2017 Subaru Outback lease?


Wondering what your analysis would be on this lease vs. buy:

My preference is for 2017 2.5i premium with eyesight package upgrade, invoice is $28.6k.

Lease a new 2017 Outback for $249/Month
Now through October 3, 2016
Offer Details
Now through October 3, 2016 Lease a new 2017 Outback for $249/Month on a 36-Month Lease (Standard 2.5i model, code HDB-01). $1,749 due at lease signing. $0 security deposit.

MSRP $26,520 (incl. $875 freight charge). Net cap cost of $25,390 (incl. $595 acq. fee). Total monthly payments $8,964. Lease end purchase option is $18,564. Must take delivery from retailer stock by October 3, 2016. Other leases available on other models. Cannot be combined with any other incentives. Special lease rates extended to well-qualified buyers. Subject to credit approval, vehicle insurance approval & vehicle availability. Not all buyers may qualify. Payments may be higher in some states. Net cap cost & monthly payment excludes tax, license, title, registration, retailer fees, options, insurance & the like. Retailer participation may affect final cost. At lease end, lessee responsible for vehicle maintenance/repairs not covered by warranty, excessive wear/tear, 15 cents/mile over 12,000 miles/year and $300 disposition fee. Lessee pays personal property and ad valorem taxes (where applies) & insurance. Offer not available in Hawaii. See participating retailer for details.

If you consider a Subaru - buy and keep it for 3-5 years, IMO. You will have higher monthly payments, but will have a lot of equity when you sell it or trade it in. Leases are never good on Subarus due to the lack of incentives and relatively high MF. If you just need a new car, you will find much better lease deals on other brands.