35 used-car bargains to find off lease

All those drivers leasing vehicles may be doing used-car shoppers a favor.

Off-lease vehicles, which typically come onto the used-car market at three years old, are offering some attention-grabbing bargains.

Research from iSeeCars.com puts the headlights on price drops of up to 55 percent for such vehicles compared to same-year versions bought new – extending to 69 percent for electrics – in a market where just-leased cars are reaching record highs.

If you have a liking for luxury, the news is even better. As many leased vehicles are high-end models, so too are many of these potential bargains.

Listed below you’ll find 35 deals based on the greatest levels of depreciation on a new car over three years. With each is the average price of a three-year-old used vehicle followed by the depreciation percentage.

 

Acrua’s RLX luxury sedan offers the greatest potential saving among gas-powered and hybrid cars, iSeeCars.com data reveals.

 

10 best bargains on 3-year-old vehicles

  1. Acura RLX, $28,259; 55.8 percent
  2. Lincoln MKZ, $19,855, 55.6 percent
  3. Mercedes-Benz E-Class, $31, 051, 55.4 percent
  4. Jaguar XF, $30,268, 54.8 percent
  5. Cadillac XTS, $26,306, 54.5 percent
  6. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, $20, 034, 54.5 percent
  7. Kia K900, $26, 522, 54.4 percent
  8. BMW 5 Series, $30,203, 53.8 percent
  9. Cadillac CTS, $26,785, 53.8 percent
  10. Audi A6, $29,941, 53.3 percent

Excludes luxury cars over $80,000 new and electric vehicles.

 

10 best bargains on 3-year-old cars under $20,000

  1. Lincoln MKZ, $19,855, 55.6 percent
  2. Kia Cadenza, $19,508, 50.2 percent
  3. Ford Fusion Hybrid, $14,844, 49.7 percent
  4. Chevrolet Impala, $17,745, 49.4 percent
  5. Kia Optima Hybrid, $16,381, 49.2 percent
  6. Fiat 500L, $13,403, 49.1 percent
  7. Ford Taurus, $17,587, 48.7 percent
  8. Volkswagen Tiguan, $16,235, 47.7 percent
  9. Fiat 500, $11,469, 47.2 percent
  10. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, $16,303, 47 percent

 

10 best bargains on 3-year-old SUVs

  1. Lincoln Navigator L, $37,905, 51.6 percent
  2. Infiniti QX80, $38,869, 49.1 percent
  3. Lincoln MKT, $28,441, 49 percent
  4. Ford Expedition, $30,874, 48.7 percent
  5. Lincoln Navigator, $38,426, 48.1 percent
  6. Lincoln MKC $23,006, 48 percent
  7. Buick Enclave, $26,021, 47.8 percent
  8. Volkswagen Tiguan, $16,235, 47.7 percent
  9. BMW X5, $37,196, 47.7 percent
  10. Infiniti QX60, $28,993, 46.9 percent

 

Five best bargains on 3-year-old electric vehicles

  1. Fiat 500e, $10,358, 69.7 percent
  2. BMW i3, $19,784, 63.3 percent
  3. Nissan Leaf, $14,070, 59.6 percent
  4. Volkswagen e-Golf, $14,758, 58.1 percent
  5. Ford Fusion $15,983, 57.7 percent

Auto research site iSeeCars.com looked at 4.8 million cars sales for their study. Each car featured has a level of depreciation well above the all-vehicle average of 38.2 percent.

 

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