Best SUV Leases Under $300

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Alex Bernstein is the Senior Pricing Analyst for CarsDirect.com. Each month he studies immense volumes of pricing and incentives data in search of trends that are useful to car shoppers. In the process, he often breaks industry news stories -- his analyses and insights have been featured on websites such as Automotive News, The Detroit News, Autoblog, The Truth About Cars and The Car Connection.

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, Senior Pricing Analyst - January 9, 2018

This month, we found 88 SUV leases under $300 per month. In this range, your options range from a $21,000 Honda HR-V to a $38,000 Acura RDX. However, not all deals are great deals when factoring-in the amount due at signing.

We found the best SUVs under $300 both in terms of overall value and effective monthly cost. As a result, we've uncovered cases in which you can actually pay less to lease a vehicle that's up to $16,170 more expensive.

Updated January 10

Best Value Under $300

Based on our analysis, the 2018 Ford Flex is the best value SUV lease under $300. This month, you can lease a well-equipped SEL with Appearance Package from just $229 for 36 months with $2,869 due at signing here in California.

With an effective cost of $309, it's an unbelievable value given its rather steep $37,790 MSRP. To put that in perspective, that's actually $23/month less than a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES despite a $16,170 difference in MSRP.

Along with a powerful 290 hp V6 and spacious cabin, the Flex comes equipped with features like leather, voice-activated navigation, 18" alloy wheels and a unique design that doesn't look every other SUV on the road.

Honorable Mentions

In places like Los Angeles, there's a brutal fight going on between the Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5. Following a huge $50 cut in price, the RAV4 LE now has the exact same $199 lease as the CX-5 Sport.

Both now start at just $199 for 36 months with $1,999 due at signing. With an effective cost of $255, these are incredible values given their sticker prices of over $25,000.

In addition to attractive pricing, both offer advanced safety features like collision prevention at no extra charge. This is technology you'd normally have to pay substantially more for when considering a competitor. All Best Value SUVs »

Cheapest Under $300

This month, it's a tie between the Mazda CX-3 and Toyota C-HR for the cheapest SUV under $300. Both now offer the same lease of $189 for 36 months with $1,999 due at signing here in Los Angeles.

With an effective cost of $245, the C-HR is $8/month more affordable than the Honda HR-V despite having a sticker price that's $2,309 more expensive. Like the C-HR, the CX-3 boasts collision mitigation for 2018 at no extra charge.

Honorable Mention

As always, the Honda HR-V is one of the most affordable alternatives at just $189/month. However, with an effective cost of $253 and no standard driver assistance tech, it's not a particularly good value. At that price, you could upgrade to a RAV4 or CX-5 for an extra $2/month. All Cheapest SUV Leases »

All SUVs Under $300

We're currently tracking 88 offers with a monthly payment under $300.

Effective Cost Model Monthly Payment Term Due at Signing Region More Info
$218 2017 Buick Encore [CA and Select Regions] Base FWD (GM Lessees) $199 39 $724 National Get Details
$238 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited 2.0T S FWD $169 36 $2,499 California Get Details
$245 2018 Mazda CX-3 Sport FWD $189 36 $1,999 Los Angeles Get Details
$245 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE (Los Angeles) $189 36 $1,999 Southern California Get Details
$253 2018 Honda HR-V LX 2WD $189 36 $2,299 National Get Details
$254 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Manual (Los Angeles) $199 36 $1,979 Los Angeles Get Details
$255 2017 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD Automatic $199 36 $1,999 Los Angeles Get Details
$255 2018 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD $199 36 $1,999 Southern California Get Details
$264 2018 Chevrolet Trax [CA and Select Regions] 1LT FWD $159 39 $4,109 Select Regions Get Details
$265 2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD Automatic $209 36 $1,999 Los Angeles Get Details
$268 2017 Hyundai Tucson SE FWD $199 36 $2,499 Los Angeles Get Details
$268 2017 Buick Encore [National] Base FWD 1SB $199 39 $2,709 National Get Details
$270 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.0 ES CVT 2WD $203 36 $2,427 National Get Details
$272 2018 Honda HR-V LX AWD $189 36 $2,999 National Get Details
$272 2018 Kia Sportage LX 2.4 FWD $189 36 $2,999 California Get Details
$275 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Manual (National) $219 36 $1,999 National Get Details
$276 2018 Buick Encore Base FWD 1SB $199 39 $2,989 National Get Details
$277 2018 Kia Sorento L 2.4 FWD $199 36 $2,799 California Get Details
$281 2018 Honda HR-V EX 2WD $209 36 $2,599 National Get Details
$282 2018 Kia Sportage LX 2.4 AWD $199 36 $2,999 California Get Details
$282 2018 Chevrolet Trax [National] 1LT FWD $179 39 $4,029 National Get Details
$284 2017 Nissan Rogue S AWD $199 36 $3,049 Los Angeles Get Details
$284 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport S AWD $159 36 $4,499 Los Angeles Get Details
$298 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T S $229 36 $2,499 California Get Details
$299 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T S FWD (Sign & Drive) $299 36 $0 California Get Details
$301 2018 Honda HR-V EX AWD $229 36 $2,599 National Get Details
$302 2018 Kia Sorento LX 2.4 FWD $219 36 $2,999 California Get Details
$305 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD $249 36 $1,999 Southern California Get Details
$306 2017 FIAT 500X Pop Automatic $229 48 $3,699 National Get Details
$306 2017 Jeep Renegade Limited 4x2 $219 48 $4,199 National Get Details
$306 2017 Jeep Renegade Limited 4x4 $219 48 $4,199 National Get Details
$309 2017 Jeep Renegade Latitude 4x4 $219 48 $4,299 National Get Details
$309 2017 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4x4 $219 48 $4,299 National Get Details
$309 2018 Ford Flex SEL FWD 202A $229 36 $2,869 California Get Details
$314 2018 Chevrolet Equinox [National] LT 2WD $229 39 $3,299 National Get Details
$316 2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x2 $219 36 $3,499 National Get Details
$316 2018 Ford Escape SE FWD 200A $239 36 $2,789 California Get Details
$317 2018 Hyundai Tucson SE FWD $239 36 $2,799 Los Angeles Get Details
$317 2018 GMC Terrain SLE 2WD $249 39 $2,659 National Get Details
$321 2017 Jeep Renegade Latitude 4x2 $219 48 $4,899 National Get Details
$322 2018 Honda HR-V EX-L Navi 2WD $239 36 $2,999 National Get Details
$324 2018 Toyota Highlander LE Plus (NYC) $249 36 $2,699 New York Get Details
$326 2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4 $229 36 $3,499 National Get Details
$326 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 $229 36 $3,499 National Get Details
$326 2018 Jeep Compass Latitude FWD $229 36 $3,499 National Get Details
$327 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Base FWD $249 36 $2,799 Los Angeles Get Details
$327 2018 Kia Sorento LX 2.4 AWD $244 36 $2,999 California Get Details
$332 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.0 ES CVT 2WD $249 36 $2,998 National Get Details
$332 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 ES CVT 2WD $269 48 $3,043 National Get Details
$333 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x4 $219 36 $4,099 National Get Details
$334 2017 FIAT 500X Lounge AWD $272 48 $2,999 National Get Details
$336 2018 Jeep Compass Latitude 4x4 $239 36 $3,499 National Get Details
$340 2018 Honda HR-V EX-L Navi AWD $259 36 $2,899 National Get Details
$343 2017 Buick Envision Preferred (Non-GM Lessees) $299 36 $1,589 National Get Details
$345 2017 Honda Pilot LX 2WD $259 36 $3,099 Southern California Get Details
$349 2018 Chevrolet Equinox [CA and Select Regions] LT 2WD $199 24 $3,599 Select Regions Get Details
$353 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK Sport 4dr 24C $284 36 $2,499 National Get Details
$356 2018 Jeep Compass Limited FWD $259 36 $3,499 National Get Details
$357 2017 Jeep Renegade Sport FWD $284 48 $3,499 National Get Details
$359 2017 Nissan Murano S FWD (Plus $1,000 Bonus) $259 36 $3,599 Los Angeles Get Details
$359 2018 GMC Acadia SLE-1 2WD (Current GM Lessees) $299 36 $2,169 National Get Details
$362 2017 Nissan Pathfinder S 4x4 (Plus $500 Bonus) $279 36 $2,999 Los Angeles Get Details
$364 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4dr 24C $295 36 $2,499 National Get Details
$366 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk 4x4 $269 36 $3,499 National Get Details
$366 2018 Jeep Compass Limited 4x4 $269 36 $3,499 National Get Details
$377 2018 Acura RDX Base 2WD $299 36 $2,799 National Get Details
$378 2017 Infiniti QX50 Premium FWD $299 39 $3,099 California Get Details
$382 2018 Ford Edge SE FWD $299 36 $2,999 California Get Details
$383 2018 Jeep Compass Sport FWD $286 36 $3,499 National Get Details
$384 2018 Dodge Journey Crossroad FWD $259 24 $2,999 National Get Details
$385 2017 Buick Envision Preferred $299 36 $3,089 National Get Details
$385 2017 Honda Pilot LX AWD $299 36 $3,099 Southern California Get Details
$388 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SE FWD $299 36 $3,199 Los Angeles Get Details
$389 2018 Chevrolet Traverse [CA And Select Regions] LT FWD $279 36 $3,969 Select Regions Get Details
$391 2018 Acura RDX Base AWD $299 36 $3,299 National Get Details
$391 2017 Dodge Journey G/T FWD $266 24 $2,999 National Get Details
$393 2018 Nissan Pathfinder S 4x4 $299 36 $3,389 Los Angeles Get Details
$396 2018 Jeep Cherokee Overland 4x2 $299 36 $3,499 National Get Details
$401 2018 GMC Acadia SLE-1 2WD $299 36 $3,669 National Get Details
$403 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV $289 36 $4,088 National Get Details
$404 2018 Dodge Journey G/T FWD $279 24 $2,999 National Get Details
$404 2018 Dodge Journey Crossroad AWD $279 24 $2,999 National Get Details
$411 2018 Chevrolet Traverse [National] LT FWD $299 36 $4,039 National Get Details
$424 2018 Dodge Journey G/T AWD $299 24 $2,999 National Get Details
$430 2017 Dodge Journey Crossroad AWD $284 24 $3,499 National Get Details
$431 2017 Dodge Journey G/T AWD $285 24 $3,499 National Get Details
$435 2017 Dodge Journey Crossroad FWD $285 24 $3,599 National Get Details
$447 2018 Buick Envision Preferred 1SD $299 39 $5,759 National Get Details

, Senior Pricing Analyst

Alex Bernstein is the Senior Pricing Analyst for CarsDirect.com. Each month he studies immense volumes of pricing and incentives data in search of trends that are useful to car shoppers. In the process, he often breaks industry news stories -- his analyses and insights have been featured on websites such as Automotive News, The Detroit News, Autoblog, The Truth About Cars and The Car Connection.

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