I was originally going to get into a QX50 ($51k msrp) before Jan 2 but I couldn’t get a deal I was happy with in time. The incentives after Jan 2 were nowhere near as good so I moved on. I tried the RDX but those don’t lease well yet. I also tried Mazda CX-5/CX-9/Subaru Ascent and a few others. I was in the 40-55k MSRP on most of these cars but nothing came close to what I was looking for in the costs department. Every dealer quote was around 1200-1500 DAS but north of $550 a month taxes not included. It was just bad.
On the MDX:
At first dealers in my area (SF Bay Area) gave me some downright terrible numbers to begin with. $3k DAS $600 a month or $1500 DAS $620 a month. I did finally find a dealer that was somewhat reasonable with their pricing. We had a little back and forth and we came to an agreement. However, I will say that their initial numbers didn’t make sense at $468 a month taxes included with 1500 DAS and MSRP of $44,975. Even at the base MF those numbers didn’t make sense. It was a tactic to get me in the door. I know that now but in the end it worked out.
On top of this deal. The Acura dealer took my existing lease (2016 RDX Tech/watch pkg). Waived my last payment ($448) and waived the return fee ($350). My lease ended on 02/20 and I was about 30 miles away from going over my 36k limit. So no mileage penalties to cover and $798 I don’t have to pay.
2019 Acura MDX Tech Package (FWD):
Selling Price: $42,019.52
Monthly Payment: $500 (Taxes Included)
Cash Due at Signing: $1500 (includes first month/registration/doc. part of this was also about $294 in down payment)
Incentives: $3625 (Didn’t show in my breakdown but I know they used this)
Residual: $28389.20 (56%)
Region: Nor Cal (Bay Area)
Leasehackr Score: 9.1