The Best Lease Deals for October 2017

October presents bargain basement down payment and monthly payment lease deals in all vehicle classes from midsize sedans to baseline luxury.

Here are our top three October lease deals, based on a combination of performance, value, and "bargain grade," or its relative value to leases from vehicles in its class.

2017 Honda Accord - $169 a month for 36 months with $2,699 down

The quintessential starter's car is now available for $169 a month for 36 months with $2,699 down.

For a sub-$200 monthly payment (w/tax), you get one of the best-selling cars in the country with above-average scores across the board. 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway fuel economy, respectable base 185-horsepower, near-class leading cargo space, and decent cabin materials make the Accord a perennial candidate for "Best Car for the Money."

2018 Acura TLX - $309 per month for 36 months with $2,499 down

Acura has long been considered an entry-level luxury brand but not on par with Mercedes, BMW, and Audi regarding cache and respectability. Its reputation has even earned them the title of Honda clone.

The TLX is average in nearly all areas with an underpowered 2.4-liter four-cylinder, average fuel economy, and a base price of $33,000 making this good value for the brand name. It is a solid deal if you can stomach its 10,000-mile per year cap.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta - $109 a month or 36 months with $2,599 down

It is not common to see less than $120 a month for less than $4,000 down on a compact car. The Jetta is a pure "point A to point B" car with excellent fuel economy (28 mpg city/40 mpg highway), excellent cars test scores, a 5-inch touchscreen, and a respectable turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine on 150-horsepower, and above average reliability.