Best SUV Leases Ranked by Lease Value

best suv leasesBest SUV Leases for September 2017

Best SUV Leases

September 2017 SUV Lease Deals

Rank <> Style PMT DOWN MSRP TERM TOTAL COST AVG LVR 1st DUE # PMTS
1 > 2017 Chevrolet Traverse $329.00 $2,600.00 $35,495.00 39 $15,431.00 $395.67 1.11% $329.00 $2,929.00 39
3 = 2017 Nissan Pathfinder $279.00 $3,310.00 $33,010.00 36 $13,354.00 $370.94 1.12% $279.00 $3,589.00 36
4 = 2017 Dodge Journey Crossroad $280.00 $2,719.00 $31,590.00 36 12,799.00 355.53 1.13% $280.00 $2,999.00 36
2 > 2017 Ford Explorer $284.00 $2,977.00 $31,660.00 36 $13,201.00 $366.69 1.16% $284.00 $3,261.00 36
6 = 2017 Toyota 4-Runner SR5 $339.00 $3,360.00 $37,114.00 36 $15,564.00 $432.33 1.16% $339.00 $3,699.00 36
5 > 2017 Toyota Highlander LE Plus $359.00 $3,540.00 $37,729.00 36 $16,464.00 $457.33 1.21% $359.00 $3,899.00 36
7 = 2018 Volkswagen Atlas $339.00 $2,960.00 $34,425.00 36 $15,164.00 $421.22 1.22% $339.00 $3,299.00 36
8 < 2017 Mazda CX-9 AWD $359.00 $2,100.00 $33,320.00 36 $15,024.00 $417.33 1.25% $359.00 $2,459.00 36

Lower Payment | = Same Payment | > Higher Payment<=> Compared to Last month

With fall just around the corner, people are already thinking about the need for good AWD cars and SUVs are the popular choice. There are some good lease deals on SUV’s this month and it might just be a good time to lease or buy because not everyone is thinking about snow just yet.

SUV Leasing has gotten substantially better each and every month since this blog began in 2008. The popular top rankings from month to month are usually owned by the Toyota RAV4 and Chevrolet Equinox, but I’ve moved those over to a new segment which better reflects the type of SUV they really are: Best Crossover SUVs

The category, SUV, tends to encompass a wide variety of styles, and types of Sport Utility Vehicles. I’ve separated the larger styles into their own category. Even with the new categories, there is likely to be much bickering and arguing over which cars belong in which segment. For the month of August, I’ve added the Ford Explorer among the usual Traverse, Pathfinder, Dodge Journey, Toyota Highlander, Toyota 4-Runner, Volkswagen Atlas, and the Mazda CX-9. I think most would agree that the Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota 4-Runner were once the type of vehicle we considered the prototypical SUV, but the field has widened considerably.

Best SUV leases in this segment are priced from $23,000 to $35,000. The LVR or Lease Value Ratio is a formula that rates the bang-for-the-buck lease value. For a detailed explanation, visit the LVR Link.

Is your Favorite SUV Missing?

If you don’t see your favorite SUV, it doesn’t mean that it still might not have an excellent lease offer. Always check the manufacturer’s website. The Tiguan was a winner here for a while, but I have moved it to the Crossover SUV group. It is just so much smaller than the rest of the pack, and with the new VW Atlas that seats 7, it is a bit of a misfit.  Thought not quite as good as some of the previous deals, the Chevrolet Traverse with a $395.67 average payment on a $35,495 SUV is this month’s winner and clearly belongs on top with a 111% LVR.  Check with your dealer to make sure you are getting their best deal.

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