Although average vehicle prices continue to edge steadily upward, it's still possible to drive a brand-new car for about $199 per month. At any given time, many lease offers are clustered around that price, and smart shoppers can often find bargains for even less.

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Here are some examples of lease deals currently advertised on manufacturer or dealership websites at or near $199 per month. Some aren't available in all regions of the United States, so check with dealerships in your area to find the best deals available near you. Most of these offers end on or near the last day of the month.

For comparison's sake, we've added up the total advertised cost of each lease from beginning to end and further calculated the cost per mile, assuming that you use the full mileage allowance. But keep an eye out for additional charges, such as acquisition and lease-end disposition fees that may not be advertised or that only show up in fine print. Note that many of these premium deals may be available only to customers with sterling credit ratings or those with current leases, and remember that the quoted monthly lease payments do not include sales tax and other fees.

Not all leases are structured exactly the same. Some ask for more money up front but have lower monthly payments, and some are the opposite. Try to find a lease that strikes a balance considering the miles you drive and your desire for a low monthly payment and low upfront fees. Always ask for the total out-the-door price, then add up the entire cost of the lease and compare those numbers before making a decision.

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2017 Acura ILX — $199 per month/36 months
Acura's entry-level sedan offers a long list of standard features, a spacious cabin and nimble handling, along with luxury appointments and a premium nameplate, all at an affordable price. The ILX is currently being advertised at $199 per month with $2,499 due at signing. Mileage is capped at 30,000 over 36 months, and the total cost of the lease with a $350 disposition fee comes to $10,013, or 32 cents per mile.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox — $199 per month/24 months

Chevrolet is advertising its popular Equinox LT crossover with front-wheel drive at $199 per month for 24 months and 20,000 miles. With $2,469 due at signing and a $395 disposition fee, the two-year total comes to $7,640. That's 38 cents per mile.

2017 Honda Accord — $189 per month/36 months
The most popular version of the Accord sedan is the LX trim, which comes with a four-cylinder engine, CVT automatic and cloth interior. With the Accord redesigned for 2018, the 2017 model is available on an attractive 36-month lease for $189 per month with $1,999 due at signing. The total advertised amount comes to $9,153, including the $350 disposition fee, or 25 cents per mile for 36,000 miles.

2017 Honda Civic — $169 per month/36 months
The Honda subcompact offers impressive fuel economy, class-leading acceleration and a comfortable, roomy interior. Honda is currently advertising the Civic LX in either sedan or coupe style with the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) for $169 per month with $1,999 due at signing. The 36-month mileage caps at 36,000, and the lease will total $8,433 with the $350 disposition fee, or a budget-conscious 23 cents per mile.

2017 Honda Fit — $139 per month/36 months
A roomy interior, massive-for-its-size cargo capacity and strong fuel economy make the 2017 Honda Fit a top choice among subcompact hatchbacks. Right now, Honda is advertising a 2017 Fit LX at $139 per month with $2,399 due up front. That will get you 36 months and 36,000 miles of use, for a total lease cost of $7,753, including a disposition fee of $350, which works out to a very budget-conscious 22 cents per mile.

2017 Honda HR-V — $179 per month/36 months
Honda's affordable small crossover makes the most of its dimensions, thanks to an innovative second-row seat that offers plenty of cargo-carrying flexibility. Overall, the HR-V provides good value and is worth a look if you're in the market for a compact SUV. Right now, the front-wheel-drive version in LX trim, with a CVT, is available for $179 per month with $2,299 due up front. That gets you 36 months and 36,000 miles of use, which works out to a total cost of $9,093 with the $350 disposition fee, or 25 cents per mile.

2017 Jeep Compass — $129 per month/24 months
The 2017 Jeep Compass is a good choice if you want a comfortable and affordable crossover SUV that can still handle a dirt road. Jeep is offering a Compass Latitude with four-wheel drive at $129 per month for 24 months with $3,599 due up front. Total cost of the lease comes to $7,090, including a $395 disposition fee, for 20,000 miles of use, or 35 cents per mile.

2017 Kia Niro — $199 per month/36 months
The Kia Niro is classified as a compact hybrid crossover SUV. But it really functions more like a hatchback since your view of the road is only marginally higher than in a car and the Niro isn't available with all-wheel drive. Kia advertises the Niro NX at $199 per month with $2,165 due at signing for a 36-month, 36,000 mile lease. That works out to a total cost of $9,729 over three years, including a $400 disposition fee, or 27 cents per mile.

2017 Kia Optima — $189 per month/36 months
With roomy seating, a big trunk and plenty of standard features, the Kia Optima provides a good value proposition in a sedan that can stand toe to toe with its midsize competitors. Kia is advertising an Optima LX for $189 per month for 36 months and 36,000 miles with $1,999 due at signing. Total cost of the lease with a $400 disposition fee will be $9,203, or 26 cents per mile.

2017 Kia Soul — $179 per month/36 months
Funky style, a youthful approach and agile handling characterize Kia's label-defying subcompact wagon/hatchback/SUV. Kia offers the base model Soul at $179 per month with $1,999 due up front. That gets you 36 months and 36,000 miles of use for a total of $8,843, including the $400 disposition fee, which comes to 25 cents per mile.

2017 Kia Soul EV — $179 per month/36 months
The EV version is just as much fun as the regular Soul but with a peppy 109-horsepower electric motor that's good for an EPA-estimated 93 miles of driving range. Kia advertises the Soul EV at $179 per month for 36 months and 30,000 miles with an upfront cost of $1,999. That works out to a total of $8,843, with the $400 disposition fee, or 29 cents per mile of use.

2017 Kia Sportage — $199 per month/36 months
The Sportage, Kia's entry in the highly competitive compact SUV race, is stylish, versatile and packed with comfort and convenience features. Kia advertises the Sportage LX with front-wheel drive for $199 per month for 36 months and 36,000 miles with an upfront outlay of $1,899. With the $400 disposition fee, that comes to $9,463 for three years, or 26 cents per mile.

2017 Mazda 3 — $169 per month/36 months
More than just basic transportation, the Mazda 3 is an entertaining, versatile and classy car to drive. In Sport sedan trim, it's available at $169 per month for 36 months and 36,000 miles. With $1,999 due at signing, the lease will total $8,383 for three years with a $300 disposition fee, which comes to 23 cents per mile.

2017 Mazda 6 — $199 per month/36 months
The Mazda 6 is a competent, comfortable and sensible midsize family sedan that delivers strong performance, plenty of driver engagement and evocative styling. Mazda advertises the Sport trim at $199 per month with $1,999 due at signing. That gets you 36 months and 36,000 miles of use. The total cost of the lease will be $9,463, including the $300 disposition fee, or 26 cents per mile.

2017 Mazda CX-3 — $189 per month/36 months
Mazda is advertising its entry-level SUV — a spunky, fun alternative in the subcompact crossover segment — in front-wheel-drive Sport trim at $189 per month with $1,999 due up front. Three years of use is capped at 36,000 miles, and the lease will total $9,103 with the $300 disposition fee, or 25 cents per mile.

2017 Mini Hardtop 2 Door — $209 per month/36 months
The Mini Hardtop is a stylish, sporty compact that allows for a seemingly endless degree of customization and is also a blast to drive. Few rivals will let you have this much fun for this price. Mini currently offers the Hardtop at $209 per month with $1,884 due at signing for 36 months and 30,000 miles of use. That works out to a total of $9,758, including a $350 disposition fee, or 33 cents per mile.

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer — $199 per month/36 months
You can have the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer ES, a practical if unspectacular compact sedan, for $199 per month for 36 months and 36,000 miles. Although the deal comes with a rather hefty $2,498 upfront payment, the three-year total of $9,662 breaks down to a fairly reasonable 27 cents per mile.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage — $169 per month/36 months
Although a bit lacking in refinement compared to some competing subcompacts, the Mitsubishi Lancer should appeal to shoppers in the market for a four-door hatchback with a reasonable list of standard features and good fuel economy at a bargain price. Mitsubishi advertises the Mirage ES at $169 per month for 36 months and 36,000 miles. With a rather hefty $3,343 due up front, that comes to a total of $9,427, or 26 cents per mile.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport — $199 per month/36 months
If you're looking for a small SUV but don't want to spend a lot, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport might be worth considering. A front-wheel-drive Sport ES is on offer for $199 per month with $2,898 due at signing. That will get you 36 months and 36,000 miles of use, which comes to a total of $10,062, or 28 cents per mile.

2017 Nissan Altima — $189 per mont/36 months
The Nissan Altima midsize sedan boasts powerful engines, great fuel economy and distinctive styling, but with a new design due next year, the 2017 model is still a step behind the top competitors in the class. A 2017 Altima 2.5 S is available at $189 per month with $3,499 due up front for 36 months and 36,000 miles of use. The lease will total $10,698, including the $395 disposition fee, which works out to 30 cents per mile.

2017 Nissan Sentra — $149 per month/36 months
The Nissan Sentra's strong suit is practicality. It's a roomy, fuel-efficient compact sedan that provides solid value for your money. Nissan offers a 2017 Sentra SV in October for $149 per month with $1,999 due at signing. That buys you 36 months and 36,000 miles of driving for a total lease cost of $7,758, including a $395 disposition fee, or a budget-friendly 22 cents per mile.

2017 Nissan Rogue — $199 per month/36 months
Nissan's compact SUV gets high marks for value, comfort and cargo room, but lethargic acceleration and poor visibility cost it points when compared to some competitors. Nissan is advertising a front-wheel-drive Rogue S at $199 per month with $2,349 due at signing. The 36-month mileage limit is 36,000, and the lease will total $9,908, including a disposition fee of $395, or 28 cents per mile.

2017 Subaru Crosstrek — $189 per month/36 months
With standard all-wheel drive, a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine, and a roomy interior and cargo area, the Crosstrek 2.0i SUV with manual transmission provides good value. At $189 per month with $1,979 due at signing and a $300 disposition fee, the 36-month, 36,000-mile lease totals $9,083, or 25 cents per mile.

2017 Subaru Impreza — $165 per month/36 months
Completely redesigned for 2017, the all-wheel-drive Subaru Impreza features a roomy interior and is upgraded with better materials and modern technology. An Impreza 2.0i with manual transmission can be yours for $165 per month with an upfront payment of $1,885. That gets you 36 months and 36,000 miles of use and a total lease cost of $8,125, including a $300 disposition fee, which comes out to 23 cents per mile.

2017 Subaru Legacy — $175 per month/36 months
If you must contend with winter driving, consider adding the Subaru Legacy midsize sedan and its standard all-wheel drive to your shopping list. And even if you don't have to worry about snow and ice, there are enough additional benefits to make the Legacy a solid pick when the sun is shining. Subaru offers the Legacy 2.5i in October at $175 per month for 36 months and 36,000 miles, with $2,585 due up front. With the $300 disposition fee, that totals $9,185, or 26 cents per mile.

2017 Toyota Corolla — $159 per month/36 months
The Toyota Corolla compact sedan covers the basics well, with a sensible blend of space, fuel economy and value. Toyota advertises a Corolla LE sedan at $159 per month for 36 months and 36,000 miles of use. With $1,999 due up front, plus a $350 disposition fee, that totals $8,073, or 22 cents per mile for three years.

2017 Toyota RAV4 — $199 per month/36 months
Comfortable and spacious with well-balanced and predictable handling, Toyota's compact SUV is being advertised for $199 per month in front-wheel-drive LE trim with $1,999 due at signing for 36 months and 36,000 miles. The total outlay is $9,513, including a $350 disposition fee, which comes out to 26 cents per mile.

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