7 new cars that offer better leasing deals than last year

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Dealers may be eager to negotiate prices to get rid of their 2016 cars, but many 2017 cars are cheaper to lease than their 2016 counterparts are, according to a recent analysis by SwapALease.com.

Monthly lease payments are cheaper on the newest models than they are for the outgoing model year because the residual value of the car — the car’s worth at the end of the lease — is higher for the 2017 models.

If you’re looking to save money on a car lease, here are seven good bets, based on the monthly payment, plus any cash due when the lease is signed.

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