Can You Get an Unlimited Mileage Lease? Lease Mileage Limits Explained

You generally can’t lease a car with unlimited miles. Leases include mileage limits to protect the value of the vehicle for the dealership. Driving more miles puts more wear on the vehicle and reduces its value.[1]

While you can’t get an unlimited mileage lease, the number of miles included in your lease is somewhat customizable. You may qualify for a high-mileage lease that will allow you to drive up to 30,000 miles per year.[2][3] Keep in mind that your exact limit and excess mileage fees will vary depending on the vehicle brand and the terms you negotiate. Our table below details the typical mileage limits at major car brands.

At the end of a lease, you have the option to purchase the vehicle rather than returning it to the dealer, and dealers often waive excess mileage fees if you choose to buy the vehicle.[4][5][6]

Note that dealers may also advertise “unlimited mileage” warranties[7][8][9] — but this only means that certain maintenance and repair services will be covered at any mileage level, not that you can drive unlimited miles on a leased vehicle without penalty.

Lease Mileage Policies by Company

We contacted the following companies’ corporate customer service departments and dealership representatives to confirm that they do not offer unlimited mileage leases. See the table below for information about each company’s usual mileage limits.

Company Typical Mileage Limits
Acura Up to 15,000 miles per year
Alfa Romeo 7,500 to 15,000 miles per year
BMW Up to 100,000 miles over the life of the lease
Buick Up to 32,500 miles over the life of the lease
Cadillac Up to 40,000 over the life of the lease
Chevrolet Up to 32,500 miles over the life of the lease
Chrysler 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year
Dodge 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year
Fiat 10,000 to 15,000 per year
Ford Varies by contract
GMC Varies by contract; may allow up to 75,000 miles over the life of the lease
Honda 12,000 to 15,000 miles per year
Hyundai 12,000 to 15,000 miles per year
Jeep 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year
Kia 12,000 to 15,000 miles per year
Lincoln 7,500 to 20,000 miles per year
Maserati 12,000 to 15,000 miles per year
Mazda Up to 15,000 miles per year
Mercedes-Benz Up to 20,000 miles per year
Mini Up to 100,000 miles over the lifetime of the lease
RAM 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year
Rolls-Royce Varies by contract; may be as low as 2,500 miles per year
Infiniti 10,000 miles per year
Mitsubishi 12,000 miles per year
Nissan Up to 15,000 miles per year
Subaru 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year
Jaguar 7,500 to 10,000 miles per year
Land Rover 7,500 to 10,000 miles per year
Tesla 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year
Lexus 12,000 to 15,000 miles per year
Toyota 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year
Audi 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year
Bentley Varies by contract; may be as low as 2,500 miles per year
Porsche 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year
Volkswagen 15,000 miles per year
Lotus 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year
Volvo 10,000 to 30,000 miles per year (15,000 is standard)