The top 5 vehicles leased by expats in the U.S.

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The results are in! We lift the hood on the most popular lease cars and SUVs chosen by expats moving to the United States.

Have you ever wondered what cars expats prefer to drive when they arrive in the United States? Well look no further, we have the answer! Here are the results according to our friends International AutoSource, a company who enable expats to lease from almost every car brand.

A unique feature of the U.S. market is a shift away from passenger cars to trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. This is reflected in the list of top 5 vehicles leased by expats in 2019.

1. Ford Escape/Kuga

Known around the world as the Ford Kuga, this SUV with smart hardware and software which provides terrific value to customers. Key features include first rate interior space, a twin turbo direct fuel injection EcoBoost engine providing superior fuel economy and performance. This compact SUV is perfect for urban or suburban living. Finally, All Wheel Drive is an available option for the parts of the U.S. that have winter weather or difficult driving conditions.

Ford Kuga – this SUV with smart hardware and software which provides terrific value to customers. Image used by OMSC are done with the written permission of Ford motor company.

2. Volkswagen Tiguan

A mid-sized SUV that uses the innovative 4MOTION for handling any driving conditions. It comes equipped with an automatic transmission, turbocharged engine, and a spacious interior with cargo area. Volkswagen vehicles are known globally for their driving dynamics and performance.

Volkswagen Tiguan – A mid-sized SUV that uses the innovative 4MOTION for handling any driving conditions. Image used by OMSC are done with the written permission of Volkswagon.

3. Volkswagen Jetta

The only car on our list, the Jetta is a front-wheel-drive sedan that gets excellent gas mileage and offers a turbocharged driving experience. Around the world manual transmission are often preferred over automatic transmissions and Volkswagen is the one brand that still offers this as an option in the USA. Superior entertainment features and a comfortable ride make it a popular choice for expats.

4. Jeep Cherokee

Jeep is an iconic American brand and the Cherokee is one of the best-selling 4×4 vehicles in the USA. With available seating capacity for up to 7 passengers, an automatic transmission, and a roomy interior, the Cherokee is a good option for a commuter vehicle. Jeep is famous for its off-road capability making this a great choice for those who live in areas outside of major cities and in spots where conditions may require 4×4 capability.

Jeep Cherokee is an iconic American brand and the Cherokee is one of the best-selling 4×4 vehicles in the USA. Image used by OMSC are done with the written permission of Jeep.

5. Ford Explorer

One of the most famous SUVs in the entire world, Explorer is a good option for families because it provides a comfortable first rate interior with standard 3 row seating capability for up to 7 passengers. It is packed with innovative features, including state of the art entertainment systems, keyless entry system and class exclusive push button collapsible seating for expanded cargo capacity.

Ford Explorer – One of the most famous SUVs in the entire world, Explorer is a good option for families because it provides. Image used by OMSC are done with the written permission of Ford motor company.

One of the most famous SUVs in the entire world, Explorer is a good option for families because it provides a comfortable first rate interior with standard 3 row seating capability for up to 7 passengers. It is packed with innovative features, including state of the art entertainment systems, keyless entry system and class exclusive push button collapsible seating for expanded cargo capacity.

Leasing a vehicle versus purchasing can offer many benefits for an international relocating to the United States.

For expats relocating to the United States, leasing a vehicle in the U.S. is an ideal way to enjoy the ownership of a new vehicle without the hefty investment and price tag of purchasing.

Benefits of Leasing vs Purchasing:
• Little or no down payment required
• Lower monthly payments
• Vehicle is always in warranty
• When your assignment is completed, return your vehicle to the dealer and walk away. Compare this to going through the trouble of having to sell a purchased vehicle on the open market which can take considerable time and effort on your part.

Blog submitted by International AutoSource (OMSC, Ltd.)

Sources:
https://www.ford.com/suvs-crossovers/escape/models/escape-se/
https://www.vw.com/models/tiguan/
https://www.caranddriver.com/volkswagen/jetta/specs#features
https://www.edmunds.com/jeep/cherokee/2019/features-specs/
https://www.ford.com/suvs/explorer/features/design/