There are a lot of things to consider before taking the plunge with your next new car and the age old question of whether to lease or to buy is one of the biggest hurdles facing most buyers. While buying your car may mean trade-in value down the road, leasing may require less investment overall; that is, if its carefully negotiated. Let the automotive experts at Car and Driver guide you through the leasing process. Learn how leases work, check out all the best monthly lease deals, or find out how to get out of an existing lease–all in one stop.

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Leasing vs. Buying a Car: Which Is Best for You?

Weigh the pros and cons of financing a new vehicle versus leasing, and learn how to recognize a good lease deal.

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Electric Vehicle Lease Deals
Here are the best deals on EVs at this moment in time in America to help you decide if now is the right time to buy a battery-powered v…
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How to Negotiate Your Next Car Lease Like a Pro

A handy guide and checklist to follow to get the absolute best deal when leasing a new car, truck, or SUV.

The Terms You Need to Understand Before Leasing a New Car
The Terms You Need to Understand Before Leasing

Before you lease your next car, read this to make sure you understand the terms and verbiage you're going to encounter.

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Ending Your Lease

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How to Get out of a Car Lease Early

Learn a few ways to break your auto lease ethically and what your best options are for the least damage to your credit rating.

What to Know About Auto Lease Transfers
For some, two-plus years is simply too long to be with the same car. Here's a guide to finding someone to take over your lease or buyin…
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Your Rights If Dealer Won't Take Lease Back
Read the fine print on your lease, but one thing is certain: it is not the consumer's responsibility to help dealers find room to take …
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Dealers Aren’t Letting Customers Return Leases

As customers have vehicle leases expire, some are having trouble returning the cars to dealers during the pandemic, USA Today reported.

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What Your Car Lease Really Costs

Understand the ins and outs of the money factor of leasing when it comes to inventory, residual value, dealer rates, and fees.

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How to Buy or Lease a New Car

Select the right vehicle, decide between leasing or buying, and prepare to negotiate with the dealer using this handy guide.

Aug 16, 2021
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Honda, GM Toughen Lease Transfer Restrictions
The chip shortage and demand for used cars both mean car dealerships want to make sure they get their own cars back when the lease term…
Jul 24, 2021
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Honda Launches Used Vehicle Leasing Program
The leasing pilot program will allow those in Southern California and Florida to get flexible leases of certified pre-owned Hondas and …
Nov 5, 2020