Feb 022012
 

4x4 Leasing4×4 Leasing is an affordable way to lower your average monthly payment on a vehicle that costs more than your typical 2-wheel drive car. SUVs and 4×4 vehicles are typically bigger, heavier, less fuel efficient and more expensive to maintain than the typical 2-wheel drive sedan or hatchback. Typicall, leasing of 4-wheel drives is not as popular as it is with other cars. There are a couple of reasons for this:

  • 4×4 drivers typically like to drive their cars and maintain them for a much longer time.
  • Residual value and money factor on 4×4 vehicles is usually not as good as it is with most cars

While it may appear as these two factors are exclusive from one another, they actually have much in common. The owner-loyalty mindset among drivers of 4 wheel drive cars is based on  their driving needs and desires which might include lots of annual mileage in heavy duty circumstances like hauling, towing and off-road four-wheeling.   So, under extreme circumstances, 4×4 Leasing might not be an option for some – particularly anyone who drives significantly more than 12,000 miles a year. The way SUVs are used also illustrates why the incentives, residual values may not be quite as conducive to subvented lease offers. On the other hand, one who does require driving under some of these circumstances shouldn’t necessarily be dissuaded from leasing a 4X4 or SUV. If  your annual mileage is below 15,000, and you can keep the car in reasonably good shape for 3 years, 4×4 leasing can still save money over the course of a lifetime of driving these types of vehicles. So, with that said – let’s see what type of Lease deals are available on 4×4 Trucks and SUVs.

Leasing a Genuine 4×4

For this leasing feature, only traditional style 4×4 vehicles are included. The list of true 4x4s includes Chevy and Ford Trucks, Toyota 4-Runners, Nissan Pathfinders and Xterra’s. Unfortunately, only 3 from the group are currently offering lease specials on these popular 4×4 trucks and SUVs: Chevy, Ford and Toyota. Unfortunately, there were no Ford 4×4 lease offers to be found – though Ford does have some enticing $4,000 and $5,000 cash back offers on the F150s. If you’re interested in Nissan 4×4 Trucks and SUVs, take a look at their 0%/60 month financing offer. Chevrolet offers a 0% deal for 72 months on their 2011 Silverado 1500 series trucks. As for leasing a 4-Wheel Drive Truck, there are three really good offers worth your consideration.

Top 4×4 Leasing Deals Rated

#YearModelPMTDOWNMSRPTERMTOTAL COSTAVGLVR
12012Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4 1S$289.00$2,000.00$32,675.0039$13,271.00$340.281.04%
22012Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4 1LT$329.00$1,880.00$35,520.0039$14,711.00$377.211.06%
32011Toyota 4-Runner 4x4$349.00$2,450.00$34,174.0036$15,014.00$417.061.22%
As you can see, the Chevrolet Silverado 4WD is not only an excellent lease offer for a 4×4, but a great deal by the any car standards. The Average Car Payment and LVR  of 1.04% are excellent on both Silverado Models. A ways behind, but still a good deal, The Toyota 4 Runner has a 1.22% Lease Value Ratio which is respectable for a lease on these 4×4 vehicles. Remember, these are only the advertised specials from Chevy and Toyota website. These prices aren’t set in stone. Always ask your dealer for a better deal – and if these models aren’t for you, pay your local dealer a visit and ask them what else they have available in 4×4 Leasing.

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