A new year and a new decade have begun. 2020 models fill showrooms around the nation, and the combination of the post-Christmas financial lull and challenging weather in many parts of the country has left showrooms with more cars than customers. That means if you are shopping for a great lease deal right now, your timing could be excellent. And since you’re reading this we bet you’d like to know what the best car lease deals of the month are. We at Driving Today believe it is our both our duty and our privilege to have the answers for you.
Low monthly payment on a so-so vehicle isn’t a good deal
Before we get to the list, though, let us take a moment to explain why we believe our list of the best car lease deals is superior to others floating around the Internet. Many websites that create lists of “the best lease deals of the month” simply don’t have the experience and expertise in evaluating cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs that we do. They see a low lease price and immediately label that a “good deal.” But a low monthly payment on a so-so vehicle isn’t a good deal, and it certainly isn’t the “best deal.”
Our approach to identifying the best car lease deals is based on this fact. Instead of identifying vehicles with the lowest monthly payments, we identify the models our extensive research tells us are the best overall values first, and then we look at the lease deals. Our belief is you are not willing to give up the best quality, safety, and convenience just to potentially save a few bucks a month. Our experience has proven this approach will give you a much better result over the course of your lease. Our highly regarded 10 Best Car Buys of 2020 list chosen by our expert DT panel of car testers and evaluators has helped us construct the following roundup of the lease deals that are the very best values this month. The lease rates quoted here are representative of lease deals currently available but because of regional differences, these exact terms might not be available in your area.
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid is our 2020 Best Small Car Buy of the Year because the car offers so much value. As you know the Corolla is one of the most popular small cars of all time with more than 44 million sold worldwide since the car was introduced. While we like every version of the 2020 Corolla, we singled out the all-new Corolla hybrid because we think it is the best Corolla yet. Not only is the fuel economy far superior to the already-good fuel economy of the conventional Corolla, but the hybrid version of the vehicle also doesn’t make you pay for that with noise, harshness or discomfort. Instead, it rewards you with better drivability. The good news is the current lease offer is a very good one. You can lease a 2020 the Toyota Corolla Hybrid for $269 per month for 36 months with $1,999 due at signing.
2020 Toyota RAV4
We love the Toyota RAV4, so we can see why America loves the RAV4. It is the most-purchased non-pickup in the country for the same reasons we named the Toyota RAV4 the Small SUV Best Car Buy of the Year 2020. The reliable 5-passenger crossover has a muscular stance and strong lines, while inside the whole interior ambiance now shows a definite tendency toward luxury. On the road, it’s a comfortable cruiser with a solid mix of standard features and a solid mix of standard features. Key among those features is Toyota’s Safety Sense (TSS 2.0) package, which brings a pre-collision system, lane departure alerts, radar cruise control, and other useful driver aids that will make your driving safer and more convenience. This month you can lease a 2020 RAV4 LE for $299 per month for 36 months with $1,999 due at signing.
2020 Jeep Gladiator
The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator midsize truck is one of the coolest new vehicles to be launched in the last 10 years, and very often when a hot vehicle like this hits the market great lease deals are impossible to come by. That is why we are excited to report that a very favorable lease offer is now available in many areas around the country. We were so impressed with the Jeep Gladiator we named it our 2020 Pickup Truck Best Car Buy of the Year. Certainly, the Gladiator makes a styling statement as a Jeep truck on steroids, but its actions speak as loudly as its style. It offers best-in-class towing and 4-wheel-drive payload: 7,650 pounds of towing capacity and 1,600 pounds of payload capacity. Now you can lease a Sport version of the Gladiator for $310 per month for 36 months. An initial payment of $4,004 is due at signing.
2020 Ford Expedition
The Ford Expedition has topped the full-size SUV segment as our Best Car Buy of the Year for two years in a row. With equipment additions that make it an even better value, the 2020 Ford Expedition provides families generous interior space, a heavy dose of connectivity and impressive new technology. Flexible seating solutions include second-row tip-and-slide seats that offer easy access to the third row even when child seats are installed, and the Expedition has best-in-class second- and third-row legroom. The advanced and surprisingly economical powertrain is a 400-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine teamed with a 10-speed automatic transmission for fuel economy and towing capability. Now you can lease a 2020 Ford Expedition XLT for $542 per month for 39 months with a 10,500 per year mileage limit. An initial payment of $5,963 is due before drive off.
2020 Chrysler Pacifica
We named the Chrysler Pacifica the Best Car Buy of the Year in the minivan class in 2019, and we did it again for 2020 because the Pacifica hits the right notes of comfort, convenience, quality, and economy. With a versatile interior that can accommodate up to seven, the Pacifica can be modestly equipped or it can be filled with the latest and greatest connectivity/interactivity technology. Even the inexpensive models feature heated/power-operated mirrors, keyless entry, stow-away second-row seats, power-operated driver seat and parking camera system. Chrysler’s infotainment interface is one of the best in the business, and if you want backseat entertainment, you can get it. Right now in many areas of the country you can lease a 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Touring for $362 per month for 42 months. A total of $4,449 is due at signing.