Need a quick and easy minivan lease? Then you’ve come to the right place – I’ll show you the step-by-step process I used to lease a brand-new Honda Odyssey at a good price. Here it goes:
How to Quickly and Easily Get a Great Minivan Lease
Follow these steps:
Decide on a Minivan Model
There are basically four modern minivans left on the US market today:
- Toyota Sienna
- Kia Sedona
- Chrysler Pacifica
- Honda Odyssey
Do your research and decide on a model and trim. Some good review sources are:
This will be the longest step on your minivan lease journey, but it’s necessary.
Here’s a Honda Odyssey review from Redline Reviews, which always goes into an incredible level of detail:
Test Drive Your Preferred Minivan
Don’t go into the dealership with the intention of starting your minivan lease that day. Just go for a test drive. If you don’t like the car, then test drive a different model.
After your test drive(s), make your final decision as to what model and trim you want to lease. Have a backup, too.
Do Minivan Lease Price Research
Go to Edmunds Lease Deals and search for your preferred make and model. Make sure you sort by lowest price, and filter for cars you can lease online. Here’s what it looks like:
Click “Lease It Now”. This will take you to a new screen where you’ll choose options like the lease term in months, annual miles, and your down payment. I recommend setting your down payment to zero to make negotiations easier.
Here’s another screenshot of this part of the minivan lease process:
Notice that now you have the true price, which shows up under “Est. Monthly Payment”. If it’s too expensive, try your backup model to see if it comes back at a price you can accept.
Print Out the Edmunds Deal and Use it to Negotiate Your Minivan Lease
Either accept the Edmunds deal and follow their process, or print out the quote and take it to your preferred dealership. Ask them to match it.
If they don’t match it or give you a price you’re happy with, walk away.
Control Your Emotions
Always be cool. Don’t get angry if the dealer won’t match the Edmunds price. Just calmly thank them for their time and go to another dealer.
Never be Uninformed
The worst way to get a minivan lease is to do no prior research and just walk into a dealership uninformed. You’ll probably have little idea of what you’re doing and will be going up against people that do this for a living. Most likely, you will get ripped off, or at least won’t get a very good deal.
Summing Up the Minivan Lease Process
So that’s one way to get a minivan lease. There are others, but this one worked well for me. The important thing is to do your research ahead of time, always remain cool, and don’t get emotionally swept up in the process.
See you on the road!