Aug 102015

Car Lease Deals August 2015The car leasing industry is in a bit of a slump for the month of August, meaning some amazing deals should be just around the corner. Out of 42 car lease deals that were rated in July, 27 have not changed, 1 has improved, and 13 of them have actually gotten worse. The 2015 Nissan Murano, which isn’t a particularly good deal anyway, went down from $299 a month to $289 per month with $2,699.00 down. This is an average car payment of $355.67 and an LVR of 1.15%, so it really isn’t anything to get too excited about.  I have been told by a local Honda dealer that some much stronger incentives are going to be available for the month of September. This would make sense as this is usually the time there are lots of current-year models left on the lots for dealers to sell-off and make way for the new, 2016 cars. We will see whether this is true or not in the next 30 days.

42 Car Lease Offers for August 2015

12015 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T$179.00$2,320.00$27,120.0036$8,764.00$243.440.90%S
22015 Toyota Camry LE$179.00$1,499.00$24,020.0036$7,943.00$220.640.92%S
32015 Infiniti Q50 AWD$309.00$3,390.00$42,705.0039$15,441.00$395.920.93%S
42015 Lexus IS 250 AWD$329.00$2,150.00$41,304.0036$13,994.00$388.720.94%S
52015 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT **$179.00$1,320.0024,560.0024$5,616.00$234.000.95%W
62015 Lexus ES 350$349.00$950.00$38,880.0036$13,514.00$375.390.97%S
72015 Infiniti Q40$279.00$3,720.00$38,755.0039$14,601.00$374.380.97%S
82015 Chevrolet Equinox **$189.00$1,740.00$27,045.0024$6,276.00$261.500.97%W
92015 Lexus RX 350 AWD$399.00$2,600.00$48,008.0036$16,964.00$471.220.98%S
102015 Honda Accord CVT LX$240.00$0.00$23,725.0036$8,400.00$233.330.98%S
112015 Toyota RAV4$199.00$2,299.00$26,340.0036$9,463.00$262.861.00%W
122015 Infiniti QX70L AWD$439.00$4,110.00$54,405.0039$21,231.00$544.381.00%S
132015 Hyundai Azera$299.00$1,950.00$34,895.0036$12,714.00$353.171.01%S
142015 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4x4$289.00$2,360.00$34,990.0036$12,764.00$354.561.01%S
152015 Cadillac ATS Coupe$339.00$3,440.0041,920.0036$15,644.00$434.561.04%S
162015 Honda CR-V LX$260.00$0.00$24,325.0036$9,100.00$252.781.04%S
172015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T$178.00$2,320.00$23,260.0036$8,728.00$242.441.04%W
182016 Acura ILX 8-Speed$229.00$2,700.00$28,820.0036$10,944.00$304.001.05%S
192015 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium$299.00$3,009.00$36,194.0036$13,773.00$382.581.06%W
202015 Chevrolet Impala 2LT **$269.00$2,390.00$31,110.0039$12,881.00$330.281.06%W
212015 Honda Civic CVT LX$220.00$0.00$20,110.0036$7,700.00$213.891.06%S
222015 Nissan Altima$189.00$2,510.00$24,125.0036$9,314.00$258.721.07%W
232015 BMW 328i Sedan$339.00$3,935.00$41,500.0036$16,139.00$448.311.08%W
242015 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0LL$139.00$2,060.00$18,145.0036$7,064.00$196.221.08%S
252016 Mazda6 Sport AT$199.00$1,810.00$22,895.0036$8,974.00$249.281.09%S
262016 Acura RLX$499.00$3,770.00$55,370.0036$21,734.00$603.721.09%S
272015 BMW X1 xDrive28i$309.00$3,605.00$37,395.0036$14,729.00$409.141.09%W
282015 BMW 320i xDrive Sedan$299.00$3,955.00$37,045.0036$14,719.00$408.861.10%W
292015 Cadillac SRX$339.00$1,890.0037,605.0024$10,026.00$417.751.11%S
302015 Jeep Cherokee LTD 4x4$279.00$2,730.00$31,890.0036$12,774.00$354.831.11%W
312015 Cadillac CTS RWD$399.00$4,200.0045,345.0036$18,564.00$515.671.14%S
322015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport$239.00$1,980.00$25,845.0036$10,584.00$294.001.14%S
332016 Acura RDX$339.00$2,690.00$36,190.0036$14,894.00$413.721.14%S
342015 Subaru Impreza$159.00$1,800.00$18,195.0036$7,524.00$209.001.15%S
352015 Nissan Murano$289.00$2,400.00$30,815.0036$12,804.00$355.671.15%B
362015 Mazda3 ISV AT$149.00$1,850.00$16,945.0036$7,214.00$200.391.18%S
372016 Hyundai Elantra GT$179.00$1,840.00$19,075.0036$8,284.00$230.111.21%W
382016 Mazda CX-5 Sport$258.00$1,781.00$24,395.0036$11,069.00$307.471.26%W
392015 Dodge Challenger SXT$269.00$2,730.00$26,995.0036$12,414.00$344.831.28%S
402015 Subaru Legacy$229.00$1,770.00$21,695.0036$10,014.00$278.171.28%S
412015 Subaru Forester$249.00$1,700.00$22,195.0036$10,664.00$296.221.33%S
422015 Nissan Quest MiniVan$299.00$2,700.00$27,810.0036$13,464.00$374.001.34%S

Lease Value Trends

I have added a very simple category column to the lease ratings which indicated the lease value trend of each model(LVT). If the lease is better than the prior month, it is indicated with a, B. If it is worse a, W. If it is the same an, S. If there is no data available from the previous month, it will be indicated with a, U.  Since this is a new idea, I’ve chosen and rated 41 of the same models from a month ago just to provide some perspective on how leasing trends look in a rather stable month.

Decent Car Leases Still Available

If you need to turn in your old lease this month, don’t lose heart, there are still some excellent deals depending on whether you need an SUV, family sedan, or luxury sedan. The Volkswagen Tiguan remains a top choice for an Best SUV Lease Deals Ever. The Toyota Camry still represents a top value in family sedans, and the Infiniti Q50 AWD continues to offer the greatest value among lower-end luxury car models. All three of these choices are unchanged from a month ago, making them worth your immediate consideration.

That is why it is important to concentrate on the average car payment rather than the advertised monthly payment. If you’re ever in doubt, refer to my basic car lease calculator or the advanced car lease calculator.

 Posted by at 12:01 pm
Jul 112015

Equinox Lease DealThe Equinox Lease Deal from June was so good that GM is doing it again. Current, non-GM car lessees or owners can lease the Equinox for just $189.00 a month with $409.00 due at signing. The .73% LVR rates as a Rare Gem on my Car Lease Calculator. If you haven’t downloaded the free app. do it today: RateMyLease

Equinox Lease Deal vs Tiguan

Even the extraordinary Equinox lease deal faces great competition from Volkswagen, Infiniti, and Jeep.  Low average car payments on SUV’s include the Volkswagen Tiguan for just $221.00, the Jeep Cherokee LTD for $295.00, and the Infiniti Q50 AWD for $396.00. Perhaps, the best news of all is that great lease deals on SUV’s have become the norm. Better fuel economy and lower gas prices nationwide have probably played a role.

Lexus hits Trifecta

All three of the featured Lexus lease deals this month have LVR ratios below 1.0%: The IS 250AWD, the Lexus RX 350AWD, and the Lexus ES350.  Leasing a Lexus has become just as competitive as Infiniti and Acura. Traditionally, Infiniti and Acura have had very strong leases Due to some newly released models, these two luxury car makers have slipped a little, but are still offering excellent values, overall. BMW continues to offer good leasing in the luxury market, where-as Mercedes remains at the bottom of the list as usual. Don’t let this discourage you from leasing a Mercedes. It just means you might have to do a little extra work at the negotiating table.

July Lease Deals Overall

Aside from the Equinox lease deal, July is an excellent month to lease a new car. Overall, there are 13 lease deals rated as excellent and above, and nearly 30 deals in all rated as very good.  There are quite a few 24 month lease offers. I’ve always felt that 24 months is too low for a lease term. Remember, these are just suggested manufacturer lease offers. Always ask your dealer for a better deal.


44 Lease Deals for July

12015 Chevrolet Equinox **$189.00$310.00$27,045.0024$4,846.00$201.920.75%
22015 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T$179.00$2,320.00$27,120.0036$8,764.00$243.440.90%
32015 Toyota Camry LE$179.00$1,499.00$24,020.0036$7,943.00$220.640.92%
42015 Jeep Cherokee LTD 4x4$229.00$2,380.00$31,890.0036$10,624.00$295.110.93%
52015 Infiniti Q50 AWD$309.00$3,390.00$42,705.0039$15,441.00$395.920.93%
62015 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium$269.00$2,479.00$36,194.0036$12,163.00$337.860.93%
72015 Lexus IS 250 AWD$349.00$1,450.00$41,304.0036$14,014.00$389.280.94%
82015 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT **$179.00$1,320.0024,560.0024$5,616.00$234.000.95%
92015 Lexus ES 350$349.00$950.00$38,880.0036$13,514.00$375.390.97%
102015 Infiniti Q40$279.00$3,720.00$38,755.0039$14,601.00$374.380.97%
112015 Toyota RAV4$199.00$1,999.00$26,340.0036$9,163.00$254.530.97%
122015 Lexus RX 350 AWD$399.00$2,600.00$48,008.0036$16,964.00$471.220.98%
132015 Honda Accord CVT LX$240.00$0.00$23,725.0036$8,400.00$233.330.98%
142015 Hyundai Azera$299.00$1,950.00$34,895.0036$12,714.00$353.171.01%
152015 Honda CR-V LX$260.00-$209.00$24,325.0036$8,891.00$246.971.02%
162016 Hyundai Elantra GT$159.00$1,340.00$19,075.0036$7,064.00$196.221.03%
172015 Cadillac ATS Coupe$339.00$3,440.0041,920.0036$15,644.00$434.561.04%
182015 Infiniti QX70L AWD$459.00$4,110.00$54,405.0039$22,011.00$564.381.04%
192015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T$179.00$2,320.00$23,260.0036$8,764.00$243.441.05%
202015 BMW 328i Sedan$329.00$3,795.00$41,500.0036$15,639.00$434.421.05%
212016 Acura ILX 8-Speed$229.00$2,700.00$28,820.0036$10,944.00$304.001.05%
222015 Chevrolet Impala 2LT **$269.00$2,390.00$31,110.0039$12,881.00$330.281.06%
232015 Honda Civic CVT LX$220.00$0.00$20,110.0036$7,700.00$213.891.06%
242015 BMW 320i xDrive Sedan$289.00$3,815.00$37,045.0036$14,219.00$394.971.07%
252015 Nissan Altima$189.00$2,510.00$24,125.0036$9,314.00$258.721.07%
262015 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0LL$139.00$2,060.00$18,145.0036$7,064.00$196.221.08%
272015 BMW X1 xDrive28i$309.00$3,475.00$37,395.0036$14,599.00$405.531.08%
282016 Mazda6 Sport AT$199.00$1,810.00$22,895.0036$8,974.00$249.281.09%
292016 Acura RLX$499.00$3,770.00$55,370.0036$21,734.00$603.721.09%
302015 Cadillac SRX$339.00$1,890.0037,605.0024$10,026.00$417.751.11%
312015 Cadillac CTS RWD$399.00$4,200.0045,345.0036$18,564.00$515.671.14%
322015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport$239.00$1,980.00$25,845.0036$10,584.00$294.001.14%
332016 Acura RDX$339.00$2,690.00$36,190.0036$14,894.00$413.721.14%
342015 Subaru Impreza$159.00$1,800.00$18,195.0036$7,524.00$209.001.15%
352015 Mazda3 ISV AT$149.00$1,850.00$16,945.0036$7,214.00$200.391.18%
362015 Nissan Murano$299.00$2,400.00$30,815.0036$13,164.00$365.671.19%
372015 Mercedes C300 Sedan$359.00$3,954.00$39,400.0036$16,878.00$468.831.19%
382015 Mercedes C250 Coupe$359.00$3,994.00$39,400.0036$16,918.00$469.941.19%
392016 Mazda CX-5 Sport$249.00$1,772.00$24,395.0036$10,736.00$298.221.22%
402015 Dodge Challenger SXT$269.00$2,730.00$26,995.0036$12,414.00$344.831.28%
412015 Subaru Legacy$229.00$1,770.00$21,695.0036$10,014.00$278.171.28%
422015 Subaru Forester$249.00$1,700.00$22,195.0036$10,664.00$296.221.33%
432015 Mercedes GLA250 SUV$329.00$3,294.00$31,300.0036$15,138.00$420.501.34%
442015 Nissan Quest MiniVan$299.00$2,700.00$27,810.0036$13,464.00$374.001.34%


 Posted by at 9:58 am
Jun 072015
Equinox Tops SUV Lease Deals

$189.00 a Month

June Car Lease Deals

Equinox Among the Best SUV Lease Deals Ever Published

Much to the delight of non-GM lessees seeking an SUV for next fall, this month’s Chevrolet Equinox is perhaps one of the best SUV lease deals ever advertised. GM seems to alternate their best incentives between current and non-current GM owners and lessees. Both the Impala and Malibu have deals which are more favorable to current GM drivers. The Equinox deal, however, will save you about $1,500 if you are not currently the lessee of a GM vehicle. So, if you are currently leasing another SUV like a Honda, Mazda, Toyota, VW, Nissan, etc., you can take advantage of this great deal: Lease the Chevrolet Equinox for just $189.00 a month with $399 down for 24 months. That makes the average cost of leasing an Equinox around $197.00 per month, making it one of, if not the best SUV lease deals ever. Current GM Lessees will have to pay $1,5000 more, making the average car payment around $252.00 per month. Even that is a good deal on a vehicle with an MSRP of $27,045.  One can assume that even if you are trading in a GM vehicle, you can still take advantage of the better offer as long as you are not replacing it with a current GM lease.

Besides the Equinox, the VW Tiguan Leasing is still going strong at $179.00 per month with $2,499.00 down. For most situations, the 36 month term is a much better lease term than 24 months, so if you’re interested in the Equinox deal, you might negotiate that up to 36 months. Missing from this month’s lease offers was the excellent, but hard-to-find deal on the Jeep Cherokee LTD which seemed to only be available in certain locations. Still, there are some good SUV lease deals which are making a top 10 showing for LVR values for the month of June. Also, Infiniti Lease Deals continues to have excellent, low payments on its sedans such as the Q50 AWD which leases for an average payment of around $396.00. Many of this month’s deals are carryovers from the May Lease Deals. There is something to be said for consistency and stability in the car leasing industry these days.

42 Car Lease Deals for June

Is the Equinox among Best SUV Lease Deals Ever?

12015 Chevrolet Equinox **$189.00$210.00$27,045.0024$4,746.00$197.750.73%
22015 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T$179.00$2,320.00$27,120.0036$8,764.00$243.440.90%
32015 Infiniti Q50 AWD$309.00$3,390.00$42,705.0039$15,441.00$395.920.93%
42015 Lexus IS 250 AWD$349.00$1,650.00$41,350.0036$14,214.00$394.830.95%
52015 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT *$179.00$1,340.0024,560.0024$5,636.00$234.830.96%
62015 Infiniti Q40$279.00$3,720.00$38,755.0039$14,601.00$374.380.97%
72015 Toyota Camry LE$179.00$1,999.00$24,020.0036$8,443.00$234.530.98%
82015 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium$289.00$2,499.00$36,194.0036$12,903.00$358.420.99%
92015 Acura RDX$309.00$1,990.00$36,015.0036$13,114.00$364.281.01%
102015 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4x4$269.00$2,990.00$34,790.0036$12,674.00$352.061.01%
112015 Hyundai Azera$299.00$1,950.00$34,895.0036$12,714.00$353.171.01%
122015 Honda Accord CVT LX$250.00$0.00$23,725.0036$8,750.00$243.061.02%
132015 Mazda6 Sport AT$189.00$1,810.00$22,895.0036$8,614.00$239.281.05%
142015 BMW 328i Sedan$329.00$3,795.00$41,500.0036$15,639.00$434.421.05%
152015 Lexus ES 350$349.00$1,650.00$37,700.0036$14,214.00$394.831.05%
162015 Honda CR-V LX$209.00$1,790.00$24,325.0039$9,941.00$254.901.05%
172015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T$189.00$2,010.00$23,260.0036$8,814.00$244.831.05%
182015 BMW 320i Sedan$269.00$3,795.00$35,300.0036$13,479.00$374.421.06%
192015 Chevrolet Impala 2LT **$269.00$2,410.00$31,110.0039$12,901.00$330.791.06%
202015 Honda Civic CVT LX$220.00$0.00$20,110.0036$7,700.00$213.891.06%
212015 Nissan Altima$189.00$2,510.00$24,125.0036$9,314.00$258.721.07%
222016 Acura RLX$499.00$3,770.00$55,370.0036$21,734.00$603.721.09%
232015 BMW X1 xDrive 35i$379.00$3,545.00$43,700.0036$17,189.00$477.471.09%
242015 Infiniti QX70 AWD$489.00$4,010.00$52,905.0039$23,081.00$591.821.12%
252015 CadillacSRX FWD$339.00$2,000.0037,605.0024$10,136.00$422.331.12%
262015 Toyota RAV4$199.00$2,999.00$24,920.0036$10,163.00$282.311.13%
272015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport$239.00$1,980.00$25,845.0036$10,584.00$294.001.14%
282015 Subaru Impreza$159.00$1,800.00$18,195.0036$7,524.00$209.001.15%
292015 Acura TLX$299.00$2,700.00$32,365.0036$13,464.00$374.001.16%
302015 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0LL$159.00$1,840.00$18,145.0036$7,564.00$210.111.16%
312015 Mazda CX-5 Sport$234.00$1,767.00$24,395.0036$10,191.00$283.081.16%
322015 Cadillac CTS Sedan$439.00$3,210.0045,345.0036$19,014.00$528.171.16%
332015 Mazda3 ISV AT$149.00$1,850.00$16,945.0036$7,214.00$200.391.18%
342015 Lexus RX 350 AWD$399.00$3,100.00$40,970.0036$17,464.00$485.111.18%
352015 Nissan Murano$299.00$2,400.00$30,815.0036$13,164.00$365.671.19%
362015 Mercedes C250 Coupe$359.00$3,994.00$39,400.0036$16,918.00$469.941.19%
372016 Hyundai Elantra GT$179.00$1,820.00$19,075.0036$8,264.00$229.561.20%
382015 Dodge Challenger R/T$329.00$2,670.00$31,795.0036$14,514.00$403.171.27%
392015 Subaru Legacy$229.00$1,770.00$21,695.0036$10,014.00$278.171.28%
402015 Subaru Outback$279.00$1,720.00$24,895.0036$11,764.00$326.781.31%
412015 Mercedes C300 Sedan$399.00$4,154.00$38,400.0036$18,518.00$514.391.34%
422015 Mercedes Benz GLA250$329.00$3,294.00$31,300.0036$15,138.00$420.501.34%
  • ** Non-GM Lessees
  •  * Current GM-Lessees
 Posted by at 9:55 am
May 122015

Tremendous Lease on the Jeep Cherokee LTD 4×4 still going on …

Jeep Cherokee LTD LeaseThe lease deal on the Tiguan to the left continues to be one of the most outstanding lease values of the year. However, this is not the only great deal on an SUV. A few car leasing and Jeep fans across the country were somewhat disappointed when they could not find the great deal on the Jeep Cherokee LTD model that was listed in the April lease deals here. This was not a misprint, but after doing some quick research, I could no longer find the deal anywhere even when I searched the Jeep website within my own zip code. Apparently, the deal was only listed in Colorado and a few other states. I am not sure why unable to find the deal in my own state, but the good news is that it is back on – that is, at least for some states. This month, the Jeep Cherokee LTD can be leased in the Denver metro region for just $199.00 a month with a $3,259.00 down payment. That translates to a monthly average car payment of $284.00. This really is an excellent deal when you consider that the LTD is loaded with leather heated-seats, 8″ touch screen, and other technology.

Can you Lease the Cherokee 4×4 LTD in your State?

Jeep Cherokee Lease DealI suspect that other states in the U.S can offer pretty much the same lease deal, but for whatever reason have chosen not to promote it in place of rebates, and other discount offers. If you like this deal and it sounds too good to be true, visit the Jeep website, select Incentives and Offers, then change zip-code to 80033. Print out the offer show above on the Jeep Cherokee Limited 4×4 and show your dealer. See what they can do for you!

Small SUV Heaven

The deals on smaller sized SUV’s or Crossovers are better than they have ever been at any other time in history. In addition to the Cherokee, the Tiguan, Equinox, Acura RDX, and Laredo all have lease value ratios below 1.01% and are ranked in the top-10 for this month’s lease deals.


Best Sedan Lease for May

The most improved, best lease bang for the buck on a family sedan this month happens to be the Toyota Camry. You can lease a new Camry LE for an average payment of $235.00 (nothing down) for 36 months. There are plenty of other good lease deals. Check them out, here.  Continue reading »

 Posted by at 7:48 pm