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 - October 10, 2017

We found 98 SUV leases under $300. At this price, shoppers can choose anything from the affordable Honda HR-V to the well-equipped Lexus NX 200t. However, costs can quickly get out of hand if you're not careful.

For example, the Jeep Renegade Latitude starts at $219/month but requires $3,999 at lease signing. As a result, it actually has a higher effective cost than a $30,000 Jeep Cherokee Limited.

Along with our top picks, we've listed every $300-and-under SUV lease in order of effective cost. Offers can sometimes vary by region and assume a California location unless noted.

Updated October 11

Top SUV Leases Under $300

Our Top Pick: The 2018 Chevy Equinox LT is the best SUV lease under $300. If you're coming from a competitive lease, GM is offering an outstanding $199/month deal requiring just $1,219 due at lease signing.

With an effective cost of $250, it'll cost you just $7/month more than the Honda HR-V LX ($243) despite a $6,490 difference in sticker price. This is a regional deal available in places like California, Florida, New York, Michigan.

Runner-Up: The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is a surprisingly good value nationally when opting for the well-equipped Limited. Don't be scared off by its $30,890 MSRP. At $219 for 42 months with $3,499 at signing, its effective cost is just $302.

To put that in perspective, that's $3/month less than a 2018 Toyota C-HR here in Los Angeles ($305) despite a $6,841 difference in MSRP. That's also less than the 2018 Chevy Trax LT ($310). More Top SUV Leases »

Cheapest SUV Leases Under $300

Cheapest Under $300: Based on effective cost, the 2017 Honda HR-V LX is the cheapest SUV lease under $300. At $179 for 36 months with $2,299 at signing, it comes in at just $243/month.

However, our analysis shows that the difference in price between the latest subcompact SUVs and larger vehicles is extremely slim when you lease.

Consider An Upgrade: The Toyota RAV4 is currently listed at $199 for 36 months with $1,999 at signing here in Los Angeles. Its effective cost is $255, just $12 more than the HR-V despite a $4,869 difference in MSRP.

Price is important, but don't assume that the cheapest model will necessarily save you a lot more than one with a higher MSRP. More Cheap SUV Leases »

All SUV Leases Under $300

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

Effective Lease Cost Year/Make/Model/Trim MSRP Pmt Term Mileage Due at Signing More Info
$243 2017 Honda HR-V LX 2WD $21,205 $179 36 12k $2,299 Get Details
$244 2017 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Standard Manual (Los Angeles) $22,570 $189 36 12k $1,979 Get Details
$245 2017 Mazda CX-3 Sport FWD $20,860 $189 36 12k $1,999 Get Details
$245 2018 Mazda CX-3 Sport FWD $21,050 $189 36 12k $1,999 Get Details
$250 2018 Chevrolet Equinox [CA and Select Regions] LT 2WD Conquest $27,695 $199 24 10k $1,219 Get Details
$254 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Standard Manual (Los Angeles) $22,710 $199 36 12k $1,979 Get Details
$255 2017 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD Automatic $24,985 $199 36 12k $1,999 Get Details
$255 2017 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD $26,074 $199 36 12k $1,999 Get Details
$258 2017 Honda HR-V LX AWD $22,505 $189 36 12k $2,499 Get Details
$265 2017 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Standard Manual (National) $22,570 $209 36 12k $1,999 Get Details
$266 2017 Kia Sportage LX FWD 2.4L I-4 AT $24,095 $199 36 12k $2,399 Get Details
$268 2017 Honda HR-V EX 2WD $23,255 $199 36 12k $2,499 Get Details
$268 2017 Hyundai Tucson SE FWD $23,650 $199 36 12k $2,499 Get Details
$270 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport S FWD $23,245 $159 36 12k $3,999 Get Details
$274 2017 Nissan Rogue S FWD $25,780 $199 36 12k $2,709 Get Details
$275 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Standard Manual (National) $22,710 $219 36 12k $1,999 Get Details
$275 2017 Chevrolet Trax [CA and Select Regions] 1LT FWD $23,795 $169 39 10k $4,129 Get Details
$277 2018 Kia Sportage LX FWD 2.4L I-4 AT $24,395 $199 36 12k $2,799 Get Details
$280 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.0 ES CVT 2WD $21,890 $199 36 12k $2,898 Get Details
$281 2017 Honda HR-V EX AWD $24,555 $209 36 12k $2,599 Get Details
$281 2017 Kia Sorento LX 2.4L 4-cyl FWD AT $27,795 $209 36 12k $2,599 Get Details
$286 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 ES CVT 2WD $24,390 $229 48 12k $2,728 Get Details
$291 2018 Chevrolet Trax [CA and Select Regions] 1LT FWD $23,845 $209 39 10k $3,179 Get Details
$295 2017 Chevrolet Trax [National] 1LT FWD $23,795 $189 39 10k $4,139 Get Details
$297 2018 Kia Sorento LX 2.4L 4-cyl FWD AT $28,040 $219 36 12k $2,799 Get Details
$298 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Base FWD $26,245 $249 36 12k $1,749 Get Details
$302 2017 Jeep New Compass Latitude 4x2 $25,390 $205 36 12k $3,499 Get Details
$302 2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x2 $30,890 $219 42 10k $3,499 Get Details
$302 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x4 $28,890 $219 42 10k $3,499 Get Details
$302 2017 Jeep Renegade Limited 4x2 $26,290 $219 42 10k $3,499 Get Details
$302 2017 Jeep Renegade Limited 4x4 $28,290 $219 42 10k $3,499 Get Details
$302 2017 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4x4 $29,595 $219 42 10k $3,499 Get Details
$305 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE (Los Angeles) $24,049 $249 36 12k $1,999 Get Details
$306 2017 FIAT 500X Pop Automatic $22,490 $229 48 10k $3,699 Get Details
$306 2017 Ford Escape SE FWD 200A $25,995 $229 36 10.5k $2,779 Get Details
$307 2017 Honda HR-V EX-L Navi 2WD $25,880 $229 36 12k $2,799 Get Details
$307 2017 Jeep Renegade Latitude 4x4 $26,120 $219 42 10k $3,699 Get Details
$310 2018 Chevrolet Trax [National] 1LT FWD $23,845 $209 39 10k $3,929 Get Details
$312 2017 Jeep New Compass Latitude 4x4 $26,890 $215 36 12k $3,499 Get Details
$312 2018 Chevrolet Equinox [CA and Select Regions] LT 2WD $27,695 $199 24 10k $2,719 Get Details
$312 2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4 $32,390 $229 42 10k $3,499 Get Details
$312 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 $32,090 $229 42 10k $3,499 Get Details
$313 2017 Buick Encore Base FWD 1SB $25,290 $199 39 10k $4,439 Get Details
$314 2017 Jeep Renegade Latitude 4x2 $24,120 $219 42 10k $3,999 Get Details
$316 2017 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x4 $28,740 $230 42 10k $3,599 Get Details
$322 2017 Honda HR-V EX-L Navi 4WD $27,180 $239 36 12k $2,999 Get Details
$323 2017 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4 $32,590 $240 42 10k $3,499 Get Details
$323 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 $32,290 $240 42 10k $3,499 Get Details
$324 2017 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x2 $30,590 $241 42 10k $3,499 Get Details
$326 2018 Jeep Compass Latitude FWD $25,390 $229 36 12k $3,499 Get Details
$327 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Base FWD $25,900 $249 36 12k $2,799 Get Details
$334 2017 Toyota Highlander LE (NYC) $35,305 $259 36 12k $2,699 Get Details
$335 2018 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD $25,629 $279 36 12k $1,999 Get Details
$335 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD $31,224 $279 36 12k $1,999 Get Details
$335 2017 FIAT 500X Lounge AWD $28,030 $273 48 10k $2,999 Get Details
$336 2017 Ford Edge SE FWD $29,845 $249 36 10.5k $3,129 Get Details
$336 2018 Jeep Compass Latitude 4x4 $26,890 $239 36 12k $3,499 Get Details
$337 2018 Buick Encore Base FWD 1SB $25,340 $199 39 10k $5,364 Get Details
$337 2017 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x2 $26,740 $237 42 10k $4,199 Get Details
$337 2017 MINI Countryman Cooper Automatic $28,450 $279 36 10k $2,104 Get Details
$338 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SE FWD $31,695 $289 36 12k $1,749 Get Details
$341 2017 Dodge Journey Crossroad FWD $28,090 $258 36 12k $2,999 Get Details
$342 2017 Jeep New Compass Trailhawk 4x4 $29,690 $245 36 12k $3,499 Get Details
$342 2017 Jeep New Compass Limited 4x4 $30,090 $245 36 12k $3,499 Get Details
$344 2018 Chevrolet Equinox [National] LT 2WD $27,695 $199 24 10k $3,469 Get Details
$348 2017 Infiniti QX30 Base FWD $30,945 $279 39 10k $2,699 Get Details
$349 2017 GMC Terrain SLE-1 2WD $28,225 $199 36 10k $5,408 Get Details
$352 2017 Chevrolet Traverse [National] LT FWD $34,995 $279 39 10k $2,859 Get Details
$356 2018 Jeep Compass Limited FWD $28,690 $259 36 12k $3,499 Get Details
$358 2017 Infiniti QX30 Luxury FWD $33,595 $289 39 10k $2,699 Get Details
$359 2017 Nissan Murano S FWD $31,100 $259 36 12k $3,599 Get Details
$361 2017 MINI Countryman Cooper ALL4 Automatic $30,450 $299 36 10k $2,224 Get Details
$362 2017 Nissan Pathfinder S 4x4 $33,010 $279 36 12k $2,999 Get Details
$363 2017 Dodge Journey Crossroad AWD $31,590 $280 36 12k $2,999 Get Details
$364 2017 Dodge Journey G/T FWD $33,090 $281 36 12k $2,999 Get Details
$366 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk 4x4 $29,790 $269 36 12k $3,499 Get Details
$366 2018 Jeep Compass Limited 4x4 $30,190 $269 36 12k $3,499 Get Details
$368 2018 GMC Terrain SLE 2WD $28,795 $249 39 10k $4,648 Get Details
$368 2017 Infiniti QX30 Premium FWD w/Nav $38,145 $299 39 10k $2,699 Get Details
$369 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x2 $31,490 $274 39 12k $3,699 Get Details
$371 2018 Jeep Compass Sport FWD $23,590 $274 36 12k $3,499 Get Details
$374 2017 Chevrolet Traverse [CA and Select Regions] LT FWD $34,995 $259 24 10k $2,749 Get Details
$374 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 $33,790 $279 39 12k $3,699 Get Details
$380 2017 Jeep New Compass Sport 4x2 $23,590 $283 36 12k $3,499 Get Details
$381 2017 GMC Acadia SLE-1 2WD $33,375 $299 36 10k $2,949 Get Details
$381 2018 Infiniti QX30 Base $30,945 $299 39 10k $3,199 Get Details
$382 2017 Toyota Highlander LE (Southeast) $35,305 $299 36 12k $2,999 Get Details
$382 2017 Jeep Cherokee Overland 4x2 $35,990 $299 42 10k $3,499 Get Details
$382 2018 Jeep Cherokee Overland 4x2 $35,190 $299 42 10k $3,499 Get Details
$385 2018 Jeep Compass Sport 4x4 $25,090 $288 36 12k $3,499 Get Details
$388 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SE FWD $31,800 $299 36 12k $3,199 Get Details
$389 2017 Jeep New Compass Sport 4x4 $25,090 $292 36 12k $3,499 Get Details
$400 2017 Lincoln MKC 2.0 Select Plus $33,805 $299 36 10.5k $3,624 Get Details
$402 2017 Ford Explorer XLT 4x2 202A $38,450 $299 36 10.5k $3,699 Get Details
$406 2018 GMC Acadia SLE 2WD $33,535 $299 36 10k $3,869 Get Details
$407 2017 Infiniti QX50 Premium FWD $36,545 $299 39 10k $4,199 Get Details
$410 2017 Lexus NX 200t Base 4x2 $37,528 $299 36 10k $3,999 Get Details
$423 2017 Buick Envision Preferred $36,795 $299 39 10k $4,849 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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