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 Buick Encore

$199 a month/39 months — The Buick Encore's strong suits are its maneuverability and fuel efficiency. Although its performance lags behind that of many of its SUV competitors, the Encore is a bit more upscale than the norm, with a quieter interior and more standard and optional features. This month, a 2018 Encore Preferred with front-wheel drive is being advertised in Miami and other cities at $199 a month for a 39-month, 32,500-mile lease. With $4,508 due up front, plus a disposition fee of $495, the total outlay will be $12,764, or 39 cents per mile of use. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Chevrolet Trax

$199 a month/39 months — The Chevrolet Trax is priced competitively, and offers both appealing features and a smartly designed interior. Still, the Trax falls short of many other small SUVs in ride quality, performance and fuel efficiency. Nevertheless, value shoppers can find a lease for the 2018 Trax LT with front-wheel drive in New York City and other regions for $199 a month for 39 months and 32,500 miles. With $4,439 due up front and a $395 disposition fee, that comes to a total of $12,595, or 39 cents per mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid

$169 a 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 $169 a month with $2,369 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 $8,848, or 28 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Ford EcoSport

$189 a 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 $189 a month with $2,689 due at signing. With a disposition fee of $395, you can drive for 36 months and 31,500 miles for a total of $9,888 or a bottom line of 31 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2019 Ford Fiesta

$186 a month/39 months — The 2019 Ford Fiesta is a smart choice for a fun and inexpensive subcompact car. It neatly handles corners and has a well-appointed interior. And although its rear seat and cargo room lag behind the space offered in rivals, it is one of the quietest vehicles in its class. A 2019 Fiesta S sedan is currently available in Southern California and other areas for $186 a month for 39 months and 34,125 miles. A total lease cost of $9,994 includes $2,345 due at signing and a disposition fee of $395, for a bottom line of 29 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Ford Focus

$189 a 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 $189 a month with $1,999 due at signing. A total cost of $9,198, including the $395 disposition fee, will get you 36 months and 31,500 miles of use, which comes to 29 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Honda Civic

$189 a month/36 months — Honda's popular compact offers impressive fuel economy, class-leading acceleration and a comfortable, roomy interior. In Chicago and other areas, Honda is advertising the 2018 Civic LX sedan with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) for $189 a month with $2,199 due at signing. The 36-month mileage is capped at 36,000, and the lease will total $9,353 with the $350 disposition fee, or 26 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Hyundai Elantra

$179 a 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 of which made the compact sedan a much more pleasant car. A 2018 Elantra sedan is now available in Phoenix 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 other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2019 Hyundai Veloster

$189 a month/36 months — Fully redesigned for 2019, the Veloster continues to differentiate itself from other sporty hatchbacks with its unique door configuration: one door on the driver's side and two on the passenger side. In addition, the Veloster offers a peppy engine, good handling and the latest tech features. A 2019 Hyundai Veloster is currently being advertised in Phoenix and other cities for $189 a month with $2,299 due up front. That will buy you 36 months and 36,000 miles of driving for a total of $9,503, including the $400 disposition fee, or 26 cents per mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Jeep Compass

$179 a month/36 months — Smaller and more affordable than Jeep's Cherokee crossover SUV but bigger and more capable than the Renegade, the Jeep Compass could be the sweet spot for a lot of shoppers. If you're looking for a comfortable and affordable crossover SUV that can also get you out and into nature, the new Compass works well. Right now, a 2018 Compass Latitude 4x4 is available in Philadelphia and other areas for $179 a month with an initial outlay of $3,399. A total lease cost of $10,238, including a $395 disposition fee, will net you 36 months and 30,000 miles of driving for a bottom line of 34 cents per mile. See other lease deals in your area.

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2018 Kia Forte

$139 a 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 Kansas City and other areas at $139 a month for 24 months and 24,000 miles of use. The total, including $2,656 due up front and a $400 disposition fee, comes to $6,392, or 27 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Kia Niro

$189 a month/24 months — The Kia Niro should really be considered a hatchback even though it's officially classified as a hybrid SUV. Whatever you decide to call it, the Niro offers a healthy number of features for the money, especially at the higher trim levels. Shoppers in Kansas City and other parts of the country can now find a 2018 Niro LX being offered at $189 a month, with $3,656 due at signing and a $400 disposition fee. For that, you get 24 months and 24,000 miles of driving, for a total of $8,592, or 36 cents per mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Kia Optima

$159 a 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 Kansas City area and other regions will find a 2018 Kia Optima LX advertised at $159 a month for 24 months and 24,000 miles of use. With $3,437 due at signing and the $400 disposition fee, that totals $7,653, or 32 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

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2018 Kia Soul

$179 a month/36 months — The Soul gets a distinct edge over its competition with 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 Kansas City area and other regions for $179 a month with $2,477 due up front. That buys 36 months and 36,000 miles of use for a total lease cost of $9,321, including a disposition fee of $400. That works out to 26 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Mazda 3

$199 a month/36 months — More than just basic transportation, the Mazda 3 is an entertaining, versatile and classy car to drive. In Sport sedan trim, a 2018 Mazda 3 is available in several areas, including Boston, 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 other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

$189 a 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 an affordable four-door hatchback with a reasonable list of standard features and good fuel economy. This month, Mitsubishi is advertising the 2018 Mirage ES in Atlanta and other areas at $189 a month for 36 months and 36,000 miles. The lease requires $3,388 up front, and with no disposition fee, the total comes to $10,192, or 28 cents per mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Nissan Rogue Sport

$199 a 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 St. Louis and other areas, an all-wheel-drive 2018 Rogue Sport S will set you back $199 a month for 36 months and 36,000 miles of use. With $2,749 due at signing and a disposition fee of $395, that totals $10,308, or 29 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Nissan Sentra

$149 a 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 St. Louis, for $149 a month with $3,749 due at signing. That gets you 36 months and 36,000 miles of use for a total of $9,508, including the $395 disposition fee, or 26 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Subaru Impreza

$165 a 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 Kansas City and other areas at $165 a month with an upfront payment of $1,995. That gets you 36 months and 36,000 miles of use at a total lease cost of $8,235. That figure includes a $300 disposition fee and comes out to 23 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2019 Toyota C-HR

$189 a month/36 months — Smaller and more affordable than Toyota's RAV4, the C-HR subcompact SUV features flamboyant styling and sporty handling, along with an extensive list of standard safety features. Unfortunately, these attributes are somewhat let down by slow acceleration and a higher-than-average amount of cabin noise A 2019 C-HR is currently being offered in Detroit and other cities for $189 a month with an upfront cost of $2,999. That, plus a disposition fee of $350, will buy 36 months and 36,000 miles of use for a total of $10,153, or 28 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

$189 a month/36 months — The all-new Corolla Hatchback is wider and longer than the outgoing Corolla iM it replaces. Toyota says it's also quieter and more comfortable, with better handling and a more efficient, powerful engine. For shoppers in Detroit and other parts of the country, Toyota is advertising a 2019 Corolla Hatchback SE at $189 a month for 36 months and 36,000 miles of use. With $2,999 due up front, plus a $350 disposition fee, that totals $10,153, or 28 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

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2018 Volkswagen Golf

$199 a month/36 months — In many ways, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf is better than ever. In addition to high-quality interior materials and refined ride and handling, it offers more standard features, including smartphone integration, LED running lights and taillights, and automatic headlights and wipers. This month, a 2018 Golf S hatchback is available in Seattle and other cities at $199 a month with an upfront outlay of $2,999 for a 36-month, 30,000-mile lease. With the $395 disposition fee, that will total $10,558, or 35 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Volkswagen Passat

$189 a month/36 months — The Volkswagen Passat isn't the go-to sedan if you're seeking flash and flair. But its roomy cabin, large trunk, and easy-to-drive nature make it excellent for shuttling family and around-town driving with friends or colleagues. You can also enjoy road trips in quiet comfort. Shoppers in Seattle and other areas can take advantage of a lease on a 2018 Passat S for $189 a month for 36 months and 30,000 miles of use. Include the $2,999 upfront payment and a disposition fee of $395, and that totals $10,198, or 34 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

$199 a month/36 months — Fully redesigned for 2018, the Volkswagen Tiguan now offers more room, a standard third-row seat, and a host of additional tech features. In addition, many of the Tiguan's traditional strengths carry over, including a quiet and comfortable ride, top-notch cabin materials and a user-friendly interface. Right now, a 2018 Tiguan S is being advertised in Seattle and other areas for $199 per month with $2,999 due at signing. With the $395 disposition fee, that comes to a total of $10,558, or 35 cents per mile, for a 36-month, 30,000-mile lease. See other lease deals in your area.