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Worst Cars to Lease Right Now

October 22, 2020

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 2020 Chevrolet Sonic still stands out as the worst advertised bang for your buck deal in the country this month - $359 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, RydeShopper and CarsDirect 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 2020 Chevrolet Sonic LT $20,295 $359 56
2 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Classica $26,935 $459 59
3 2020 Hyundai Veloster N Standard $28,595 $480 60
4 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES $17,130 $281 61
5 2020 Toyota Yaris LE $18,680 $306 61
6 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Big Bend $29,655 $476 62
7 2020 Fiat 124 Spider Classica $28,335 $459 62
8 2020 Subaru BRZ Limited $29,745 $449 66
9 2019 Maserati Levante GTS $121,475 $1,790 68
10 2020 Ford Mustang Fastback $27,865 $406 69
11 2021 Lincoln Aviator Reserve $58,035 $835 70
12 2021 Mercedes GLS 450 $76,995 $1,100 70
13 2020 Mercedes GLS 450 $78,695 $1,130 70
14 2021 Mercedes GLE Coupe AMG 53 $77,495 $1,088 71
15 2020 Mercedes GLE 350 4MATIC $60,445 $857 71
16 2020 Nissan Kicks SV $22,275 $311 72
17 2020 Maserati Quattroporte S $104,185 $1,440 72
18 2020 Lincoln Navigator Reserve $83,020 $1,145 73
19 2020 Fiat 500X Trekking $27,490 $376 73
20 2020 Lincoln Aviator Reserve $57,285 $785 73
21 2021 Ford F-150 Limited $72,520 $986 74
22 2021 Volvo V90 T5 R-Design $53,440 $718 74
23 2021 BMW 8 Series 840i $102,095 $1,388 74
24 2020 Chevrolet Impala LT $32,495 $436 74
25 2020 Mercedes CLS 450 $73,245 $987 74
26 2021 BMW 7 Series 740i $92,095 $1,234 75
27 2021 Hyundai Veloster 2.0 $19,895 $266 75
28 2020 Maserati Levante S $88,185 $1,173 75
29 2021 BMW 4 Series 430i $48,045 $645 75
30 2020 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0T Premium $43,895 $587 75
31 2021 Audi Q5 45 Premium $45,495 $606 75
32 2020 Genesis G90 $73,195 $975 75
33 2020 Infiniti QX80 Luxe $68,145 $904 75
34 2020 BMW X7 M50i $101,895 $1,348 76
35 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster $73,230 $958 76
36 2021 Toyota Avalon XLE $37,830 $501 76
37 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE $74,250 $973 76
38 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Crosstrek $24,645 $324 76
39 2021 BMW X7 xDrive40i $80,145 $1,058 76
40 2020 Hyundai Accent $17,370 $230 76
41 2021 Toyota C-HR LE $23,390 $306 76
42 2021 Hyundai Palisade $33,750 $446 76
43 2020 Porsche Panamera $103,890 $1,364 76
44 2020 Ford F-150 King Ranch $54,685 $722 76
45 2020 Kia Rio S $17,455 $230 76
46 2021 Volvo S90 T6 Momentum $53,190 $687 77
47 2020 Toyota 86 $28,735 $374 77
48 2021 Mercedes A-Class A 220 4MATIC $37,145 $483 77
49 2021 BMW X6 sDrive40i $69,345 $906 77
50 2020 Land Rover Discovery SE $52,300 $678 77
51 2020 Audi Q8 55 Premium $70,045 $916 77
52 2020 Volkswagen Golf TSI $23,995 $310 77
53 2021 Mercedes E-Class E 350 4MATIC $57,745 $751 77
54 2020 Audi Q7 55 Premium $62,995 $818 77
55 2020 BMW X6 M50i $87,895 $1,142 77
56 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman $72,530 $938 77
57 2021 Subaru Forester $25,845 $336 77
58 2021 BMW X1 sDrive28i $37,545 $491 77
59 2020 Mercedes GLB GLB 250 4MATIC $41,795 $541 77
60 2021 Lexus LC 500 $102,415 $1,312 78
61 2020 Porsche Macan $63,660 $818 78
62 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF $33,990 $438 78
63 2021 Infiniti QX80 Luxe $70,445 $904 78
64 2020 Subaru Forester $25,505 $326 78
65 2020 BMW X5 xDrive50i $78,395 $1,006 78
66 2020 Lincoln Corsair Standard $36,940 $476 78
67 2021 Mazda CX-5 $26,370 $340 78
68 2021 Subaru Impreza Base $21,020 $269 78
69 2021 BMW X2 sDrive28i $38,745 $499 78
70 2020 Ford Escape Titanium $37,680 $481 78
71 2020 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 $81,185 $1,037 78
72 2020 Mercedes SLC 300 $53,245 $681 78
73 2021 Audi Q3 45 S line Premium $37,095 $477 78
74 2020 Mazda CX-3 $21,740 $277 79
75 2020 BMW X1 sDrive28i $39,595 $503 79
76 2020 Ford EcoSport SE $24,695 $313 79
77 2020 Mercedes A-Class A 220 4MATIC $36,375 $463 79
78 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES 1.5T $25,530 $322 79
79 2020 Kia K900 $60,935 $770 79
80 2021 Kia Sedona LX $31,520 $399 79

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, RydeShopper, and CarsDirect are the best 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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