Top Luxury Cars of 2017

Critics have been keeping their eyes on luxury cars and they have their top picks for the year! The list is quite long so here is a sneak peek at four luxury cars and their quick specs that just might persuade you to have one for yourself!

2017 BMW 2-Series (230i Coupe) – Starting $34,140

Rear-Wheel Drive • Keyless Entry 2-Door • 4 Passenger • Subcompact Car • 335HP • 8-Speed Automatic • MPG 24city/35 highway • Perimeter/Approach Lights • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off • Trunk Storage of 13.8ft³

2017 Porshe Macan AWDStarting $48,550

All-Wheel Drive • Keyless Entry • 252HP • MPG 20 city/25 highway • 7-Speed Transmission • 4.8 in. Color Screen • Hi-Definition Rear Camera • Perimeter/Approach Lights • Fully Automatic Projector Beam High-Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off • LED Brakelights • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front • Trunk Storage of 17.7ft³ • 53.0ft³ with Rear Seats Folded

2017 Tesla Model SStarting $68,000

All-Wheel Drive • Keyless Entry • MPGe 102 city/107 highway • 240volt/48amp Charger and Wall connector • LED Adaptive Headlamps • 17-in. Touchscreen Display • Hi-Definition Rear Camera • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Auto High-Beam Headlamps w/Delay-Off • Perimeter/Approach Lights • LED Brake lights • Front Trunk and Rear Trunk • Storage of 31.5ft³

2017 Rolls Royce Wraith CoupeStarting $317,700

Rear-Wheel Drive • Keyless Entry • 624HP • MPG 12 city/ 19 highway • 8 –Speed Auto• Rear-Hinged or “Coach” doors • Rear-View Camera • Programmable Projector Beam High-Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off • Perimeter/Approach Lights • LED Brakelights • Trunk Storage of 17ft³

Interested in having a luxury car of your own but worried about the cost? No worries! Did you know Swapalease holds a large selection of luxury makes just as you saw above!?

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Girls Gone Miles: Top Cars College Grads are Escaping Post-Graduation

It’s that time of year again, college graduation. Many upcoming graduates will begin their transition from student life to the real world, starting new jobs and moving into their first homes. They are also switching out their pre-grad cars into newer cars that represent their upcoming post-grad independence into life. Take a look at the top cars grads are getting rid of and the top cars they are getting after they graduate, according to transfer trends on Swapalease.com, the online lease marketplace that allows consumers to upgrade their car while staying within their budget.

Here are the top 5 Cars Students are Getting Out of as They Graduate:

  1. Toyota Camry
  2. Ford Fusion
  3. Nissan LEAF
  4. Toyota Prius
  5. Ford Edge

Here are the Top 5 Cars Recent Graduates are Getting into After They Graduate:

  1. BMW 4 Series
  2. Dodge Charger
  3. Audi A5
  4. Ford F-150
  5. Lexus IS 250

Other Notable Transfer Trends:

College with the Most Domestic Cars

  • 89% University of Michigan
  • 75% Rutgers
  • 66% Northwestern

Colleges with the least domestic Cars

  • 0% LSU & NC State
  • 1% Harvard & University of Washington
  • 8% UCLA

Colleges with the Most Foreign Cars

  • 100% NC State &LSU
  • 99% Harvard & University of Washington
  • 92% UCLA

Colleges with the Least Foreign Cars

  • 11% University of Michigan
  • 25% Rutgers
  • 34% Northwestern

Colleges with the Highest Average Monthly Payment

  • $1,081 LSU
  • $938 Alabama
  • $648 Rutgers

Colleges with the Smallest Average Monthly Payment

  1. $317 Ohio State
  2. $414 NC State
  3. $453 UCLA

Specific College Stats

Los Angeles, CA (UCLA)

  • BMW is the most popular car brand
  • The 73% of cars leases being exchanged are foreign vehicles
  • The average monthly payment for vehicles in the Los Angeles area is $453

Ann Arbor, MI (University of Michigan)

  • Most leases from Ann Arbor are being traded to Florida
  • Dodge Charger is the most popular car
  • The average monthly payment for vehicles from Ann Arbor is $467

Austin, TX (University of Texas at Austin)

  • Most lease transfers from Austin go to Dallas
  • The most popular vehicle is the BMW 4 Series
  • The average monthly payment for vehicles from Austin is $576

Raleigh-Durham (North Carolina State University)

  • Most lease transfers from the Raleigh-Durham area are transferred to Florida
  • The BMW 4 series is the most popular vehicle from the Raleigh-Durham area
  • The average monthly payment for vehicles from the Raleigh-Durham area is $414

Columbus, OH (Ohio State University)

  • Most lease transfers stay within Ohio.
  • Toyota is the most popular car brand within Columbus.
  • The average monthly payment for vehicles from Columbus is $317

Phoenix, AZ (Arizona State University)

  • The most popular vehicle in Phoenix is the Chevy Camaro.
  • The average monthly payment for vehicles in Phoenix is $518

Miami, FL (University of Miami)

  • Most lease transfers from Miami go to New York.
  • 90% of the vehicles listed in Miami on Swapalease.com are foreign-made cars
  • The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the most popular car
  • The average monthly payment for a vehicle in Miami is $606

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 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.

Fuel-Efficient Cars of 2017

When you have a long commute to work every day and you find you are stopping by the gas station way too much, you may be thinking about trading your car to one that will save you gas and money. Take a look at what made the cut as a fuel-efficient vehicle for 2017.

Sedans

2017 Hyundai Veloster: Starting at $19,200, this 3-door compact hatchback has 33 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg in the city. Carries a trunk space of 15.5ft³ and a cargo capacity of 34.7ft³ with rearmost seats folded.

2017 Toyota Prius Two: Starting at $26,675, this 5-passenger wagon has 39 mpg on the highway and 43 mpg in the city. Carries a trunk space of and 34.3ft³ and 67.3ft³ cargo capacity with rearmost seats folded.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: Starting at $27,875, this 5-passenger mid-size sedan has 43 mpg on the highway and 49 mpg in the city and carries a trunk space of 15.8 ft³.

SUVs

2017 Honda CR-V: Starting at $24,045, this 5-passenger SUV has 32 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg in the city. Carries a trunk space of 39.2ft³ and cargo capacity of 75.8ft³ with rearmost seats folded.

2017 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid: Starting at $39,720, this 5-passenger SUV has 30 mpg on the highway and 33 mpg in the city. Carries a trunk space of 16.8ft³ and cargo capacity of 53.7ft³ with rearmost seats folded.

2017 Kia Niro FE: Starting at $22,890, this 5-passenger SUV has 49 mpg on the highway and 52 mpg in the city. Carries a trunk space of 19.4ft³ and cargo capacity of 54.5ft³ with rearmost seats folded.

If you are looking for one of these cars that saves you gas and money or want to see a larger collection of more fuel-efficient cars, check out our options on Swapalease.com!

Swapalease.com is the largest online lease transfer marketplace and has vehicles and customers in every state in the continental United States and Canada. 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.

4 Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore In Your Car

We have all been there. You look at your dashboard right past the openings of your wheel and you see a symbol light up. Some of us might shrug them off until their next vehicle check-up and some of us might have no idea what the symbols mean at all. Here are the 4 most common warning symbols that can pop up and what they mean.

Tire Pressure Light

This symbol resembles a tire with an exclamation point in the middle. When this light comes on, it usually means one tire or multiple tires are low on air. This can easily be fixed by inserting air into your tires at a gas station or taking it to the nearest car service, they can check the pressure in the tires and add air, sometimes for free! Don’t avoid this symbol too long if it pops up, you can easily be flattening your tires the more you drive.

Oil Light

The symbol if there is something going on with the oil in your car is pretty simple, it looks like an oil canister with a drip of oil coming out of its spout. When this light comes on, your oil level or pressure could be low. If you are due for an oil change, go ahead and make an appointment with your nearest car service shop. If you ignore this symbol, your engine can possible stop while you are driving.

Battery Light

This symbol is also a self-explanatory one. It looks like a battery pack with a plus symbol on one side and a minus symbol on the other. Many things can cause this to occur. Your battery could not be charging at a volt range it should be charging at, the battery cable terminal is corroded, or you have damaged battery plates. Regardless of which it is, make sure to get it check out immediately. Your car may run fine while this symbol is on, but one the car is shut off, it might not be able to start.

Brake Light

This symbol can be tricky to some scars come with multiple symbols for a dilemma dealing with your brakes. If it is a circle with parentheses around it, no matter what’s inside the circle, it is most likely dealing with your brakes. When this light comes on you can either be low on fluid, there is a problem with your brake hydraulic system, or the parking brake is on. If the parking brake isn’t on, take your car to a car service to have it checked out immediately.

If you’re looking to do away with your old car because of constant car warnings, Swapalease can help! We are the largest online lease transfer marketplace and have vehicles and customers in every state in the continental United States and Canada. 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 us at 866-SWAPNOW.

Buying A Car As A Recent College Graduate

After college, the world is officially yours. It’s time to create an independent life for yourself and it usually starts off with getting a car to call yours. But of the thousands of cars and options out there, and the thought of “what can I afford?”.

New or Used Car?

When shopping for a car, the majority of graduates can’t wait to see the latest and greatest for the year. Sometimes they run into the case of seeing the greatest but it happens to be an older model or a used model. Newer cars have the upgrades and technology these grads are interested in, but so do used or older models. Also, test driving a new model versus and older or used model can end up surprising the grad in how similar the ride is. A used car also does tend to cost less and depreciates less over time.

Leasing or Buying?

So you have figured out whether to purchase a new or used car. The next step is to either lease it or buy it. Off the bat, leasing a car only works for new cars only unless you can find a specialty dealership which allows leasing of a used car. When you lease a car, you only pay for the value of the car in the time frame you will have it, not the total value. There are also security deposits and fees that you wouldn’t see so much if buying a car. Leasing, however, does give you the option of driving a new car every few years.

Then you have the option of buying a car, not leasing. When you buy a car, you pay for the entire value of the car with other fees and you can either pay it cash or finance it with an auto loan. You will find those monthly loan payments are always higher in a car you bought than in a leased car. Buying a car means you plan on having this car for a while, over 5 years give or take.

Budgeting For Your Car

So you have chosen your new or used car and chose to either lease it or buy it, now it’s time to think of your budget and which car would be more suitable for your monthly payments. Here are a few things to consider into your car budget:

  • Loan Payments
  •  Insurance
  • Gas
  • Maintenance and Repairs

Buying a car can be stressful and time-consuming. Luckily, Swapalease.com here to make it easier. It is the largest online lease transfer marketplace. 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.