In Canada, there is a wide selection of SUVs to choose from if you’re looking to lease or finance one for your family. SUVs are common family cars because of their roominess, convenience, security, and adaptability. But not every SUV is the same, and some may be a better fit for your budget and needs than others. Let’s compares and contrasts several of the best and cheapest SUVs you can lease in Canada.
Cheapest SUVs in Canada for 2023
Over 100 SUVs can be leased in Canada for less than $500 CAD per month, tax included, as reported by LeaseCosts Canada. These below are among the cheapest options currently available in British Columbia. Prices and interest rates are accurate as of the time of writing but may change after publication.
2023 Hyundai Venue
The Hyundai Venue is a subcompact crossover that starts at $367/month tax included for a 60-month lease and offers a stylish exterior, a roomy cabin, a lively engine, and a long list of standard features. It has advanced safety features such as forward collision avoidance, lane-keeping assist, driver attention warning, and an 8-inch touchscreen with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Venue gets an estimated 7.5 L/100 km in the city and 6.6 L/100 km on the highway, making it an economical choice.
2024 Nissan Kicks
The Nissan Kicks is another affordable and versatile subcompact crossover, with lease prices starting at $415 per month (taxes included) for a 60-month term. It has a spacious cabin, a large trunk, a quiet ride, and precise controls. In addition to the aforementioned, additional features include a 7-inch touchscreen, compatibility with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, AEB, BSA, RCA, and more. With an EPA-estimated rating of 7.7 L/100 km in the city and 6.6 L/100 km on the highway, the Kicks is one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs in its class.
2024 Kia Soul
The Kia Soul is a compact crossover that can be leased for as little as $400 per month (including taxes) for 60 months. It has a lively engine and a smooth transmission, along with a roomy and comfortable cabin with lots of head- and legroom. In addition, there is a rearview camera, lane-keeping assist, forward collision avoidance assist, and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Soul gets an estimated 8.6 L/100 km in the city and 7.1 L/100 km on the highway, making it a reasonably efficient vehicle.
2024 Kia Seltos
The 2024 Kia Seltos is an excellent 5-seater family car thanks to its spacious cabin, high-tech safety features, and engaging driving experience. For $430 /month on a 60 months lease, it comes with a spacious cabin and available all-wheel-drive and advanced safety technology. The dual-screen infotainment system in the Seltos is a major selling point. More spacious than comparable compact crossovers, it also rides smoothly and handles with deft precision.
2024 Chrevrolet Trailblazer
The 2024 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is a subcompact SUV in Canada, available in four trim levels, one can be had for $447 per month with tax included on a 84-months lease. The RS model adds 19-inch wheels and Copper Harbour Metallic and Cacti Green paint options in addition to the standard 8-inch display in the instrument cluster and the 11-inch touchscreen in the center. The Trailblazer is a cut above the Trax, but it still lacks all-wheel drive. It goes up against the likes of the Subaru Crosstrek, Nissan Kicks, Kia Seltos, Mazda CX-30, Nissan Juke, and Hyundai Kona. A turbocharged 1.2L three-cylinder engine powers the LS and LT trims, and all-wheel drive comes standard on the RS and Activ.
2024 Chrevrolet Equinox
The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox is a reasonably priced three-row SUV with lots of standard technology, driver assistance features, and an easy-to-use infotainment system. There is plenty of legroom and spacious seating. But Car and Driver says it’s old-fashioned. The Equinox is popular due to its availability and affordable pricing, starting at just $499 per month with tax included on an 84-month-month lease. It’s powered by a 175-horsepower turbo four, has a boring automatic transmission, and offers no all-wheel drive as standard equipment.
Leasing an SUV in British Columbia can help those on a tight budget save money each month. It’s important to do some homework and test-drive a few different models before settling on an SUV for your family.