Nissan Unveils 2015 Leaf Lease Deal for Holidays
On it's national website Nissan has the following details for the lease of the 2015 LEAF during the holidays.
Electric car lovers can now lease the 2015 Nissan LEAF for 199 dollars per month. The deal is for 36 months. But you need to make an initial $2,399 dollar down payment to get this holiday lease discount.
However, the holiday lease deal fot eh 2015 Nissan LEAF SL with Pearl White Paint, shown in the picture, leases for $303 per month.
Although Nissan has named this offer as Holiday Event, it ends on November 30th. I am assuming a special pre-Christmas and Christmas sales events will follow after this one expires in few days.
Nissan says this lease deal with the initial down payment includes the payment for the first month. The automaker also applies $10,925 manufacturer's rebate, which is included in this $199 per month lease deal.
If anyone takes this lease and pays 199 dollars per month, the monthly payments will total 7000+ dollars after 36 months. Nissan offers you to buy the LEAF at lease end for 8,659 dollars.
While Nissan LEAF is 100 percent electric car, the company on it's lease sales page lists the MPG numbers for comparison. The city/hwy comparable MPG of the 2015 LEAF is 126/101.
I asked current Leaf owners about this and its relevancy and they said that here Nissan compares the cost using set kwh and gallon of gas prices. Those should be indicated on the sticker, but it is best to do your own calculations using your actual energy costs and miles per kwh. Losses in charging should also be taken into account. This is why some current LEAF drivers think it's completely irrelevant because cost per mile varies so much depending on where you charge. At least it gives some idea to compare.
Nissan Leaf Lease vs Buy
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