Bought the 2017 SLE in April and asked the salesman ( a friend) about the running boards. His reply was, the vehicle is not high enough to need running boards. You are wasting your money. He suggested simply adding the molded splash guards instead but buy from third party for half the price. I do like the looks of running boards too but, he is right. Your car and your money, you're the one who drives it. But, it is a lease that you will be giving back. Good luck and enjoy the ride.