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Buy vs. Lease Your New Toyota | Lansing MI | Spartan Toyota

Buying vs. Leasing Your New Toyota in Lansing, MI

Whether you decide to purchase or lease your vehicle, the finance process can sometimes be a bit overwhelming when searching for a new vehicle. That's why here at Spartan Toyota we strive to make the process as smooth as possible for our customers! We will walk you through each of your available options and assist you in making an informed decision that works best for your budget and lifestyle. We have a large range of financial options available for you to choose from. Plus, we have gathered a great selection of information detailing the specifics that come along with both leasing and purchasing a new Toyota model. The more familiar you are with the specifics of both options, the better you can determine which one is right for you. Once you are ready to make your decision or need more assistance, feel free to contact us directly with any questions or to explore our inventory to find your perfect vehicle!


  • Freedom of Choice

    Two of the greatest benefits of leasing a vehicle are freedom and flexibility. When leasing, customers can delay the purchase decision and have the freedom to drive a new Toyota every few years if they choose, without the hassle of having to sell or trade your vehicle.

  • Flexibility

    On average, leasing terms can last between 24 to 60 months. This allows you to make affordable payments with shorter terms. In addition, you get to choose your mileage. Lessees are typically given 12,000 or 15,000 miles per year, but if you require a higher mileage limit, you have the option to purchase more miles at signing.

  • Lower Payments

    Because you're only purchasing the right to use a vehicle for a period of time, your financial responsibility and your monthly payments may be reduced significantly. Also, if you have a small down payment, then leasing may be better for you, as there are often leasing options that require $0 down.

  • Hazard-Free Driving

    Because most leases last for two to three years, your vehicle generally provides warranty protection for as long as you drive it.

  • True Convenience

    When a lease expires, you simply turn your vehicle in and pay off any remaining fees (such as for excess mileage or wear and tear) and taxes. If you'd prefer not to part with your Toyota at lease-end, you can also take the opportunity to purchase it at a predetermined price. In either case, there's no need for you to sell it or trade it in unless it benefits you.


  • Ownership

    Ownership is the greatest benefit of buying your next vehicle instead of choosing to lease. If you are looking to keep your vehicle for an extended time or for as long as possible, then buying is the better option for you. Plus, choosing to buy rather than lease provides you with the freedom to customize your vehicle to match your lifestyle.

  • No Mileage Restrictions

    When financing your vehicle, you are responsible for the miles you travel and don't have a mileage restriction like you would with leasing. Leasing requires that you calculate in advance how many miles you will drive each year. Ownership allows you to drive as much as you like and as far as you desire without accumulating fees.

  • Payment Flexibility

    When purchasing a vehicle, you can buy with cash or choose to finance. If you buy with cash, you immediately become the owner of the vehicle and don't have to worry about monthly payments. If you choose to purchase a vehicle by utilizing a finance program, you pay down the loan amount over an extended period of time. For the best outcome when financing, we strongly recommend that you acquire the most affordable, reliable and competitive rates available, like what we offer here at Spartan Toyota.

  • True Freedom

    At the completion of your payment schedule, typically four to six years, you own your Toyota. You can keep driving for as long as you desire without any further payments, or choose to sell or trade at any time. Once you own the vehicle, you no longer have to make monthly payments, which means you could place those same funds toward your savings, should you choose to do so.

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If you would like more information on the pros and cons of both leasing and buying your next vehicle, please don't hesitate to give us a call or stop by our dealership at 5701 S Pennsylvania, Lansing, MI 48911. At Spartan Toyota, we look forward to serving our neighbors from Lansing, MI, and throughout Williamston and DeWitt, MI, with their next lease or purchase!