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Best Electric, Hybrid Lease Deals

December 13, 2018

This week, I compiled all advertised lease deals from manufacturer web sites to find out which electric vehicles, hybrids, and plug-in hybrids offer the best "bang for your buck" deals.

I calculated each lease deal 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 certain regions.

The "Bang for your Buck" column is calculated by dividing MSRP by monthly payment. Deals with "bang for bucks above" 100 are excellent and those below are ranked from great to terrible. Keep in mind, you may be able to negotiate even better deals - these are just the advertised terms, some brands such as Ford don't include any dealer discounts in the advertised lease deals, which means you could likely end up with lower monthly payments.

As always, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to quickly see the lowest lease prices you can get on any of these vehicles in your local area.

Electric Vehicle Lease Deals

Rank Vehicle Trim MSRP Monthly Payment $0 Down Bang for Buck
1 2017 Smart fortwo $24,550 $165 149
2 2018 Smart EQ fortwo $24,650 $175 141
3 2018 Kia Soul EV EV $34,845 $249 140
4 2019 Kia Soul EV EV $34,845 $268 130
5 2018 Ford Focus Electric $29,995 $234 128
6 2018 Fiat 500e $34,735 $273 127
7 2018 Nissan LEAF S $30,885 $249 124
8 2018 BMW i3 $47,745 $448 107
9 2019 Nissan LEAF S $30,885 $291 106
10 2018 Chevrolet Bolt LT $38,370 $382 100
11 2019 Chevrolet Bolt LT $38,370 $434 88
12 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf $31,345 $364 86
13 2018 Hyundai Ioniq $30,385 $356 85
14 2019 BMW i8 $152,195 $1,971 77

Hybrid Lease Deals

Rank Vehicle Trim MSRP Monthly Payment $0 Down Bang for Buck
1 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE $27,235 $254 107
2 2018 Ford C-MAX Hybrid SE $24,995 $234 107
3 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE $28,450 $280 102
4 2019 Lexus NX $44,727 $460 97
5 2019 Lexus RX $60,959 $655 93
6 2018 Lexus RX $57,039 $616 93
7 2018 Toyota Camry LE $28,870 $314 92
8 2018 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD-i $30,415 $334 91
9 2018 Kia Niro LX $24,590 $277 89
10 2018 Kia Optima Premium $26,890 $302 89
11 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Premiere $36,990 $418 88
12 2019 Toyota Camry LE $29,344 $334 88
13 2019 Kia Niro LX $24,740 $285 87
14 2019 Kia Optima $28,905 $335 86
15 2019 Lexus ES $48,449 $567 85
16 2019 Toyota Avalon XLE $38,668 $468 83
17 2018 Hyundai Ioniq $23,085 $278 83
18 2018 Hyundai Sonata $26,385 $321 82
19 2019 Hyundai Ioniq $23,285 $293 79
20 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Hybrid Touring Plus $41,390 $552 75
21 2018 Toyota Prius One $24,837 $353 70
22 2018 Toyota Prius c c One $21,764 $334 65
23 2019 Toyota Prius c L $22,619 $386 59

Plug-In Hybrid Lease Deals

Rank Vehicle Trim MSRP Monthly Payment $0 Down Bang for Buck
1 2018 Honda Clarity $34,295 $267 128
2 2018 Chevrolet Volt LT $34,970 $289 121
3 2019 Chevrolet Volt LT $35,270 $314 112
4 2019 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium $35,490 $343 104
5 2018 BMW 3 Series 330e iPerformance $48,895 $468 104
6 2018 Kia Optima $36,105 $350 103
7 2018 Ford Fusion Energi Energi SE $32,295 $317 102
8 2018 Mercedes C-Class C 350e Plug-in Hybrid $50,145 $505 99
9 2019 Kia Optima $36,210 $364 99
10 2018 Volvo S90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid eAWD Momentum $67,790 $748 91
11 2018 BMW X5 X5 xDrive40e iPerformance $66,445 $732 91
12 2018 Kia Niro LX $28,840 $321 90
13 2019 Kia Niro LX $29,140 $335 87
14 2018 BMW 5 Series 530e xDrive iPerformance $58,795 $722 81
15 2018 Hyundai Ioniq $25,835 $317 81
16 2018 Toyota Prius Prime Plus $28,284 $353 80
17 2019 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid eAWD Momentum $68,640 $860 80
18 2019 Hyundai Ioniq $26,235 $332 79
19 2019 Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-in Hybrid eAWD Momentum $55,445 $703 79
20 2019 BMW 5 Series 530e iPerformance $56,345 $732 77
21 2018 BMW 7 Series 740e xDrive iPerformance $93,395 $1,287 73
22 2019 BMW 7 Series 740e xDrive iPerformance $93,945 $1,347 70

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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