It’s coming up to that time of year again when people all over the country have a little extra cash thanks to their tax refunds. Naturally, many people like to use that influx of capital to invest in things like upgrading their old, beat-up cars, trucks, or SUVs that have seen better days. After all, you deserve to have the vehicle you’ve always wanted, but you may think buying isn’t a great idea with the state of the car market right now.
That’s where the benefit of used car leasing comes in. You can get the car you’ve always wanted, whether or not you want to use a tax refund as a down payment. And on top of that, you can do it while paying lower monthly payments than buying a new vehicle. So, today, your friends at Drivrz Financial wanted to take a moment to share the top 12 car models that we’ve leased used so far in 2022.
The Top 12 Car Models We’ve Leased Used In 2022
The Dodge Charger is one of the only V8-powered sedans with a starting price under $40,000 if you were to buy it brand-new. Leasing used means you pay even less for a standard V6, 300-horsepower engine. If you want a beast mode version, spring for the Charger R/T Scat Pack with a Hemi V8 that puts out 485-horsepower. With a functional interior and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, you can cruise in style with all your infotainment.
The newer Dodge Challengers are an excellent option if you want to drive an iconic American muscle car. This old-school-inspired beast is quite impressive. With a standard V6 and all-wheel drive, you’ll love the handling and performance even on the base model. But if you want more power, the R/T models will blow you away with the sound and fury of either a 375-horsepower 5.7-liter or 485-horsepower 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine. This muscle car has a surprisingly smooth ride and comes with some fun bells and whistles inside.
Dodge Ram 1500 4WD
The Dodge Ram 1500 4WD is more talented than many of its competitors when it comes to pickup trucks. Inside, you’ll discover a massive 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a premium sound system, and more. Depending on the trim level, there are V6 and V8 gas-powered engine options that pair with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission on the newer Dodge Ram 1550’s. Both of the available engine models are assisted by a 48-volt hybrid system. The Ram 1500 can also tow up to 12,750 pounds and still carry a payload of 2,320 pounds.
With classy and cutting-edge interior, effortless sports-performance-inspired driving and handling, and luxury features and technology, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is as exciting as it is elegant. Under the hood of the E350, you’ll love the turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 255 horses with either rear or all-wheel drive transmissions. For the E450, it comes with a turbocharged inline-six-cylinder 362-horsepower engine. Add all that to features and technology like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, passive entry, optional air suspension, head-up display, heated steering wheel, and multi-contour front seats with massage functions. You’ll never want to get out of your car!
BMW 5 Series
The BMW 5 Series features a spacious interior, exciting engine options, and superior state-of-the-art technology that makes driving it more thrilling. Built with sports-tuned performance and handling in mind, the 5 Series comes with two engine options. The first is a four-cylinder 530i, and the other is the six-cylinder 540i. Inside, you’ll love the large 12.3-inch high-rez infotainment display. In addition, every 5 Series comes with a customizable digital gauge display, USB port, Bluetooth audio, and navigation included in the technology suite.
Mitsubishi Outlander 2wd
The Mitsubishi Outlander will surprise you with its responsive handling, elegant cabin, and focus on luxury features and technology. The Outlander is powered by a 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder 181-horsepower engine paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive. Inside, you’ll love the extra added legroom with this makeover, the 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, head-up display, eight or 9-inch touchscreen infotainment display, 10-speaker Bose audio system, and wireless device charging features.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been our customers’ favorite for years due to its impressively rugged styling, robust standard technology, and spacious legroom and comfort inside. Powered by a 3.6-liter V6 360-horsepower engine and a four-wheel-drive automatic transmission, it has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. Inside, the spacious cabin is designed with comfort for every passenger in mind and features technology like a 10.1-inch touchscreen, in-dash navigation with real-time traffic and weather, 10-inch head-up display, and available nine-speaker Alpine audio system.
Land Rover Range Rover Velar
The Velar has become one of the most popular compact SUVs on the roads, especially for those who love the curb appeal, high-class interior, and status of the Land Rover Range Rover brand. The standard engine option is a 247-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, but it’s the turbocharged and supercharged 3.0-liter inline-six engines that you want to be sure to spring for. They offer 335-horsepower and 395-horsepower, respectively. A smoothing driving and sports-tuned handling and suspension provide the ultimate driving experience for a compact SUV. Inside, you’ll love the dual 10.0-inch displays that Land Rover’s new Pivi Pro infotainment system complete with features like Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, in-dash navigation, voice control, eight speakers, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration that are standard.
For those searching for a stylish, perky four-door sedan that is packed full of features and comfortability, be sure to take a look at the Honda Accord. The Accord comes with two engine options. The standard 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine puts out 192-horsepower. And the more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder comes with 252 horses under the hood. Bigger than just about any other mid-size sedan, the interior is surprisingly roomy, leaving any rear-seat passengers quite happy!
This ultimate off-road beast lives up to its promise with its trail-destroying capabilities and retro-styling. The newer Jeep Wranglers come with a litany of engine options, starting with the base level standard 285-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine available in a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. There’s also an optional four-cylinder hybrid model to save on gas. For the more off-road capable models, the other engines you can choose from are a 3.0-liter V6 diesel, 375-horsepower plug-in hybrid 4XE powertrain, and the beast-mode 6.4-liter V8.
With the Mercedes-Benz G-Class of SUVs, Mercedes has set the ultimate standard for racing-inspired performance and high-class luxury. This off-road capable SUV comes with a standard twin-turbo V8 engine with 416 horses. It can even tow up to 7,000 pounds, and with three locking differentials and low-range gear, your new G550 can tackle just about any terrain. The interior is all about luxury and comes with loads of space. The G550 is filled with standard features like heated front and rear seats with leather upholstery, a 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster, three-zone automatic climate control, and more.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class doesn’t disappoint when it comes to lavish luxury design, sleek and sporty styling, and sports-tuned performance precision driving. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class doesn’t disappoint. This gold-standard of luxury sedans comes with a turbocharged 429-horsepower 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine with the S500 and a twin-turbo 4.0-liter 496-horsepower engine under the hood of the S580. In addition, the futuristic, luxury-focused interior comes with a 12.3-inch digital gauge, a 12.8-inch OLED touchscreen infotainment system that’s portrait orientated, and a Burmester 3D sound system.
No matter what stage of your car search you’re at, these 12 cars are the most popular ones on our site that we have leased used to our customers in 2022. So be sure to take one or all of them for a test drive to determine which one is best for your needs and personality.
And when you’re ready to sign on the dotted line, be sure that you call the used car leasing financing professionals at Drivrz Financial at 1-800-436-0476 right away! We help simplify your car buying experience and get you behind the wheel of your dream car as quickly as possible.