Lease vs Buy

Thinking about Buying or Leasing a New or Certified Pre-Owned Kia?

If you're in the market for new Kia Optima, Sorento or Sportage, one of your main considerations is whether to buy or lease your sedan or crossover. Buying or leasing a new Kia, or a certified pre-owned Kia, both have advantages, depending on your lifestyle, financial situation and driving habits.

Here are some important questions to consider:

  • Do I want to be driving the latest model? If you're into the latest and greatest technology and appreciate new styling trends, leasing a new Kia may be the right choice. New Kia leases can have terms as short as two-three years, meaning you'll be driving a new set of wheels pretty frequently.

  • Will I be driving a lot of miles for work, or will my mileage be limited to 10-12,000 miles annually? If you plan to use your new Kia for work and expect to be the road on a regular basis, financing your Kia may the right option. Leases are typically capped somewhere between 10,000 and 15,000 miles annually, depending on your arrangement, and any overage can be costly.

  • Am I in this for the short term or the long term? This answer really depends on your philosophy about car ownership. If you consider your new Kia purchase as an investment, and plan to hold onto it for the long term, financing your purchase is the way to go. On the other hand, if you're not sure what the future holds in terms of your job and lifestyle and want the advantage of flexibility, leasing a new Kia may make more sense.

In any case, Hendrick Kia Charlotte is here to help. We have a great selection of new Kia models, and our Finance Center specialists can help you get the best available terms for your loan or lease agreement. Our showroom is located at 5141 East Independence Blvd., and we're a short drive from Matthews, Concord, Indian Trail, Mint Hill and Huntersville. Stop in today, or give us a call at (888) 294-4793 to schedule a test drive.


Hendrick Kia Charlotte

5141 East Independence Blvd
Directions Charlotte, NC 28212

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