Interested in a new car? Believe it or not, you may not have to stretch your budget too much to get a luxury sedan instead of a mainstream model. We've proven that with our latest list, which features seven excellent new luxury sedans you can lease for $500 per month or less.
Acura's all-new RLX luxury sedan offers an impressive amount of technology, including LED headlights, tri-zone automatic climate control, text-to-speech capability, Bluetooth, a backup camera and keyless ignition/entry. It also boasts a powerful 3.5-liter V6 that makes 310 horsepower and still manages to return 20 miles per gallon in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. But the best part is that you can lease an RLX -- with its modern, cutting-edge design -- for just $499 per month for 36 months after $2,699 down at lease signing.
Yes, it's true: You can get a BMW 5 Series for less than $500 per month. While we admit it's only the base-level 528i model, we happen to think that's the one to get. In addition to a surprisingly potent 240-hp 4-cylinder engine, it offers stellar gas mileage of up to 23 mpg city/34 mpg hwy along with a spry 0-to-60 time of around 6.4 seconds. That may sound too good to be true, but there's even more: The 528i also features a standard sunroof, adaptive headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control and dual power front seats. And you can lease a base-level 528i for $439 per month for 36 months after $4,664 down at lease signing.
The all-new Cadillac CTS is a newly redesigned midsize luxury sedan that boasts rear- or optional all-wheel drive. Right now, shoppers interested in a CTS can lease one for 39 months with payments starting at $479 per month after $3,979 down at lease signing. That figure gets you a 272-hp 4-cylinder model that manages 20 mpg city/30 mpg hwy, along with a long list of features that includes keyless access with push-button starting, dual-zone automatic climate control, driver memory settings and Cadillac's CUE infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen.
The all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis is available to lease for 36 months with payments from $429 per month and $3,999 down at lease signing. If that sounds like a lot for a Hyundai, it is -- but the Genesis is a lot of Hyundai for the money. In addition to a roomy interior and rear-wheel drive, the Genesis comes standard with a powerful 333-hp V6 and a long list of equipment that includes LED headlights, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control and other luxury sedan perks. The Genesis may not have the luxury brand name, but it certainly has all the other important benefits of luxury sedans.
You read that right: You really can lease a brand-new Jaguar for under $500 per month. That would be the brand's popular XF midsize luxury sedan, which is available in 4-cylinder guise for $429 per month for 36 months after $3,995 down at lease signing. Choose that model and you'll get 240 hp, an impressive 19 mpg city/30 mpg hwy, and a long list of equipment that includes dual-zone automatic climate control, xenon headlights, a 7-in touchscreen, Bluetooth, heated front seats and automatic wipers.
Lexus GS 350
The newly redesigned Lexus GS 350 boasts sharp styling, impressive handling, and a well-appointed interior that offers upscale, highly durable materials. Power comes from a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 306 horses -- more than the 4-cylinder power plants in rivals like the BMW 528i and Cadillac CTS. Yet fuel economy is still an acceptable 19 mpg city/29 mpg hwy. Best of all, there's a long list of standard equipment that includes automatic headlights, leather upholstery, Siri voice command (for iPhone users), keyless ignition and entry and a 12-speaker surround sound system -- all for $449 per month for 24 months after $2,999 down at lease signing.
Volvo S60 T6
Volvo's handsome and surprisingly quick S60 is easily available for less than $500 per month. To be exact, the automaker is offering the sedan for just $349 per month for 36 months after $3,199 down at lease signing. Not only does that figure get you a distinctive, boldly styled exterior and a high-end interior; you also get impressive equipment like all-wheel drive, Bluetooth, automatic wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition and entry, a sunroof and leather upholstery. We're also fans of the T6's excellent 300-hp engine, which returns 18 mpg city/25 mpg hwy while still managing to reach 60 miles per hour in less than six seconds.