2010 Acura TSX, TL Lease Rates – December 2009

logo_acuraMy Take: For those who missed out on the TSX V6’s $1500, I’m sorry to say, it’s gone. Expect the payments to jump over $40 per month at this point. The $1500 rebate for the V6 has been extended until January 4th!!!! Get on it!!!! This is probably one of the best deals around. I have driven the V6 and I have to say, it is far superior to the 4cyl. The lease rates for the TL and TSX remain unchanged from November and will run through the remainder of the year (and probably a few days into the New Year). Word of caution, Acura money factors do vary from region to region, so if you are getting the crappy 0.00201 MF, that’s pretty much all you are going to get. When in doubt, always crosscheck with other dealers to make sure you are getting the right MF.

One last note I’d like to point out for those who wonder why cars with Tech packages have a lower residual value. Based on my conversation with my Acura dealer, cars with Navi/Tech packages do not hold value well in the long run. The Navi, for example, costs about $2000 in a new car, but it’s only worth no more $300 after three years when appraised as a trade-in or in auction. Tech, Navi, RES packages are really meant for folks who keep their cars and don’t mind the depreciation because they don’t plan to sell the car or return it. General rule of thumb, if you want to save money, lease base models and get a portable Navi. They are dirt cheap anyway and some, like the Garmin Nuvi 755 (referral), come with FREE lifetime traffic subscription. I think Costco has the 755 for $199 (plus tax) right now, which is slightly cheaper than from Amazon.

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2010 Acura TL

2010 Acura TL Base
36-month | 15k miles | residual 58% | .00154 base money factor

2010 Acura TL SHAWD w/Technology
36-month | 15k miles | residual 53% | .00154 base money factor

2010 Acura TSX

2010 Acura TSX
36-month | 15k miles | residual 59% | .00168 base money factor

2010 Acura TSX w/Technology
36-month | 15k miles | residual 56% | .00168 base money factor

2010 Acura TSX V6
36-month | 15k miles | residual 55% | .00119 base money factor

2010 Acura TSX V6 w/Technology
36-month | 15k miles | residual 52% | .00119 base money factor

15 thoughts on “2010 Acura TSX, TL Lease Rates – December 2009

  1. I did post once into the acurazine forum when I was thinking about the TL. I did express the concern about Tech packages having a lower residual. Almost all replies disagreed about it and ensured that the resale value was going to be much higher instead.

    Base models FTW

    • definitely! Just find a model that has all the basic standard options you want and skip the tech/nav packages if you want to save some money. Like Pat says, computers don’t hold much value after 3 years, so the same applies to technology in cars.
      I definitely think getting a portable navi is the better way to go. It certainly isn’t the “cleanest” way (all the crazy wires and stuff), but my take on that is that you don’t need a navi all the time, so you can always store it away when not in use.

  2. Ya…i’ve always understood this…not only does the vehicle depreciate, but now you have more technology in the car, that probably depreciates faster! I mean ask anyone today to purchase a 3 year old computer, and they’ll laugh.

    I always hate the look of most navigation systems after a few years, they look so outdated …ew. 🙂

  3. Hey G,

    what are the money factors and residuals for the current 10,000 mi/year, 30 month special for the acura tsx base model?


    • @pz. You’re talking about the current 30month promotion right? That’s 65% However, my dealer was advising me against it. He says that unconventional terms, such as 27, 30, 39, 42 only benefit the bank. Its a way for them to bring you back into a new car sooner than you normally would. Not to mention if you pay registration costs on a yearly basis, you will have to pay that twice in one year.

  4. Are you sure about the 1500 mfr to dealer no being available for December
    Edmunds is still listing it


  5. The one dealer i called was a being a bit sly about but he did admit to 1500 rebate. I trying to decide between a g37x and tsx v6 and the 1500 rebate makes it a better deal i think

    • @devs6. I would opt for the TSX personally, the deal is pretty darn good I think. $2000 off invoice is totally possible and the dealer still gets to pocket a decent amount of holdback.

  6. G I’m leaning toward the TSX, I would like AWD like in the g37 or a4 but I can do without. Do you know if the TSX is decent in the snow?

    BTW what is the hold back on Acura? 3% of MSRP, then I subtract that amount off invoice correct?

    At 12k 36mos the residual should be 57%?


    BTW great site and info keep up the good work!!!

    • @devs6. The Acura holdback is in fact 3% off the MSRP. So a $35k car should have a little over $1000 worth in holdbacks. Remember that this really depends on how long the car has been in the lot too. The holdback decreases as the car sits. Try not to discuss holdbacks with the dealer, but instead, just negotiate accordingly. So if want most of the holdback, your target sale price should be $2500 below invoice (this includes the $1500 rebate). I personally recommend leaving some of the holdback with the dealer if you had a good experience with them. The residual for 12k/36 months is in fact 57%. Good luck with the negotiations. If you get the car, would love a picture or two to add to The Wall. 🙂

  7. G,

    Do you know if Acura accepts multiple security deposits (MSDs) on leases to reduce the money factor? if they do, do you know the amount of reduction and the maximum number of deposits?


    • @fit. I have heard that they didn’t, but have not confirmed that. Let me shoot and email to my Acura guy and get back to you.

  8. The Acura dealer told me that Honda Financial allows customers to extend their lease contracts up to one year. So, if you choose the 30 month option, supposedly you can extend the deal 6 months to have a true 36 month lease at a smoking residual/monthly payment. I think the TL base is the best deal on the market!!!

    • @cowner. Right now, TL and TSX are good leases, just don’t fall for the 30 month lease though. Personally, I wouldn’t rely on these extensions since things tend to change in the leasing world. Kind of like how IFS started charging disposition fees this year. Better to go with the 36 months.

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