After a multiyear run of gains, total 2017 auto sales are headed for a down year. Through November, sales were off 1.5 percent with little chance that December can turn that total positive.
For manufacturers, that means extra incentives to move cars off the lot, including remaining 2017 models. For consumers, that translates into some bargain lease deals this month.
Monthly payments on the best of these deals are below $140. The other financial component to a lease is how much you’re required to put down in cash when you sign the deal. The five vehicles we’ll look at here all require $2,000 or less as a down payment.