If you’re looking to lease a high-quality small car, the Audi A1 represents a very attractive option. Now in its second generation, the Audi A1 combines practicality and state of the art tech, including the Audi virtual cockpit. A premium yet affordable car available to lease for less from Vanarama.
The Audi A1 is practical and its boot can hold 335 litres of luggage with the rear seats up. That’s almost as much as the 381 litres of the larger Volkswagen Golf. When the rear seats are folded, there’s 1,090 litres of load-lugging capacity.
Interior storage is moderately generous, with door pockets styled to hold drinks bottles on the front and rear doors, and 2 cupholders in-between the driver and front-seat passenger. There is space for more in the centre console ahead of the gear lever, the cubby also doubling up as a wireless smartphone charger. A USB-C and a USB-A charging port are useful additions.
Ditching the diesel, the Audi A1 is powered exclusively by a range of 3- and 4-cylinder petrol engines. The majority of the range has the 1.0-litre turbocharged unit under the bonnet. The 95hp Audi A1 wears a 25 TFSI badge, and it is joined by 110hp and 150hp engine options.
Lower specification A1s record official economy of anything around 50mpg, with that number decreasing the higher spec you go.
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The premium small car market is very small, with the Audi A1 joined only by the MINI hatchback and the Fiat 500 (to a degree). Both the MINI and the Fiat are modern automotive style icons, but the Audi A1 does well to offer benefits and features that are both attractive and affordable with our Audi A1 lease deals. The Volkswagen Polo and the SEAT Ibiza, also share this compact, high end space, as well as the Skoda Fabia, which was updated for 2021.
A 3-year warranty is offered on the Audi A1. The first 2 years have no limit on the mileage, while the 3rd is limited to 60,000 miles with options to upgrade.
The Audi A1 has 335 litres of boot space with the rear seats in place. This increases to 1,090 litres with the rear seats folded.
A total of 6 trim levels give plenty of choice when it comes to Audi A1 lease deals. Technik kicks things off, followed by Sport, S line, and Black Edition, topping out with the Vorsprung. Additional Citycarver models offer an increased ride height and crossover-mimicking style.
If you don’t want to bump your Audi A1, Sport trim and all cars above that level have rear parking sensors.
If you want a practical small car, all Audi A1s have 5 doors and access to the 60:40 split-folding rear seats is easy.
The Audi A1 is one of the most popular cars for leasing deals because it offers Audi’s trademark premium quality for a much cheaper price. A quality small car, the A1 distills Audi’s big-car luxury and technology into a smaller package.
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Leasing an Audi A1 is simple and affordable with one of our leasing deals. There’s no hidden fees.
You choose the car you want to drive and tailor the deal depending on your budget, how long you want to keep it for and your annual mileage. You can also add a maintenance package to your lease.
When the contract is finished, the car is returned to the finance company and you don’t have to worry about a balloon payment or depreciation of the car’s value. To find out more about how contract hire works, take a look at our easy-to-understand guide to car leasing.
Benefits Of The Audi A1
The Audi A1 is a sporty estate car with five doors and a spacious boot. Smooth handling makes it a comfortable drive, great for inner city and country roads alike. Stiffer support suspension handles are also an option depending on the trim you select, which makes more uneven ground a breeze too.
High tech features and equipment are included as standard, including LED headlights, lane departure warning, speed limiter, and Audi’s pre-sense front with pedestrian and cyclist recognition system. A 5-star NCAP safety rating for a reassuring driving experience.
Every A1 has a 2-screen interior, comprising a 10.25-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit fully digital instrument cluster and an 8.8-inch central touchscreen. Premium quality and high tech features provide a safe and stylish drive.
The digital cockpit display shows the instrument dials, as well as a useful range of read-outs. What’s more, the air-conditioning controls haven’t yet disappeared into a touchscreen and so remain physical buttons on the dash. The straight-edged shapes impart the A1 with a ‘technical’ style, but it’s smart and – because the central touchscreen is angled towards the driver – it’s easy to use, too.
Audi is part of the trusted Volkswagen Group and the Audi A1 is the perfect car to lease in urban areas. It feels right at home in city streets, despite being a more than capable option for those living and driving further afield. The A1 is a cinch to drive, threading nicely through towns thanks to its light and direct steering. The A1 Citycarver also claims an increased ride height for better visibility.
The A1 is good when it is out on the open road too. Thanks to smaller wheels, the ride on lower-spec models is predictably more comfortable than those with sportier designations, but none are jarringly harsh.
Plenty of grip and tidy handling gives the A1 a surefooted feel, aided by the trio of peppy, turbocharged, direct-injection engines. Hushed on the move, the A1 is a very competent cruising companion.
With many manufacturers moving away from diesel power, the Audi A1’s punchy engines are petrol-powered only. Choose from 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre TFSI motors, with the most powerful – the 35 TFSI – offering 150hp. Both 5- and 6-speed manual gearboxes sit alongside a 7-speed S tonic dual-clutch automatic, which is standard on the 150hp model.
The standard 5-door A1. There is no longer a 3-door A1.
The Citycarver is an A1 with crossover looks and a 40mm-higher ride height. Different bumpers, wheel-arch and sill decorations, and underbody protection give this A1 a more rugged edge to its city appeal.
Colours & Interiors
The A1 is available in 10 stylish colours with various interior choices for those who like to customise, check out our Audi A1 colour guide for details.
The most powerful Audi A1 is the 35 TFSI S tronic, which is good for 0-62mph in 7.7 seconds and has a 1.5-litre, 150hp engine mated to a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The entry level A1 comes with 15-inch ‘5-arm’ alloy wheels, auto lights and wipers, LED lighting with ‘dynamic’ (sweeping) indicators, electrically folding door mirrors, MMI Radio Plus infotainment with 8.8-inch colour touchscreen, 10.25-inch digital cockpit, Audi smartphone interface and Audi Pre-Sense safety system.