October's lease deals are on fire. Entry-level luxury like the BMW 3 is leasing at $359, the 2011 Honda CR-V is clearing inventory with a $219 per month lease, and other mid ranges are quickly vying for top lease dog. Here are some of the best October deals.
2011 Honda CR-V - $219/mo. for 36 months with $1999 due at signing
Now is an excellent time to trade your leased vehicle or get a new CR-V 2WD LX. It excels of sticks above average in fuel economy, practicality, reliability, safety, and acceleration. Its underpowered 180HP four cylinder engine is parried by a long list of safety features (dual stage, front, and rear side airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist, Brake Assist, among others), silver lined window exterior, and family friendly perks like eight drink holders and seat storage. Family practicality has never been better represented. This deal expires Oct 31, 2011
2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class - $399/mo for 30 months with $4583 due at signing
The luxury version of the Honda CR-V, this compact SUV is powered with a 3.5 liter 268HP V6 engine with a seven speed transmission best known for its car-like acceleration, albeit with excess light steering. Its downsides are subpar fuel economy (16/22 mpg), limited cargo space, and cheaper cabin plastics.
2012 Hyundai Elantra - $179/mo for 36 months with $1999 due at signing
The Elantra continues to be the best lease bang for the buck in the business. 29/40 mpg, Eco Assist (with automatic transmission), best in class exterior, and backed by Trade In Value Guarantee program which guarantees the trade in value of your car at the end of 2 to 4 years of ownership (sorry, lease fans, you'll have to own to take advantage)