Car Lease Deals January 2013

January 2013 Lease DealsYou might notice that there are only 33 Lease Specials for January instead of the usual, 35. A couple of important car makers failed to get their lease offers listed on their websites by the January 7th promise. By looking at the list, can you guess who they are? I promise to get the rest of the list published in an extended post later this month. For now, enjoy the top-33 lease specials for January.

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Top-33 January Car Lease Specials

12012 Nissan Leaf SV$219.00$1,780.00$36,050.0036$9,664.00$268.440.74%
22013 Cadillac CTS Coupe 2WD$299.00$2,600.00$39,800.0036$13,364.00$371.220.93%
32013 Cadillac ATS 2WD$299.00$1,900.00$35,795.0036$12,664.00$351.780.98%
42013 Honda Civic LX$200.00$0.00$19,595.0036$7,000.00$194.440.99%
52012 Honda Civic LX Sedan$149.00$1,850.00$19,595.0036$7,214.00$200.391.02%
62013 Infiniti G37 Sedan AWD$299.00$3,400.00$42,355.0024$10,576.00$440.671.04%
72013 Infiniti FX37 AWD$439.00$3,860.00$51,695.0039$20,981.00$537.971.04%
82013 Infiniti M37 Sedan AWD$499.00$3,700.00$55,955.0039$23,161.00$593.871.06%
92013 Toyota Highlander$329.00$2,819.00$37,214.0036$14,663.00$407.311.09%
102013 Mazda6 I Sport$189.00$1,790.00$21,725.0036$8,594.00$238.721.10%
112013 Toyota Camrey LE$169.00$1,879.00$20,080.0036$7,963.00$221.191.10%
122013 Hyundai Sonata GLS$245.00$0.00$21,790.0036$8,820.00$245.001.12%
132013 Lexus IS 250 AWD$359.00$2,640.00$40,156.0027$12,333.00$456.781.14%
142013 BMW 535i xDrive$559.00$3,725.00$58,095.0036$23,849.00$662.471.14%
152013 Nissan Pathfinder S 4x4$299.00$2,100.00$30,970.0036$12,864.00$357.331.15%
162013 BMW 328iX Sedan$399.00$3,475.00$42,845.0036$17,839.00$495.531.16%
172013 Mazda CX9 FWD SUV$279.00$2,720.00$29,785.0036$12,764.00$354.561.19%
182013 Mazda3 4-Door$159.00$1,840.00$17,550.0036$7,564.00$210.111.20%
192012 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT$189.00$2,210.00$20,623.9336$9,014.00$250.391.21%
202013 Hyundai Elantra 4DR GLS$179.00$1,820.00$18,760.0036$8,264.00$229.561.22%
212013 Lexus RX 350 AWD$449.00$4,550.00$46,954 36$20,714.00$575.391.23%
222013 Mercedes C250 Sport$349.00$3,794.00$38,755.0030$14,264.00$475.471.23%
232013 Honda Accord CVT LX$300.000$23,270.0036$10,500.00$291.671.25%
242013 Honda Accord CVT LX$300.00$0.00$23,270.0036$10,500.00$291.671.25%
252013 Nissan Sentra SV$169.00$2,530.00$19,090.0036$8,614.00$239.281.25%
262013 Mercedes E350 Sport$579.00$3,970.00$55,905.0030$21,340.00$711.331.27%
272013 Honda CRV 2WD LX$310.00$0.00$23,625.0036$10,850.00$301.391.28%
282013 Cadillac Escalade 2WD$749.00$2,570.00$64,165.0036$29,534.00$820.391.28%
292013 BMW X1 xDrive$409.00$2,975.00$38,345.0036$17,699.00$491.641.28%
302013 Mercedes GLK350 SUV$399.00$4,194.00$41,445.0030$16,164.00$538.801.30%
312013 Lexus ES 350$399.00$4,600.00$40,392.003618964526.77777781.30%
322013 Hyundai SantaFe CUV$269.00$2,730.00$26,245.0036$12,414.00$344.831.31%
332013 Toyota Prius Liftback$249.00$3,089.00$25,020.0036$12,053.00$334.811.34%

This seemingly, spectacular deal on the Nissan Leaf has been out for the past few months. I’ve hesitated to put it in my rankings each month for one reason. The MSRP on this car is way too high. Folks, this is a tiny little car that really doesn’t do much other than run on battery and avoid gas costs. Is it really worth $36,000? You can buy a Hyundai Elantra, Pretty Well equipped for $19,000. How long will it take you to spend $17,000 in gas to get the savings you wanted out of the Nissan Leaf? Technically, the Nissan Leaf has the best LVR (Lease Value Ratio) – but, use your own judgment before you rush out to lease one. Hyundai, Civic, Focus, Sentra – all of these cars look pretty solid next to a $36,000 Nissan Leaf. Suit yourself!

8 thoughts on “Car Lease Deals January 2013

  1. Just curious why Volvo’s S60 lease deal is not included. For $0 down, $359/month for 24 months, and an MSRP of $32,795 …it seems like it should make the list.

    • Eddie, You’ve found a good one. Looks like I picked the wrong month to not check-out the Volvo Lease specials.
      1.09% LVR – this is a good lease. My only complaint is that the 24-month term is just too short. I’m sure that can be negotiated. I’d go for 36 months. A very good car at a great monthly payment.

  2. How come the RDX is not included this month? I think its a steal at $460/month no money down considering the “base” model is loaded….no options needed.

    • Nick, the 2013 RDX is an all-new design with greatly improved fuel economy and MPG. To be sure, it’s an excellent vehicle. However, it is not a great lease value. The special lease offer on the Acura website is a pretty basic, FWD model that retails for $35,250.00. The Lease Value Ratio is around 1.30%, which is not really a very good value, but okay for an SUV. I’m sure it’s a great car, and it IS the new model, so if you really want it I wouldn’t hesitate. Over time, the resale on new models improve and the lease payments will get much better. In 2 or 3 years, there should be some much better lease offers on the RDX.

      • Wait, but why did it make your prior lists?

        Although I didn’t realize that was for the 2WD version – good to know. That’s a bummer…

        • Nick,

          My Top-35 doesn’t represent the absolute best lease values. I try to pick a variety of the most popular vehicles on the market. Great SUV deals are hard to come by, so the RDX is really not a bad deal if you’re in the market for a luxury SUV. The 2WD lease deals on SUV’s are kind of a bummer – I think it’s the car maker’s way of getting you into the dealer’s shop. For some people, though, in climates in geography where AWD is not needed, the FWD models make sense. My advice, though, is to wait – there will be better SUV deals on the market – especially, if you’re in the market for an SUV.

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