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

Deborah Flaherty
Deborah Flaherty
GOOGLE
11-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service, test drive through purchase! Found a great certified vehicle, just what I was looking for.

Sherry L.
Sherry L.
YELP
11-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Process was very efficient. They listened carefully to what I wanted and my budget and worked hard to get me exactly what I wanted. Made the whole experience very pleasant.

"Our Salesman, Derek, and our Finance person, Marcy were..."

Selena B
DEALERRATER
11-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Our Salesman, Derek, and our Finance person, Marcy were wonderful. They were polite, friendly, entertaining and professional. We love our new Toyota Highlander and plan to refer others to do business with Toyota of Des Moines.

Jennifer Phelps
Jennifer Phelps
GOOGLE
11-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience throughout the whole buying process. Bob Staley was great to work with, made the whole process smooth. Chad Millhollin was helpful with finding a good price range to work in. Marcy Davis made the financial paperwork process so simple to understand. Spencer in delivery was knowledgeable and explained the features of my new car. Overall, I would definitely purchase from Toyota of Des Moines again!

"I don't like high pressure sales"

juilahiggins
DEALERRATER
11-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was worried that I was going to feel high pressure sales, when shopping for a car and I was prepared to not buy a car if I started feeling any kind of pressure. I wound up buying a car. Really liked Shane. He was professional and super chill. Didn't feel pressured at could not buy my car fast enough.

Connie Christy
Connie Christy
GOOGLE
11-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Paul Kang
Paul Kang
GOOGLE
11-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always been good service with no issues

"Great employees and dealership."

Joel Johnson
DEALERRATER
11-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Just picked up my 4th new Tundra. Scott Hampe at Toyota of Des Moines works very hard to keep earning my business. Thank you Scott!

Susan G.
Susan G.
YELP
11-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Prompt service, courteous and thorough

Debra Boston
Debra Boston
GOOGLE
11-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Seth was OUTSTANDING.....

Carol Kramer
Carol Kramer
GOOGLE
11-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Lesa Bixler
Lesa Bixler
GOOGLE
11-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Bob Staley worked with us to find the perfect car and..."

Shiela
DEALERRATER
11-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bob Staley worked with us to find the perfect car and deal for us. He was friendly and professional. We had a great experience and will definitely be back if and when we need another vehicle. Don & Shiela Pierce

David Kato
David Kato
GOOGLE
11-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Former repeat customers. Great service department, never any issues.

Julia Higgins
Julia Higgins
GOOGLE
11-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Got a new car.

"Great people!"

Rossmanns
DEALERRATER
11-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Faraz, Rob & Bill were all great to work with as were Spencer in the delivery area and the women at the reeception desk. We are loyal Toyota customers

Great people!

Rossmanns
CARS
11-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Faraz, Rob & Bill were all great to work with as were Spencer in the delivery area and the women at the reeception desk. We are loyal Toyota customers

Ronnie Hammond
Ronnie Hammond
GOOGLE
11-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bob Staley worked with us to find the perfect car and...

Shiela
CARS
11-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bob Staley worked with us to find the perfect car and deal for us. He was friendly and professional. We had a great experience and will definitely be back if and when we need another vehicle. Don & Shiela Pierce

Good experience

Brian
CARS
11-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Gordon was great to work with. No high pressure sales tactics. This is our first Toyota we've bought and love the vehicle so far.

I will always return to Toyota

Karla
CARS
11-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I really liked working with JP. He is so honest and kind. He taught me about my millage on my car. I only drive about 4,000 miles a year. I thought I needed new brake pads and he showed me that I didn't need them yet. I am very happy to have him as my technician. I also was able to use a coupon for my oil change and that saved me money. He's a keeper. This is my 3rd Toyota Camry from your store. Always good care. Thank you

Very quick in and out for this visit. They kept me...

Marg
CARS
11-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very quick in and out for this visit. They kept me informed about progress and even a video of the precise check of my car with results. I always appreciate the free car wash afterward. I did get a phone call asking if I wanted to upgrade to a newer car

Abraham Rotich
Abraham Rotich
GOOGLE
11-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Prompt on their service and shuttle service is great.

"I will always return to Toyota"

Karla
DEALERRATER
11-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I really liked working with JP. He is so honest and kind. He taught me about my millage on my car. I only drive about 4,000 miles a year. I thought I needed new brake pads and he showed me that I didn't need them yet. I am very happy to have him as my technician. I also was able to use a coupon for my oil change and that saved me money. He's a keeper. This is my 3rd Toyota Camry from your store. Always good care. Thank you

"Very quick in and out for this visit. They kept me..."

Marg
DEALERRATER
11-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very quick in and out for this visit. They kept me informed about progress and even a video of the precise check of my car with results. I always appreciate the free car wash afterward. I did get a phone call asking if I wanted to upgrade to a newer car

Murray Goemaat
Murray Goemaat
GOOGLE
11-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was greeted immediately when I arrived. The service was fast and done in a friendly, professional manner.

"Good experience"

Brian
DEALERRATER
11-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Gordon was great to work with. No high pressure sales tactics. This is our first Toyota we've bought and love the vehicle so far.

hailey bear
hailey bear
GOOGLE
11-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

excellent

John6
CARS
11-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My appointment was on Tuesday of this week -- I messed up & came in on Monday --- I was accommodated & taken care of -- great service & thank you -- always a good job.... thank you David Marchant

"excellent "

John6
DEALERRATER
11-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My appointment was on Tuesday of this week -- I messed up & came in on Monday --- I was accommodated & taken care of -- great service & thank you -- always a good job.... thank you David Marchant

"New Vehicle Purchase"

Lana
DEALERRATER
11-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This is our 3rd new vehicle that we have purchased from Toyota with Steve Henigan. Steve makes it very quick and easy for us to come in, find us exactly what we want, and provides excellent service and follow up.

" Positive"

Carol
DEALERRATER
11-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They were very efficient and helpful. The had said it could take as long as 1 1/2 hours. It took less than a half hour.

getting new tires

mark
CARS
11-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Drop car off, caught ride back to house. They called when car was ready. Easy pickup and price was what the had told me when I made the appointment

"getting new tires"

mark
DEALERRATER
11-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Drop car off, caught ride back to house. They called when car was ready. Easy pickup and price was what the had told me when I made the appointment

"Service"

Ralph
DEALERRATER
11-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I brought my Toyota Prius in for a software update and it took only 30 minutes. I was expecting to be there 1-1/2 to 2 hours. I was surprised when the service person came a got me and said they were all done. Excellent Job!

Neal Bortell
Neal Bortell
GOOGLE
11-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Liz Waters
Liz Waters
GOOGLE
11-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Greg Lee
Greg Lee
GOOGLE
11-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Molly Balke
Molly Balke
GOOGLE
11-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Working with Eric was very easy! He and Brenna stayed late to make sure I could take my new car home the same day. Thank you both again!

"Great experience overall! Staff was very friendly and..."

Gordenna
DEALERRATER
11-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience overall! Staff was very friendly and efficient. Really appreciated the help. Spencer at delivery was awesome! Very genuine and knowledgeable about the vehicle. Would definitely go back.

"Steve Henigan was extremely helpful and upfront about the..."

Eric
DEALERRATER
11-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Steve Henigan was extremely helpful and upfront about the whole process. I feel I was treated well and the staff was very friendly throughout my purchase. The grounds are well maintained, clean and orderly which represents Toyota well.

Great experience overall! Staff was very friendly and...

Gordenna
CARS
11-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience overall! Staff was very friendly and efficient. Really appreciated the help. Spencer at delivery was awesome! Very genuine and knowledgeable about the vehicle. Would definitely go back.

Steve Henigan was extremely helpful and upfront about the...

Eric
CARS
11-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Steve Henigan was extremely helpful and upfront about the whole process. I feel I was treated well and the staff was very friendly throughout my purchase. The grounds are well maintained, clean and orderly which represents Toyota well.

Awesome Service

David
CARS
11-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a really good time with Ian. He was very helpful in getting me the vehicle that I wanted and also very patient with me and my dad especially. Ryan was also excellent in finding the best deals for warranties and insurance, Highly rate them both.

"Awesome Service"

David
DEALERRATER
11-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a really good time with Ian. He was very helpful in getting me the vehicle that I wanted and also very patient with me and my dad especially. Ryan was also excellent in finding the best deals for warranties and insurance, Highly rate them both.

Service

Ralph
CARS
11-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I brought my Toyota Prius in for a software update and it took only 30 minutes. I was expecting to be there 1-1/2 to 2 hours. I was surprised when the service person came a got me and said they were all done. Excellent Job!

Positive

Carol
CARS
11-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They were very efficient and helpful. The had said it could take as long as 1 1/2 hours. It took less than a half hour.

Sarom Vong
Sarom Vong
GOOGLE
11-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
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