Can you return a leased car early?

A common myth of leasing is that once you sign the contract, you are committed to the terms of that contract until it ends.

The truth is you can turn a leased vehicle in early. Depending on how much time has elapsed, you will likely be responsible for the remaining payments and possibly an early termination fee. In that respect, it’s not unlike trading a financed vehicle in the early stages of the loan and being responsible for the negative equity.

If you’re anxiously awaiting an upgrade, or if you’ve simply outgrown your current vehicle, one of the best ways to get into a new vehicle early is to inquire about a lease pull ahead program.

A lease pull ahead provides incentives that allow you to end your current lease prematurely without having to pay early termination penalty fees. Lease pull ahead programs vary, so it’s important to ensure the incentives that are offered are at least worth the expense incurred.

Chrysler Capital is excited to support Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) Lease Pull Ahead Program.

Through August 31, 2015, lessees with contracts expiring October 1, 2015 through January 2, 2016 can pull ahead into a new vehicle and earn up to $1,500 in bonus cash.

For more details, including a list of the eligible vehicles, visit or visit your local FCA dealer.