244 $1,167 64
15 2018 Toyota Prius c New York $21,764 $334 65
16 2018 Chevrolet Camaro Los Angeles $27,575 $416 66
17 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Los Angeles $25,475 $388 66
18 2019 Subaru BRZ Los Angeles $26,680 $405 66
19 2019 Cadillac Xts sedan Los Angeles $47,770 $711 67
20 2019 Toyota Yaris New York $18,470 $275 67
21 2019 BMW 2 Series Florida $54,445 $818 67
22 2018 Buick Regal sportback Los Angeles $29,470 $438 67
23 2018 Toyota Prius New York $25,853 $382 68
24 2019 BMW 6 Series Florida $73,545 $1,067 69
25 2018 Mercedes CLS Other $80,045 $1,160 69
26 2019 Mercedes CLS Other $71,695 $1,041 69
27 2018 BMW 6 Series Florida $74,345 $1,077 69
28 2019 Ford Mustang Los Angeles $27,115 $388 70
29 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Los Angeles $31,715 $454 70
30 2019 BMW 7 Series New York $159,395 $2,277 70
31 2019 Lincoln Navigator Los Angeles $97,690 $1,403 70
32 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Los Angeles $24,775 $353 70
33 2018 FIAT 124 Spider New York $28,985 $408 71
34 2018 Buick Lacrosse Los Angeles $35,470 $500 71
35 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Los Angeles $23,470 $331 71
36 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Los Angeles $41,490 $576 72
37 2019 Mercedes GLS Other $74,975 $1,036 72
38 2018 BMW 7 Series Los Angeles $93,395 $1,287 73
39 2019 Mercedes S-Class Other $97,245 $1,332 73
40 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Los Angeles $27,595 $378 73
41 2018 Lincoln Navigator Los Angeles $73,850 $1,012 73
42 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Florida $28,410 $389 73
43 2019 Chevrolet Impala Chicago $32,270 $441 73
44 2018 BMW X3 Florida $56,045 $765 73
45 2018 Buick Regal tourx Los Angeles $34,470 $474 73
46 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Los Angeles $109,820 $1,506 73
47 2019 Honda Odyssey Los Angeles $31,085 $418 74
48 2019 Mercedes SL Other $95,195 $1,294 74
49 2019 BMW X5 Los Angeles $63,395 $862 74
50 2018 BMW 2 Series Florida $38,695 $521 74
51 2019 BMW X3 Florida $56,695 $768 74
52 2019 Subaru WRX Los Angeles $28,080 $381 74
53 2018 Mercedes GLS Other $74,375 $1,006 74
54 2019 BMW X4 Florida $52,995 $718 74
55 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Los Angeles $27,325 $368 74
56 2019 Maserati Levante Los Angeles $77,475 $1,045 74
57 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Los Angeles $45,490 $604 75
58 2019 Ford Fiesta Los Angeles $22,215 $296 75
59 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Los Angeles $24,225 $322 75
60 2019 Ford Transit Connect Los Angeles $31,410 $418 75
61 2018 Porsche Panamera Los Angeles $97,040 $1,299 75
62 2018 Toyota Yaris iA Seattle/Portland $17,945 $238 75
63 2018 Lincoln MKT Los Angeles $49,950 $656 76
64 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser New York $85,214 $1,125 76
65 2019 Volvo XC40 Los Angeles $39,195 $518 76
66 2019 Lincoln Continental Los Angeles $47,140 $617 76
67 2018 Nissan Kicks New York $21,220 $281 76
68 2019 Kia Rio New York $16,995 $220 77
69 2019 Lincoln MKT Los Angeles $50,495 $660 77
70 2019 Toyota Sienna New York $35,219 $460 77
71 2019 Chevrolet Corvette stingray Los Angeles $56,370 $732 77
72 2019 Mercedes GLE Other $60,595 $783 77
73 2019 Volkswagen Atlas New York $34,945 $456 77
74 2019 Mercedes SLC Other $52,745 $688 77
75 2019 Jaguar E-PACE Los Angeles $40,900 $530 77
76 2019 Maserati Ghibli Los Angeles $76,475 $998 77
77 2019 Kia Sedona Los Angeles $30,880 $403 77
78 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Los Angeles $45,490 $588 77
79 2019 BMW i8 Florida $152,195 $1,971 77
80 2018 Chevrolet Suburban Los Angeles $59,155 $768 77
81 2019 Mercedes E-Class Other $56,995 $732 78
82 2018 Subaru BRZ Florida $26,455 $339 78
83 2018 Audi A5 Sportback Florida $43,575 $560 78
84 2019 Maserati Quattroporte Los Angeles $109,675 $1,401 78
85 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Los Angeles $39,490 $505 78
86 2019 Cadillac Escalade esv Los Angeles $87,670 $1,121 78
87 2019 Hyundai Veloster Los Angeles $19,385 $248 78
88 2018 Mercedes SLC Other $52,345 $675 78
89 2018 Kia Sedona Los Angeles $29,990 $384 78
90 2019 Toyota 86 Seattle/Portland $28,244 $364 78
91 2018 Honda Accord Sedan Los Angeles $24,465 $309 79
92 2018 Kia Rio New York $15,885 $200 79
93 2018 BMW X1 Florida $39,945 $508 79
94 2019 GMC Canyon Los Angeles $32,670 $413 79
95 2019 Volvo XC60 Los Angeles $55,445 $703 79
96 2019 BMW X6 Florida $66,245 $842 79
97 2019 Lincoln Nautilus Los Angeles $41,335 $520 79
98 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack New York $27,950 $355 79
99 2018 Chevrolet Impala Los Angeles $31,970 $403 79
100 2018 Ford Mustang Los Angeles $26,675 $337 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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