It also depends on where you live. If you happen to live in the U.S. near the Canadian or Mexican borders, you may have legal issues trying to get the car out of the country. Many leases have clauses that prevent lessees from taking the cars out of the United States, a provision most dealerships never even tell potential lessees about. In most cases, if the ownership in the car is still in the name of the leasing company and not the individual, you would need a letter from the leasing company giving you permission to take the car into the other country. Pain in the butt, if this is something you do regularly.
I agree with Bing that hybrids don’t really make as much environmental sense as some people think (the environmental impact of the battery manufacture is pretty steep), but it can make economic sense in states like California that give significant tax breaks for owning hybrid vehicles.
My husband sold cars for awhile years ago when he was in grad school, and based on his experiences at that dealership, I’d never, ever lease a car. I much prefer to buy used and let someone else eat the depreciation.