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Luxury SUVs That Lease for $450 per Month

If you’re interested in leasing a new SUV, you may be avoiding luxury models because you think they cost a fortune. But that isn’t necessarily true, as our latest list shows. We’ve rounded up six popular luxury SUVs you can lease for just $450 per month with a reasonable amount down at lease signing. That’s a budget-friendly monthly payment for six excellent new models with luxurious interiors, upscale amenities and high-end brand names.

Acura MDX

Acura MDX

The Acura MDX is a highly popular midsize crossover with 3-row seating, V6 power and a long list of new technology — especially since the SUV’s latest major update for the 2017 model year. And yet, it’s still offered with a good lease deal: Right now, Acura is touting a monthly payment of $409 per month with $1,999 down at lease signing. This figure goes up to $2,499 down at lease signing with the same payment if you prefer an all-wheel-drive model. Even when that offer expires, you’ll likely still be able lease an MDX for around $450 per month, or less — a highly affordable figure for a midsize luxury SUV.

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Audi Q3

Audi Q3

The Audi Q3 is the brand’s subcompact crossover, slotting below the popular Q5 in Audi’s growing SUV lineup. Powered by a 200-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, the Q3 returns 23 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, and touts city-friendly dimensions for shoppers in a crowded area. This month, Audi is offering the Q3 with payments from $349 per month for 36 months after $2,943 down at lease signing — and while that’s a limited-time offer, it’s likely that you’ll easily be able to find the Q3 for less than $450 per month even after the offer expires.

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The BMW X3 is a popular compact crossover that offers a sportier driving experience than you’ll get from rivals like the Acura MDX, Lexus NX and Volvo XC60. It also offers desirable powertrains, as the base-level “28i” model uses a pokey 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes 240 hp and returns 24 mpg combined. That model is currently offered with lease rates well below $450 per month, as the base-level sDrive28i version can be had for just $389 per month with $4,314 down at lease signing. Drivers who would rather add AWD can do so with the same down payment and a monthly payment of $419. While both of those figures will increase with a smaller down payment (or if the latest incentive is removed), the X3 should still be easy to find for under $450 per month.

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Cadillac XT5

Cadillac XT5

The Cadillac XT5 is a midsize luxury crossover designed to compete with popular models like the Lexus RX and Acura MDX — though it’s worth noting that the MDX has 3-row seating, while the XT5 does not. Offered solely with a 310-hp 3.6-liter V6, the XT5 starts around $40,000, and includes a long list of standard features; upscale models tack on some impressive technology. Right now, the XT5 is also offered with a strong incentive: payments from $339 per month for 36 months after $3,999 down. While that deal offers just 10,000 miles a year, shoppers looking for more mileage — or a higher trim level — should have no trouble finding it for $450 per month with around 10 percent down.

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Lexus NX 200t

Lexus NX 200t

The Lexus NX is the brand’s compact crossover, slotting below the popular RX and featuring jagged-edge styling designed to attract new buyers. The entry-level NX 200t offers one engine — a 235-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder — and boasts around 24 mpg combined, which is a good figure for an SUV. Drivers looking for a lease payment of less than $450 a month will also find what they’re looking for in the NX: Lexus is currently offering payments as low as $299 per month for 36 months after $3,166 down at lease signing, or $409 per month with nothing down — an excellent deal for shoppers on a budget.

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Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes-Benz GLA

The Mercedes-Benz GLA is a subcompact crossover that gives off a “tall hatchback” vibe, offering AWD and a raised seating position but city-friendly dimensions and maneuverability. While the larger Mercedes-Benz GLC is now over $450 per month, the smaller GLA250 can now be had with a 36-month lease term that touts payments from $339 per month after $3,633 down at lease signing. Add AWD and that figure rises to $359 per month, but the point remains: The GLA is a high-end crossover for well under $450 per month, giving you ample room to add options and still get a luxury SUV within your budget range.

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Doug Demuro
Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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  1. Since you included the GLA, I’m surprised you didn’t include the QX30 that is based on it. Infiniti has lease deals from $299-$349 with less money down than Mercedes.

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