Should I Buy or Lease a Car?

2023 Kia Sportage On Top of Mountain

When you are shopping for a new car around Chino and Covina, you have a lot of decisions to make. After you have narrowed down your search and found a vehicle that checks all of the boxes on your wishlist, you will also need to decide between leasing vs. buying the vehicle. A common question we hear at Pomona Kia is, “Should I buy or lease a car?” The answer to this question really comes down to your driving needs and budget. 



Why Lease? 

With leasing, you essentially rent your vehicle for a couple of years. While you cannot build equity or sell the vehicle, all you are paying for is the depreciation that occurs over the course of the lease term. This leads to lower monthly payments and a smaller down payment. In addition to being more affordable, another bonus is flexibility. Once the terms of the lease are complete, you simply bring it back to the dealership and choose a new vehicle to lease or purchase if you like. 

Why Finance? 

Should you buy or lease a car? If you plan to do a lot of driving around Ontario, financing may be the better option for you. When you choose to finance, you take out a loan on the full value of the vehicle with the intention of owning it. While your monthly payments will likely be higher compared to leasing, financing has a number of benefits that make it worthwhile.

  • Once the vehicle is paid off, you no longer have to worry about a car payment. You are also free to sell the vehicle at any time. 
  • Financing allows you to customize your ride. When you lease, you need to keep the vehicle as close to factory condition as possible because it will be returned to the dealership and resold. 
  • With financing, you are not limited by mileage restrictions and there are no charges for excess wear and tear on the vehicle. 

Explore Leasing vs. Buying With Pomona Kia

Still undecided after reading about leasing vs. buying? That’s ok! Visit our finance department today, and we can discuss your options more thoroughly. You can also contact us for more information. 


More from Pomona Kia

  • 2023 Kia Sportage Safety Rating

      Kia vehicles are known worldwide for their safety and reliability, but how does the latest Sportage stack up? When looking at this Kia safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, you can feel completely confident behind the wheel of a Sportage in Chino. Learn all about the 2023 Kia Sportage safety rating…

  • 2023 Kia Forte Interior

    The Kia Forte has always been a popular pick at Pomona Kia – and for a good reason! One of its many standout features is its incredible interior. The Kia Forte interior is surprisingly spacious and sophisticated for a vehicle that is so budget-friendly. Enjoy state-of-the-art features and style without that luxury car price tag. What’s…

  • 2023 Kia Sportage Trims

    With seven trim levels to choose from, Covina have an abundance of incredible options depending on their budgetary and lifestyle needs. Whether you are looking for a Kia Sportage trim that suits your basic needs, or if you are interested in Kia Sportage features that make your Chino drives a luxurious experience, then you will…

Pomona Kia 34.033134, -117.755878.