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GMC Yukon Lease Questions

CarMan@Edmunds[email protected] Posts: 38,515
edited May 2015 in GMC
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  • deeterdeeter Posts: 4
    I am a family member to a GM employee and thus privy to the "A-Plan" pricing. On a 2007 SLT with DVD, Satellite Radio, Sunroof, middle and rear bench seating, 2WD, this netted me out at $39,400 with MSRP at $45,170. They're pushing the SmartBuy option at 9.5% leading to monthly payments of $624/48mo. and $690/36mo = much higher than pmt on current Yukon of $550/mo on 48mo lease. I've asked them to get more creative and get back to me. What lease options will I have and what should my targeted money factor be for a 36mo or 48mo lease? I appreciate your help here.

  • wlbrown9wlbrown9 Posts: 867 local credit unit interest rates start out at 5.49% for 49-66 months. Are they trying to use 9.5% as the interest rate basis of the loan and calling it "SmartBuy"? I don't know much about the SmartBuy program, but it looks like a lease...turn it back in at the end for a $250 disposal fee or buy it for the baloon payment. What would your baloon payment (residual) be on this deal? 9.5% seems a little high?

    Best question is do YOU want to lease or buy? What payments do you want or can afford for what period of time?
  • deeterdeeter Posts: 4
    I don't have any details yet, however I know that their SmartBuy is not structured the same as a lease. I'm waiting for the info to come in and will see what the residual is. I'm also looking for strong lease factors that are available.

    Thanks for the response.
  • Hi deeter. 9.5% is an outrageous interest rate to pay on any new vehicle. You definitely would be better off leasing this truck. GMAC's current base lease rate for leases of 1007 GMC Yukon models through GMAC is 7.5%. This isn't anything to write home about, but it is a heck of a lot better than 9.5%.

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  • njvikenjvike Posts: 56
    How much were you putting down on the lease?
  • I'm interested in leasing a 2007 Yukon SLT. Does anyone know the current lease rate (APR/Interest rate) and residual value offered thru GMAC for this vehicle?
  • Greetings blackdog24. This truck's lease program varies depending upon how long you lease it for and how many miles per year you need to be able to drive it. For now I will assume that you are interested in a 36 month lease with 15,000 miles per year. Let me know if you want something different. GMAC's current base lease rate and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2007 GMC Yukon SLT with 15,000 miles per year are 6.3% and 60%, respectively. Make sure to take the $2,000 bonus cash that GM is currently providing on this truck into account when negotiating its capitalized cost.

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  • I am in the process of leasing a Yukon Denali 07 and seem to be at a road block. I purchased leasing software online in order to make sure I was not getting fleeced on financing. Agreed upon value has been determined to be 51,113 minus 2K cash back from GMC. 7.3% financing, 63% residual on 36m (12K)lease on MSRP of 54,975. Only startups for dwn which is 2043.03 which includes 1stpmt and sec dep and dealer,title fees. The software spits out 683.60 plus Florida tax( 7% )47.85 for a total of 731.45.

    Both dealers start with same numbers but miraculously come out with pmts 40 to 80 dollars per month higher! Can you calculate and see if there is something Im missing or are they just trying to make $ on financing. Im willing to compromise but not that much. Please assist.
  • awf_axisawf_axis Posts: 136
    Its the "Oops" extra dealer profit anomoly in their software.
  • Not sure how they're calculating the rebate (is it just a cap cost reduction?), but running your numbers through my leasing software came up with a monthly payment of $702.84. The only thing I can think of that might be raising the
    monthly payment is the acquisition fee that's usually tacked on. That's generally in the neighborhood of $600-$800 and if you spread that cost over 36 months, you're looking at an additional $20-$25/month (although that's far from the $40-$80 difference the dealer is coming up with). When you have your numbers like you do, feel free to call GMAC and tell them what's going on. They should be able to tell you what your monthly payment should be and you can discuss any discrepancies with them.
  • Is this a good deal?

    MSRP $40,390
    Cap Cost ??
    Down $3000 + first month + sec deposit
    Monthly lease w/o tax $299
    39 month lease

    I do not know the interest rate, nor the residual
    These were the only numbers given.

  • Hi tryingtolearn. Let me begin by saying that I always advise consumers against making down payments on leased vehicles. The main reason why I do so is that consumers who make down payments on leases risk losing them if their vehicles are totaled in an accident or stolen and never recovered. Even though your monthly payment will be a little higher, you would be better off leasing without any sort of capitalized cost reduction.

    You never mentioned the selling price of the Yukon that you are interested in leasing. This is an important number for you as a consumer to know for two reasons. First, the selling prices of leased vehicles can be negotiated, just as if you were paying cash for them. Without knowing the price of the truck that you want to lease you don't know how good a price you are getting it for. The second reason is that one needs the selling price of a vehicle that they want to lease is that it is necessary to calculate its lease payment. I would be more than happy to give you my opinion of this deal if you let me know what its selling price is.

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  • OK car_man

    They quoted around $370 w/o the downpayment...and w/o tax is that reasonable for 10,000 miles.

    If you can please give me residual, GM money factors, miles, lease cash provided by GM, etc. Is GM still doing a $7000 rebate on the Yukon?

    I assume with the info I provided you could reverse calc a selling price, is that true if you know GMs money factor (i.e. interest rate).

  • Car Man

    I have heard that specials are coming back this weekend on Yukon and Tahoe leases. Do you know anything about these?

    What factors, interest rate, etc. are there currently on Yukon and Tahoe's. While I realize that you are probably really busy it would really be a big assistance to everyone using this site if you could either 1) post the latest info monthly so that we can go and calculate are own lease deals - i.e. 10,000 miles, 64% residual, $5000 lease rebates, etc, same for 12k and 15k mi. or 2) give us directions to a website that has this info.

    I see a lot of people posting questions that they would not post and in fact could inform others that they found a good deal or to stay away from XYZ dealer because he will screw you if they had this info.

    Could you please post this? Thanks
  • chow3chow3 Posts: 37
    Hi Car Man-- I am looking for the numbers on a tahoe or Yucon lease. 36 months, 12,000 miles per year with 0 cap cost. I am looking at these twins and the Honda/Toyota mini vans ( and other 7 passanger vehicles) It does not seem thier is much lease support on any vehicle this size at this time. Do you see and support by year end?? Also, any suggestions on this size vehicle that has some nice lease deals would be helpful. Thanks for your help

  • sasukesasuke Posts: 77
    I'm in the same boat as you..sat in a Yukon last week and loved it, so damn comfortable..would love to know if prices are dropping on leases for this.
  • I would be happy to work up a sample lease payment on this truck using GMAC's actual lease program, tryingtolearn, if you provide me with its full MSRP and selling price. Both numbers are necessary to the calculation. Having both will also enable me to see how much of a discount you are being given on this truck so that I can give you my opinion of this deal.

    General Motors is still providing a ton of customer cash on the 2006 GMC Yukon, $6,000 to be specific, but it is no longer offering leases on 2006 models through GMAC. It only has cash incentives on leases of the 2007 Yukon in certain regions. As far as this truck's lease program goes, GMAC's current base lease rate and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2007 GMC Yukon with 15,000 miles per year are 6.9% and 60%, respectively. As you can see, GMAC publishes lease rates instead of money factors for the vehicles that it leases. You can convert its published lease rates into approximate money factor equivalents by dividing them by 2400.

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  • Hey chow3. Please see my previous post for information on this truck's current lease program. Its 12,000 mile per year residual value for this term would be 3% higher than its 15,000 mile per year residual. I don't anticipate GM enhancing its lease program on the Tahoe or Yukon before the end of the year, but it is difficult to say exactly what automakers will do with their future incentives.

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  • jim53jim53 Posts: 116

    How do the residual and money factor's differ for both a 36 and 39 month lease at 12K miles per year between the Yukon Denali XL and the Escalade ESV?
  • jim53jim53 Posts: 116

    What are the current residual and money factors for both 36 and 39 months 12K per year leases?
  • jim53jim53 Posts: 116
    Also Car Man, do you know if the current 2K cash incentive can be used for leases? I was told it was only available on purchases.
  • Hi jim53. GMAC's current base lease rate and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali with 12,000 miles per year are 7.2% and 63%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical lease of a 2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV are 6.15% and 58%.

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  • the rv is higher on the GMC? What is a good lease for a gmc or escalde not the xl for 12k ayr with nav, ent, 20 inch wheels pkg,sunroof. Im getting b/w 775-800 thats with nothing down and my taxes rolled into the lease
  • jim53jim53 Posts: 116
    I'm getting around $800 for a Denali XL with everything but the power running boards and mid to high 900's for a pretty fully loaded white Escalade ESV. This is based on supplier pricing. The difference in residual drives a lot of the lease pricing difference.
  • jim where are u getting these deals. is that with the taxes in the lease. my price is on the yukon denali not the yukon xl. Im in nj.
  • jim53jim53 Posts: 116
    Just outside Philly but it is with a supplier discount so I should be able to get that same deal anywhere. I was wondering if better deals are possible. I havent seen any near me.
  • can u find out what it would be on a reg. denali not a xl and can i get that deal. Ill drive to philly.
  • jim53jim53 Posts: 116
    you will need to get a supplier discount auth code (you can get if you work for a GM supplier or if you know a GM employee or retiree). Once you have, you can probably get the same deal anywere.
  • I went car shopping in Cols. Ohio for the new GMC Acadia..while there, I indicated I liked the new Yukons. She said she had an '07 "promotional" Yukon Denali (red..yuk)direct shipped from GM to cols. for a golf tourney. MRSP$55,000+ she would sell out the door for $44,000.00. I avg. 6,000 to 10,000 miles/yr. on a lease. She said their lease on this would be high but did not give the details. Is this a good deal and can I get a good lease for this vehicle somewhere else? Thank you.
  • Hi,

    I'm thinking about a 36 month lease with a 12k per year mileage allowance. The MSRP on the vehicle is $55,355.

    Dealer's quote is $924 month plus tax. Zero down sign and drive. Dealer says residual is 63% or $34,873.

    Does this deal make sense? Can you explain how to account for th sign and drive portion of the offer. Dealer says it is really lie a 35 month lease because tag, title, delivery and first payment are baked into monthly payments.

    You guidance would be appreciated.

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