Buy vs Lease near Des Moines, IA

Buy vs Lease near Des Moines, IA

We'll Help You Find the Vehicle of Your Dreams!

At Toyota of Des Moines, we strive to make all things automotive as simple as possible when you work with us. This ranges from choosing a model to figuring out how you’ll pay for it to maintaining it long after you’ve made your purchase. Today, we’re going to help you choose between two of the most prominent ways to get behind the wheel: buying and leasing. 

Should I Buy?

Financing remains the most common way that people handle getting a new set of wheels. This option is great for those who view automobiles as a long-term investment. When you choose to finance, we’ll take the overall sticker price of the model you choose and break it down over a number of months and years. Your job is to pay off the loan for the vehicle every month in small, manageable increments. Once this is done, the vehicle is entirely yours! If you maintain it well, it might even accrue value and become an item that you can later sell back.

Should I Lease?

Leasing, on the other hand, is great as a short term method of getting a pair of keys in your hand. This route does not end with ownership, but instead allows you to temporarily borrow a model from Toyota of Des Moines. You’ll decide upon how many years you wish to keep it and the mileage you’ll put on it each year. Then, we’ll calculate your monthly cost while factoring the estimated depreciation of your choice, so you’ll be paying a far smaller bill than if you choose to buy. This option is great for those who want to try out a new vehicle every few years, or for those who want a specific model but can’t quite afford to purchase.

Online Tools

Finally, we want to make sure that our clientele is aware of all the helpful tools we include on our website. No matter what stage of your auto search you’re on, we’re certain that we’ll have something that will be to your benefit. Still looking for that special ride? Browse through our New or Pre-Owned tabs and utilize our great Narrow Your Search filters to quickly find your perfect match. Once that’s done, we have an entire Finance Department that will aid you in estimating your purchasing power and planning out your budget. Finally, once you have your vehicle, our Service Department is at your disposal!

We hope that we’ve helped you decide whether to buy vs lease near Des Moines, IA. If you’re still on the fence, you’re always more than welcome to visit Toyota of Des Moines in person and speak with our expert team! We’ll be happy to help.


Contact Information


Sales Hours

(515) 276-4911
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Testimonials

Spencer Hinners
Spencer Hinners
GOOGLE
9-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
D B
D B
GOOGLE
9-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service dealership. The service writers are great. Ian took care of me this time, honest fast and polite. The new video feature is fantastic, where customers can see the tech inspection. Management is doing great at this dealership. Highly recommended

Wilene Mabrier
Wilene Mabrier
GOOGLE
9-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Excellent "

tommy.breese
DEALERRATER
9-16-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent experience. Sales and service was great. Finance was helpful and descriptive. I was very impressed by the whole dealership. It was a pleasure to do business with Toyota of Des Moines.

"Purchase newer used vehicle"

bill
DEALERRATER
9-16-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Good selection of inventory. Easy financing available. Fair pricing on vehicles. Rapid response to questions and vehicle turnaround to get one on their way. Overall pleased with the entire vehicle purchase.

Tiffany Rios
Tiffany Rios
GOOGLE
9-16-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Rick Hibbs
Rick Hibbs
GOOGLE
9-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

treated me well

"Great Experience "

Byers Wolf
DEALERRATER
9-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Steve & Rob made leasing my second Toyota a breeze. Form initial contact to driving off, all of HY questions and concerns were answered promptly. I look forward to working with Toyota of Des Moines, again.

"Great experience, start to finish"

Chris
DEALERRATER
9-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I purhcase vehicles for my company fleet and they have always been great to deal with. Fair and upfront deals. Would certainly recommend. Rob Hutt and Bob Staley were both very helpful in making this tranaction quick and valuabl.

Amer A.
YELP
9-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I bought two cars this year. It was a great experience with Toyota, a powerful vehicle and a smooth engine. It's really a good car I would like to thank Steve Henkin & John &Todd for helping to pick a car They were very friendly...

Sarah Kautz
Sarah Kautz
GOOGLE
9-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience, two super salesmen. I bought a car in less time than the time it takes me to buy a dress!

"Oil change "

4Runner
DEALERRATER
9-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Asked to have something priced, remove a SiriusXM apparatus and was told the person who would price that was gone option given do it myself if I’m comfortable or probably be charged 130$ at Toyota

"Easiest Purchase Process EVER"

Christina R.
DEALERRATER
9-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I am so happy I was able to work with Bryon Baker at Toyota of DSM. He helped make my purchase experience far easier than I expected it would be, despite having negative equity in my old vehicle. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and never pushy about the sale. I love everything about the 2019 RAV4 LE I purchased. Everyone go visit him with any of your automotive needs, you will NOT be disappointed. Thanks again, Bryon!

"Great experience"

Matt
DEALERRATER
9-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Sale was great everything was explained very well everyone was very polite and said hi would recommend them to everyone best. experience ever thank u guys !!!!!!

Susie E.
Susie E.
YELP
9-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Shane Siegle made leading a car so easy and fast. He met my request for black interior and everything I needed.

Randall Bradley
Randall Bradley
GOOGLE
9-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Susie E.
Susie E.
YELP
9-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The excellent customer service proved by Shane Siegle is always perfection. That's why I get all of my vehicles from Toyota of Des Moines.

Melissa Clark
Melissa Clark
GOOGLE
9-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Our customer service experience was exceptional! Ian Rojas was our salesman and leasing consultant. It was our first time leasing, and he was very thorough in explaining our options. He took his time with us, answered all of our questions, and did not make us feel rushed. He also did not pressure us, made us feel very comfortable, and was very reassuring! He made the process easy, quick, and simple. He truly went above and beyond, and we would HIGHLY recommend his help and services! Ask for him!

Margaret Kenyon
Margaret Kenyon
GOOGLE
9-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fast Service everyone was nice, appreciate the video with what the tech was doing.

"Fantastic!"

Frank
DEALERRATER
9-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Ian has always been very accommodating in his quest to provide an excellent experience with respect to servicing out Tundra Limited. He is the “Go To” guy when you need any service and or maintenance function performed on your Toyota.

Scott Tallant
Scott Tallant
GOOGLE
9-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Outstanding service, honest feedback telling me when and what I need. Loved the video review of my cars status.

"Purchase of a new Highlander"

PA
DEALERRATER
9-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Worked with Steve Henigan to purchase this vehicle. The experience was very easy with all involved. Would totally recommend Steve and his team! Plus the warranty is very good!

Duane B.
Duane B.
YELP
9-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was welcomed as soon as I pulled into the service bay. Justin Madison was my service advisor, and was extremely helpful and friendly. Everything was explained well, and I even received a video guide from the service tech showing the all points inspection. I was very impressed with the service I received here at Toyota of Des Moines, and look forward to a great relationship in the future!

"Purchase of 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited"

dennisaudifan
DEALERRATER
9-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We worked with Faraz Asad on our purchase and was very satisfied with his work. He found the color and type of vehicle we wanted without being pushy.

Purchase of a new Highlander

PA
CARS
9-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Worked with Steve Henigan to purchase this vehicle. The experience was very easy with all involved. Would totally recommend Steve and his team! Plus the warranty is very good!

Purchase of 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited

dennisaudifan
CARS
9-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We worked with Faraz Asad on our purchase and was very satisfied with his work. He found the color and type of vehicle we wanted without being pushy.

Service Department!

Jo Ann
CARS
9-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My husband and I have been getting our car serviced since 2010! The service is excellent! We would like to mention our Service Advisor, Ian Davis! He is Amazing and always so helpful regarding any questions we might have regarding repairs or Maintenance! I prefer him to schedule any appointments! If he is not working, I wait until he returns to schedule our appointments!😌

service was great

Jan
CARS
9-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Your service men were great and very friendly. the girls at the desk where you pay could be friendlier and need to smile. We are the customer

"service was great"

Jan
DEALERRATER
9-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Your service men were great and very friendly. the girls at the desk where you pay could be friendlier and need to smile. We are the customer

"Service Department!"

Jo Ann
DEALERRATER
9-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My husband and I have been getting our car serviced since 2010! The service is excellent! We would like to mention our Service Advisor, Ian Davis! He is Amazing and always so helpful regarding any questions we might have regarding repairs or Maintenance! I prefer him to schedule any appointments! If he is not working, I wait until he returns to schedule our appointments!😌

Arley Beane
Arley Beane
GOOGLE
9-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"salesperson"

Winnie66
DEALERRATER
9-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The gentleman that I had for my purchase was excellent. He explained to me about the cars features and we took a ride in it so that I could get the feel of the car. He also explained all of the car options and he helped me get a great deal.

Steven Vince
Steven Vince
GOOGLE
9-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

As much as I've hated buying cars in the past, dealing with TDM was painless! Well done!!

Bruce Kawahara
Bruce Kawahara
GOOGLE
9-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bryon gave us a great service experience. He's very good.

Toyota is the best

MixMaster
CARS
9-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Best experience I have ever had at Toyota Des Monies over all the years I have bought car there. Andrew Whiting was great to work with👍👍👍.

"Toyota is the best"

MixMaster
DEALERRATER
9-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Best experience I have ever had at Toyota Des Monies over all the years I have bought car there. Andrew Whiting was great to work with👍👍👍.

"Dave and Ian"

JAndrews
DEALERRATER
9-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Dave took care of my oil change. He is professional, reviewed my service checklist, and always listens to your questions and comments. I always ask for David when I am in for an oil change. Ian has been servicing both my Toyotas for years. He always is pleasant, answers all my questions, and explains service intervals when they apply. Ian also will recommend additional service requirements when they may sense. These two individuals are always sincere and represent the face and voice of this dealership.

"New Car"

New Avalon Owner
DEALERRATER
9-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

As a loyal Toyota customer, I was a little dismayed with the difficulty I had in getting a salesman to assist me. As I had been to the showroom twice while my oil changes were being done and not once did anyone approach me with even a greeting. Many believe it was because I was alone female? I did however send a general email and received a reply that led to bringing my husband out to work with a saleman, as we were serious car buyers. We were pleased with our saleman and did drive away with a new vehicle. I am looking forward to many years with this dealership as I only allow Toyota service departments do anything to my vehicles. We hope to attend the new car reception in Nov. I'm happy this all worked out. Jennifer Olson PS I don't remember the name of the gentleman that went through the buttons with me, I want to give a huge shout out to him for being so patient and not making me feel stupid. He is a true asset to a new car owner when all this technology is involved. ? Brandon Brown?

Brandi Lee
Brandi Lee
GOOGLE
9-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Dave and Ian

JAndrews
CARS
9-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Dave took care of my oil change. He is professional, reviewed my service checklist, and always listens to your questions and comments. I always ask for David when I am in for an oil change. Ian has been servicing both my Toyotas for years. He always is pleasant, answers all my questions, and explains service intervals when they apply. Ian also will recommend additional service requirements when they may sense. These two individuals are always sincere and represent the face and voice of this dealership.

New Car

New Avalon Owner
CARS
9-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

As a loyal Toyota customer, I was a little dismayed with the difficulty I had in getting a salesman to assist me. As I had been to the showroom twice while my oil changes were being done and not once did anyone approach me with even a greeting. Many believe it was because I was alone female? I did however send a general email and received a reply that led to bringing my husband out to work with a saleman, as we were serious car buyers. We were pleased with our saleman and did drive away with a new vehicle. I am looking forward to many years with this dealership as I only allow Toyota service departments do anything to my vehicles. We hope to attend the new car reception in Nov. I'm happy this all worked out. Jennifer Olson PS I don't remember the name of the gentleman that went through the buttons with me, I want to give a huge shout out to him for being so patient and not making me feel stupid. He is a true asset to a new car owner when all this technology is involved. ? Brandon Brown?

courteous, attentive, efficient, thorough

Theresa
CARS
9-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Pleasant experience buying a new car. Great service. Derek was a great salesperson. Marcy was great and made financing a breeze. Miles showed us the ropes on how the Highlander works.

Always good service

Carol G
CARS
9-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This visit was for routine maintenance on my car. I was in and out within 45 minutes. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating while I was there.

James B.
James B.
YELP
9-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent service, timely attention by staff. I highly recommend Toyota of Des Moines for servicing your Toyota!!

"courteous, attentive, efficient, thorough "

Theresa
DEALERRATER
9-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Pleasant experience buying a new car. Great service. Derek was a great salesperson. Marcy was great and made financing a breeze. Miles showed us the ropes on how the Highlander works.

"Always good service "

Carol G
DEALERRATER
9-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This visit was for routine maintenance on my car. I was in and out within 45 minutes. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating while I was there.

Ruth Glick
Ruth Glick
GOOGLE
9-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"All went as well as I could expect."

SGrund
DEALERRATER
9-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

All went as well as I could expect. I've been pleased with Toyota's service for the last few years. The dealership is very close to my home. It would be hard to find a service garage that offers as many benefits - such as a ride to and from work. The cost seems reasonable.

Service Dept

wdmscott
CARS
9-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brought car in for transmission check. Ian suggested computer upgrade program to see if that would help we will see. Helpful smile in every aisle. Whoops that's hy-vee

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