Valentine's Day

These are the top three red vehicles to lease for Valentine's Day

This Audi A6 sports a Red Metallic paint job.

Photo courtesy of Audi AG

Don't blink or you'll miss Valentine's Day. Wantalease.com, the nation's first online marketplace for new lease deals, has narrowed down the search for red vehicles this Valentine's Day forecasting which will be best to lease in February.

"It's apparent that manufacturers are still holding steady to many of the discounts they offered throughout the holiday season to kick off the new year," said Scot Hall, Executive Vice President of Wantalease.com. "With tax season just around the corner, many automotive brands will surely continue to offer attractive lease deals moving into April."

2020 Subaru LegacyThe Subaru Legacy comes I Crimson Pearl Red.Photo courtesy of Subaru of America, Inc.

The top three red vehicles to lease for Valentine's Day are as follows:

The Audi A6 Premium in Red Metallic: The Audi A6 saw the largest price drop in January, with a -14.51% decrease in price. The vehicle is currently priced at $419 per month and offers a variety of tech options such as Apple Carplay, Amazon Alexa and SiriusXM to name a few.

The Subaru Legacy 2.5i in Crimson Red Pearl: The Subaru Legacy experienced a -4.46% price drop in January, bringing monthly lease payments down to $308 per month. The vehicle boasts a symmetrical all-wheel drive system as well as premium driver assist technology.

The Ford Explorer in Ruby Red: The Ford Explorer is another vehicle that experienced a significant price drop in January. The Explorer had a -12.84% price drop, bringing monthly payments to just $289. The vehicle has intelligent 4WD that optimizes powertrain and braking systems, allowing the vehicle to deliver the right amount of traction to match all driving conditions.

While the Explorer, Legacy and A6 experienced the greatest price drops in January, the Nissan Sentra is the most affordable vehicle of the month. The Sentra has maintained its price for the past three months, with monthly payments as low as $139.

Which vehicles aren't a deal this month? According to Wantalease.com, the vehicles with the largest increase in monthly payment are the Chevrolet Equinox with a +15.92% increase, and the Ford Ranger with a +11.87% increase in price.

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New subcompact crossover

Honda announces freshened HR-V for 2023

The new HR-V is based on the Civic.

Honda

With the release of the all-new Civic and its performance variants, Honda's lineup grew more exciting this year. Even so, the automaker can't forget about its bread and butter models, which in the United States means SUVs. Its smallest, the HR-V, is getting an overhaul for 2023 with fresh styling and a more responsive powertrain. Honda hasn't elaborated on pricing or given out an exact release date for the HR-V, but we know the SUV is coming this summer.

2023 Honda HR-VThe new HR-V gets fresh styling and a more responsive powertrain.Honda

The 2023 HR-V gets a new grille with a longer hood and sweeping roofline. Honda notes that the new HR-V is based on the Civic, so while we don't have full powertrain and tech details for the new SUV, we can draw some inferences from that information. The new Civic comes standard with a 158-horsepower four-cylinder engine and a CVT, which would be a reasonable choice for the HR-V. As it did in the Civic, the base will likely also bring a lively driving experience and confident handling to the HR-V.

2023 Honda HR-VThe HR-V will hit the streets this summer.Honda

Honda says the HR-V features a large greenhouse with door-mounted mirrors and a low cowl for better visibility. LED headlights and tail lights are standard, and the new rear-end design features a more rounded, grown-up shape than the previous model.

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The Everglades adds off-road upgrades to the already rugged Bronco.

Ford

The Ford Bronco remains one of the most difficult to find vehicles around, months after its release. Though it doesn't need any help generating demand for the rugged SUV, Ford just released an Everglades Special Edition model with unique features and improved off-road capability.

The Special Edition 2022 Ford Bronco® Everglades™ | Fordwww.youtube.com

The Everglades is available as a four-door model, and comes with everything in the Sasquatch package plus a snorkel, winch, and more. Ford says the snorkel runs on the passenger-side A-pillar, and features an adjustable inlet to change the direction based on conditions. The intake also allows the Bronco to ford deeper water without fear of drowning the engine. Further bolstering the SUV's aquatic abilities, both axles, the transfer case, and transmission all feature modified vents to increase fording depth. Together, the Bronco Everglades' upgrades give it a water fording depth of 36.4 inches.

Using the Bronco's modular design, the Everglades features a Ford Performance bumper with a Warn winch and modified fenders with squared wheel arches. The winch offers a 10,000-pound capacity and a 100-foot line to pull the SUV out of hairy situations, while the wheel arches are squared instead of rounded, and feature Everglades graphics.

Ford Bronco EvergladesA 12-inch touchscreen is standard.Ford

The Bronco Everglades gets a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine making 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. It's paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel drive, and a 67.1:1 crawl ratio. Ford says it will offer the Everglades in five colors: Model-exclusive Desert Sand, Eruption Green, Area 51, Shadow Black, and Cactus Gray.

Orders for the new Bronco Everglades open in March, but is reserved exclusively for existing reservation holders. Pricing starts at $54,495, including a $1,495 destination charge.

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