What is the Difference Between Buying vs Leasing?

2018 Hyundai Elantra

When you’re in the market for a new Hyundai, Wilson Hyundai is the place to go for all of your Hyundai and automotive needs. We offer a wide selection of vehicles to match the needs of any driver, whether it be a sleek sedan or a powerful SUV. Beyond our inventory, our Hyundai dealer near Madison has a knowledgeable and helpful staff that would be happy to assist with financing questions, such as whether to buy or lease a Hyundai. This question can seem overwhelming, so our team has listed the pros and cons of each financing option to better assist you in your decision.

Pros of Buying

  • You can alter the vehicle as you see fit
  • You own the car
  • No mileage restrictions
  • You can keep it as long as you want
  • Gain equity

Cons of Buying

  • Requires a larger down payment
  • Typically includes higher monthly payments
  • Less likely to frequently upgrade to a newer vehicle with new technology
  • Can be difficult to sell
  • Interest adds to total price if you stretch the loan

Pros of Leasing

  • Monthly payments are usually less than owning
  • Typically low-to-no down payment
  • Have the chance to drive a new car more often
  • Repairs are usually covered by the warranty
  • Easy to return after lease ends

Cons of Leasing

  • Difficult to find a lease without a good credit score
  • Have to decide if you want to lease or purchase every time you return a lease
  • Can incur fees if you exceed the mileage limit
  • Don’t build equity
  • Need to be cautious about wear and tear to avoid damage fees upon return of the car

Whichever plan you choose, our financing team is happy to help begin the process of buying your new Hyundai. We have a reputation for assisting customers through every difficult choice during the sales process, and that includes working with all of our Madison-area drivers to ensure an optimal Hyundai financing experience. Whether you have excellent credit or you could use one of our competitive auto loan or lease rates, we will work with you to secure a plan that will make the buying or leasing process easy and hassle-free.

To learn more about the financing options available at Wilson Hyundai, contact us today!