Best January 2019 Midsize Truck Lease and Financing Deals

January 15, 2019 by Eileen Falkenberg-Hull, @writeEILEEN

There are big deals this month on midsize trucks, including the new 2019 Ford Ranger, which is arriving on dealer lots. Older standbys like the Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota Tacoma and GMC Canyon are available for low monthly rates as well.

Trucks.com compiled a list of deals that represent the best value for consumers. Incentives vary by region, so always check with a local dealership. And don’t be afraid to negotiate.

All the deals in this article are valid through at least Jan. 31, although some may be extended.

2019 GMC Canyon

Purchase: deal: $1,000 purchase allowance

2019 GMC Canyon (Photo: GMC)

The GMC Canyon has a well-equipped base model; other models get progressively better, all the way up to the fully loaded Denali trim. Midgrade models come standard with a 7-inch or larger infotainment touch screen, cast aluminum wheels, a corner step rear bumper, power adjustable driver’s seat and a rearview camera.

Buyers can choose between two boxes (long and short), two cabs (extended and crew), two drivetrains (two- and four-wheel drive), and three engines (2.5-liter four-cylinder, 3.6-liter V6 and a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel four-cylinder).

This offer on the 2019 GMC Canyon excludes 1SL models and expires Jan. 31.

Lease deal: $279 per month for 39 months with $3,879 due at signing

The middle-of-the-pack GMC Canyon SLE is a formidable pickup with a lot to offer. When equipped with the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the truck is best as a daily driver delivering a sufficient 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque.

The SLE grade’s interior is filled with desirable features including an 8-inch infotainment touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot, power-adjusting driver’s seat, USB ports, carpeted floor mats, a 4.2-inch driver information screen, keyless entry, cruise control and a tilting and telescoping wheel.

This offer on the 2019 GMC Canyon SLE trim with a crew cab and short box includes a 32,500-mile limit and expires Jan. 31.

2019 Toyota Tacoma

Purchase deal: 0% financing for 36 months

2019 Toyota Tacoma (Photo: Toyota)

The 2019 Toyota Tacoma comes in six trim levels, with varying degrees of adventuring prowess. The automaker’s most capable variant, the Tacoma TRD Pro, is excluded from this offer, but the TRD Off-Road model is not.

More pedestrian variants of the truck are available including the base Tacoma SR (MSRP: $25,550) and tricked-out Tacoma Limited (MSRP: $37,490). All Tacomas come standard with the Toyota Safety Sense suite of safety and driver-assistance technology.

This offer on the Tacoma expires Feb. 4.

2019 Ford Ranger XL

Purchase deal: $287 per month for 39 months with $3,482 due at signing

2019 Ford Ranger (Photo: Ford)

After a seven-year hiatus from the U.S. market, the Ford Ranger is back. Whether buyers want a more rugged pickup or a fuel-efficient daily driver, Ford has a Ranger for that. The Ranger XL is the midsize truck’s base grade, powered by the Ranger’s only under-the-hood option: a 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that’s paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The model also comes standard with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot, which may be the truck’s most advanced technology. Other standard features include a 2.3-inch productivity screen, manual door locks, a tilting and telescoping black urethane wheel, three 12-volt power outlets, Ford MyKey teen driver software, manual air conditioning and a rearview camera. Seats are cloth. The Ranger XL has a price tag of $25,495.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado LT

Lease deal: $309 per month for 36 months with $5,019 due at signing

2019 Chevrolet Colorado (Photo: Chevrolet)

The midgrade Chevrolet Colorado LT offers a good blend of everyday drivability and creature comforts. Its standard V6 engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and delivers 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.

It comes standard with an 8-inch infotainment touch screen display, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, USB ports and Android Auto. It also has a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 4.2-inch driver information display and remote keyless entry. The Colorado LT’s rear seat folds for easy storage.

Current lessees of 2012 model year or newer select General Motors models pay $3,519 at signing.

This offer on the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado LT with a crew cab, 3.5-liter V6 engine and four-wheel drive comes with a 30,000-mile limit and expires Jan. 31.

Purchase deal: $1,500 cash allowance

Buyers can configure their new Colorado a number of ways. There are two boxes (long and short), two cabs (extended and crew), two drivetrains (two- and four-wheel drive), and three engines (2.5-liter four-cylinder, 3.6-liter V6 and a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel four-cylinder).

As is common with Chevrolet trucks, there are even more options when it comes to trim levels and packages. Buyers can choose from Base, WT, LT, Z71 or Z72 grades and 14 appearance and equipment packages. Chevrolet offers nearly 100 dealer-installed accessories as well.

This offer includes all model year 2019 Chevrolet Colorados currently in stock at dealerships.

2018 Toyota Tacoma SR5

Lease deal: $219 per month for 36 months with $3,218 due at signing

2018 Toyota Tacoma (Photo: Toyota)

The Toyota Tacoma SR5 is one step above the base model, and buyers get a lot more bang for their buck for just a few dollars more. Each SR5 comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense suite of safety and driver-assistance technology, keyless entry, a 4.2-inch driver information screen, rearview camera, fog lights, three USB ports and a 6.1-inch infotainment touch screen.

The model in this offer has a 6,700-pound towing capacity and comes with a Class-IV towing hitch receiver.

This offer on the 2018 Tacoma SR5 4×2 with a double cab, short bed and V6 engine expires Feb. 4 and comes with a 12,000 mile-per-year limit.

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