Luxury Leases for Under $400 a Month

Luxury vehicles are desirable, but sometimes unattainable for those on a restricted budget. One of the most common ways to get around the, typically steep, prices of luxury vehicles is to lease them. Currently, 63 percent of luxury vehicles sold are leased. But, sometimes, even those monthly payments can break the bank.  According to a recent story on CNBC, if you are willing to give up some distance, getting yourself into a luxury vehicle may be easier than you think.

 

Many dealerships are now offering luxury vehicles at lower lease prices to attract customers who may not have been able to lease a luxury vehicle otherwise. There are now 24 different luxury models being offered for less than $400 a month on Swapalease.com. This is a noticeable increase from just three years ago when there were only eight luxury models to choose from at that price point.

 

Dealers are able to offer these high-end cars at such affordable prices because of their lower millage allowances. The typical average millage allowance for a leased vehicle is 12,000 miles, but these lower priced luxury cars have a much lower mileage cap. Consumers looking to get into one of these luxury vehicles for less can expect to have mileage allowances as low as 7,500 – 10,000 miles.

 

If a lower mileage allowance doesn’t worry you and you want to hop into the luxury car you’ve been dreaming of, check out the selection at Swapalease.com. Swapalease.com has been helping people who want to switch up their ride for more than 15 years. Headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio, Swapalease.com is an online marketplace that allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for all with the convenience of online shopping.

 

For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW.

 

To watch the full video on lowered lease payments on luxury vehicles from CNBC, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 12 Least Eco-Friendly Cars

It is widely believed that cars, and the fumes that they emit, are not so great for the environment. What’s more, we need our trusty source of transportation to go about our day-to-day lives. Fortunately. there are eco-friendly offerings that have become increasingly popular among drivers looking to lessen their own carbon foot print. Cars in this category include hybrid cars, compact cars and electric cars.

 

On the other hand, there are vehicles that contribute more than their fair share to the pollution problem.  The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has assembled a list of the twelve vehicles that emit the highest amount of pollution. This list includes everything from exotic sports cars to luxury sedans to trucks and SUV’s.

 

Mercedes-Benz dominates the list with five of the least eco-friendly cars on the road. But we must note that three of the five cars are just variations of the same G-Class series SUV. Toyota/Lexus had the second highest number of vehicles on the list with three full-size trucks. Other vehicles that made the list were full-size commercial vans from Ford, luxury cars from Bentley.

 

If you are looking for a “greener” car, take a look at the selection on Swapalease.com. Swapalease.com has been helping people who want to switch up their ride for more than 15 years. Headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio, Swapalease.com is an online marketplace that allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for all with the convenience of online shopping.

 

For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW

 

 

Finding the Right Family Car

A family car is the vehicle that transports kids to school, parents to work, kids to soccer practice and ballet and occasionally makes the long-haul for a family road trip. Having a vehicle that can meet the needs of each member of the family is important.

 

A family car can come in many different shapes and sizes depending on the needs of the family (feels like you’ve said the same thing about needs for three straight sentences). For a long time minivans were the epitome of the family vehicle. But now, the standard for a family car could be anything from a SUV to a full-size sedan to a truck. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a vehicle to be your family car:

 

Safety Features:

Driver assistant technology is becoming more important in cars across all segments. Examples of safety features with driver assistance are blind-spot monitoring, automatic breaking sensors, forward and rear collision warning systems, and adaptive cruise control. These features take safety to a whole other level and help eliminate some of the human error that causes accidents to happen on the road.

 

Fuel Efficiency:

For families who are constantly on the go, a car that is good on gas is a must. Take some eco-friendly cars into consideration such as the hybrid versions of the Ford Fusion and the Hyundai Sonata.

 

A good family car depends on what you and your family are specially looking for. But keeping in mind the above factors will help you make a smart decision. For a great variety of vehicles at great prices, check out Swapalease.com. Swapalease.com is an online marketplace that allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for all with the convenience of online shopping.

 

For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW.

 

 

 

 

“Deathproof” Cars

Each year in the U.S., there are over 37,000 deaths from car accidents. This is a sad truth that is the result of careless driving and failed safety features in vehicles. But the car engineers at Volvo are looking to change that.

 

Volvo is touting a “deathproof” car on the market by 2020, according to CNN. This car will be the safest vehicle that Volvo has ever offered. It will feature all of the latest and greatest safety features such as adaptive cruise control, auto lane-keeping assist, collision avoidance, pedestrian detection and large-animal detection.

 

Of course, Volvo cannot guarantee that these vehicles will be death proof. Even the unsinkable Titanic met its match, but the idea of a “deathproof” car will definitely pique the interest of cautious drivers everywhere. But the concept isn’t all that new.

 

According to data provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are already nine cars that have led to no fatalities in the past four years. One of those cars is in fact a Volvo but the list also includes the Kia Sorento and the Subaru Legacy.

 

As autonomous vehicle technology advances, more safety features are being rolled out to keep the driver and passengers safe. If you are looking to get a car with elevated safety features, browse the selection on swapalease.com. Swapalease.com allows drivers to switch up their rides by allowing customers to trade leases with other lessees mid-contract, they can get a new car whenever they want without the burden of buying. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Swapalease.com is the world’s largest automotive lease marketplace and the pioneer in facilitating lease transfers online. For more information about Swapalease.com or how to exit your lease early, call 866-SWAPNOW or visit www.swapalease.com

That New Car Smell

Nothing beats the smell of a new car. The smell of the leather, the plastic interior features, the upholstery, it all sets the tone for your drive.

 

But if the smell is too strong or offends the passengers, it could deter drivers from purchasing that car.

 

The scent specialists at Ford are sniffing out the best materials to be used in car interiors. Some materials can produce an offensive odor when exposed to different temperatures and conditions.

 

Ford places samples of each material being considered for their vehicles, in sealed glass jars and simulates various conditions a car’s interior might encounter.  The samples are heated, cooled, and exposed to high and low humidity levels. Once the samples have been put exposed, the approved smell consultants put their noses to work. The materials are graded on the potency of their smell and whether or not the smell is pleasant. However, each person is different and has a unique opinion on the various fragrances.  But the overall goal is not to make the cars smell good, just to make the cars not smell bad.

 

Thanks to the hardworking sniffers at Ford all of the vehicles will be rolling off the lot with that new car smell, that is, until the aroma of Chinese take-out, the kid’s football gear and wet dog ruin it.

 

If your car needs an odor upgrade, check out the options on Swapalease.com. Swapalease.com has been helping people who want to switch up their ride for more than 15 years. Headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio, Swapalease.com is an online marketplace that allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for all with the convenience of online shopping.

 

For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW

 

 

 

 

2016 North American Car of the Year

 

Every car enthusiast has their own opinion on which car is the best.  But those who think that Honda Civics are the best, might be right

 

The newest edition of the Honda Civic was named the 2016 North American Car of the Year by 53 independent automotive journalists in the U.S. and Canada. This honor is awarded to the most outstanding new vehicle of the year. The top three finalist in the car segment were the Chevrolet Malibu, the Honda Civic and the Mazda MX-5 Miata. The cars were judged based on their design, comfort, handling, safety, innovation and driver satisfaction.

 

The winner, the 2017 Honda Civic, was announced on Monday, January 11th.  The Civic won with a score of 276. The runner up, the Mazda MX5 Miata came close with 223 points and the Chevy Malibu took third place with 205 points.

 

The newest version of the Honda Civic is completely re-designed civic in comparison to its predecessors. The 2017 Civic is lower, longer and wider for a more “sporty” exterior.

 

In addition to an amped up outside, on the inside the new Civic was given a turbocharged engine wielding 174 horsepower while still giving the driver the same 35-mile-per-gallon fuel efficiency that made the civics so popular.

 

Interested in one of these cars? Check out the deals on Swapaleas.com. Swapalease.com is an online marketplace that allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for all with the convenience of online shopping.

 

For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW.

The Best Cars for New Drivers

For someone who is new to driving, the right vehicle can be paramount for the first impression. While there are many factors to take into consideration when choosing a car for a first-time driver, the following elements may be the most important.

 

  • Size: The size of a vehicle can either help of hurt a new driver’s confidence on the road. If the driver live in a large city where road and parking can be tight, having a smaller car can help them more easily maneuver their way around. On the other hand, in a more rural area where roads may not always be paved, a mid-sized to larger vehicle could be easier to handle on unpredictable terrain.
  • Safety: For new drivers, safety is an aspect of the car that will be highly important. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is a feature that will keep a vehicle from swerving too much if the driver loses control of the vehicle. This feature is mandatory in all cars made after the year 2012.

 

Choosing the right car for a first-time or new driver is just as important as knowing all of the rules of the road. Make sure that whatever car you choose, you are comfortable in it. Review all of the car’s functions such as windshield wipers, headlights and hazard lights before you hit the road to ensure that you will be safe. If you need help finding a car that is a good fit for you or your new driver, check out Swapalease.com.

 

Headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio, Swapalease.com is an online marketplace that allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for all with the convenience of online shopping.

 

For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW.

 

 

Climate Change and Cars

These days conserving the environment and climate change are hot topics in the news, politics and social media. Everyone is talking about what to do about climate change and how to help improve the planet. Some people are recycling more, others are sourcing their goods from local markets and some people are limiting the amounts of water and electricity they consume each year.

 

Changing the car you drive is another way you can help reduce your carbon footprint. Hybrid cars have been around for about 19 years and have gained more popularity in recent years. These cars are better for the environment than standard cars because they produce less carbon emissions and are better on gas mileage.

 

Reducing emissions is important because the greenhouse gasses produced by machines like cars trap heat in the atmosphere causing the climate to warm. Hybrid cars combine gasoline-powered engines with electric components to give drivers the best of both worlds. Because hybrids use both gas and electricity they emit less carbon dioxide into the air than regular cars.

 

Hybrid cars are also much better on gas mileage than standard cars. Hybrid cars contain a gas engine and an electric or hydrogen engine. Using the combination of engines enables the hybrid cars to travel roughly 5 miles farther per gallon than a standard car would be able to go. This benefit can be realized in spite of the still-falling price of gas.

 

If switching to a hybrid car is something you are considering, check out the selection at Swapalease.com. As an online marketplace, where current leases can trade their cars, Swapalease.com can get you out your current car and get you into the car of your dreams.  Swapalease.com has been helping people who want to switch up their ride for more than 15 years. Headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio, Swapalease.com is an online marketplace that allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for all with the convenience of online shopping.

 

For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW

 

New Interiors for 2016

Year after year, car companies come out with new models with redesigned exteriors but this year some of the most exciting updates are going to be on the inside rather than the outside.

 

Technology is transforming the way we use our cars and also the features that we find to be the most necessary and enticing. When looking for a new car this year, you may find that there are some differences in the way the interiors of the newer models are set up.

 

Volvo has a new design they’re calling “flexible seating”. This new arrangement promises to comfortably seat seven adults. This seating arrangement is so spacious that even adults can sit in the third row. The driver and passenger’s seats are configured the same as a regular vehicle but the second row has three seats and the third row has two. This feature will be available soon on both the Volvo XC90 and the T8 plug-in hybrid.

 

Toyota also has some new innovations to bring to the table. The 2016 Highlander features a bin that runs the length of the cockpit of the car. This would be great for storing things that you might want on hand while on the road like napkins, road maps, or even snacks for the passengers. The extra storage space is even illuminated by a dim light, making all of your items easy to find when you need them.

 

Maybe one of the most useful features to be added will save you from losing French fries, pens and phones from the cracks in between your car seats. The Yanfeng Automotive has developed slender bins that fit between the seat and center console to catch all of the things you drop. This feature will be debuting in 2017, until then, have fun trying to reach for you lost possessions through the seat crack.

 

A car’s interior should be one of the best parts of the car because that is where you spend the most time. If your car is lacking the extra features you desire log on to Swapalease.com.  Swapalease.com is an online marketplace that allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for all with the convenience of online shopping.

 

For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNO

 

 

Battle of the Sexes

When it comes to buying cars, who gets the better deal, men or women? Men are typically thought of to have more knowledge about automobiles in general and therefore would know what a fair price for a particular car is. On the other hand women may be better trained in the art of price haggling after a life-time of shopping experience. So who claims the title of expert car buyer?

 

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, has new data that shows that men and women pay different prices for a variety of different cars. The monthly payments for men and women were different based on the type and model of car.

 

When we look at the data, a majority of the higher monthly payments belonged to men but price points for each gender varied depending of the type of car.

 

Of the data analyzed, men paid more for select popular vehicles in the sedans segments such as the Toyota Corolla S and Camry LE, where men paid a surprising 17% more than women, and SUV’s like the Ford Explorer XLT and the Chevy Equinox, where men paid 3% more than women.

 

Women, on average, pay 7% more for their luxury vehicles, such as the Lexus RX350 and the BMW 3 Series 335i.

 

To view a graph of which gender paid more per month for each of the cars analyzed, click here.

“When it comes to cars and price negotiation, most people probably think that men have the upper hand and ability to drive a lower price,” said Scot Hall, Executive Vice President of Operations at Swapalease.com. “But according to data pulled from the Swapalease.com marketplace, women are actually getting the better deal on many of today’s popular vehicles, lessening the gender gap in shopping for cars.”

 

Men aren’t just paying more for their cars each month but they are also offering more incentives to potential buyers. On average men are offering $446 dollars as incentives to buy their vehicle, that is 227% more money than women are offering up. Women are offering around $137 dollars as a lease incentive.

 

When it comes to car buying, guys you might want to take notes from the ladies. If you are looking to switch up your ride not matter your gender check out swapalease.com. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Swapalease.com is the world’s largest automotive lease marketplace and the pioneer in facilitating lease transfers online. For more information about Swapalease.com or how to exit your lease early, call 866-SWAPNOW or visit www.swapalease.com.