Leasing and Buying: What's the Difference?

When you are preparing to invest in a vehicle, you have a lot of options to consider and choose from. For instance, you will have to decide whether to buy the car you like or to lease it. There are differences between these options, important differences, and one may be a better fit for you depending on your budget and your lifestyle.

So what are the differences between these models? More importantly, what benefits and drawbacks do they come with?

Leasing: Short-Term Affordable Investment

The first thing you should know about leasing is that it is intended to be a short-term investment -- something you undertake for a few years at a time. That does come with certain benefits. Foremost of those is the affordable monthly prices that leases offer. However, leases also come with some drawbacks. Since you do not own the vehicle you lease, you have to keep it in good condition. Additionally, you have to abide by certain mileage parameters.

In short, leasing can be a great option for drivers who want to save money, but there are drawbacks to consider.

Buying: Long-Term Investment with Higher Monthly Payments

Buying a car is the traditional mode of investment for many drivers. Not only do you own the vehicle you buy, but you know that it will be yours entirely once you pay it off. However, the monthly prices with buying are often more expensive than with leasing. That's because buying a car involves taking out an automotive loan -- that's what you're paying down over the certain number of months you agree to. Furthermore, buying a car involves having your credit pulled.

Ready To Learn More?

If you would like to learn more about our selection of vehicles, including our new and used models, we recommend visit us at DCH Brunswick Toyota in North Brunswick, NJ. Our team would be proud to help answer any questions you may have about the purchasing process.

We look forward to assisting you with all of your vehicle-related needs.


DCH Brunswick Toyota

1504 U.S. Route 1
Directions North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902

  • Sales: (844) 478-6399
  • Service: (844) 478-6401
  • Parts: (844) 478-6402

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DCH Brunswick Toyota

1601 Livingston Ave.
Directions North Brunswick, NJ 08902

  • Service: (844) 478-6401
  • Parts: (844) 478-6402

Sales Hours

  • Monday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Sunday Closed