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Worst Cars to Lease Right Now

January 24, 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 Volkswagen Beetle stands out as the worst advertised bang for your buck deal in the country - $413 per month with zero down on a vehicle with MSRP of $23,045. 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 Volkswagen Beetle $23,045 $413 56
2 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES $17,075 $288 59
3 2019 Chevrolet Sonic LT $21,170 $360 59
4 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen $22,995 $385 60
5 2019 Chevrolet Camaro LT $27,870 $461 61
6 2018 Fiat 500L Trekking $24,570 $404 61
7 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Classica $26,290 $434 61
8 2019 Mercedes AMG GT C $157,995 $2,496 63
9 2018 Mercedes AMG GT C $157,995 $2,496 63
10 2019 Nissan Kicks SV $21,880 $349 63
11 2019 Lexus RC F $75,244 $1,167 64
12 2019 Buick Cascada Premium $37,870 $570 66
13 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES 1.5T S-AWC $25,525 $388 66
14 2019 Subaru BRZ Premium $26,680 $405 66
15 2018 Mercedes G-Class AMG G 63 $143,795 $2,194 66
16 2019 Cadillac XTS Preferred $47,770 $723 66
17 2019 Toyota Yaris Yaris LE $18,470 $275 67
18 2019 BMW 8 Series M850i xDrive $114,595 $1,707 67
19 2019 Buick Lacrosse Preferred $35,470 $522 68
20 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Lusso Red Top Edition $27,340 $400 68
21 2019 BMW 6 Series 640i Gran Coupe $84,195 $1,227 69
22 2018 Mercedes CLS 550 $80,045 $1,160 69
23 2019 BMW X1 sDrive28i $38,995 $568 69
24 2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Fastback $27,490 $400 69
25 2019 Mercedes CLS 450 $71,695 $1,041 69
26 2019 Lexus UX 200 $36,074 $518 70
27 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL 1.5T S-AWC $31,765 $453 70
28 2019 Chevrolet Cruze LT $23,470 $331 71
29 2018 Mercedes GLC Coupe 300 4MATIC $49,525 $693 71
30 2018 BMW 6 Series 640i xDrive Gran Coupe $87,095 $1,227 71
31 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti $45,490 $645 71
32 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES 2.0 AWC $24,975 $353 71
33 2019 Mercedes S-Class S 450 $97,245 $1,372 71
34 2019 BMW Z4 Z4 sDrive30i $52,695 $728 72
35 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera $110,150 $1,508 73
36 2019 Lincoln Navigator Standard $74,500 $1,023 73
37 2019 Chevrolet Impala LT $32,270 $440 73
38 2019 BMW X5 xDrive50i $77,945 $1,060 74
39 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia $41,490 $560 74
40 2019 Audi A8 L 3.0T $92,495 $1,250 74
41 2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i $43,045 $578 74
42 2018 Porsche Panamera $99,230 $1,341 74
43 2019 BMW X4 xDrive30i $52,995 $718 74
44 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar S P250 $54,400 $738 74
45 2019 Maserati GranTurismo Sport $157,895 $2,124 74
46 2018 Porsche Macan $58,830 $794 74
47 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design $39,195 $532 74
48 2019 Genesis G80 $43,045 $580 74
49 2019 Subaru WRX WRX $28,080 $381 74
50 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Fastback $26,675 $357 75
51 2019 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0T Premium $45,195 $602 75
52 2019 Mercedes GLS 450 4MATIC $74,975 $1,006 75
53 2018 Mercedes S-Class S 450 $95,895 $1,282 75
54 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2.4 AWC $27,525 $368 75
55 2019 Honda Odyssey LX $31,235 $418 75
56 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES 2.0 AWC $24,275 $322 75
57 2018 Fiat 500X Trekking $24,980 $334 75
58 2019 BMW X2 M35i $49,845 $668 75
59 2019 Toyota 4Runner SR5 $37,944 $498 76
60 2019 Chevrolet Suburban LT $60,770 $798 76
61 2019 Lincoln Continental Standard $47,140 $617 76
62 2019 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 $83,975 $1,099 76
63 2018 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0T Premium $51,240 $678 76
64 2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV Luxury $87,740 $1,157 76
65 2018 Dodge Journey Crossroad $29,390 $385 76
66 2018 Mercedes GLS 450 $74,375 $976 76
67 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe LT $56,775 $750 76
68 2019 BMW 5 Series 530i $56,345 $739 76
69 2019 Mercedes SLC 300 $52,745 $698 76
70 2019 Mercedes GLE 400 4MATIC $60,595 $793 76
71 2019 Hyundai Tucson $24,245 $314 77
72 2019 Lincoln MKT Standard $50,495 $660 77
73 2019 Toyota RAV4 LE $26,814 $348 77
74 2018 Nissan Kicks SV $21,570 $282 77
75 2019 Honda Accord LX $24,640 $318 77
76 2018 Ford Fiesta ST $22,160 $288 77
77 2019 Mercedes E-Class E 300 4MATIC $56,995 $742 77
78 2018 Toyota Sequoia SR5 $53,278 $689 77
79 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Base 1LT $56,370 $732 77
80 2019 Maserati Levante S $88,475 $1,148 77
81 2018 Audi Q3 2.0T Premium $37,325 $487 77
82 2018 BMW X3 M40i $56,045 $728 77
83 2019 Genesis G70 $35,895 $462 78
84 2018 Mercedes SLC 300 $52,345 $675 78
85 2019 Toyota 86 $28,244 $364 78
86 2018 Mercedes GLE 350 4MATIC $59,595 $763 78
87 2019 Toyota Sienna LE $35,219 $450 78
88 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti $43,490 $558 78
89 2019 Mercedes GLA 250 $36,745 $472 78
90 2019 Maserati Quattroporte S $109,675 $1,405 78
91 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster $71,700 $915 78
92 2019 Mini Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door $30,750 $393 78
93 2019 Hyundai Veloster $19,385 $248 78
94 2019 Audi A6 3.0T Premium $61,195 $784 78
95 2019 BMW 7 Series 740i xDrive $89,345 $1,147 78
96 2018 Subaru BRZ Premium $26,455 $339 78
97 2019 Ford Fiesta ST $22,315 $285 78
98 2019 Ford Ranger XL $25,495 $326 78
99 2018 Mercedes E-Class E 300 4MATIC $56,445 $722 78
100 2019 Mini Clubman Cooper S ALL4 $35,750 $452 79
101 2019 Kia Soul Base $19,130 $242 79
102 2019 Kia Rio S $16,995 $216 79
103 2019 Genesis G90 $69,345 $881 79
104 2018 Audi A3 2.0T Premium $36,030 $456 79
105 2018 Lexus LC 500 $101,094 $1,277 79
106 2019 Kia K900 $60,895 $770 79
107 2019 Cadillac ATS Luxury $43,670 $550 79
108 2018 Chevrolet Cruze LT $23,270 $294 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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