This calculator from MarketWatch considers the potential return you d get by leasing and investing instead of buying.
As MarketWatch explains, the argument against leasing often comes down to you ll have nothing to show for your money, and that argument doesn t consider the opportunity cost.
You could potentially invest the purchase price of the car and earn a return on it instead.
Of course, you can t predict the market return, and this implies you would actually invest the money instead of just spend it.
So there are even more variables to think about.
You enter your details, including the expected return, and the tool tells you at what price point leasing would outweigh buying.