The Best Cars to Lease if You Want a Great Deal
During a lease, the majority of your payment goes toward the depreciation of the vehicle, so it only makes sense to lease a vehicle that retains its value well. Many consumers don't realize how important this is.
Generally speaking, foreign cars tend to have higher residual values than domestics. Cars that are popular with consumers now should remain popular as used vehicles, and thus their residual values should be higher.
Below is a list of 22 vehicles with the best residual values (for model year 2015). These are the cars that make the best candidates for leasing.
- Honda Fit
- Subaru Impreza
- Subaru WRX
- Subaru Legacy
- Dodge Charger
- Lexus RC 350
- Lexus GS 350
- Lexus LS 460
- Chevrolet Camaro V6
- Chevrolet Corvette
- Toyota Camry
- Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid
- Jeep Wrangler
- Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
- Chevrolet Suburban
- Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
- Lexus GX 460
- Lexus LX 570
- Lexus RX 450h
- Toyota Tacoma
- Toyota Tundra
- Toyota Sienna
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid