Best Compact Cars Ranked by Lease Value


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2017 Nissan Sentra SV Tops Best Compact Car Leases for April


Through the month of May you can lease a Nissan Sentra SV for an effective or average car payment of $220.39 per month. This puts the Sentra on top of this months best compact cars to lease. The Sentra is also one of the most improved lease deals over the March Lease Deals. At $220.39 per month the Sentra has an LVR of just 1.00% giving it an excellent rating. In a month where only 12 cars out of 75 have better lease deals than a month ago, the Nissan Sentra is a good reason to shop for a new lease deal in April. It is especially good if you are in the market for a quality compact car.

Chevy Cruze Table ImagePMTCap ReductionMSRPTermAVGLVR
2016 Nissan Sentra SV$149.00$1,840.00$20,045.0036$200.391.00%
2017 Toyota Corolla LE$159.00$1,840.00$20,049.0036$210.111.05%
2017 Volkswagen Jetta S$159.00$1,840.00$19,815.0036$210.111.06%
2017 Chevrolet Cruz$189.00$1,890.00$21,450.0039$237.461.11%
2017 Hyundai Elantra$169.00$1,830.00$19,785.0036$219.831.11%
2017 Honda Civic LX$179.00$2,120.00$20,375.0036$237.891.11%
2017 Subaru Impreza$179.00$1,720.00$19,215.0036$226.781.18%
2016 Mazda 3 4-Door$209.00$1,790.00$18,895.0036$258.721.37%

Best Compact Cars Rating Scale

The best compact cars are priced in the $16,000 – $21,000 MSRP range. There are certainly smaller cars for less money that qualify for this category, but they typically do not lease as well as cars with higher MSRPs. The lower the MSRP, the lower the value. There is actually a point when it is actually less to lease a more expensive car. So, when considering compact cars, always compare to the latest deals in the Best Family Sedans segment. You can often lease a car that is $4,000 more for only $20.00 more per month. It pays to compare. The best compact cars don’t always offer the best car leases based on our Lease Rating Formula: LVR

General Motors Owner Loyalty Rebates

As a footnote, General Motors often has loyalty rebates figured into their deals. The lease payments shown here include those rebates. It may cost you a little more if you’re not a current GM Lessee or Owner. Check with your dealer and always remember to negotiate for a better deal.