Best New Car Lease Deals for June 2022

Best New Car Lease Deals for June 2022

Back in the day, two-door cars were as common as popcorn ceilings. Now they’re both revolting to buyers. At least that’s what automakers believe, and few affordable two-doors exist anymore. The Monte Carlos and Solaras, the Preludes and Berettas, T-Birds and CLs were low-priced cars for average-income Americans who preferred a sportier exterior without giving up too much of the practicality and economy of a sedan.

There is no more Civic coupe or two-door Golf. Even mid-tier luxury coupes that still linger, such as the Infiniti Q60, Lexus RC, and Audi A5, rarely have lease deals. Ford doesn’t discount any Mustang except the EcoBoost. The hardtop Mazda Miata RF gets no lease love. After heavy media hype for its rear-wheel-drive sports cars, Toyota would rather sell you a RAV4 than send you home in a GR86 or Supra. Maybe Nissan will change its tune with the new Z, although probably not initially.

The hottest-selling two-doors are specialty SUVs like the Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler, and Land Rover Defender 90. If your max budget is $50,000, what’s a two-door enthusiast to do?

We found eight lease deals on two-door cars—including a couple of hatchbacks—under that MSRP price cap. Have a look and regain some hope for this shrinking segment.

Make sure you first read our leasing guide. We’ve covered everything that may get glossed over in the showroom: advertising fees, money factors, residuals, legal implications, and all the other fine print that could cost you thousands more than you’d expect. When comparing similar cars, be aware that a lower monthly price often demands more money up front. As with any national lease special, enter your ZIP code on an automaker’s website to check if these deals apply to your area. Prices may be higher or lower depending on the region. Research is always your friend.

BMW

$489 per month/$4939 at signing
36 months/30,000 miles

BMW is out on its own here. No other luxury automaker sells a coupe this small, and the 2-Series (a successor to the 1-Series in our market) is effectively on its third generation. Brand-new inside and out, the 230i is BMW distilled: driver-focused, spartan, high-tech, and pure fun. As ever, the exterior styling is aimed at BMW’s existing fan base, but there are enough of them to justify this car’s extensive redesign. This lease spoils the faithful with the Convenience Package that includes keyless entry, ambient lighting, automatic high-beams, and a sunroof; it also includes extra-cost paint.

2022 chevrolet camaro lt1

Chevrolet

$249 per month/$6189 at signing
39 months/32,500 miles

For the past seven months, there’s been no sweeter deal than a V-8, big-tired, stick-shift Camaro LT1. Though the signing payment has lost some sugar (it used to be $2549 back in December), this Camaro is the cheapest route to a good time. This is the 455-hp LT1, not the 275-hp 1LT with four missing cylinders. If you currently lease any car, Chevy drops the signing payment to $4689.

2022 dodge challenger rt scat pack

Dodge

$489 per month/$4939 at signing
36 months/30,000 miles

You can lease cheaper Challengers such as the all-wheel-drive SXT and GT. You can also eat dryer sheets if that’s your taste. We’d recommend the Challenger’s core trim, the R/T Scat Pack, which has Chrysler’s grand-old 6.4-liter V-8 without any cylinder deactivation or auto stop-start nonsense. Anything left in your monthly budget after food and rent will be going into the gas tank. Feed your kids first, and then go drive to the grocery store in this Dodge.

2022 ford mustang ecoboost

Ford

$469 per month/$3831 at signing
39 months/34,125 miles

A turbo-four Ford Mustang serves way more punch to your backside than its exhaust note delivers to your ears. With 310 horses and 350 pound-feet of torque, the Mustang EcoBoost won’t embarrass you at stoplights and most certainly will delight you at the gas station (30-mpg is the EPA highway estimate with the automatic, though we averaged only 19 mpg with the manual). This is the only Mustang with a lease deal. Ford has zero specials for the GT, Mach 1, or GT500. It might reconsider, given how Dodge and Chevy are aggressively pricing their V-8 muscle cars.

2022 mercedesbenz c300 coupe

Mercedes-Benz

$689 per month/$4983 at signing
36 months/30,000 miles

Before the C-class Coupe rides into the sunset, enjoy one last ride in this compact Benz. The outgoing C has held up extremely well since it arrived in 2015. The interior was, and in many ways still is, the best car interior under $60,000. In base form, it’s less pampering than the versions we’ve tested, and yet the C feels far more substantial and luxurious than cheaper models like the A-class and CLA-class. Since an AMG C43 is well outside our defined budget, try settling for a rear-wheel-drive C300. Warning: Adding the most basic of options, like leather or navigation, can send the price soaring.

2023 mini cooper jcw hardtop

Mini

$499 per month/$4399 at signing
36 months/30,000 miles

Any Mini is an unconventional, financially irrational choice, but buying the tiniest, priciest car on this list has its rewards (such as not seeing the same tiny car twice in one day). The John Cooper Works is a feisty thing with 228 horsepower and a wheelbase not much longer than a playground seesaw. It’s not the quickest compact car for the big money Mini charges, yet there’s personality in spades and special features (like the Union Jack taillights and Openometer) that can’t be measured in raw numbers. A JCW Convertible—which truly has no direct competition—leases for $90 more per month.

2022 subaru brz

Subaru

$379 per month/$2129 at signing
36 months/30,000 miles

Subaru has a lease special for every car it sells. As the only automaker with a full line of flat-fours (at least until the Solterra EV goes on sale), perhaps Subaru is really sharing the love by leasing a BRZ with such a low signing payment. We see it as an affordable three-year driving class. The BRZ is the best teaching tool for performance driving. It’s light and balanced, quick but not overwhelmingly powerful, and tolerable to drive daily. At the end of your lease, you’ll be a drift expert and a heel-and-toe hero.

2022 hyundai veloster n

Hyundai

$469 per month/$2699 at signing
36 months/30,000 miles

OK, fine—the Veloster N is, strictly speaking, a three-door. You can’t tell from the left side, and on the right, the rear door handle is very discreet. Trust us, you’ll never use the rear door. The only important things you’ll be opening every day are the turbo wastegate and the active exhaust valve as you upshift to its 275-hp peak at 6000 rpm. This is a raucous car that, for Hyundai’s first effort at a track-tuned model, is almost at the level of the Honda Civic Type R. In Performance Blue paint with the red chin spoiler, the Veloster N is also quite the looker.

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