Many new cars may come with high list prices nowadays, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll need to fork out a ton of money to have a brand-new motor on your driveway.
Go for one of the lease deals below, for instance, and you can have a swish new set of wheels for as little as £150 per month.
Your choices aren’t limited to tiny and base-spec models, either. As the options below show, the sorts of cars you can lease at this end of the market range from dinky superminis to small SUVs and even family hatchbacks. Depending on the car you’re looking at, you may be able to have it in a spec that isn’t the entry-level trim. Read on for the top 10 cars you can lease for around £150* each month.
- Dacia Sandero
- Vauxhall Corsa
- Suzuki Swift
- Honda Jazz
- Skoda Scala
- Seat Ibiza
- Skoda Kamiq
- Nissan Juke
- Volkswagen Polo
- Mazda 2
1. Dacia Sandero
The Dacia Sandero is the UK’s most affordable new car, so it isn’t a surprise to see the budget supermini on this list. Despite its cheap and cheerful billing, there’s more to like about the Sandero than its value for money billing. Granted, the Dacia isn’t as well-equipped as pricier rivals (entry-level versions does with air-con, for instance), though the car does come with a decent amount of kit considering how much it costs. Plus, it’s pretty practical for a supermini, and it’s nippy and easy to drive around town, too.
2. Vauxhall Corsa
The Vauxhall Corsa is consistently at the top end of the UK sales charts – and, with leasing deals starting from under £150, it’s easy to see why. It helps too that the latest Corsa is a pretty well-rounded car; striking a good balance between practicality, ease-of-use, performance and running costs.
The cabin isn’t the most stylish or spacious you’ll find in this class, though, and it may be worth paying extra for a Ford Fiesta lease deal if you’re specifically after something that’s great fun to drive.
3. Suzuki Swift
Already worth considering as a new buy, the Suzuki Swift is also one to have on your radar if you’re after a low-cost supermini lease option. Thanks to its good fuel economy and affordable lease deals, the Swift promises to not break the bank to run, and it helps too that the Suzuki’s a delight to potter around town in.
Do bear in mind that it’s not exactly the quickest supermini out there – and, because of its more compact dimensions, it may not be for you if you’re after something spacious, either.
4. Honda Jazz
Despite having a fairly high list price by supermini standards, the Honda Jazz can be very affordable if you go down the leasing route. As a result, this makes it a very tempting option if you’re after something that’s economical, easy to drive and is in its element when pootling around town.
The efficient hybrid powertrain has just about enough oomph to not be out of its depth on faster roads, too – though those after bristling performance or engaging handling may want to look elsewhere.
5. Skoda Scala
Unsurprisingly, many of the most affordable cars you can lease tend to be pint-sized superminis. However, as the Skoda Scala family hatchback shows, you can snap up a pretty practical car on a lease deal for £150 per month or less.
The Scala has other plus points beyond how much car you get for the money – the spacious cabin also comes with a decent amount of equipment and, while it isn’t as entertaining behind the wheel as a Ford Focus or VW Golf, the Skoda is at least comfy and easy to drive.
6. Seat Ibiza
The Seat Ibiza isn’t as popular with new car buyers as rivals like the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa, but you should definitely have it on your ‘to consider’ list if you’re shopping around for supermini leases.
Depending on the version you’re looking at, monthly payments can be very low indeed, and running costs are kept down too thanks to its efficient petrol engines. It also helps that the Seat Ibiza’s quite a smart-looking supermini – though it’s a shame the same can’t be said for the slightly drab interior.
7. Skoda Kamiq
It’s a much different car to the previously mentioned Skoda Scala, but the Skoda Kamiq small SUV does have one thing in common with its larger hatchback sibling: it’s available with very low monthly lease payments.
Like the Scala, the Kamiq is also smartly-styled inside and out – plus, while it’s not as spacious as the hatchback car, the Kamiq is nevertheless fairly practical considering its size. The Kamiq likely won’t be for you if a big boot is high on your priority list, though, and it’s not exactly the most exciting drive, either.
8. Nissan Juke
If you’re after a new car that’s as distinctively designed as it is affordable to lease, then there are worse options out there than the latest Nissan Juke small SUV.
Even if you don’t want something that’ll stand out in a supermarket car park, the Juke is still worth bearing in mind: the interior is well made, a good amount of safety kit comes as standard and the 1.0-litre petrol engine strikes a respectable balance of performance and efficiency. The Juke may not be for you if interior space and a smooth ride are high on your priority list, though.
9. Volkswagen Polo
The Volkswagen Polo is very closely related to the previously mentioned Seat Ibiza, so it perhaps isn’t a huge surprise to see it’s also made the cut on this list. The Polo shares a lot of qualities with the Ibiza, too: it’s easy to drive, is pretty practical for such a small car and looks smart regardless of the trim and colour you go for.
It’s quite some way from being the most fun to drive supermini you can go for, though – especially if you plump for models with the sluggish 80hp entry-level petrol engine.
10. Mazda 2
The current version of the Mazda 2 has been on sale for a while now, though it’s still worth bearing in mind if you’re shopping around for supermini lease deals. As its presence on this list shows, it’s possible to pick one up with very low monthly lease payments. Better still, it’s fun to drive, comes fairly well equipped and has slick styling that belies the Mazda’s age.
The same can’t be said for the 2’s interior, which is starting to look a bit dated now. Do also bear in mind that, even if you stretch to the most powerful versions, your Mazda 2 won’t exactly be quick.
*Prices correct at the time of publishing