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2013 and earlier Nissan Pathfinder Lease Questions



  • sfowler22sfowler22 Posts: 7
    edited June 2013
    This is what I calculate:

    MSRP $44,645.00
    Cap Cost $40,000.00
    Freight $845
    Processing $489
    Acquisition Fee $595.00
    Total Fees $1,929.00

    Rebates $675.00
    Down Payment $0.00

    Adjusted Cap Cost $41,254.00
    Residual % 56.00%
    Residual Value $25,001.20
    Depreciation $16,252.80
    Term 36
    Money Factor 0.000560

    Depreciation $451.47
    Interest $37.10
    Pre Tax $488.57
    Tax Rate 7.00%
    Tax $34.20
    Monthly Payment $522.77

    This does not include tags. The tax is on the monthly payment only. Some states, I'm not sure if NJ is one of them, will also tax you on the Adjusted Cap Cost (I think). Putting down $1500 will get your payment to $477.29

    If I'm wrong anywhere, somebody please let me know so I can adjust my calculations accordingly
  • sfowler22sfowler22 Posts: 7
    I actually think the residual on a Platinum is 55%, not 56%. That would increase the payment by $13.00 a month.
  • jsas1981jsas1981 Posts: 7

    Thank you for your feedback and calculation. This is VERY helpful. I think you are right about the residual - after looking back at my notes from several dealer visits I show actually show different residuals from different dealers. One that I went to last weekend has a 54% residual. Can you recalculate with $2000 down with a 54% residual? In your opinion, what would you categorize as a realistic "good" deal ( total cash out of pocket up front & monthly payment) for this car?

    Also, I have 3 payments left on my current lease (Maxima). I am wondering if this is hurting my negotiations or if I should just wait until the lease is over? Thoughts?
  • sfowler22sfowler22 Posts: 7
    Give me your e-mail and I'll send you the Excel spreadsheet I wrote for calculating lease payments.

    What year is your Maxima? They hold their value really well, so if it's in good condition with relatively low miles the dealership might buy it and what's left after it's paid off can be used for the down payment. Check the NADA and Blue Book value to get an idea of what it's worth. Both can be found online.

    As far as what is a good deal, check and see what Edmunds here says is a good price. Then use the spreadsheet to figure out what you should pay.

    Good luck!
  • jsas1981jsas1981 Posts: 7
    sfowler22 - My email is

    My Maxima is a 2010 and has 24,150 miles on it and the 39 month 36K mile lease is up at the end of September. Needless to say this car is in EXCELLENT condition and is 12K miles below the allotted amount.

    Any clue what the July 4th incentives might be?
  • sk99sk99 Posts: 5
    Hi Car_Man,

    Can you let me know what the residual, money factor and any incentives for July (July 4th weekend) are? Interested in 39 months and 15,000 miles per year. Interested in the calculation for a Patfinder Premium Platinum & Illuminated Kickplates.

    Thanks in advance.
  • cura04cura04 Posts: 3
    Hi Car_Man,

    Can you please provide the numbers/rates on a Pathfinder Platium Premium @ 15k/36 months?

    I am researching for my sister and was curious on the money factor/residual. Dealers seem to be coming back around 53% that correct?

    -Pittsburgh, PA region.

  • tga01tga01 Posts: 30
    Hi Carman

    Would you have the Lease rate and residual value for the Pathfinder Platinum AWD for 15,000 miles for both 24 and 36 months.

    Also, are the rates different for AWD vs FWD ?

    Also, do you know if I can buy additional miles upfront on a Nissan lease and what the upfront mileage charge would be ?

    thanks in advance !!!
  • 501501 Posts: 8
    Please let me know if this is a good deal.

    2013 Pathfinder SL 4WD

    $20,256.60 - Residual
    .00038 - Money Factor

    15,000 miles per year
    $0 Down

    $468 per month (taxes included)

  • Just want to share my lease details, I looked at this forum quite a bit prior to biting the bullet.

    2013 Pathfinder Platinum 4x4

    Options included: Splash Guards, Roof Rail Cross Bars, Rear Bumper Protector, Floor Mats, Cargo Package, Illuminated Kick Plates.

    MSRP: $43320

    Negotiated Cap Cost: $38408 (plus tax, registration, fees, etc) = $40777.77

    don't quote me, I believe the MF was .00059 (this is from memory, I had it written down at time of sale, but it's not stated on any paperwork I have in front of me).

    residual $22526.40

    36 months / 15k Mile a year lease - $500/month

    Paid first month out of pocket.

    It seemed like a decent deal and south of what many have reported here.

    Goodluck, I'm sure the deals will even get better over the next month or two as dealers flush out 2013's for the 2014's (which they JUST took delivery of when I purchased this 3 weeks ago).

    Just an FYI, I'm in New York.
  • Hi Car_Man

    Can you please let me know the CA Lease MF and residual on a Pathfinder SV 2WD , 24/36 mo with 12 and 15k for the month of August?

    Thanks for the help.
  • suv733suv733 Posts: 1
    What do you guys think of this Pathfinder Platinum Premium Lease quote?

    36 month/12k miles per year

    MSRP $45270
    Cap $40600
    Plates/Doc - $338
    Aquisition - $595

    Residual 53%
    Money Factor - .00038

    $546.86 monthly payment with $0 down.

    Just curious if this is a good price, the MF and Residual is quite different than I've seen in other people's posts, can anyone weigh in?
  • Hi Car_man,

    Can I trouble you with the NAMC's August/latest buy in residual for the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Premium 2-WD? The top tier MF would be appreciated as well.

  • I have an 06 envoy danali, AWD and I want to lease a 2013 nissan pathfinder premium for 36 months, 12,000 miles. I was told that the dealership would give me $9,000.00 for my vehicle and my monthly payments would be $395.00 and I wouldn't get any money back. Isn't this a rip off?
    I thought I would get a least 4 or $5,000.00 back. Do they have the right to keep all the funds to apply to the deal? If that is the case it seems like my payments should be much lower.The vehicle price was $37,500.

    Please help. This is my first time leasing.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,671
    Ask them to cut you a check for the whole $9000 trade-in, and then tell you what the payments will be... Once you get that number, you probably won't want to lease a Pathfinder for $700/mo.

    You should never put that much money down on a lease... or, even half that.

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  • steevosteevo Posts: 330
    edited August 2013
    I have the 2013 MF at .00038. The 15000 mile residual for an S is 57%. Does anyone here have the 15000 residual for the 2013 Platinum Premium model?
    Also do you have the 2014 Platinmum Premium MF and Residual for 15000 miles?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,671
    For a 36 month lease.. The 2013 Platinum 4X4 money factor is .00038 and the residual is 52% (August numbers)

    2014 model? .00175 and also... 52%

    The S 4X4 model residual for 2014 is 60%!!


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  • I currently own a 2009 Nissan Altima and I am interested in getting on board the lease train with a Pathfinder SL or Platinum 4WD. The dealer said he could get me $12,000 back for the Altima. What are some realistic numbers for what I could expect to pay for a 3-year lease for the SL or the Platinum? I'd really like to get the full trade-in value back and make higher monthly payments rather than put that money towards a down payment on a lease. Any thoughts are welcome!!!
  • Hey Im Currently leasing a brand new platinum with my trade in i had $10,500 and the 3 years would be around $16,000 and my monthly is right above $400 hope that help
  • Hi Car Man,

    We are interested in leasing a 2014 SL Pathfinder (or a Platinum trim) for 3 years with 12,000 miles. Can you please tell me the residuals and money factors for September? We are in Maryland in the Washington, DC metro area.

    Also, are they still leasing 2013 models? If so, can you please provide those lease rates as well.

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