What’s the Best Car to Lease for Your Lifestyle?
Deciding which vehicle you should lease can be a huge and intimidating decision. With Americans behind the wheel for over 300 hours on average each year, you’ll likely be spending a lot of time in your car. So much so that the vehicle you choose is much more than just a means to get from point A to point B. It becomes an extension of you – a reflection of who you are, or at least who you would like to be.
For each person, the perfect vehicle for their needs can be as varied and diverse as humanity itself. There are a lot of factors to consider, but it all begins with what you will be primarily using the vehicle for. A busy dad driving around his kid’s soccer team to the big game is going to have a very hard time fitting them in a Smart Fortwo, and a value-conscious commuter will probably find a Range Rover Sport to be way too much vehicle to be idling in traffic (and it might require a second job just to be able to afford it).
So, what’s the right lease vehicle for you? Naturally, tastes vary when it comes to style and color, but to help you on your search, we distilled American drivers down to four categories and made suggestions for each.
Best Leases for Young Professionals
This group is made up of people who are young, value-conscious, and in the early years of their careers. They need a car that can dependably get them to work without guzzling a lot of gas or requiring a lot of maintenance. A car that can be counted on to take them on a spontaneous road trip to the coast is a bonus – even more so if it can do that in style.
- Kia Optima It’s affordable, and it has great fuel economy and loads of safety features. This car was made for the commute.
- Honda Civic 46 years of refinement (and a ton of awards) for this car has led to what it is today: a trusty friend that will get you where you need to go without trouble and without guzzling gallons of gasoline.
- Toyota Camry The 2018 model of the Camry was ranked #1 in midsize cars by U.S. News and World Report, and it’s easy to see why. Compared to previous models, it has more safety features, better technology, and improved handling dynamics.
- Honda Fit CNET called this car a “hero in a hatch shell” for good reason. It’s uber-affordable, it’s dependable, and its interior is deceptively roomy. We love this car!