The Battle of the Lease Deal: Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4

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Christian Gulliksen is the Senior Automotive Editor for CarsDirect. He was formerly a senior editor with Robb Report magazine, and has contributed to publications like Worth, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and MarketingProfs.com.

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, Senior Automotive Editor - October 17, 2013

It's important to shop for lease deals in the same way you shop for cars: with a critical eye. Don't assume similar MSRPs mean similar lease payments. Consider these lease offers for the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4:

Honda CR-V Lease Deal

  • $23,625 MSRP
  • $1,999 due at signing
  • $229 a month
  • Expires November 4, 2013

Toyota RAV4 Lease Deal

  • $24,780 MSRP
  • $0 due at signing
  • $349 a month
  • Expires November 4, 2013

At first glance, the overall cost of the two leases may look similar. But punch the numbers into a calculator and you'll discover a significant difference. Payments on the CR-V will total $10,243, while those on the RAV4 will total $12,564. That's a spread of $2,321, or $64 a month -- making the Honda CR-V a much better value in this match-up.

Compare October's lease deals for a wide variety of domestic, import and luxury cars.

, Senior Automotive Editor

Christian Gulliksen is the Senior Automotive Editor for CarsDirect. He was formerly a senior editor with Robb Report magazine, and has contributed to publications like Worth, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and MarketingProfs.com.

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