Leasing a new car can be a good way to get behind the wheel of a new car with an affordable monthly payment and a reasonable amount due at signing. Other perks of leasing include a warranty and often having basic service covered. Some vehicles are particularly good deals when leased when you look at their low monthly payments or promotions from the manufacturer. The best cars to lease are ones with low monthly payments and attractive promotions.
Lease deals change from month to month, but we’ve put together a list of cars that are consistently strong lease deals. The specifics on the lease deals you’re about to read about are current at the time of this writing, but keep in mind that they may have changed by the time you read this and you should check the automaker’s website for the most up-to-date lease deals.
Here are 10 of the best cars to lease in 2019.
The Acura TLX is a strong value in midsize luxury sedans whether you’re buying or leasing, but it’s an especially attractive lease at $299/month for 36 months with $2,499 due at signing. That’s three years of driving a spacious, modern luxury sedan for less than $300/month, which is a pretty sweet deal. This deal will get you the base model, which isn’t a bad thing considering the impressive list of standard features for the TLX. Find an Acura TLX for sale
The Honda Civic is a perennial good lease deal, especially the sporty Si model. You can lease a Civic sedan or coupe for as low as $189/month for 36 months with $2,199 due at signing, but for the enthusiast with a little more room in the budget, we recommend upgrading to the Civic Si, which can be leased for just $229/month for 36 months with $2,399 due at signing. This deal is the same for both the Si coupe and sedan. Si or otherwise, the Civic, which just got a nice face-lift for 2019, is a solid, well-rounded compact car and a clear leader in its class. Find an Honda Civic for sale
The Mazda CX-9 is one of the best lease deals in midsize 3-row family SUVs. You can lease this big crossover for just $324/month for 36 months with $2,479 due at signing. We’ve given high praise to our long-term tester of the CX-9 for being roomy, comfortable, high-tech, and great for family road trips. It even has the fun-to-drive factor that Mazda is famous for with a lively engine and surprisingly agile handling for such a big SUV. If you want a nice family hauler that’s enjoyable to drive and affordable to lease, the CX-9 is a top choice. Find a Mazda CX-9 for sale
Speaking of family vehicles, Chrysler offers some strong lease deals for the Pacifica minivan. You can lease a Pacifica LX for just $354/month for 36 months with $4,549 due at signing. We specifically recommend the LX model because that is the most affordable Pacifica you can get with Stow n’ Go seating, which allows you to fold the second- and third-row seats flat into the floor instantly transforming your minivan into a cargo van. With sliding doors, an excellent infotainment system and a roomy interior with a third row that is actually comfortable for adults, the Pacifica is a versatile family hauler and a strong value. Find a Chrysler Pacifica for sale
The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has the highest monthly payment on this list, but it’s a pretty good deal considering what you’re getting. You can lease this compact luxury SUV for $479/month for 36 months with $4,273 due at signing. Keep in mind, the average car payment is more than $500. Getting a new GLC-Class for less than the average monthly car payment is a good deal considering how good this Mercedes is. The GLC-Class has a roomy, feature-rich cabin and a smooth, luxurious ride. Plus you’ll enjoy the warranty that comes with the lease considering how expensive maintenance costs of a Mercedes-Benz normally are. Find a Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class for sale
If you’re looking to lease a pickup truck, one of your best options is the midsize Toyota Tacoma. Toyota offers a lease deal on the Tacoma of $259/month for 36 months with $2,799 due at signing, which is a better lease deal than what you’ll find from its American rivals. This gets you a Tacoma SR 4×4 Access Cab (Toyota’s name for extended cab) with a V6. That’s a pretty nice truck with a pretty nice monthly payment, but keep in mind that the back seat is pretty cramped. If you won’t be using the back seat often, this truck is a great deal. Find a Toyota Tacoma for sale
There’s an all-new 2020 Subaru Outback on the way, but in the meantime before its arrival, the 2019 model is a good lease deal. This wagon with standard all-wheel drive can be leased for $249/month for 36 months with $2,249 down. It has a ton of cargo space, roomy seats, and some impressive standard technology like the EyeSight driver-assistance tech suite. It also has some serious off-road chops thanks to its standard AWD meaning it can take you off the beaten path as well as it can take you on your commute. Find a Subaru Outback for sale
The Kia Niro has a lot of good lease options for both the standard hybrid model and the plug-in hybrid variant. You can lease a Niro for as low as $169/month for 24 months with $3,375 due at signing with that monthly payment going up to $179 with a slightly higher down payment if you want a 36-month lease. For the plug-in hybrid model, it’s $239/month for 24 months or $249/month for 36 months with $2,999 down for both options. Any of these are attractive options for this spacious and extremely efficient small crossover. Find a Kia Niro for sale
The Nissan Murano is a nice near-luxury midsize SUV without paying a premium for a luxury brand. It’s an excellent lease deal at just $249/month for 36 months with $3,665 due at signing. It doesn’t have three rows of seats, but all occupants in the two rows the Murano has will be very comfortable thanks to its spacious, upscale cabin that is surprisingly well-appointed at this price point. Its edgy styling makes it stand out from a crowd of otherwise bland competitors and its comfortable ride make the Murano a pleasure on long trips. Find a Nissan Murano for sale
The Chevy Equinox is one of the most competitive players in the crowded compact crossover segment and it’s also one of the best values if you’re shopping for a lease. An Equinox can be leased for as low as $199/month for 39 months with $3,989 due at signing. If you want to add AWD, that will only bring your payment up to $219/month and the amount due at signing is actually a little lower. The Equinox comes with a user-friendly infotainment system, roomy, supportive seats, and a strong fuel economy rating making it a well-rounded crossover. Find a Chevrolet Equinox for sale