Here's How Much It Costs To Lease Each TOP SAFETY PICK+ (Expired)
On Thursday, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released their list of TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners for 2016. A TOP SAFETY PICK+ vehicle must receive good ratings in all five tests, as well as offer a "superior" or "advanced" rated front crash prevention system with automatic braking.
We've compiled lease program and vehicle transaction data to find out how much each TOP SAFETY PICK+ vehicle equipped with front crash prevention costs to lease. We've added all 48 winners to LeaseCompare, a sortable and searchable database of lease programs (search for "TSP+"). Here's what we found.
Automatic Braking Can Be Pricey
Each of the TOP SAFETY PICK+ models we've added to LeaseCompare reflects the least expensive configuration of that model with automatic braking capabilities. While some models have automatic braking as standard (all the Volvos in the list, as well as the Scion iA, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Acura RLX), the rest offer the feature only as an extra-cost option.
For example, while the Audi A3 starts at $31,825, the least expensive configuration of the car with automatic braking is the Prestige trim, which starts at $40,675. We've added the 2016 Audi A3 1.8T Prestige to LeaseCompare, and it's not cheap: $501 per month.
Automatic Braking Can Be Difficult To Find
The availability of automatic braking is a prerequisite for TOP SAFETY PICK+ status; unfortunately, it can be difficult to find a car that's actually equipped with the feature.
For example, of the 478 in-stock FIAT 500X crossovers in Southern California right now, only 4 of them are equipped with the Lounge "Collection 6" package, which is the only way to get automatic braking (and adds $10,500 to the MSRP of a base 500X). Of the 781 Volkswagen Jettas currently for sale in the region, only 16 of them are equipped with automatic braking.
Use LeaseCompare to find out how much it should cost to lease a TOP SAFETY PICK+ with forward automatic emergency braking (search for "TSP+").
Scion iA: $192
Honda Accord LX with Honda Sensing: $241
Volkswagen Jetta SEL with Driver Assistance: $278
Subaru Legacy Premium with EyeSight: $285
Acura ILX with AcuraWatch: $295
Subaru Forester Premium with EyeSight: $297
Chrysler 200C with SafetyTec: $311
Toyota Camry XSE with Advanced Technology: $313
FIAT 500X Lounge Collection 6: $320
Volkswagen Passat SE: $320
Mazda 6 Touring with Technology: $322
Volkswagen Golf SE with Driver Assistance: $328
Subaru Outback Premium with EyeSight: $335
Mazda 3 Grand Touring with Technology: $338
Honda CR-V Touring: $351
Nissan Maxima SL: $353
Lexus CT 200h with PCS: $362
Volvo S60: $366
Nissan Murano SL with Technology: $371
Volvo V60: $379
Honda Pilot EX with Honda Sensing: $382
Lexus ES 350 with SSP: $386
Lexus RC 350 with PCS (2015): $392
Toyota Prius V Five with Advanced Tech: $410
Toyota RAV4 Limited: $416
Acura RDX with AcuraWatch: $417
Subaru WRX Limited with EyeSight: $418
Lexus NX 200t with PCS: $424
Hyundai Genesis with Tech (2015): $453
Acura MDX with AcuraWatch: $478
Audi A3 1.8T Prestige: $501
Lexus RC 200t with PCS: $501
Acura RLX: $508
Infiniti Q70 with Technology: $514
Volvo S80: $532
BMW 228i with Driver Assistance Plus: $537
Mercedes-Benz E350: $557
Audi A6 2.0T Premium Plus with Driver Assistance: $576
Volvo XC90: $639
Audi Q5 3.0T Prestige with Driver Assistance: $743
About LeaseCompare Estimates
We apply the following assumptions to every vehicle on LeaseCompare:
12,000 miles per year
$0 down payment
only first month's payment, document fee, and government fees due at signing
sales tax not included
acquisition fee rolled into lease
top tier credit
a competitive sales price
includes all rebates available to the general public
LeaseCompare estimates do not include any targeted incentives, which will result in lower lease payments. Putting down multiple security deposits and choosing a lower mileage lease will further reduce the cost of the lease.