I've never leased before, but I'm looking at a 2012 Equinox 2LT AWD (I4). I'm weighing lease vs. buy options, but just looking at the lease numbers it seems the quote I've been given is very favorable.
When I reverse calculate the residual value based on the quote I was given by the dealer I get 58% after 36 months. (The quote was over e-mail and didn't give any details, just $/month, so I had to back out the residual value.) The Cars.com residual value calculator gives a significantly lower residual value (48% after 36 months).
I'm getting employee pricing, but would that really account for the 10% discrepancy in residual value? Or is the Cars.com residual value not accurate? Or is the dealer subsidizing the lease?