Cars With the Lowest Lease Payments
Most of the lease deals are advertised with some sort of down payment (which makes the monthly payment seem smaller). However, it's difficult to compare lease deals when each one has a different down payment, so I calculated each one with $0 down, making it an apples to apples comparison.
Please note that "cheapest" lease payment doesn't mean it's the best bang-for-your-buck deal. I just wanted to see which ones were most affordable, and the reality is that most car buyers have a monthly payment in mind when buying or leasing.
In order to get the best lease deal, I recommend you first try the free RydeShopper.
Cars With the Cheapest Lease Payments
|Vehicle||MSRP||Payment w $0 Down||Term|
|2012 Volkswagen Jetta S||$17,415||$210||36|
|2012 Subaru Impreza||$17,495||$212||42|
|2012 Chevy Cruze w/2LS AT||$18,590||$214||24|
|2012 Honda Civic Sedan||$19,595||$220||36|
|2012 Kia Rio LX 1.6L||$15,450||$220||36|
|2012 Toyota Corolla||$18,895||$222||36|
|2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR||$19,420||$226||39|
|2012 Mazda3 I Touring||$19,550||$235||36|
|2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS||$18,470||$238||36|
|2013 Subaru Legacy||$20,295||$242||42|
|2012 Honda Accord Sedan LX||$23,070||$249||36|
|2013 Mazda6 I Sport AT||$21,725||$255||36|
|2012 Vokswagen Passat S||$23,460||$259||36|
|2013 Kia Optima LX 2.4L||$21,975||260||36|
|2012 Toyota Camry LE||$24,025||$263||36|
|2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS||$21,670||$269||36|
|2012 Subaru Forester||$21,295||$269||42|
|2012 Chevy Equinox 2WD LS||$24,355||$271||24|
|2012 Toyota RAV4||$25,270||$276||36|
|2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid||$26,625||$309||36|
|2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 S||$23,555||$310||24|
|2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata||$23,470||$316||24|
|2013 Volkswagen CC Sport||$32,535||$321||36|
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
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