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Autotrader: Here are 10 cars you can lease right now for under $300 a month


Through October, there are still several enticing lease deals with monthly payments below $300. We’ve searched online and have come up with 10 leases on practical makes and models like the Honda Civic, Mazda CX-5, and Subaru Crosstrek.

These and the other leases available from now through month’s end prove car shoppers needn’t throw money away to score a savvy lease on a great vehicle.

Just be sure to understand lease conditions can vary around the country. Not every offer is available in every region. Check an auto manufacturer’s website online to see if a deal listed here is available in your area.

1. 2022 Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevy Malibu


The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu has adult levels of space in the first and second rows, not to mention a 15.7 cubic-foot trunk. The standard 160-horsepower turbo 4-cylinder has enough oomph for daily driving needs and is modest in terms of its appetite for fuel. This month’s deal is on the Malibu LT. 

MSRP: $26,800Lease offer: $4,019 down and $259/month for 24 monthsExpires: Oct. 31, 2022

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2. 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer

The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer


The 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer is another subcompact SUV that has the driving manners of a nimble economy car — and the fuel-sipping habits of one too. This 2-year lease on the LT happens to include the optional 155-hp turbocharged 3-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive. It’s available to current lessees of any 2017 or newer vehicle. 

MSRP: $27,495Lease offer: $3,839 down and $269/month for 24 monthsExpires: Oct. 31, 2022

3. 2022 Honda Civic

The 2022 Honda Civic


Nimble and entertaining to drive, the 2022 Honda Civic Sport sedan is an excellent choice for anyone who wants a lot of car for their money. Its standard 4-cylinder delivers plenty of pep for all driving situations. A roomy cabin and spacious trunk make this Honda

incredibly accommodating.

MSRP: $23,950Lease offer: $3,499 down and $229/month for 36 monthsExpires: Oct. 31, 2022

4. 2023 Honda HR-V

The 2023 Honda HR-V


Newly redesigned for the 2023 model year, the Honda HR-V takes an already good subcompact SUV and makes it even better. The cabin is spacious, and an updated suspension provides a more cossetting ride than before. Behind the split-folding rear seatback, there are approximately 24 cubic feet of cargo room. This month’s deal is on the 2WD Sport. 

MSRP: $25,650Lease offer: $3,799 down and $249/month for 36 monthsExpires: Oct. 31, 2022

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5. 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric

The Hyundai Kona Electric


The 2022 Hyundai

Kona is a right-size SUV for someone who wants a little added interior space but doesn’t need something gargantuan parked in their garage or driveway. Not only is the Kona Electric easy to drive, but its fully electric 201-hp powertrain delivers up to 258 miles of range. 

MSRP: $34,000Lease offer: $3,899 down and $279/month for 36 monthsExpires: Oct. 31, 2022

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6. 2023 Kia K5

The Kia K5


The 2023 Kia K5 is a midsize sedan that is practical but adds some sportiness and emotion to the equation. It has crisp styling, an interior loaded with standard features, and a starting price lower than many of this Kia’s

competitors. The infotainment system is highly intuitive, and every K5 comes standard with wireless smartphone connectivity, automatic high-beam headlights, and lane-keeping assistance. This month’s deal is on the LXS. 

MSRP: $25,090Lease offer: $3,636 down and $269/month for 24 monthsExpires: Oct. 31, 2022

7. 2023 Kia Soul

The Kia Soul


The 2023 Kia Soul is a fun and funky little people mover that packs loads of passenger and cargo space into tiny proportions. Getting the Soul down the road is a frugal 147-horsepower 4-cylinder paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. This lease is for the Soul LX trim level. 

MSRP: $19,790Lease offer: $2,799 down and $239/month for 36 monthsExpires: Oct. 31, 2022

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8. 2023 Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX5


From the perspective of the driver’s seat, the cabin of the 2023 Mazda CX-5 looks and feels like it belongs to a much pricier SUV. Not only does this Mazda

exude quality, but it also drives with agility and verve, especially when zipping around tight corners. A 187-horsepower 4-cylinder is the entry-level engine, though a turbo 4-cylinder is optional. All-wheel drive is now standard on every CX-5 trim. This month’s deal is on the 2.5 S. 

MSRP: $26,700Lease offer: $2,999 down and $299/month for 36 monthsExpires: Oct. 31, 2022

9. 2023 Subaru Crosstrek

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek


With its standard all-wheel drive and bulldog-like stance, the 2023 Subaru

Crosstrek exudes an adventurous image. What separates the Crosstrek from its rivals is how smoothly it rides and how its smaller proportions allow it to squeeze into snug parking spots (or down narrow wilderness trails). This lease applies to the entry-level version of the Crosstrek, fitted with a 155-hp flat 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox. 

MSRP: $23,645Lease offer: $2,575 down and $275/month for 36 monthsExpires: Oct. 31, 2022

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10. 2022 Toyota Corolla

The 2022 Toyota Corolla


Among small sedans, the 2022 Toyota

Corolla maintains a reputation for reliability and affordability. Not only is the Corolla a value in terms of its overall price, but even the base trim comes with features like Apple

CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon

Alexa, two USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. This month’s deal is on the LE. 

MSRP: $20,875Lease offer: $2,999 down and $269/month for 36 monthsExpires: Oct. 31, 2022

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