Buying vs. Leasing a Car, SUV, or Truck in Cincinnati, OH

Buy vs Lease with Beechmont Toyota

Are you in the market for a new Toyota vehicle? When it comes time to hit the West Chester-area streets to shop around for a car, truck, or SUV, you will have two choices – to buy or to lease. When visiting our dealership in the Mason, people often wonder about getting a lease vs. buying. If you stop by our showroom asking, “Should I buy or lease?” we have the answer for you!

Having a Lease vs. Buying

Even though there are lots of benefits to having a lease vs. buying, but there are important things to keep in mind when making the decision:

  • What is your budget?
  • How do you use our vehicle?
  • How many miles do you drive?
  • Do you want equity in your vehicle?

Here at Beechmont Toyota, we compiled a list of benefits of having a lease and buying, so you can make the informed decision. It’s important to use that you find the Toyota vehicle that has you excited to drive, enhances your daily commute, and won’t break your budget.

Have you found your dream vehicle? Need to schedule a test drive? Give us a call today!

Benefits of Buying a Car

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Low-Interest Rates

We offer new vehicle financing rates as low as 0% APR with qualifying credit on your next Toyota. With rates this low, almost all of your monthly payment is repaying the principal and not the interest.



When you purchase a vehicle, you don’t have to worry about mileage overage fees and you can customize it with accessories and genuine Toyota OEM parts. You can do with your vehicle whatever you want – because it’s yours!

Affordable Payment

Affordable Payment

In addition to low-interest rates, we have loans available for up to 84 months, allowing you to get a new Toyota regardless of your budget.

Ownership Equity

Ownership Equity

After you pay off your Toyota you will own it and have equity that can be leveraged if and when you purchase your next vehicle.

Benefits of Leasing a Vehicle

Low Cost Repairs

Low Cost Repairs

Your vehicle is typically covered under the factory warranty for the duration of your lease, so you can have peace of mind.

Lower Monthly Payments

Lower Monthly Payments

Your monthly payments may be significantly lower when leasing because you’re only paying on the value between the purchase price and the vehicle’s residual value at the end of the lease – not the entire amount.



If you’re the kind of person who enjoys driving new vehicles with all the latest technology, leasing allows you to pick out a new model every two to four years (the duration of your lease).

No Effect on Trade-In

No Effect on Trade-In

When your lease is up, you won’t have to worry about the value of your vehicle or how it will affect the purchase of a new one. You simply return your vehicle and choose a new one. Learn about more car-buying tips like direct vs. indirect financing with Beechmont Toyota.

Common Questions About Having a Lease vs. Buying

Q: Can you modify a leased car?

It varies by dealership. Often times, modifying a leased car by adding a remote start system or setting up a different stereo system may not be a problem. Check with Beechmont Toyota for more details.

Q: How old you have to be to lease a car?

You have to be 18 years old to lease a car.

Q: Can you buy the vehicle at the end of the lease?

If you’re nearing the end of your lease and you realize the car meets your wants and need, you can absolutely buy the car. The lease contract will detail the price at which you can purchase your car at lease-end. Learn more about financing options by contacting your sales consultant.

Q: If you saved enough money for a 20% down payment, should you buy or lease?

Buying a car may be your best choice because it will help keep your monthly payment costs low and help pay off your car faster.

Q: When is the best time to lease a car?

We recommend leasing a vehicle shortly after the model year is introduced because that’s when the residual value will be the highest. In other words, there’s a good chance you will save money on the deprecation cost.

Q: If you’re into the latest technology for your car, should you buy or lease?

If having the latest technology in your car is a priority, we recommend leasing. Most lease agreements last two to four years, so you will always be driving a car with the latest technology features.

Q: If you have a long daily commute, should you buy or lease?

If you have a long daily commute, we recommend buying a vehicle because most lease offers have a mileage limit.