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2015 Subaru Forester Lease Questions

Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,914
edited July 8 in Subaru
Welcome to Edmunds discussion dedicated to 2015 Subaru Forester leasing questions.
Here you can find and discuss all the latest lease details for the 2015 Forester, including cap costs, money factors, residual values, acquisition fees, etc. Please post any leasing questions you have or any details you’d like to share about your own lease deals.
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  • johngtjohngt Posts: 14

    Interested in the June residual and money factors for 2.5 Touring and Limited models - 36 month, 15k annual miles. Thanks. (Ohio)

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 30,476

    @johngt said: Interested in the June residual and money factors for 2.5 Touring and Limited models - 36 month, 15k annual miles. Thanks. (Ohio)

    .00054 MF and 55% residual for Touring

    .00057 MF and 56% residual for Limited

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  • johngtjohngt Posts: 14

    Sorry I should have noted this is for 2015 model year, not 2014, in case that makes a difference. (did not see a 2015 leasing questions forum).

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 30,476

    @johngt said: Sorry I should have noted this is for 2015 model year, not 2014, in case that makes a difference. (did not see a 2015 leasing questions forum).

    2015:

    .00145 MF and 62% residual for Touring

    .00150 MF and 64% residual for Limited

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,887
    edited July 3

    Hey guys. Can you please post mf & residuals for the Forester 2.5i Premium & 2.0 XT Premium (36 months/12K)? Thank-you as always! 2015

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 30,476

    @nyccarguy said: Hey guys. Can you please post mf & residuals for the Forester 2.5i Premium & 2.0 XT Premium (36 months/12K)? Thank-you as always! 2015

    2.5i Premium: .00165 MF and 65% residual.

    2.0XT Premium: .00150 MF and 64% residual.

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,887

    Thank-you! Same for the 2.5i CVT as 2.5i Premium?

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 7,252

    @nyccarguy said: Thank-you! Same for the 2.5i CVT as 2.5i Premium?

    Not exactly - 2.5i CVT is 64% and .00160.

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,887

    Are my calculations off?

    Using the mfs & rvs you provided me with plus the following MSRPs & selling prices:

    2.5i MSRP $24,465 Selling Price $23,254 Lease Payment Including 6.35% Tax = $203.67

    2.5i Premium MSRP $26,445 Selling Price $24,906 Payment Including Tax = 301.84

    2.0 XT Premium MSRP $29,345 Selling Price $27,540 Payment Including Tax = $332.65

    Could a 2.5i really be close to $100 per month cheaper than a 2.5i Premium?

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 7,252

    @nyccarguy said: Are my calculations off?

    Using the mfs & rvs you provided me with plus the following MSRPs & selling prices:

    2.5i MSRP $24,465 Selling Price $23,254 Lease Payment Including 6.35% Tax = $203.67

    I get $290.62 for 36 months and 6.35% tax.

    2.5i Premium MSRP $26,445 Selling Price $24,906 Payment Including Tax = 301.84

    $301.83, so pretty close.

    2.0 XT Premium MSRP $29,345 Selling Price $27,540 Payment Including Tax = $332.65

    Spot on with my calculations.

    Could a 2.5i really be close to $100 per month cheaper than a 2.5i Premium?

    Apparently, no.

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,887

    Gotcha. So I obviously did something incorrect.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 7,252

    @nyccarguy said: Gotcha. So I obviously did something incorrect.

    Looks that way. So, a $40 spread per month ... which way you leaning?

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,887

    Practical me says go with the 2.5i & save the $1,440 over the term of the lease. It is a pretty decent car for about $300 per month. The other me (the one that traded in the TSX for the BMW) says that the $40 per month spread is $10 per week of cheap entertainment:) We are going to a friend's BBQ on Saturday who has an XT, so I'm going to have to take it for a spin around the block.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 30,476

    I vote for the XT

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,887

    You are an enabler;)

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 30,476

    Touche

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  • club619club619 Posts: 59

    @kyfdx‌ Could you post updated numbers for the 2.5 LTD & XT LTD for 36/10k? Located in 75069 (TX).

    Thanks as always!

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 30,476

    @club619 said: kyfdx‌ Could you post updated numbers for the 2.5 LTD & XT LTD for 36/10k? Located in 75069 (TX).

    Thanks as always!

    2015 2.5 LTD .00150 MF and 66% residual.

    Don't see a LTD trim for the XT. Premium is .00150 MF and 65% residual.

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  • club619club619 Posts: 59

    @kyfdx‌ Sorry...meant XT Touring. :) I was quoted the XT Touring with eyesight & nav, MSRP of $36,935 at invoice of $34,122 with MF .00135 & 62% residual for 36/10k. Payment of $461 with taxes & fees all rolled in (lease in TX). 42mo/10k at .00120MF & still 62% residual bringing the payment down to $398/mo with all TTL & fees rolled in. Sound about right?

  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,569
    edited July 11

    Need help evaluating your proposed Subaru Forester lease? Please gather the information below and include in your post:

    1. Make, Model, Trim, Body Style (Mazda 3i Touring 4-door, Audi A4 Premium). (see this link to build your Forester).

    2. State (MF and residuals may vary by region)

    3. MSRP

    4. Negotiated Selling Price or Net Cap Cost

    5. Lease Term and Miles per Year

    6. How much money is due at signing and breakdown of same (taxes, fees, down payment, etc.)

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  • club619club619 Posts: 59
    edited July 11
    1. XT Touring with Nav & Eyesight--link here
    2. Lease would be in TX (quoted .0012MF & 62%)
    3. MSRP $36935
    4. Sale price: $34122 (stated as invoice price)
    5. Term: 42mo 10k/yr
    6. Only thing due at signing is first month payment--in this case $398. I haven't actually been into the dealer yet to see a breakdown of fees. Hoping to get that via email this morning once they open. FYI for those unfamiliar with TX leases, we have to pay tax on the full sale price of the vehicle, not just the depreciation value, so in this case 6.25% on top of $34122. I'm calculating about $500 in fees to bring the monthly payment up to $398/month.
  • club619club619 Posts: 59

    @stever‌ see post above for all of the info you asked for. Also, got a breakdown of fees: * Doc fee $135 * State & local tax: $2196.97 * License fee: $126 * Total cash price of $36579.97 * Cash down would be $397.10 * Residual $22899.7

  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,569

    Thanks (I let Michael and Kyfdx handle the heavy lifting though, lol).

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  • MplsmanMplsman Posts: 11

    Hi, could you please provide the residual and MF for 2015 Forester Premium and Limited: 36/12K miles?

    Many thanks!

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 30,476

    @club619 said: 1. XT Touring with Nav & Eyesight--link here 2. Lease would be in TX (quoted .0012MF & 62%) 3. MSRP $36935 4. Sale price: $34122 (stated as invoice price) 5. Term: 42mo 10k/yr 6. Only thing due at signing is first month payment--in this case $398. I haven't actually been into the dealer yet to see a breakdown of fees. Hoping to get that via email this morning once they open. FYI for those unfamiliar with TX leases, we have to pay tax on the full sale price of the vehicle, not just the depreciation value, so in this case 6.25% on top of $34122. I'm calculating about $500 in fees to bring the monthly payment up to $398/month.

    On a 42 month, 10K/yr lease, the residual should be 58%. 62% is the 36mo, 10K/yr residual. The .00120 MF is correct. Check the residual with your dealer.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 30,476

    @Mplsman said: Hi, could you please provide the residual and MF for 2015 Forester Premium and Limited: 36/12K miles?

    Many thanks!

    Premium: .00165 MF and 65% residual.

    Limited: .00150 MF and 65% residual.

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  • club619club619 Posts: 59

    This being the first year I've ever really looked into the Forester's...is the XT residual always quite a bit lower than the naturally aspirated version?

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 7,252

    @club619 said: This being the first year I've ever really looked into the Forester's...is the XT residual always quite a bit lower than the naturally aspirated version?

    Surprisingly (and I had to look twice to confirm), no.

    For example, the 36/15 residual on the 2.5 Premium is 56%. The 36/15 residual on the 2.0XT Premium is .... 56%.

    In fact, the XT would be cheaper as it has a lower money factor (.00035 vs. .00058).

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  • club619club619 Posts: 59
    edited July 15

    @michaell are those #'s for 2014's? @kyfdx was showing 65% above for 2.5 premium & LTD (granted this was 12k vs your quote of 15k).

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 7,252

    @club619 said: michaell are those #'s for 2014's? kyfdx was showing 65% above for 2.5 premium & LTD (granted this was 12k vs your quote of 15k).

    Oops, you are totally correct. Looked at the wrong document.

    The XT Premium residual is 1% less than the 2.5i Premium. XT Touring is 4% less.

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