So you've finally decided to buy a new Subaru -- congratulations! We can't thank you enough for choosing our Subaru dealership near Boerne, TX. We want your buying experience with us to be as seamless and stress-free as possible, so our talented financing team will work closely with you to ensure you get the financing solution you need to drive home happy. Not sure whether you should lease or buy? We've put together this handy chart explaining the differences. See how leasing differs from buying, and which option makes the most sense for you.




When you buy a vehicle, you'll make payments every month until you eventually pay it off and own it. If you want to purchase a new car, you'll have the option to trade in your current vehicle to offset the cost of your new car.

If you choose to lease, you'll make smaller monthly payments on a brand-new car with low mileage. Once your lease term is finished, you'll have the option to buy the vehicle or begin a new lease.

Down Payment

Depending on which Subaru you select, your down payment will be higher than if you leased it. However, the larger your down payment is, the less money you'll owe throughout your financing period.

Leasing is a great option if you don't have the money to make a large down payment, especially if you take advantage of our leasing specials. The amount you'll put down will depend on your lease agreement, but will almost always be less than if you were to purchase the vehicle.

Mileage Restraints

When you buy a car, it's yours do with as you please. That means you can drive as much as you'd like, and you never have to worry about going over your miles. This is a great option for those with long commutes.

When you lease a vehicle, your lease agreement will specify your annual mileage limit. This means you must not go over that number when you drive. If you do, you'll need to pay extra fees when your lease term ends.


As the owner of a vehicle, you're responsible for all its routine maintenance and repairs. You can bring it in for service whenever you wish, and aren't held to contract restrictions. You can also customize it with OEM parts and accessories whenever you'd like.

If you're leasing your vehicle, you'll have to return it to our dealership in the same condition it was in when you initially drove it home. This means you can't customize it with parts and accessories, and you'll need to adhere to a strict maintenance schedule. However, you won't be responsible for any long-term care and the associated costs.


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