If what you are seeking in life are the best car lease deals you can get, you might find exactly what you want this month. Consumers looking for an affordable car lease right are likely to find not only find a car to love but also a lease payment to love, according to data compiled by Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online marketplace for new auto lease deals, and by the editors here at Driving Today. The economy seems poised for additional gains, and as a result, interest rates might rise over the next month or two. That means this might be a good time to slide into a lease.
Another reason to look at leasing now — even with the overall economy on the rise the car market seems to be showing signs of weakness. To compensate, many manufacturers are offering some very attractive lease deals, so if you’re considering getting a new vehicle this month might be the time.
Here is a look at the five best car lease deals from our vantage point:
1. 2018 Toyota Camry
The 2018 Toyota Camry is all-new and very well-regarded. Among other honors was a finalist in the North American Car of the Year competition, and it captured the number five spot on our Driving Today 10 Best Cars for Real People. While some might opt for the pricier V-6-powered version of this roomy five-passenger sedan, we think the 203-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine is just dandy — plenty of power and good fuel economy, too. In most areas of the country you can lease a 2018 Camry with an initial payment of $1999 and then $219 a month for 36 months.
2. 2018 Mazda Mazda3
We like the 2018 Mazda3 so much we named it to our popular list of the 10 Coolest Cars under $20,000. We you see the niceties the Mazda3 offers for its modest price, you’ll immediately see why. First, the Mazda3 is an attractive design, which means it not only looks good but it also provides plenty of room inside. The five-passenger sedan’s handling and its 155-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine invite driver involvement, and its interior looks like it belongs in a far pricier vehicle. The lease deal in most areas is an initial payment of $1999 and $179 a month for 36 months.
3. 2018 Honda Clarity
The 2018 Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is one of the most advanced vehicles on the planet. In our recent Driving Today Essential Expert Review we said the Clarity is a sophisticated, spacious and well-equipped five-passenger sedan, and our recent driving experience in the car has done nothing to change our minds. The 47-mile electric-only range might enable you to commute gasoline-free in a sedan that is as roomy and comfortable as the Honda Accord. The fact that you can put this new-as-tomorrow technology in your driveway for a lease deal of $2999 as initial payment and $329 a month for 36 months is truly astounding.
4. 2018 Toyota RAV4
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 crossover SUV is one of the most popular vehicles in America, typically trailing just the full-size pickups in overall sales. Among the reasons are the RAV4’s five-passenger versatility and its stellar record for reliability. Its great resale value helps Toyota and its dealers offer compelling lease terms on the vehicle as well. In our Essential Expert Review of the RAV4 we praised Toyota for making Toyota Safety Sense standard equipment. In many areas of the United States the RAV4 is available for an initial payment of $1999 and $199 a month for 36 months, a true bargain lease.
5. 2018 Nissan Rogue
The 2018 Nissan Rogue is the most popular model in the Nissan line, and the brand wants to keep that going by offering an attractive lease deal. In our Essential Expert Review of the Rogue we noted, “the versatile Rogue offers good interior room for five and an uncommon level of passenger- and cargo-carrying flexibility.” Not only does it look good inside and out, it also offers sprightly performance with 170 horsepower on tap from its 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. On the connectivity front, it offers compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Nationwide the lease deal is $2849 initially and then $199/month for 36 months, and in some areas even better than that.