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.

Here are some examples of lease deals currently advertised on manufacturer 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 the fine print. Note that many of these premium deals may be available only to customers with sterling credit ratings or those with current leases. Remember also 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 between 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.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid

$179 per month/36 months — The Ford C-Max Hybrid packs plenty of capability into its small size. It looks a bit like a crossover, but it's more accurate to think of it as a compact wagon or hatchback that's big enough for large tasks yet economical and easy to manage for around-town driving. A 2018 C-Max Hybrid SE is currently being offered in Southern California and other parts of the country at $179 a month with $1,999 due at signing. That, plus a disposition fee of $395, will get you 36 months and 31,500 miles of use for a total of $8,838, or 28 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Ford EcoSport

$199 per month/36 months — Ford has dipped into its global cache to bring you the 2018 EcoSport, a small SUV already on sale in other countries. It has less cargo room than its sibling, the Escape, but among pint-size crossovers, the EcoSport's cargo area is actually one of the largest in its class. This month, a 2018 EcoSport SE with front-wheel drive is being advertised in Southern California and other areas for $199 per month with $1,999 due at signing. With a disposition fee of $395, you can drive for 36 months and 31,500 miles for a total of $9,558 or a bottom line of 30 cents per mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Ford Fiesta

$209 per month/36 months — The 2018 Ford Fiesta is a smart choice for a fun and inexpensive subcompact car. It handles well around corners, offers lots of available features, and is one of the quietest vehicles in its class. A 2018 Fiesta SE sedan is currently available in Southern California and other areas at $209 a month for 36 months and 31,500 miles. A total lease cost of $9,918 includes $1,999 due at signing and a disposition fee of $395, for a bottom line of 31 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Ford Focus

$179 per month/36 months — The Ford Focus has a lot going for it, including a comfortable ride, sporty handling and lots of high-tech interior options. Some newer rivals best it in a couple of aspects, but overall the Focus is a smart choice for a small sedan or hatchback. This month, shoppers in many areas, including Southern California, can take advantage of a lease on a 2018 Focus SEL sedan priced at $179 a month with $1,999 due at signing. A total cost of $8,838, including the $395 disposition fee, will get you 36 months and 31,500 miles of use, which comes to 28 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Honda Civic

$189 per month/36 months — Honda's popular compact offers impressive fuel economy, class-leading acceleration and a comfortable, roomy interior. In Philadelphia and other areas, Honda is advertising the 2018 Civic LX sedan with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) for $189 a month with $1,999 due at signing. The 36-month mileage is capped at 36,000, and the lease will total $9,153 with the $350 disposition fee, or 25 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Honda Fit

$149 per month/36 months — A roomy interior, massive-for-its-size cargo capacity and strong fuel economy make the Honda Fit a top choice among subcompact hatchbacks. Right now, Honda is advertising a 2018 Fit Sport with a CVT automatic at $149 a month with $2,299 due up front in areas that include Philadelphia. That deal will get shoppers 36 months and 36,000 miles of use. The total lease cost of $8,013, including a disposition fee of $350, works out to 22 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Honda HR-V

$189 per month/36 months — The HR-V is the least expensive crossover in Honda's stable, but thanks to the number of features offered, it doesn't feel like an econobox special. It's a master of versatility and a strong contender in the subcompact SUV segment. In many areas, including Philadelphia, a front-wheel-drive 2018 HR-V LX is available at $189 a month for 36 months and 36,000 miles with $2,299 due at signing. With the $350 disposition fee, that totals $9,453, or 26 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Hyundai Elantra

$179 per month/36 months — A redesign for the previous model year gave the Elantra a new look, a more refined interior and improved ride quality, all changes that have made the compact sedan much more pleasant to live with. A 2018 Elantra SE is now available in St. Louis and other areas for $179 a month with an upfront payment of $1,999. That will get you 36 months and 36,000 miles of use for a total of $8,843, including a $400 disposition fee, or 25 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Hyundai Kona

$199 per month/36 months — The new Hyundai Kona has a lot of potential to take the lead among its competitors in the subcompact crossover segment. It drives better than the competition and gets high marks for the number of features you get for the price. It also has Hyundai's strong warranty coverage. Right now, a 2018 Kona is being advertised in many areas, including St. Louis, at $199 a month with $2,399 due at signing. The 36 months of use is capped at 36,000 miles, and with a $400 disposition fee, the lease will total $9,963, or 28 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Hyundai Sonata

$199 per month/36 months — One of Edmunds' highest-rated midsize sedans, the Sonata features a comfortable and spacious interior as well as smooth ride quality and a large trunk that makes it practical for both weekend trips and daily duty. A 2018 Sonata SEL can be leased this month in St. Louis and other areas for $199 a month for 36 months and 36,000 miles of use. With an upfront payment of $2,199 and a disposition fee of $400, your total outlay will be $9,763, or 27 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Mazda 3

$199 per month/36 months — More than just basic transportation, the 2018 Mazda 3 is an entertaining, versatile and classy car to drive. In Sport sedan trim, it's available in several areas, including Miami, at $199 a month for 36 months and 36,000 miles. With $1,999 due at signing, the lease will total $9,463, including a $300 disposition fee, which comes to 26 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Mazda CX-3

$199 per month/36 months — In Detroit and a number of other cities, Mazda is showcasing the 2018 Mazda CX-3, a spunky, fun alternative in the subcompact crossover segment. With front-wheel drive, the Sport trim is available at $199 a month with $1,999 due up front. Thirty-six months of use is capped at 36,000 miles, and the lease will total $9,463 with the $300 disposition fee, or 26 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

$189 per month/36 months — Although a bit lacking in refinement compared to some competing subcompacts, the Mitsubishi Mirage 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. This month, Mitsubishi is advertising the 2018 Mirage ES in New York City and other areas at $189 a month for 36 months and 36,000 miles. With $3,388 due up front, that comes to a total of $10,192, or 28 cents a mile. A disposition fee may apply. See Lease Deals

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2018 Nissan Rogue Sport

$199 per month/36 months — The Nissan Rogue Sport is the new subcompact companion to Nissan's compact Rogue. Although the two share platforms, styling cues and interior parts, the Rogue Sport is a unique vehicle, with two rows of seats (as opposed to the Rogue's optional third row) and a smaller engine. In Indianapolis and other areas, an all-wheel-drive 2018 Rogue Sport S will set you back $199 a month for 36 months with 36,000 miles of use. With $3,799 due at signing and a disposition fee of $395, that totals $11,358, or 32 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Nissan Sentra

$149 per month/36 months — The Nissan Sentra offers straightforward practicality and an appealing price. There's plenty of cargo space and lots of room for passengers, and it's easy to live with, thanks to simple controls and a smooth driving experience. A 2018 Sentra SV sedan is being advertised in many areas, including Indianapolis, for $149 a month with $3,249 due at signing. That gets you 36 months and 36,000 miles of use for a total of $9,008, including the $395 disposition fee, or 25 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

$209 per month/36 months — With standard all-wheel drive, a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine, and a roomy interior and cargo area, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i SUV with a manual transmission provides good value. A 36-month/36,000-mile lease is being advertised in Phoenix and other regions at $209 a month with $1,989 due at signing and a $300 disposition fee. The total comes to $9,813, or 27 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Subaru Impreza

$135 per month/36 months — Compared to other models in this class, the Subaru Impreza is a standout for its stellar handling, roomy cabin and standard all-wheel drive. A 2018 Impreza 2.0i with a manual transmission is available to shoppers in Phoenix and other areas at $135 a month with an upfront payment of $1,979. That gets you 36 months and 36,000 miles of use at a total lease cost of $7,139. That figure includes a $300 disposition fee and comes out to 20 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Subaru Legacy

$195 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, the Legacy has enough additional benefits to make it a solid pick when the sun is shining. This month, Subaru is advertising the 2018 Legacy 2.5i at $195 a month for 36 months and 36,000 miles for shoppers in many regions, including Phoenix. With $2,605 due up front and the $300 disposition fee, that totals $9,925, or 28 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Toyota Camry

$199 per month/36 months — The redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry comes with a lower and sleeker look, replacing the uninspiring styling we had come to expect from this model. And with plenty of room, more sophisticated suspension and additional safety features, the Camry makes for a very well-rounded family sedan. A 2018 Camry LE is being advertised in Seattle and other areas for $199 a month with $3,199 due at signing. That will get you 36 months and 36,000 miles of use for a total of $10,713, including a $350 disposition fee, which comes out to 30 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Toyota C-HR

$179 per month/36 months — Smaller and more affordable than Toyota's RAV4, the C-HR was originally developed for the now-defunct Scion brand, which largely explains its flamboyant styling and sporty handling. These two key attributes, along with the extensive list of standard safety features, are the main reasons to consider this compact crossover. A 2018 C-HR is currently being offered in Seattle and other cities for $179 a month with an upfront cost of $2,599. That, plus a disposition fee of $350, will buy 36 months and 36,000 miles of use for a total of $9,393, or 26 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Toyota Corolla

$179 per month/36 months — The Toyota Corolla compact sedan covers the basics well, with a sensible blend of space, fuel economy and value. For shoppers in Seattle and other parts of the country, Toyota is advertising a Corolla LE sedan at $179 a month for 36 months and 36,000 miles of use. With $1,999 due up front, plus a $350 disposition fee, that totals $8,793, or 24 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Toyota Yaris iA

$159 per month/36 months — The result of a Toyota-Mazda partnership, the Yaris iA sedan boasts a fun-to-drive nature, excellent fuel economy and stylish, high-quality interior design, along with plenty of standard features. A 2018 Yaris iA is currently available in a number of areas, including Seattle, for $159 a month for 36 months and 36,000 miles. With $2,799 due up front and a disposition fee of $350, that will total $8,873, or 25 cents a mile. See Lease Deals