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Worst Cars to Lease Right Now

October 18, 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 - $364 per month with zero down on a vehicle with MSRP of $19,540. 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 2018 Volkswagen Jetta New York $19,540 $364 54
2 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage Los Angeles $15,625 $278 56
3 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Los Angeles $21,115 $374 56
4 2019 Chevrolet Sonic Washington DC $20,295 $356 57
5 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Los Angeles $16,625 $288 58
6 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible New York $26,335 $452 58
7 2018 FIAT 500L Los Angeles $25,140 $417 60
8 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Washington DC $27,870 $457 61
9 2019 FIAT 124 Spider Los Angeles $26,290 $423 62
10 2018 Chevrolet Sonic Washington DC $20,070 $321 63
11 2019 BMW 2 Series Los Angeles $45,795 $721 64
12 2018 Cadillac Xts sedan Los Angeles $47,270 $718 66
13 2018 Buick Regal sportback Florida $29,470 $443 66
14 2018 Chevrolet Camaro Washington DC $27,575 $412 67
15 2018 Toyota Prius c New York $21,764 $324 67
16 2019 BMW 6 Series Florida $87,195 $1,287 68
17 2018 Mercedes CLS Other $80,045 $1,160 69
18 2019 BMW 7 Series Florida $102,645 $1,477 69
19 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Los Angeles $25,325 $367 69
20 2019 Buick Lacrosse Los Angeles $35,470 $515 69
21 2018 Toyota Prius New York $25,853 $373 69
22 2018 Buick Cascada Los Angeles $37,870 $540 70
23 2018 Buick Regal tourx Los Angeles $34,470 $492 70
24 2018 BMW 6 Series Los Angeles $98,695 $1,417 70
25 2019 Jeep Compass Los Angeles $29,290 $418 70
26 2019 Ford Mustang Los Angeles $27,115 $388 70
27 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Los Angeles $31,715 $454 70
28 2019 Mercedes GLS Other $74,975 $1,056 71
29 2019 Maserati Levante Los Angeles $77,475 $1,089 71
30 2018 BMW 7 Series Los Angeles $93,395 $1,307 71
31 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Los Angeles $25,815 $365 71
32 2019 Toyota Sienna Washington DC $34,980 $495 71
33 2018 BMW X3 Los Angeles $44,195 $615 72
34 2018 Subaru BRZ Texas $26,455 $369 72
35 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Los Angeles $43,490 $607 72
36 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Los Angeles $23,470 $327 72
37 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Los Angeles $27,595 $378 73
38 2019 Maserati Ghibli Los Angeles $76,475 $1,041 73
39 2018 Lincoln Navigator Los Angeles $73,850 $1,012 73
40 2019 BMW X3 Florida $45,045 $618 73
41 2018 BMW 2 Series Los Angeles $38,695 $531 73
42 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Los Angeles $45,490 $626 73
43 2019 BMW X4 Florida $52,995 $728 73
44 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Los Angeles $45,490 $615 74
45 2019 Mercedes SL Other $95,195 $1,294 74
46 2019 BMW X5 Florida $77,945 $1,060 74
47 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Los Angeles $39,490 $536 74
48 2019 Honda Odyssey Los Angeles $31,085 $418 74
49 2019 Chevrolet Impala Los Angeles $32,270 $435 74
50 2018 BMW X1 Los Angeles $37,945 $508 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.
- 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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