No Script Car Lease Data Show Key Price Trends
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Cincinnati, OH (April 2, 2013)

Car lease deals are more plentiful today compared with just a few years ago, but how do today’s lease payments compare with pre-recession levels? National car lease marketplace analyzed monthly payments in 2012 and compared with vehicle inventory from 2006, finding payments on many models have increased with a few surprising declines.

Passenger Cars

Among today’s most popular brands and models, the Buick Lacrosse saw the largest jump in monthly payment between 2006 and 2012 at +61%. The Lacrosse has become a more popular vehicle in the marketplace, with increased levels of listings and takeover demand. Conversely, the Toyota Camry monthly price has fallen -27.7% from 2006 to 2012, demonstrating the carmaker’s aggressiveness in promoting lease deals.

Passenger Car2006 Monthly Payment2012 Monthly Payment% Change
Buick Lacrosse27243861.0%
Honda Accord 298 3269.4%
Nissan Altima 288 3097.3%
Chevy Malibu 282 2871.8%
Ford Fusion 327 297-9.2%
Toyota Camry 451326-27.7%

Luxury Vehicles

Arguably the most popular vehicle on the marketplace, the BMW 3 Series’ monthly payment increased 13.1% between 2006 and 2012. A luxury category competitor, the Lexus IS 250 monthly payment fell -9.2% during the same time.

Passenger Car2006 Monthly Payment2012 Monthly Payment% Change
BMW 3 Series 543 614 13.1%
Infiniti FX35 572 644 12.6%
Mer. Benz C Class 486 523 7.6%
Audi A4492 529 7.5%
Cadillac CTS 505 482 -4.6%
Lexus IS250 532 483 -9.2%


Among today’s most popular truck models, the Chevy Tahoe’s monthly lease payment increased the most between 2006 and 2012 at +42.1%. The Ford Explorer, however, saw its average monthly lease payment decline -12.6% during the same time.

Passenger Car2006 Monthly Payment2012 Monthly Payment% Change
Chevy Tahoe 428 608 42.1%
Chevy Silverado 397 473 19.1%
Ford F150 448 512 14.3%
Toyota Tacoma 370 388 4.9%
Jeep Grand Cherokee 507 475 -6.3%
Ford Explorer 564 493 -12.6%

Monthly lease payments as listed on the marketplace are the actual prices drivers pay according to their lease contracts. During transfer, contracts are never changed or re-written, and the incoming driver takes over the same payment. However, there is no down payment requirement typically found at a dealership and a cash incentive offered by the seller can be applied toward the balance of payments. is the first and only full-service online marketplace of in-process vehicle leases. With the goal of matching individuals who are currently leasing vehicles they wish to get out of, with individuals who are looking for short-term leases with attractive payments and no money down, it’s the perfect way to find the perfect vehicle for you.

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