Small & City Car
If you're looking for something smart and affordable, our wide range of small cars are perfect for zipping around in style.
Why Lease A Small Car?
Small cars are designed to fit in with our crowded city streets and narrow little back roads. When back in the ‘70’s the Renault 5 showed the world that a small car could have the versatility of a hatchback, the supermini was born – and proved to be so popular that a smaller segment for tiny city cars was subsequently inserted beneath it. Vanarama car leasing customers love their small cars and we specialise in both city cars and superminis – as well as in the new fast-growing segment for small SUVs.
A Wide Range of Choice At Vanarama
Vanarama leasing customers have clear favourites when it comes to small cars. In the city car segment, models like Toyota’s Aygo are deservedly popular. When it comes to superminis, we see a lot of interest with contenders like the latest Vauxhall Corsa and the all-electric Renault ZOE. And in the small SUV segment, fashionable entrants like the DS 3 Crossback are gaining traction.
If you want to widen your search for your ideal small car, we can help you do that too. In the city car segment, models like the Volkswagen up!, the Hyundai i10, the Kia Picanto and the Fiat Panda are deservedly popular, as are the Citroen C1 and the Peugeot 108. The original new era version of the Fiat 500 still commands quite a following too, especially now that it’s available with mild hybrid power. Its eventual replacement, the ‘New 500’, is a full-EV.
When it comes to superminis, some of the same engineering that features in that Vauxhall Corsa model we mentioned can also be found in other PSA Group small hatches like a Peugeot 208 and Citroen C3. All of which take on market leaders like the Ford Fiesta, the Volkswagen Polo, the Kia Rio and the Renault Clio. There’s also the Honda Jazz, the Mazda2, the Nissan Micra, the Suzuki Swift and the SEAT Ibiza. Two key new arrivals include all-new generation versions of the Hyundai i20 and the Toyota Yaris. If you need to be electrified, there’s the Renault ZOE or the BMW i3. While if you’re on a budget, the MG3 and the Dacia Sandero might appeal.
As for supermini SUVs, well where do you start? There are so many these days. Particularly popular are cars like the latest versions of the of Nissan’s Juke and Renault’s Captur, plus models like Ford’s Puma and the MG ZS. Hyundai’s Kona and Kia’s Stonic have shared engineering, which is also the case with the Peugeot 2008, the Citroen C3 Aircross and the Vauxhall Crossland X. And also with the Volkswagen T-Cross and its cousins, the Skoda Kamiq and the SEAT Arona. The Fiat 500X, the Mitsubishi ASX, the Mazda CX-30, the Jeep Renegade, the Toyota C-HR, the Kia Niro, Ford Ecosport and the Audi Q2 all have a following, as do Honda’s HR-V and Jazz Crosstar models. And if you’re on a budget, you might like to look at the Ssangyong Tivoli, the Suzuki Ignis or the Dacia Duster.
Your EV Options When Leasing A Small Car
Electrification has taken longest to reach the small car segment, but we’re now starting to see it. In the city car segment, Fiat’s ‘New 500’ is a full-EV, taking on other tiny EVs like the Volkswagen e-up!, the SEAT Mii electric and the Skoda Citigo iV. In the supermini class, the Ford Fiesta, the Kia Rio, the Mazda2, the Suzuki Swift and the Hyundai i20 can all now be had with hybrid mild hybrid power. And the Peugeot 208 and Vauxhall Corsa can, like the MINI Electric and the Honda e, be had in full-electric form. The Honda Jazz, the Renault Clio and the Toyota Yaris are available as self-charging full hybrids.
In the small SUV segment, Ford’s Puma champions mild hybrid engineering, as does the Mazda CX-30 and the Suzuki Ignis. Hyundai’s Kona, Kia’s Niro, Honda’s Jazz Crosstar and Toyota’s C-HR can be had in self-charging hybrid form. While if you want a car of this kind with Plug-in hybrid tech, we’d point you towards PHEV versions of the Renault Captur or the Jeep Renegade. If you want a small SUV that’s fully battery-powered, there’s the MG ZS EV, the Peugeot e-2008 or the DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE.