Lease vs. Buy

Benefits of Leasing

  • Little or no down payment is required.
  • Leasing is a low-cost way of driving a Mercedes-Benz. You only pay for the portion of the vehicle you use. And leasing may offer tax advantages if the vehicle is for business purposes (please consult your tax advisor).
  • A lower payment means more disposable income for other investments.
  • You can tailor your lease to fit your driving habits. And you have access to all Mercedes-Benz classes - new and pre-owned (up to eight model years old).
  • Leasing means there is no hassle with trading-in or selling your vehicle. We take the risk of the resale value at the end of the lease and provide you with a set purchase option.

Benefits of Buying

  • A Mercedes-Benz has a higher than average resale value and, in buying, you are building equity toward ownership.
  • You can sell it at any time, under your own terms.
  • When you buy, the required insurance limits for liability and property damage are usually lower than when you lease.
  • You can modify your car any way you like with non-factory accessories. Modifying a leased car is not permitted, unless they are retailer-installed, factory-approved options.