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. Because of Labor Day weekend promotions, most of these offers continue through Tuesday, September 4.

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 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. Nevertheless, a 2018 Trax LT with front-wheel drive can be leased in Boston and other regions for $199 per 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 Fiesta

$199 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 Indianapolis and other areas at $199 a month for 36 months and 31,500 miles. A total lease cost of $9,148 includes $1,589 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

$199 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 Indianapolis, can take advantage of a lease on a 2018 Focus SE sedan priced at $199 a month with $1,829 due at signing. A total cost of $9,388, including the $395 disposition fee, will get you 36 months and 31,500 miles of use, which comes to 30 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Honda Civic

$169 per month/36 months — Honda's popular compact offers impressive fuel economy, class-leading acceleration and a comfortable, roomy interior. In Detroit and other areas, Honda is advertising the 2018 Civic LX sedan with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) for $169 a month with $2,899 due at signing. The 36-month mileage is capped at 36,000, and the lease will total $9,333 with the $350 disposition fee, or 26 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

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 Detroit, 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 other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

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 Philadelphia, 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 Mazda CX-3

$199 per month/36 months — In Philadelphia and many other cities, Mazda is showcasing the 2018 Mazda CX-3, a spunky, fun alternative in the subcompact crossover segment. The CX-3 in Sport trim, with standard front-wheel drive, is available for $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 other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

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 Dallas and other areas at $189 a month for 36 months and 36,000 miles. The lease requires $3,388 up front, bringing the total lease cost to $10,192 or 28 cents per mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

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 Southern California 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 $3,299 due at signing and a disposition fee of $395, that totals $10,858, or 30 cents a mile. This offer ends August 31. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

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 Southern California, 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 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 $1,979 due at signing and a $300 disposition fee. The total comes to $9,803, or 27 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Subaru Impreza

$155 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 $155 a month with an upfront payment of $1,999. That gets you 36 months and 36,000 miles of use at a total lease cost of $7,879. That figure includes a $300 disposition fee and comes out to 22 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2018 Subaru Legacy

$205 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 $205 a month for 36 months and 36,000 miles for shoppers in many regions, including Phoenix. With $2,615 due up front and the $300 disposition fee, that totals $10,295, or 29 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

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 Miami and other areas for $199 a month with $3,498 due at signing. That will get you 36 months and 36,000 miles of use for a total of $11,012, including a $350 disposition fee, which comes out to 31 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.

$199 Lease Deals

2019 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. Although the hatchback version of the Corolla has been redesigned for 2019, the sedan model remains essentially unchanged. For shoppers in Miami 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 $2,878 due up front, plus a $350 disposition fee, that totals $9,672, or 27 cents a mile. See other lease deals in your area.