Neanderthal is right. Most people have no clue what leasing means. It's another way of buying a car. The key to a lease is the money factor which is the percentage. Miles is important. 12 to 15 thousand mile leases are usually the best. The biggest factor is the residual. That's the cars value at the end of the lease. Toyota and Honda have fair leases. A lease should always be close ended. That guarantees a price. Open ended leases are a terrible risk and most always a losing proposition. Payoff is another concern. Read the small print but toyota and Honda are typically the best leases in all. VW is good but they have three different pay offs. They try trap you in and if you leave them it costs you.
Leasing means to rent. You purchase the "rights" to rent the car and then you can pay it off at the end of the agreement or turn it in and lease a new vehicle. Leasing has stipulations that some people dont like...like a 10,000 mile to 15,000 miles per year limit and stuff like that.