Best SUV Leases Under $300: June 2018

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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 - June 7, 2018

This month, we found 98 SUVs with a lease payment under $300/month. At this price, your options range from a $21,000 Mazda CX-3 to a nearly $39,000 Acura RDX.

However, not all deals are great deals because of the amount due at signing. That's why we've calculated the effective cost of every SUV under $300 in the table at the bottom of this page.

Here are our top picks in terms of value and lowest price ahead of the 4th of July holiday.

Best Value

Don't let its nearly $38,000 price tag fool you— the Flex is an absurdly good value when leased, at least here in California.

Superior discounts actually result in the same effective lease cost as a Honda CR-V LX despite a $12,545 difference in MSRP.

Both come in at $315/month, but you'll be getting a lot more for your money with the Flex.

Honorable Mentions

Generous discounts make the Tiguan one of the best values when it comes to leases. Believe it or not, the all-new vehicle is actually cheaper to lease than the much older Tiguan Limited.

The effective cost of the Tiguan comes in at $254/month, a stellar value given its $25,495 MSRP. On the other hand, the Limited is $2,345 cheaper on paper but $8/month more to lease.

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Cheapest Price

If you're looking for a cheap SUV, look no further than the CX-3. With an effective cost of $245/month, it's the most affordable out of 98 SUVs under $300 that we analyzed. But not by much.

For $8/month more, you could step into a Honda HR-V. The difference, apart from being more fun to drive, is that the CX-3 comes equipped with low-speed emergency braking, something you can't get in the HR-V.

Interestingly, a shift in discounts makes the CX-3 more affordable to lease than the Mazda3, which now starts at $199/month following a rather painful $30 price hike in June.

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Every SUV Lease Under $300

We're currently tracking 98 offers with a monthly payment under $300.

Effective Cost Model Monthly Payment Term Due at Signing Region More Info
$245 2018 Mazda CX-3 Sport FWD $189 36 $1,999 Los Angeles Get Details
$249 2018 Chevrolet Trax [CA and Select Regions] 1LT FWD (Conquest) $189 39 $2,349 Select Regions Get Details
$252 2018 Hyundai Tucson SE FWD $199 36 $1,899 Los Angeles Get Details
$252 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited 2.0T Limited $169 36 $2,999 Western States Get Details
$253 2018 Honda HR-V LX 2WD $189 36 $2,299 National Get Details
$254 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T S FWD $179 36 $2,699 Western States Get Details
$255 2018 Ford EcoSport SE FWD 200A w/Convenience Pkg $199 36 $1,999 California Get Details
$255 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE $199 36 $1,999 Southern California Get Details
$260 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport S AWD $199 36 $2,199 Los Angeles Get Details
$264 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Manual (Los Angeles) $209 36 $1,989 Los Angeles Get Details
$265 2019 Mazda CX-3 Sport FWD $209 36 $1,999 Los Angeles Get Details
$265 2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD Automatic $209 36 $1,999 Los Angeles Get Details
$266 2018 Hyundai Kona SEL FWD $199 36 $2,399 National Get Details
$272 2018 Honda HR-V LX AWD $189 36 $2,999 National Get Details
$274 2018 Nissan Rogue S AWD (Plus $500 Holiday Bonus) $199 36 $2,699 Los Angeles Get Details
$274 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION $199 36 $2,699 Western States Get Details
$275 2018 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD $219 36 $1,999 Southern California Get Details
$277 2018 Kia Sorento L 2.4 FWD $199 36 $2,799 California Get Details
$277 2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Manual (Los Angeles) $229 36 $1,729 Los Angeles Get Details
$281 2018 Honda HR-V EX 2WD $209 36 $2,599 National Get Details
$285 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Manual (National) $229 36 $2,009 National Get Details
$287 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Base FWD $229 36 $2,099 Los Angeles Get Details
$288 2018 Chevrolet Trax [CA and Select Regions] 1LT FWD $189 39 $3,849 Select Regions Get Details
$292 2018 Kia Sportage LX 2.4 FWD $209 36 $2,999 California Get Details
$298 2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Manual (National) $249 36 $1,749 National Get Details
$298 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i CVT (Los Angeles) $249 36 $1,749 Los Angeles Get Details
$301 2018 Chevrolet Equinox [CA and Select Regions] LT 2WD (Conquest) $229 39 $2,799 Select Regions Get Details
$301 2018 Honda HR-V EX AWD $229 36 $2,599 National Get Details
$302 2018 Ford Escape SE FWD 200A $219 36 $2,999 California Get Details
$302 2018 Kia Sportage LX 2.4 AWD $219 36 $2,999 California Get Details
$307 2018 Chevrolet Trax [National] 1LT FWD $199 39 $4,229 National Get Details
$312 2018 Buick Encore Base FWD 1SB $199 39 $4,399 Los Angeles Get Details
$312 2018 Kia Sorento LX 2.4 FWD $229 36 $2,999 California Get Details
$314 2018 Chevrolet Equinox [CA and Select Regions] LT 2WD $229 39 $3,299 Select Regions Get Details
$315 2018 Ford Flex SEL FWD 202A $259 36 $1,999 California Get Details
$315 2018 Honda CR-V LX 2WD $259 36 $1,999 National Get Details
$318 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i CVT (National) $269 36 $1,769 National Get Details
$320 2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus 4x2 $219 36 $3,649 National Get Details
$320 2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus 4x4 $219 36 $3,649 National Get Details
$322 2018 Honda HR-V EX-L Navi 2WD $239 36 $2,999 National Get Details
$325 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD $269 36 $1,999 Southern California Get Details
$326 2018 FIAT 500X Trekking FWD $239 36 $3,149 National Get Details
$330 2018 Honda CR-V LX AWD $269 36 $2,199 National Get Details
$330 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 $229 36 $3,649 National Get Details
$330 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x2 $229 36 $3,649 National Get Details
$330 2018 Jeep Compass Latitude FWD $229 36 $3,649 National Get Details
$330 2018 Jeep Renegade Latitude 4x4 $229 36 $3,649 National Get Details
$331 2018 GMC Terrain SLE 2WD (Current Buick/GMC Lessees) $249 39 $3,189 National Get Details
$331 2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x2 $219 36 $4,049 National Get Details
$332 2018 Ford Edge SE FWD $239 36 $3,339 California Get Details
$332 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 ES CVT 2WD $269 48 $3,043 National Get Details
$334 2018 Chevrolet Equinox [National] LT 2WD $249 39 $3,329 National Get Details
$336 2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4 $229 36 $3,849 National Get Details
$336 2018 GMC Acadia SLE-1 2WD (Current Buick/GMC Lessees) $299 36 $1,349 National Get Details
$337 2018 Kia Sorento LX 2.4 AWD $254 36 $2,999 California Get Details
$340 2018 Honda HR-V EX-L Navi AWD $259 36 $2,899 National Get Details
$340 2018 Jeep Compass Latitude 4x4 $239 36 $3,649 National Get Details
$340 2018 Jeep Renegade Limited 4x2 $239 36 $3,649 National Get Details
$340 2018 Jeep Renegade Limited 4x4 $239 36 $3,649 National Get Details
$340 2018 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4x4 $239 36 $3,649 National Get Details
$342 2019 Kia Sorento LX 2.4 FWD $259 36 $2,999 California Get Details
$342 2018 Toyota Highlander LE (New York) $259 36 $2,999 New York Get Details
$342 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 1.8T S with Automatic $259 36 $2,999 Western States Get Details
$343 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude + 4x4 $219 36 $4,449 National Get Details
$343 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.0 ES CVT 2WD $259 36 $3,033 National Get Details
$344 2018 GMC Terrain SLE 2WD $249 39 $3,689 National Get Details
$344 2018 Jeep Renegade Latitude 4x2 $229 36 $4,149 National Get Details
$350 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4 $249 36 $3,649 National Get Details
$350 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 $249 36 $3,649 National Get Details
$354 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SE FWD $279 36 $2,699 Los Angeles Get Details
$357 2019 Kia Sorento LX 2.4 AWD $274 36 $2,999 California Get Details
$358 2019 MINI Clubman Cooper $289 36 $2,499 California Get Details
$360 2018 Jeep Compass Limited FWD $259 36 $3,649 National Get Details
$365 2018 Nissan Pathfinder S 4x4 (Plus $1,250 Bonus) $279 36 $3,099 Los Angeles Get Details
$365 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK Sport 4dr 24C $296 36 $2,499 National Get Details
$366 2018 FIAT 500X Lounge AWD $279 36 $3,149 National Get Details
$368 2018 Acura RDX Base 2WD $299 36 $2,499 National Get Details
$368 2018 Jeep All-New Wrangler Unlimited JL Sport 4dr 24B $299 36 $2,499 National Get Details
$370 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk 4x4 $269 36 $3,649 National Get Details
$370 2018 Jeep Compass Limited 4x4 $269 36 $3,649 National Get Details
$373 2018 Nissan Murano S FWD (Plus $1,250 Bonus) $279 36 $3,399 Los Angeles Get Details
$374 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES AWD $249 36 $4,498 National Get Details
$375 2018 Honda Pilot LX 2WD $289 36 $3,099 National Get Details
$382 2018 Acura RDX Base AWD $299 36 $2,999 National Get Details
$382 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack S with Automatic $299 36 $2,999 Western States Get Details
$390 2018 Dodge Journey Crossroad FWD $259 24 $3,149 National Get Details
$391 2018 Volkswagen Atlas S 2.0T FWD $299 36 $3,299 Western States Get Details
$400 2018 Jeep Cherokee Overland 4x2 $299 36 $3,649 National Get Details
$400 2019 Jeep Cherokee Overland 4x2 $299 36 $3,649 National Get Details
$403 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL AWD $289 36 $4,088 National Get Details
$405 2018 Ford Explorer XLT 4x2 201A $289 36 $4,189 California Get Details
$410 2018 Dodge Journey G/T FWD $279 24 $3,149 National Get Details
$410 2018 Dodge Journey Crossroad AWD $279 24 $3,149 National Get Details
$414 2018 Chevrolet Traverse [CA And Select Regions] LT FWD $299 36 $4,129 Select Regions Get Details
$420 2018 GMC Acadia SLE-1 2WD $299 36 $4,349 National Get Details
$430 2018 Dodge Journey G/T AWD $299 24 $3,149 National Get Details
$437 2018 Buick Envision Preferred 1SD $299 36 $4,959 Los Angeles Get Details
$514 2018 Buick Regal TourX Preferred Wagon 1SB $299 36 $7,729 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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