Subaru WRX Lease Guide - $314/Month, $0 Down - WE WOULD BUY (Expired)

The quintessential road-going rally car.



Subaru WRX Manual (2016) Sample Lease
MSRP $27,310
Target Capitalized Cost $26,895*
36-Month Residual $18,025 (66% of MSRP)**
Money Factor .00150 (3.6% APR)
Estimate $314 per month
Valid Through 11/2/2015

$0 down payment with only first month’s payment and government fees due at signing. Does not include sales tax. Southern California market.

*Assumes a 95th percentile sales price of $26,300 plus $595 acquisition fee.

**Assumes 12,000 miles per year. Add 1% for 10,000 miles per year.

Leasehackr Score: 7.2 years
Leasing this car for one year amounts to paying 14% of its MSRP.

Source: ( 2015 Subaru WRX vs. 2015 Volkswagen GTI )

Source: (2015 Subaru WRX vs. 2015 Volkswagen GTI)

Our Take: 

With a Leasehackr Score of 7.2 years, the WRX isn't a particularly compelling lease. The high money factor means you will be paying thousands in finance charges. Given that Subarus typically hold their value well in the real world, we'd actually lean towards buying in this instance. 

2015 or 2016? 

Although the lease program is better on the 2015, there are only a handful left in the Southern California region. Your choice will likely be limited to the 2016.

Manufacturer's Offer: $279/month. 36-month lease. $1,779 due at signing. $27,310 MSRP.

Also consider: Volkswagen GTI, Ford Focus ST, Ford Fiesta ST, MINI Cooper S, FIAT 500 Abarth
We love the: Raw performance. Comes in blue.
But watch out for: High fuel consumption.

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