A new model year has begun. The 2019s are already available across the market. New-car mania is at a fever pitch. While some all-new models are so hot that great deals aren’t yet available, a large number of terrific vehicles are being offered with excellent terms. A manufacturer-sponsored lease — usually heavily advertised — is typically a clue that a deal you should pay attention to is being offered.
An important note about our “Best Lease Deals” roundup here at Driving Today is this: other sites might base their “best deals” coverage on the monthly payment or the discount, regardless of the quality of the vehicle involved. We don’t do that. Instead we believe a vehicle lease isn’t a bargain if it’s a low payment on a marginal or unsatisfactory car. Our “Best Lease Deals” are always on vehicles we believe are among the best in their segments.
If you’re seeking a commuter car, your ship has come in
The best car lease deals for this month extend across a wide array of vehicles. If you are looking for a large vehicle to tow boat or trailer, the deals are there for you. And if you’re seeking a small commuter car, your ship might just have come in. Carmakers are offering great leases on a variety small and midsize sedans this month as the market continues to favor crossovers.
One of the top lease deals this month comes as a big surprise, because it is on the reigning North American Car of the Year. The roomy, comfortable, economical and fun-to-drive 2018 Honda Accord is now being offered at an exceptional lease rate. The Accord Sedan LX is $249 per month for 36 months with $2,399 total due at signing.
Another lease deal worth taking a long look at is on one of our top-rated midsized crossovers, the Kia Sorento. As fuel prices continue to creep up nationwide, the Crosstrek offers a winning combination of utility and fuel economy. Now through the end of the month you can lease a new 2019 Kia Sorento LX for $239 per month for 36 months. A lease initiation fee of $2,999 is due at lease signing.
Another hot Kia lease is on the versatile, fun-to-drive 2019 Soul small crossover utility. In base trim it is available for $209 per month for a term of 36 months. Getting the lease requires a payment of $1,999 due at signing.
A great end-of-model-year lease deal is currently offered on one of our favorite compact sedans, the 2018 Mazda3. A version with sport automatic transmission is being offered for just $179 per month for a 36-month lease. A total of $2,339 is due at and the monthly payment includes a $595 acquisition fee, but no security is deposit required.
If you are looking for something you won’t see on every corner, one of the best lease deals this month is on the perky, fun-to-drive Hyundai Kona hatchback. Despite the fact the Kona is relatively new to the market you can lease it for $209 per month for 36 months with $2,399 due at lease signing. The closed end lease for the 2018 Kona is available now through December 3 to well-qualified lessees.
Seeking a roomy crossover with a good quality reputation? You might find the current lease offer on the Chevrolet Equinox compelling. One of the largest vehicles in its segment, the 2019 (note, not a 2018) Equinox all-wheel-drive LT is being offered for $219 per month for 36 months. A lease initiation of $3,379 is due at signing, and the low-mileage lease allows 30,000 total miles.
Seeking a small car? We like the Toyota Corolla a lot, and right now you can lease a new 2019 Corolla Hatchback SE with CVT automatic transmission for $199 a month for 36 months with $2,799 due at signing. The fee includes first month’s payment, $1,950 down payment, security deposit and $650 acquisition fee. Note that this offer, like many discussed in this article, is regional so the terms might be slightly altered in your area.
In the market for a full-size pickup truck? It’s a great month for that. A knockout lease deal on a full-size pickup is the offer on the all-new rear-drive 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab. The completely revamped 2019 Ram 1500 is offered for just $249 per month for 36 months with $4,499 due at lease initiation