2017 Subaru Forester Premium $259/mo $0 due/sign and drive - Good Deal?

Hi All,

I am new to the forum, but so far I have found this forum indispensable when it comes to leasing. I just came across this deal on a 2017 Subaru Forester Premium. It ends 11/30 so I need to jump on it. I would be buying in Las Vegas, but for the most part, this looks to be a nationwide deal (Other than in Utah, where they are extremely popular). Here are the details:

2017 Forester Premium (Model Code HFF), $259/mo, sign-and-drive, 0 due at signing, 0 security deposit. The MSRP appears to be around $28,000.

There is also a deal on the next model up, Limited (Model Code HFI), $289/mo, sign-and-drive.

I really just want to know if this would be worth jumping on? or if I should wait for something better. I missed the Toyota Highlander deal, and am kicking myself, but I don’t need a 7 passenger vehicle. This will be for my wife, and 2 kids.

I would really like to find a good deal with 0-down. My wife got in an accident 2 months ago, and we are upside down in our current car. I would like a good enough deal that I can role about $2000 of negative equity into the lease payment.

Thanks in advance for any input!!!

If the HFI has eyesight, then it may be worth the extra 30 a month because safety :slight_smile:

I was thinking the same thing. Though I can get the HFF with Eyesight as well.

Go for it. Try them both and get all the figures from the dealer (MSRP, Sales Price, Residual, MF)

What do you think the chances are of there being any similar deals to the recent Highlander deal in the near future?

Listen to @vhooloo (never thought I’d say this) LOL
Forester w/eyesight is a great choice. Also - check Edmunds for MF/Residual http://forums.edmunds.com/discussion/41910/subaru/forester/2017-subaru-forester-lease-questions#latest
Foresters leasing better than before, just negotiate about $1.2-1.5K under invoice sales price.

Thanks for the input. I’m heading to the dealer to work out a deal tomorrow. Hopefully I come out on top. They have a 2017 Limited 2.5i in stock, that has everything we want. They also have a 2016 Touring with the 2.0L Turbo in stock, and the dealer said, over the phone, that they would get me a good deal on that one because they are trying to get rid of it. I’m a little hesitant because the 2.0 requires premium fuel, and it is a 2016, but I will definitely look at it.

Skip 2016. I wish I waited for 2017 - it has blind spot monitoring and other nice features that 2016 doesn’t. Your wife doesn’t need XT, trust me. I had the same dilemma with my wife’s Forester :slight_smile:

Good point. I also read that the 2017 has more insulation for a quieter interior, which is a big deal for me. We will be coming from a 2013 Hyundai Elantra (big mistake) that is extremely loud inside. I can’t hear my kids talking in the back, and am constantly saying “I can’t hear you, please yell!”

Well, Forester is not the quietest small SUV by any means.

For some reason, 2016 highlander needs limited trm for all safety features [which doesn’t lease as well as the lesser equipped XLE]. I would say the 2017 Ltd, subaru, if you can swing it for 250 with eyesight is the value for money right now :slight_smile:

Didn’t end up with anything yesterday. Subaru extended their lease deals into December so hopefully I can find one that works for us. Question though, in the lease disclaimers for the Premium (HFF) it lists the net cap at $25,595, total payments $9,324, and end of lease buyout at $17,197. I assumed the residual value and buyout would be the same, but based on the total payments, the residual ends up being $16,271. Are they adding in a fee for the buyout, or am I missing something? I’m not planning on purchasing at the end of the lease, just wondering what’s going on.