Whether you are choosing a hatchback, an SUV for the family or choosing a little bit of motoring luxury for yourself, getting a brand-new lease car for an affordable monthly cost tends to be a top priority when you’re in the market for a box-fresh vehicle. So here’s our selection of the top cars available for less than £250 per month.
Lease From £245p/m Inc. VAT
The latest Vauxhall Mokka is one of the most stylish crossover SUVs on the road today, and a huge leap over its predecessor in every way. It certainly looks more flamboyant than your average family car, thanks to features like its distinctive Vizor grille. The Mokka is set up for comfort over agility, and has fairly soft suspension to keep the worst road surfaces away from its passengers. It also offers high mounted seats so you have a great view of the road ahead. Higher spec models like this Turbo Elite Edition also gets parking sensors and a rear view camera, which makes nipping into town a breeze. Check out our full review of the Vauxhall Mokka.
Lease From £248p/m Inc. VAT
Another bargain for under £250 per month is the Peugeot 208. This small hatchback mixes eye-catching design with a fantastic interior. It offers a drivers a quirky interior complemented by premium-feeling materials. Its sporty looks are arguably a little deceiving, as when you get into the car you’re met with a comfortable cruiser with really comfy ride quality. The petrol version mid-level PureTech is a great all-rounder which also gives fantastic fuel economy too, so you know when you fill up the tank it will last.
Suzuki Vitara Hybrid Estate
Lease From £236p/m Inc. VAT
Definitely one to consider if you’re looking for a spacious, cost-effective and efficient next car. The Suzuki Vitara Hybrid is a great choice for those looking to move to hybrid power which offers a more economical drive. It’s a compact crossover SUV, making it ideal for those looking for a car with a bit more room without feeling too big or cumbersome. AllGrip versions have the benefit of being able to take on the occasional dirt road, too. The Vitara offers a reasonable 375 litres of boot space, or if you need a bit more, fold the seats down and you’ll have a vast 1160 litres.
Lease From £250p/m Inc. VAT
A firm favourite for drivers, the Nissan Qashqai is consistently one of the best selling cars in the UK. Nissan was the first to make an SUV-shaped car that actually feels more like a smaller family hatchback to drive, coining the phrase ‘crossover’. In its recent 3rd-generation revamp, Nissan has updated the Qashqai to include nicer, more ‘premium’ interior fabrics, softened the suspension and also increased interior space, so it’s better in every way. The Qashqai features some impressive safety and convenience tech as well, including forward emergency braking, self-steering cruise control and wireless smartphone charging.
Check out our full review of the Nissan Qashqai.
Stretch Your Budget
Lease From £282p/m Inc. VAT
An electric car for less £300 per month? We aren’t kidding: you could drive a Renault Zoe and lease electric for an affordable monthly price. The Zoe has been around for about a decade now, and this 5-door hatchback has evolved markedly since its inception. The Zoe has an impressively long range between charges and can easily achieve 200 miles on a full battery. You needn’t worry about where to charge, either, as when leased with Vanarama you’ll receive a free home charger worth £1049*! Renault also provides you with a 5-year warranty and 3 years’ worth of roadside assistance on all of its electric cars too. *T&Cs apply
Lease From £301p/m Inc. VAT
What about something award-winning? The Ford Puma SUV won the What Car? Car Of The Year Award in 2020, due to its practicality, comfort and space. Not only is it a great car for the family, but it’s brilliant for your wallet due to its mild-hybrid technology, which means it has impressive fuel economy. The Puma has a nifty boot, too – it can hold 456 litres, which makes it suitable as transportation for your holidays, but it also has a large well called the Megabox underneath the boot floor which increases the storage space. The Megabox can also be used to store taller items, including plants, and it even has a plug at the bottom, which makes it super-easy to clean.
*Prices correct at time of writing Aug 2022.