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Leasing

Average Car Payment Hits All-Time High as Loan Terms Near 6 Years

By Fred Meier on June 5, 2018

The average monthly loan payment taken on by new-car buyers hit a record $523 in the first quarter of 2018, up $15, or about 3 percent, from a year ago, according to credit tracker Experian. Abo... Read More
Don't Let Consumer Protection Repeal Pump Up Your Car Loan Cost

By Fred Meier on May 11, 2018

The overturning this week of an effort to limit car-dealer "markups" on vehicle loans is a reminder for spring car shoppers of something they should already know: Keeping a hard eye on... Read More
Glossary of Car Leasing Terms

By Cars.com Editors on November 29, 2017

CARS.COM — To get the best car lease deal, it's imperative to understand leasing's complicated vocabulary. Read through our leasing glossary below to ensure you understand the basi... Read More
Benefits of Leasing Your New Car

By Cars.com Staff on November 28, 2017

CARS.COM — If you're considering the option of leasing a vehicle, below are a few of the major benefits to consider before you decide. Related: Should You Buy or Lease Your Next Ne... Read More
Should You Buy or Lease Your Next New Car?

By Cars.com Editors on November 27, 2017

CARS.COM — So, you're considering leasing your next vehicle. Sure, most auto shoppers either pay cash or finance their purchase with a loan, but you're considering joining thos... Read More
Hyundai Unveils Ioniq Leasing Plan for Earth Day

By Brian Wong on April 20, 2017

CARS.COM — In the lead up to Earth Day on April 22, Hyundai has announced an even more aggressive leasing option for those interested in the Ioniq Electric. Related: Hyundai Offers New... Read More
Report: Average Payments for New, Used Cars Rise

By Kelsey Mays on September 7, 2016

CARS.COM — A new report from Experian Automotive says monthly payments on used-car loans in the second quarter averaged $364. That's up $3 or 0.8 percent versus the year-ago quarter, a... Read More
Used, Pre-Owned Leases Grow as Off-Lease Cars Flood Market

By Matt Schmitz on April 18, 2016

CARS.COM — Cars returned after their lease term expires are getting a new lease on life. As leasing occupies a rapidly increasing share of new-car transactions, automakers' captive len... Read More
How To Get a Good Lease Deal

By Cars.com Staff on February 10, 2016

CARS.COM — Just like purchasing a car, everything about a lease is negotiable, even though dealers may not expect you to negotiate. If you decide to lease, make sure you know all of the co... Read More
What Should I Know About Leasing a New Car?

By Cars.com Editors on August 21, 2015

CARS.COM — Just like purchasing a car, everything about a lease is negotiable, experts say, even though dealers may not expect you to negotiate. If you decide to lease, make sure you know ... Read More