Oh em … you know.
This was just my situation. It sucked. Spent WAY too much time researching trying to find a deal and a car that fits our needs and tastes (myself and my wife’s).
We STRONGLY considered a Jeep Grand Cherokee L Overland or Summit.
Let me tell you right now, leasing makes no sense on those. Purchase it or move on.
If you want to purchase it, you can find it under MSRP, just have to look hard.
I was going to purchase from clutch but the time to build grew too long and I could not wait that long for a custom build. They currently have MANY Limiteds and Altitudes. But the Overland is so dang nice. They didn’t have any at the time and locally I got 3-4k under MSRP in SoCal.
Other things we considered:
Mazda CX9 - decent lease, grand touring model only if needed a 7 seater (which we did) we liked it, almost went with it.
Subaru Ascent (different trims, different prices, looks cool but interior was not luxurious enough for me, but good value and leased ok)
Toyota 4 Runner (3rd row too tiny) and dated interior.
Acura MDX (3rd row too tiny)
Honda Pilot (decent all around, personally don’t like the new styling so didn’t even consider it this time around)
Hyundai Palisade limited and calligraphy trim are top end, nice inside, great value but I couldnt get past paying 45+ for a Hyundai. Found a dealer that would sell it to me for MSRP, markup round these parts is 2-8k
Kia Telluride - nice, plasticky like the Hyundai but nice and big inside like the palisade but 8-10k markup makes it 52-56K + tax LOL HELL NO!
Genesis GV80 - VERY NICE, can’t pay that much for a Hyundai but it was very nice. around 64K for a 7 seater (tech package + I believe they call it for a 7 seater) got it down to 58k but they don’t lease well.
Wait for the new Infinity QX60? looks nice and they are delivering now, had none last week even around these parts.
Audi Q7 - no deals, no cars, 3rd row too small.
Toyota Highlander - boring, slow, tiny 3rd row
I really liked the Jeep, if it were my primary car I would have bought it, but it was to be my wife’s and it was a bit too big for her. Very roomy inside. The most amazing audio I have ever heard in a vehicle (stock of course) and that was a huge deal to ME! The Mccintosh stereo sounded so damn good. Better than the Bowers and Wilkins upgraded stereo in the car we ultimately bought which has received many rave reviews. For the size it was right at the top of what we (wife) wanted, we didn’t want anything like a Tahoe, Expedition etc.
So what did we decide on?
Ultimately we went with a Volvo XC90 (2022) T8 Inscription. Its a plug in hybrid. Found a dealer who gave me a good price (relatively) and Volvo lets you put down up to 10 MSD so it made it a little more desirable to attain. The car is not perfect, wish it had more room and amenities but so far we are happy with it. Super nice car. There is a broker in your parts who had posted some nice deals, Italian sounding name I reckon…
Good luck and I hope you don’t spend as much time as I did trying to find a great deal, bc there are NONE.