January leasing deals await the discerning car buyer

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A shot of a Kia Optima EX 2011 in a Kia showroom.

The 2012 Kia Optima is an outstanding January leasing deal (2011 model pictured). (Photo Credit: CC BY-SA/raul/Wikipedia)

Consumers in the market for a new or used car should seriously consider making the move this month. Historically, prices are at an annual low, loan incentives are outstanding, and leasing options are perhaps the best of all. Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Kia and even BMW are offering a number of January leasing deals for less than $300 per month.

Leasing on the rise

Auto buying expert Gary Hoffman noted that automotive leasing deals can appear because residual vehicle values – the projected market value of a car at lease’s end – are improving. More often than not, however, companies subsidize residual values at the transaction level in order to keep lease payments down. And as incentive spending goes up, so do the leasing options.

Great January leasing deals

Early 2012 has provided drivers with great January leasing deals. SUV options like the Ford Explorer, Ford Escape and Toyota 4Runner are available with low monthly lease payments or a small down payment. Those looking for something smaller can enjoy similar deals for the Toyota Yaris, Ford Fiesta and BMW 1 Series.

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If you’re looking for great leasing options, act now. Outstanding lease terms don’t remain available forever. According to AOL Autos, these are the rest of the cars offering fantastic January leasing deals:

  • Volkswagen Jetta
  • Kia Soul
  • Kia Optima
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Volkswagen Passat
  • Mazda3
  • Acura TSX
  • smart fortwo
  • Volkswagen Routan
  • Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
  • Honda Odyssey
  • Land Rover LR4

January’s best: The 2012 Kia Optima

The sleek 2012 Kia Optima sedan can compete with the best midsize cars, and it just happens to be one of the best January leasing deals around. The Optima is available in four different trim packages: LX, EX, EX Turbo and SX. The first two come with a naturally aspirated, 200 hp, 2.4-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine. The EX Turbo and SX sport a turbocharged, 274 hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The LX has a six-speed manual transmission standard, but a Sportmatic six-speed automatic transmission (which is standard on the other Kia Optima packages) is also available on the LX.

Safety features that come standard in all packages for the 2012 Kia Optima include active headrests, traction and stability control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes and electronic tire pressure monitoring.

For all of these features and more, a consumer interested in leasing a 2012 Kia Optima can get their hands on a lease for as little as $189 per month for 39 months, with a $2,499 down. More information is available at any Kia dealership.

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