0% financing on 11 Toyota models


Toyota Announces Zero-Percent Offer

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 2, 2008 – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced a zero-percent interest rate offer on eleven Toyota models for qualified buyers. Expiring November 3, 2008, the loan offer varies by model, with terms ranging from 36 to 60 months.

Taking aim at the credit squeeze which has sidelined many of today’s new-car buyers, the attractive offer is unprecedented for Toyota.

“Not only do we have the inventory of today’s sought after fuel-efficient models, but we have the capacity through Toyota Financial Services to finance or lease them,” said Toyota Division General Manager Bob Carter.

The Toyota models qualifying for this offer are: Matrix, Corolla, Camry, RAV4, Highlander, FJ Cruiser, 4Runner, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma and Tundra.

July 2008 Lease Rate for 08 Toyota Tundra

My Take: Looks like Toyota is trying to push their Tundra trucks on leases. The 24mo and 36mo rates seem to be the winners here. I’ve never been a big fan of trucks. Is not that I don’t find them useful, they are very practical after all. The main issue is that when you become a truck owner, and everyone you know knows this, you become the designated “mover” or “truck lender” among your friends and family. Eh, no thanks. So lets take a look at the numbers shall we?

  • Limited 4dr CrewMax Cab SB (5.7L) with moonroof, running boards, tow mirrows and TRD offroad pkg.
  • MSRP $40,140
  • Invoice $36,367
  • Using rates in BOLD
  • Standard inception fees apply, taxes not included.

24 Month Payments: $585 at invoice, $744 at MSRP
36 Month Payments: $479 at invoice, $586 at MSRP

Wow, never knew trucks could cost so much. In any case, the 36-month lease seems to look significantly better than the 24-month lease. You can probably opt for a “cheaper” model and the payments should drop further.

2008 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 5.7L 2WD
24 Month – Residual 58% of MSRP – .00066 Base Rate
36 Month – Residual 51% of MSRP – .00066 Base Rate

48 Month – Residual 40% of MSRP – .00255 Base Rate

* Residuals posted are for 15K miles/year. Add 2% to Residual for 12k mi/yr and 3% for 10k mi/yr on all terms
** Rates provided by Tarry Shebesta from Leasecompare.com