Leasing a car is a viable, and sometimes less expensive, option for drivers to put a new vehicle in their garage. Around one-fifth (20%) of all new cars in the United States were leased in 2022, down from around one-third (34%) in 2017.

Surprisingly, there are far more leases for pickup trucks versus cars in the United States. In 2021, nearly 2.5 million trucks were leased versus slightly less than 1 million cars.

Find out which car brands are most often leased in the United States with our handy guide. Most of them are luxury brands because luxury car leases allow drivers to get brand-new cars every couple of years with the latest and greatest automotive technology. Plus, leasing is often more affordable than getting a new vehicle loan.

Which Car Brands Are Most Often Leased in General?

As of the fourth quarter of 2021, Honda is the most leased car brand in the United States, with 11.3 percent of new vehicle leases going for a Honda. Second was Ford, with 8.75 percent, which makes sense for light trucks.

The rest of these numbers come from Cartelligent’s proprietary numbers. You’ll see that many of them are the best car brands to lease, and they are luxury car leases.

9. Lexus (55% Leased)

Lease: 55%
Finance: 15%
Cash: 30%

The ES 300h, GS 250, and IS 200t are among the Lexus models most often leased by Cartelligent clients.

2023 Lexus NX Hybrid Side Profile

8. Chevrolet (56% Leased)

Lease: 56%
Finance: 15%
Cash: 29%

Cartelligent clients have often leased cars with the Chevy Volt, Bolt, and Tahoe.

2023 Chevy Tahoe

7. Jeep (58% Leased)

Lease: 58%
Finance: 11%
Cash: 31%

The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler are among our most leased Jeep models.

2023 Jeep Wrangler

6. Volvo (59% Leased)

Lease: 59%
Finance: 19%
Cash: 22%

Our most-leased Volvos include the V60, XC60, and XC90.

2023 Volvo XC90

5. Volkswagen (63% Leased)

Lease: 63%
Finance: 17%
Cash: 20%

Cartelligent clients often lease the Volkswagen e-Golf, Tiguan, and Jetta.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

4. Mercedes-Benz (67% Leased)

Lease: 67%
Finance: 9%
Cash: 24%

For a Mercedez-Benz lease, the most popular models include the GLS450, GLE450, GLA250, E400, and C300.

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE

3. Land Rover (69% Leased)

Lease: 69%
Finance: 11%
Cash: 19%

Cartelligent clients prefer to lease the Range Rover, Range Rover Evoque, and Range Rover Sport as the most leased cars for this brand.

2023 Range Rover Evoque

2. Audi (70% Leased)

Lease: 70%
Finance: 12%
Cash: 18%

Most leased cars for the Audi brand include the A6, A7, A3 Sportback e-tron, and Q5.

2023 Audi Q5

1. BMW (77% Leased)

Lease: 77%
Finance: 10%
Cash: 13%

The three series, five series, X1, and X5, are among the BMW models our clients often choose for luxury car leases.

2023 BMW X5

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