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 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.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Chevrolet Trax

$199 per month/39 months — The Chevrolet Trax is priced competitively, and it offers appealing features and a smartly designed interior. Still, the Trax lags behind many other small SUVs in ride quality, performance and fuel efficiency. A 2018 Trax LT with front-wheel drive can be leased in Miami and other regions for $199 a month for 39 months and 32,500 miles. With $3,769 due up front and a $395 disposition fee, that comes to a total of $11,925, or 37 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2017 Fiat 500e

$180 per month/36 months — The Fiat 500e hatchback proves that you don't have to give up much to go electric. It's just as quick, maneuverable, fun and personable as the regular 500. A 2017 500e is currently available, in California and Oregon only, at $180 a month for 36 months and 36,000 miles of use with $2,149 due up front. That works out to a total of $9,024, including a $395 disposition fee, or 25 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid

$175 per month/39 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 is currently being offered in Seattle and other areas at $175 a month with $2,810 due at signing. That, plus a disposition fee of $395, will get you 39 months and 34,125 miles of use for a total of $10,030, or 29 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Ford EcoSport

$168 per month/39 months — While not as roomy as its larger sibling, the Ford Escape, the all-new EcoSport looks to be a viable pick for a subcompact crossover SUV. And, in fact, among pint-size crossovers, the EcoSport's cargo area is one of the largest in its class. Shoppers in Seattle and other regions can find a 2018 EcoSport S being advertised at $168 a month for 39 months and 34,125 miles of driving. With $2,912 due up front, plus a $395 disposition fee, that works out to a total of $9,859, or 29 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Ford Fiesta

$167 per month/39 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 S is currently available in Seattle and other areas for $167 a month for 39 months and 34,125 miles. A total lease cost of $9,228 includes $2,320 due at signing and a disposition fee of $395, for a bottom line of 27 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Ford Focus

$167 per month/39 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 Seattle, can take advantage of a lease on a 2018 Focus SE sedan priced at $167 a month with $2,824 due at signing. A total cost of $9,732, including the $395 disposition fee, will get you 39 months and 34,125 miles of use, which comes to 29 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2017 Honda Accord Coupe

$189 per month/36 months — The base version of the Accord coupe is the LX-S, which is similar to the popular LX trim of the Accord sedan but with the addition of 17-inch wheels and a six-speaker audio system. The 2017 Accord LX-S Coupe is now being offered in Southern California and other regions for $189 per month for 36 months with $2,399 due at signing. The total advertised amount comes to $9,553, including the $350 disposition fee, or 27 cents per mile for 36,000 miles. Shoppers interested in a coupe should act quickly since the two-door version of the Accord has been discontinued for the 2018 model year. 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 Southern California 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

$159 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 $159 a month with $2,299 due up front in areas that include Southern California. That will get shoppers 36 months and 36,000 miles of use. The total lease cost of $8,373, including a disposition fee of $350, works out to 23 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 Southern California, 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 Kia Forte

$119 per month/24 months — The Kia Forte has plenty to offer, including the latest technology and features, for a very reasonable price. That makes it worth considering if you're in the market for a small sedan or hatchback. A 2018 Forte LX is currently being advertised in New York City and other areas at $119 per month for 24 months and 24,000 miles of use. The total, including $2,653 due up front and a $400 disposition fee, comes to $5,909, or 25 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Kia Optima

$149 per month/24 months — The Optima's strengths — including a compelling value proposition, roomy seating, sleek styling and a big trunk — make it a worthy competitor in the midsize sedan class. Shoppers in the New York City area and other regions will find a 2018 Kia Optima LX advertised at $149 per month for 24 months and 24,000 miles of use. With $2,979 due at signing and the $400 disposition fee, that totals $6,955, or 29 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Kia Soul

$179 per month/36 months — The Soul gets a distinct edge over its competition with a funky style, a youthful approach and a peppy turbo engine, not to mention a generous warranty and top safety scores. A 2018 Soul in the base trim level is being advertised in the New York City area and other regions for $179 per month with $2,650 due up front. That buys 36 months and 36,000 miles of use for a total lease cost of $9,494, including a disposition fee of $400. That works out to 26 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Kia Sportage

$189 per month/36 months — The Kia Sportage SUV is refined and comfortable, with an impressive ride, a quiet cabin, and better than average interior quality. Other advantages include a big back seat and large doors that make it easy to get in and out. The 2018 Kia Sportage LX with all-wheel drive is currently being offered in New York City and other areas for $189 per month for 36 months and 36,000 miles of use. With an upfront outlay of $2,999, plus a $400 disposition fee, the lease will total $10,203, or 28 cents per mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Mazda 3

$179 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 Chicago, at $179 a month for 36 months and 36,000 miles. With $1,999 due at signing, the lease will total $8,743, including a $300 disposition fee, which comes to 24 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Mazda CX-3

$199 per month/36 months — In Chicago 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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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer

$199 per month/36 months — The Mitsubishi Lancer is a practical if unspectacular compact sedan. Right now, a 2017 Lancer ES is being advertised in St. Louis and elsewhere at $199 a month for 36 months and 36,000 miles. With a $2,498 upfront payment, the three-year total of $9,662 breaks down to 27 cents a mile. A disposition fee may apply. 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 St. Louis 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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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 in many areas, including St. Louis, for $199 a 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 a mile. A disposition fee may apply. 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

$185 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 $185 a month for 36 months and 36,000 miles for shoppers in many regions, including Phoenix. With $2,595 due up front and the $300 disposition fee, that totals $9,555, or 27 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 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 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 $189 a month with $1,999 due at signing and a $300 disposition fee. The total comes to $9,103, or 25 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Toyota C-HR

$169 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 XLE is currently being offered in Detroit and other cities for $169 a month with an upfront cost of $1,999. That, plus a disposition fee of $350, will buy 36 months and 36,000 miles of use for a total of $8,433, or 23 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Toyota Corolla

$169 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 Detroit and other parts of the country, Toyota is advertising a Corolla SE sedan at $169 a month for 36 months and 36,000 miles of use. With $1,999 due up front, plus a $350 disposition fee, that totals $8,433, or 23 cents a mile. See Lease Deals

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2018 Toyota RAV4

$199 per month/36 months — The Toyota RAV4 SUV offers a roomy, comfortable interior and decent on-road manners. There are sportier or equally versatile choices that deliver better fuel economy, but there isn't one compact crossover that tops all the charts, so the RAV4 is very competitive in its segment. A 2018 RAV4 LE is currently available in Detroit and other areas for $199 per month with $1,999 due at signing. That will get you 36 months and 36,000 miles of use for a total of $9,513, including the $350 disposition fee, which breaks down to 26 cents per mile. See Lease Deals

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