11 Best Car Lease Deals This September

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September’s Best New Car Leases

It might seem like early fall to you, but to car dealers and automakers, it’s the end of the year. It’s time to let go of their old models to make room for new and redesigned models. That’s great news for you, because that means great lease deals.

When an automaker subsidizes a lease deal, it means a lower monthly payment, a smaller amount due at signing, or both. While the effects are hidden more in leasing than buying, rising interest rates are slowly making leasing more expensive, and those price increases are expected to continue.

Some of the best deals this month are on compact cars. In most parts of the country, you can get a 2018 Subaru Impreza, 2018 Hyundai Elantra, 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, or 2018 Honda Civic for less than $200 per month.

The agile 2018 Mazda CX-5 is available this month with $1,999 due at signing and payments of about $230 per month. Dodge doesn’t offer deals very often on the 2018 Durango, but this month they’re offering an affordable lease deal. For the first time since its release, we’re also seeing deals on the popular redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Leasing a car is different than buying, as you only have to pay for the depreciation that occurs while you have the vehicle, plus interest (called the “money factor” in leasing) and fees. It’s simple in concept but, in practice, can be daunting to the uninitiated. That’s one reason that you should read our articles on leasing versus buying, how leasing works, and ways to avoid making expensive leasing mistakes.

Many lease deals have limits based on where you live and the specific models the offers apply to. Strict mileage limits are typical, and most lease deals are only available to customers with excellent credit scores and stable work histories.

Some of this month's best lease deals appear on the following pages. To see hundreds more lease offers, explore our lease deals page.