• Aug 30, 2010

When Nissan rolled out pricing for its Leaf electric vehicle (EV), the lucrative lease rate of $349 a month for 36 months popped out as a rather good offer. Of course, Nissan arrived at those numbers by including a $1,999 down payment, and that number excludes fees charged for tax, title and license. While the deal sounds good, some of us may want to put more money down on the Leaf, lease it for a shorter or longer term, or try to wing one of those zero-down leases. Luckily, Nissan is willing to stray from the $349 a month / 36 month lease option and is open to offering the Leaf on terms that suit your desires.

Nissan has finally revealed the Leaf's residual values, money factors, acquisition fees and all of that other stuff that allows one to calculate individual lease rates. By using any one of the many online lease calculators, you can now punch in the numbers and arrive at a rate that hopefully suits your budget. For example, if you lease the uplevel SL model for 48 months with a down payment of $5,000 and factor in the $7,500 federal incentive, you'd spend around $295 (or less) a month to lease the Leaf. But that's merely one example. Hit the jump to find the numbers you'll need to calculate a personalized lease rate and don't forget to add in any of the Leaf's options that you desire.

[Source: My Nissan Leaf]

Nissan Leaf leasing information

Money Factor :

Tier 0 - 0.00204 (credit score Above 740) i.e. 4.9%
Tier 1 - 0.00224 (credit score 700-739)
Tier 2 - 0.00264 (credit score 660-699)
Tier 3 - 0.00369 (credit score 620-659)
Tier 4 - 0.00454 (credit score 600-619)

SL :

MSRP - 33,720
Dest Charge - 820
Tax Rebate - 7,500
Net Capitalized Cost - 25,571
Down Payment - 1,999 (includes 1st month's lease payment)
Acquisition Cost - 595
Disposition Fee - 395
Mileage - 15,000 per year
Residue
49% (24 months)
44% (36 months)
43% (39 months)
39% (48 months)

SV :

MSRP - 32,780
Dest Charge - 820
Tax Rebate - 7,500
Net Capitalized Cost - 24,441
Down Payment - 1,999 (includes 1st month's lease payment)
Acquisition Cost - 595
Disposition Fee - 395
Mileage - 15,000 per year
Residue
51% (24 months)
45% (36 months)
44% (39 months)
41% (48 months)


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