According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for leased cars and trucks were 11.77% lower in 2018 versus 2001.
Between 2001 and 2018: Leased cars and trucks experienced an average inflation rate of -0.73% per year. In other words, leased cars and trucks costing $20 in the year 2001 would cost $17.65 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.02% during this same period, inflation for leased cars and trucks was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Leased cars and trucks: