Comparing a Micro Lease to Other Options

November 14, 2023

The automotive industry is evolving rapidly, with a growing desire for flexibility when it comes to vehicle access. With several car subscription services to choose from, it’s important to know the benefits and drawbacks of each one. With AutoNation being one of the largest automotive retailers in the country, AutoNation Mobility has big ambitions. But how does it stack up against other options?

Conventional Leasing

Conventional car leases usually extend over several years, locking clients into long-term contracts. While these leases may offer lower monthly payments, due to their lengthy lease period, they lack flexibility. AutoNation Mobility's micro lease program redefines leasing by offering shorter 6 or 12 month commitments. As an AutoNation Mobility client, you’re able to choose your lease term, vehicle, and additional features, giving you ultimate flexibility. Micro leasing gives you a leasing solution that aligns with your individual lifestyle.

Manufacturer Subscription Services

Certain car manufacturers have introduced monthly car subscription services that allow consumers access to a range of vehicles from their brand. However, this type of service limits you to a single brand and restricts you from experiencing other brands. Additionally, manufacturer subscription services often have limited vehicle availability. AutoNation Mobility offers an extensive collection of vehicles across a diverse range of manufacturers, making it your number one choice for car selection. All cars listed are available and in-stock, and you can get your car the very next day.

Car-Sharing Services

Different from a car subscription service, car-sharing platforms offer vehicles on an hourly or daily basis. These app-based services may be convenient for a very short-term need but do not meet the consistent access to a personal vehicle. Also, the pricing is optimized for hourly or daily rentals, so if you try to get the car for a month or longer, the pricing is unlikely to be economical. Car-sharing services also have a limited vehicle selection. However, with a micro lease, you’re signing a lease for either 6 or 12 months, giving you consistent access to a personal vehicle without a long-term commitment. It’s just the right option to have the car you want set exactly how you like it. Everything is set to your preferences. While car-sharing offers a temporary solution, micro leasing provides a more personal and stable option at a great price point.

Long-term Car Rentals

Some car rental companies offer long-term monthly rentals. This is similar to daily rentals, but the pricing is adjusted to a monthly rate. Under this model, you’re typically not able to select the exact car you want, since you’ll be confined to the typical rental car segments. Instead, you’ll get whichever car is available within the segment you chose. Additionally, the cars are not brand new, and you may get a vehicle with wear and tear or high mileage. Also, you may have to get insurance through the rental company, which can cost a pretty penny.

With a micro lease, you pick the exact car you want. All our cars are brand new, and you’ll be the first owner. Plus, vehicle maintenance, taxes, registration, and all other fees are covered in one simple payment. For insurance, you’ll bring your own, so you can be sure to get the best possible rate and leverage any home and auto policy discounts you may already have.

Flexible Micro Lease Subscription

With AutoNation Mobility, experience the highest level of short-term leasing options, our micro lease comes with several great advantages over other subscription services, including:

  • 6 or 12 month lease flexibility

  • Includes routine maintenance, taxes, registration fees, and more

  • Extensive vehicle selection

  • Access to brand new, in-stock vehicles

AutoNation Mobility’s micro lease aligns effortlessly with your lifestyle, whether you need access to a daily driver or an SUV lease for weekend adventures, it's a low-risk, high-reward mobility solution designed just for you.

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