Best Compact Cars Ranked by Lease Value

Best Compact Cars
– Ranked by Lease Value

Best Compact Cars
Sentra SR Leases for $160 with $2,999 Down.

2017 Toyota Corolla LE Tops Best Compact Car for May


Through the month of May you can lease a 2017 Toyota Corolla LEĀ for an effective or average car payment of $210.11 per month. This beats the Sentra deal of last months as the best compact cars to lease. The Corolla didn’t improve in May, but the Sentra featured last month is now the SR version which leases for an average payment of $238.86. Check with your Nissan Dealer if you’d like last month’s deal on the Sentra. Chances are it is still available because not much else has changed with Nissan Car Leases for the month of May. There are some great deals on Rogue and Murano, and the Nissan Pathfinder is always competitive.

Chevy Cruze Table ImagePMTCap ReductionMSRPTermAVGLVR
2017 Toyota Corolla LE$159.00$1,840.00$20,049.0036$210.111.05%
2017 Volkswagen Jetta S$169.00$1,830.00$19,815.0036$219.831.11%
2017 Hyundai Elantra$169.00$1,830.00$19,785.0036$219.831.11%
2017 Chevrolet Cruz$179.00$2,320.00$21,450.0039$238.491.11%
2017 Honda Civic LX$179.00$2,120.00$20,375.0036$237.891.11%
2017 Nissan Sentra SR$160.00$2,839.00$21,365.0036$138.861.12%
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.