Leasing volume rate has increased consecutively for the past seven years which is good news for anyone looking to soon buy a used car. Knowing that 3.4 million cars were leased in 2014, we can anticipate that millions of cars will be flooding the used car market this year.
Looking to buy a used car and know what features you want most? Keep your eyes peeled for these make and models to come off lease this year (obviously unless the lessee purchases the vehicle).
Tech-Savvy Vehicles Predicted to Come Off Lease in 2017/2018
Having a tech-savvy vehicle is no longer a luxury but a necessity. While new vehicles are coming standard with advanced safety features and smart, touch interfaces, there are vehicles expected to soon come off of lease that have just as many impressive tech features.
2015 Lexus ES 350 This entry-level luxury will wow you with its look and enhanced technologies. The 2015 model comes with an enhanced sound system and Lexus Enform Remote smartphone app, which allows you to remotely find your vehicle, start it and adjust heating and cooling options all through the app.
A rearview camera now comes standard in the Lexus ES 350s. Paired with Siri’s Eye Free technology, you can drive in style, safely. Other notable tech features include xenon headlights, dual automatic climate control and touchscreen “Display Audio” tech interface.
2016 Mercedes C The Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan was recently redesigned, giving the 2016 model a bigger size and several high-tech safety features. The vehicle makes any drive more enjoyable with dual-zone automatic climate control and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. The COMAND infotainment system, Mercedes C’s interface system, offers a high-quality display that connects with Apple products flawlessly. Other features include dual USB ports and an SD card reader.
At a 61% lease rate, expect to find several of these C-Classes available for sale.
2016 Audi A4 Every body panel of the Audi A4 has been redesigned, giving the A4 a sharp, modern look. Audi also shaved 264 pounds off the A4 while making it larger. The automatic xenon headlights with LED accents and sunroof add to the design’s sleek look. Inside, you will find eight-way power front seats, tri-zone automatic climate controller and a 10-speaker sound system for a better driving experience.
Most Fuel Efficient Off Lease Vehicles to Watch Out For in 2017
Even though gas prices remain at a steady low, it is still wise to keep fuel efficiency in mind when you are car shopping. These three off lease cars have impressive MPG, making them top choices if you are commuting.
2015 Lexus CT 200h Hybrids have come a long way in the past decade. Now you can drive a fun, luxury car with fuel-saving benefits. You no longer have to sacrifice style for fuel efficiency. The Lexus CT 200h is the only small luxury hatchback in the industry that is also a hybrid. The CT boasts an impressive 43 MPG for city driving and a highway 40 MPG.
2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid The Toyota Camry Hybrid saw a major redesign for 2015, with the ’15 model featuring improved exterior styling and better handling. The Camry Hybrid offers great acceleration and even better mileage. With a city MPG of 43 and a highway MPG of 39, you will be making fewer trips to fill up.
2015 Ford Fiesta The 2015 Ford Fiesta fares better on the highway than around the city when it comes to gas mileage, but its small body makes it an ideal choice for commuters. While the Fiesta offers little room for storage and rear seat passengers, the car still offers a comfortable ride for the driver.
The Fiesta averages 31 MPG for city and 43 for highway driving. The Fiesta’s EcoBoost engine makes the car still feel powerful while keeping it efficient.
Most Spacious/Roomy Vehicles Predicted to Come Off Lease in 2017
For those who spend more than an hour in their car each day, space is a big factor to consider when choosing your vehicle. These three off lease vehicles allow you to stretch out while getting a luxury look on a budget.
2015 Kia K900 If you are tall or are in a profession that requires you to frequently drive clients around, the Kia K900 does not disappoint in look or room. The spacious car comes with 40.2-inch front headroom and 45.9-inch front legroom.
Another added bonus is that the K900 comes with better fuel economy and a longer driving range than other sedans in its class.
2015 Infiniti Q50 The 2015 Infiniti Q50 was a popular car to lease in 2015. The luxury sedan had an 81% lease rate. This model comes with ample space, with 39.5-inch front headroom, 53.2-inch front hiproom and 44.5-inch front legroom. The standard heated seats make this a comfortable car for your daily drive.
2015 BMW 4 Gran Coupe BMW has shaped the cabin of the Gran Coupe around the driver. With 39.8-inch front headroom and 42.2-inch front legroom, the Gran Coupe also comes with heated seats. The Gran Coupe is a sportier and more functional version BMW 3 Series sedan. BMW designed the roofline of this model to be a half-inch taller than that of the 4 Series two-door vehicles, giving backseat passengers slightly more headroom.