Leasing a car in the United States is a very widespread activity. A sizeable amount of people in the United States lease their cars rather than buy them outright.
This practice gives them the chance to pay for the car monthly for a term of 36 or 48 months after the initial deposit.
The Subaru brand is a top automaker in the United States with different vehicle models under its belt. You can either buy or lease Subaru models, and most, if not all, the models are available on lease.
In the article below, we’ll be examining a number of Subaru models you can lease and other details relevant to the lease. Let’s get into it.
1. Subaru CrossTrek
The Subaru CrossTrek hit the auto market in 2012 and has achieved a considerable level of success, selling close to a million units. It entered its second generation in 2017, and its most recent model is the Subaru CrossTrek.
Its best features are:
- standard all-wheel-drive,
- simple touchscreen,
- and spacious interior, amongst others.
It also boasts an 8/10 overall rating on Car and Driver, with the publication specifically praising its unique styling and balanced ride.
That said, there have also been reports of problems with the Subaru Crosstrek models.
Pricing and Lease
If you are looking to get an experience of the CrossTrek, you can either buy or lease one.
If you are looking to buy, you should know the base model of the Subaru CrossTrek starts at $23,570. The plug-in hybrid trim, however, goes for an estimated $36,770, according to TrueCar.
For lease payments, Edmund estimates about $320 in monthly payments after a starting deposit of $1,000. The lease often covers a term of 36 months, after which customers can buy outright or get a newer model.
We must also mention that monthly payments vary and are subject to mileage cap, dealership policies, and the down payment, amongst others.
It’s also worth mentioning, that the Crosstrek holds it’s value well (along with the other Subaru SUVs)
2. Subaru Forester
The Subaru Forester is a compact crossover SUV that has been in production since 1997.
The model is currently in its fifth generation and has crossed the one-million mark in total sales in the United States.
Its newest model is the Subaru Forester, which has enjoyed rave reviews amongst critics and industry pundits. The vehicle enjoys an 8/10 rating on Car and driver while also scooping an 8.3/10 overall rating on U.S. News’ scoreboard.
Its best features include its roomy cargo space, an incredible ride, and great fuel economy estimates.
That said, it also has some problems and issues. Here’s a list of common problems with the Forester models from Subaru.
Pricing and Lease
If a new Subaru Forester tickles your fancy, you can either buy or lease one, depending on your budget and preferences.
The base trim of the Forester starts at $26,750, while the top trim goes for about $36,670, according to TrueCar.
However, you could also get a lease, and monthly lease payments start at $401, according to Edmunds.
These estimates cover a duration of 36 months after a starting deposit of $1,000. The monthly payments could be more or less, and it largely depends on the trim level, dealership, and amounts paid in down payment.
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3. Subaru BRZ
The Subaru BRZ was developed alongside the Toyota 86 in a joint production effort by Subaru and Toyota. It entered the market in 2012 for the 2012 model year and has sold upwards of 40,000 units in stand-alone estimates for the U.S.
Now in its second generation, the newest model of the Subaru BRZ is the Subaru BRZ.
We also have a list of common problems with the Subaru BRZ that’s worth checking out.
Praised for its lightweight, strength, and composed handling, the model notched a fantastic 9/10 rating on Car and Driver. It also received enviable ratings and reviews from other industry pundits and publications.
Pricing and Lease
If the Subaru BRZ feels like your style, you can very well buy it outright or lease it.
If you are going to buy, the Subaru BRZ has a starting price of $28,990, while the pricier Limited trim costs $31,490 in total.
However, leasing, as you already know, affords you the chance to pay monthly. For the Subaru BRZ, Edmunds estimates $498 lease payment monthly over a 36-month term. This is usually after a $1,000 down payment.
The leasing costs may vary depending on your dealership, preferred trim level, and the agreed annual mileage cap, amongst others.
4. Subaru Legacy
Subaru introduced the Subaru Legacy in 1989, and the model has since become its flagship car. A mid-size car, the Subaru Legacy is currently in its seventh generation and has sold over 500,000 units in the U.S. since 2007 (minus Outback sales).
Its latest model is the Subaru Legacy, which has garnered impressive ratings and reviews amongst industry analysts. U.S. News anoints it with an 8.2/10 critics’ rating, while Car and Driver gave it a 7.5/02 rating.
That said, there have also been issues and problems with the Subaru Legacy cars.
Amongst its most impressive features are its elite cabin, affordability, myriads of exciting features, and standard all-wheel-drive.
Pricing and Lease
If you are looking to cop one, the base trim of the Subaru Legacy goes for as low as $23,990. The top trim, on the other hand, starts at $37,190, according to TrueCar.
For lease payments, Edmunds estimates $355 monthly after a $1,000 initial deposit. This covers a lease period of 36 months. The payments may, however, vary depending on your preferred dealership, trim level, and agreed yearly mileage.
5. Subaru Ascent
The Subaru Ascent debuted in mid-2018 as a mid-size crossover SUV. With three rows, the Ascent is the largest Subaru vehicle ever made. Over the past 4 years, the model has sold over 200,000 units, indicating a decent level of success.
Its most recent model is the Subaru Ascent, which has earned itself very decent ratings across the board. It notched an overall rating of 8/10 on U.S. News’ score card while MotorTrend gave it a 9/10 rating.
Car and Driver was a little less pleased, giving it a lackluster 6/10 while citing a number of issues.
Here’s a list of the most common issues with the Hyundai Ascent models.
The best features of the Subaru Ascent include standard all-wheel-drive, a long list of safety tech features and comfy seats amongst others.
Pricing and Lease Rates
If you are looking to own a Subaru Ascent, you can either buy or lease one. The base trim of the Subaru Ascent starts at $33,740, while the priciest trim starts at $46,620.
For lease payments, estimated monthly payments for the Subaru Ascent start at $499 after a $1,000 down payment. The payments last for a 36-month period, after which the customer decides to either continue the lease or buy the car outright.
Please note that these are Edmunds’s estimates and actual leasing cost may vary depending on the dealership, trim level and other such factors.
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6. Subaru Impreza
Subaru began production of the Subaru Impreza in 1992. Now in its fifth generation, over 500,000 units of the Impreza have been sold in the U.S. alone since 2007, making it a commercial success.
Another one of its notable successes was when iSeeCars named it the lowest-depreciating sedan (after five years) in 2019.
The latest model is the Subaru Impreza, which has achieved a decent level of critical success across the industry. It gets impressive 7.6/10 and 7.8/10 ratings from MotorTrend and U.S. News, respectively. Car and Driver was, however, a little less impressed, giving it a 6 out of a possible 10.
Check this for the most common problems with the Subaru Impreza models.
Standard all-wheel drive, composed handling, simplified technology, and comfortable seating are among Impreza’s best features.
Pricing and Lease Rates
The Subaru Impreza starts at $19,790, while the priciest trim costs only about $27,390, according to TrueCar. However, if leasing fits your budget better, you are looking at $264 monthly after an initial $1,000 deposit. This covers a lease term of 36 months, after which you can decide what else you want to do.
The rates above are estimates by Edmunds, and actual lease rates may vary depending on the dealership and the terms of the agreement.
If you are looking to lease a Subaru Impreza, walk into a dealership around you and work out a plan. You can get leasing rates of dealerships near you from the Subaru website and other websites using your zip code.
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7. Subaru Outback
The Subaru Outback is one of the most popular and successful Subaru models in the United States. It debuted in 1994 and achieved critical and commercial acclaim a few years later.
Now in its sixth generation, the Subaru Outback has crossed a million units over the last decade alone.
Check some of the Subaru Outback problems that have been reported over the years.
Its newest model is the Subaru Outback, which, upon its debut, racked up stellar ratings across the board. It got a rare 9/10 rating on Car and Driver and an 8.2/10 rating on U.S. News.
The Outback’s most praise-worthy features include its impressive fuel economy, refined handling, and spacious seats/cargo.
Also, though this is a small car it can actually tow. We have a guide here to how much you can tow with a Subaru Outback.
Pricing and Lease Rates
The Outback’s base trim starts at $28,320, while the top trim starts at $41,320, according to TrueCar. If you’d like to lease, Edmunds estimates monthly lease rates of $369 over a 36-month term. This is after an assumed initial deposit of $1,000.
These are estimates, and the prices may differ at your preferred dealerships depending on the nature of your deal.
To get information about the Subaru Outback lease, you can walk into the closest dealership to you. You can also enter your Zip code on the Subaru website and other leasing websites to get a list of dealerships close to you and their individual rates.