For many motorists, traditional financing remains the best route

Over the years, auto leasing has soared in popularity. For some drivers, it can be a big money-saver. For others, not so much. This calculator details the total costs - including hidden fees - in both leasing and buying a vehicle, and can help reveal which payment approach works best for you.

Information, calculators and interactive coaches provided are tools for your use and are not intended to provide financial, investment, legal, tax or accounting advice. We cannot and do not guarantee their applicability or accuracy in regards to your individual circumstances. All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes. We encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues.