How much car can you get for a monthly payment of under $300? You might be surprised at the variety of great new near-luxury coupes and sedans that are available for this reasonable monthly outlay. Driving in style and luxury never looked so good.
2013 BMW 3-Series – Good through the end of July, lease the BMW 3-Series for 36 months at $299/month with $3,774 to be paid at signing. This lease deal is for the base 328i with Premium package. Annual mileage allowance is 10,000 miles. As an entry-level luxury car, the 3-Series virtually runs away from the pack, thanks to its impressive fuel economy, unrivaled handling and roomy back seat. It’s also a BMW, meaning prestige and proven reliability.
2013– The midsize 2013 Buick LaCrosse seats five, features a quiet, roomy and well-built cabin. A monthly payment of $239 on a 36-month lease and $2,009 due at signing may be just right for your family. This lease deal applies to the base LaCrosse with eAssist, which also includes OnStar Directions & Connections and SiriusXM radio and two years or 24,000 miles of free vehicle maintenance.
2013 Cadillac ATS – The compact luxury 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan is offering a 36-month lease at $299/month with $2,779 due at signing. An all-new model, the ATS has great handling, ample power, strong brakes, comfortable ride and a long list of standard features that includes Bluetooth, dual USB ports and a Bose stereo. While it seats five, the second-row seats may be cramped for most adults.
2014 Mazda Mazda6 – This is not a misprint. The fully redesigned 2014 Mazda Mazda6 five-passenger midsize sedan is available to lease for 39 months at $269 to $279 (depending on region) with $0 due at signing and $0 first month’s payment. Highlights of the Mazda6 include charismatic styling, dynamic handling, precise steering, great fuel economy, and spacious and comfortable cabin fitted with upscale materials. The Mazda6 literally oozes “zoom-zoom.”
2013Coupe – The Altima 2.5 S coupe is available with a 39-month lease at $249 per month and $2,999 due at signing in all regions. Completely redesigned for 2013, the Altima’s strengths include the high-quality materials, comfortable seats, roomy cabin and trunk. Of course, the sporty identity is a strong point as well, especially how the Altima coupe nimbly handles the road. Fuel economy is also a plus.
Need more convincing? Three of these five vehicles are Top Safety Picks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS): the BMW 3-Series, Buick LaCrosse, and Mazda Mazda6. In government crash testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the BMW 3-Series, Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac ATS received a five-star overall rating, with the ATS receiving five stars in all crash test categories. The Nissan Altima Coupe received a five-star rollover rating (not rated in other categories), while the 2014 Mazda Mazda6 has not yet been rated by the NHTSA.
One final note: Be sure to thoroughly check out all lease terms, including annual mileage limitations, to make sure that leasing is the right choice for your vehicle needs.