Best Cars to Lease Right Now
That's because future resale value — called residual value in leasing — is one of the primary factors in determining monthly lease payments.
The higher the residual value, the lower the lease payment.
Any vehicle whose resale value after 3 years is 55% or more of its MSRP is a good lease choice.
Kelly Blue Book's Best Resale Value Awards lists those expected to retain the highest percentage of original list price — which means they're a good choice for lease or purchase.
Highlights from the list:
|Best Sub-Compact||Honda Fit|
|Best Compact||MINI Cooper|
|Best Mid-Size||Honda Accord|
|Best Full-Size||Ford Taurus|
|Best Wagon||Subaru Outback|
|Best Sports Car||Subaru Impreza WRX|
|Best High-Performance Car||Ford Mustang|
|Best Compact Utility Vehicle||Honda CR-V|
|Best Mid-Size Utility Vehicle||Toyota FJ Cruiser|
|Best Full-Size Utility Vehicle||GMC Acadia|
|Best Van||Toyota Sienna|
|Best Luxury Car||Audi A5|
|Best Full-Size Pickup||Ford F-Series Super Duty|
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar No-Haggle, CarsDirect, and NADAGuides 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
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