Returning the vehicle before the lease expires is an option, but not a good one. You’re still on the hook for all the remaining payments, plus substantial fees and penalties for early termination. Yes, but it depends on a few details. If the car is in good shape and you have managed to keep the miles driven within the limits spelled out in the lease, you can pretty much just hand over the keys and walk away. If not, you will probably get hit with extra charges and penalties that may exceed whatever deposit you put down up front.