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 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 £183p/m Inc. VAT / 1 Year’s Free Insurance With Vanarama
We are huge fans of the SEAT Ibiza at Vanarama and what’s not to love? The Ibiza is a small but spacious 5-door hatchback, which drives well, and for less £200 per month, you really can’t complain. When driving the Ibiza, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that you are in one of the safest cars in the class. It has 6 airbags, automatic emergency braking and tyre pressure monitoring, all of which earned the SEAT a coveted 5-star Euro NCAP rating. Not only is it safe, but the Ibiza also has great handling for those tempting open roads, while it also boasts affordable running costs as well. Find Deal
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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. Find Deal
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It might be surprising to hear that you could be behind the wheel of an Audi for less than £250 per month. But you aren’t dreaming: opt for an Audi A1 Technik model and you could drive away with alloy wheels, air conditioning, an 8.8-inch media touchscreen incorporating satnav and much more – all for an affordable monthly price. This Sportback A1 has 5 doors and it is a similar size to the Volkswagen Polo, but with sharper styling and a more prestigious Audi badge. Find Deal
Lease From £248p/m Inc. VAT / 1 Year’s Free Insurance With Vanarama
Excellent quality is what Volkswagen has a reputation for, so its small yet stylish T-Roc SUV is a cracking choice for those looking for more than the average hatchback. Step inside and the T-Roc treats you to an 8-inch touchscreen as standard, while you also get smartphone mirroring too, so you can safely and legally access your apps while driving using your car’s infotainment system. Cool, eh? Now, this SUV isn’t the most spacious car in its class, but it does have an adjustable steering wheel and front seats to ensure you’re comfortable while driving. In the back, you’ll have enough room for the kids, but if you wanted to fit taller passengers it might be a bit of a squeeze. Find Deal
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If you’re after a nippy city car, take a look at the Peugeot 108. This small yet stylish car comes in 6 body colours including Diamond White, Smooth Green and Raven Black and featured ultra-sleek chrome door mirrors. Step inside, you are treated to a 7” colour touchscreen, reversing camera for those tricky car parking spots and a start/stop system to help reduce CO2 emissions when you’re stuck in traffic. It’s a great drive too, its compact nature makes it super light which makes getting from A-B a breeze, but if you’re using it for long drives and tricker roads you might find the 108 a challenge. Find Deal:
Lease From £210p/m Inc. VAT / 1 Year’s Free Insurance With Vanarama
An electric car for less £250 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 getting on for a decade now, and this 5-door hatchback has evolved markedly since its inception. The Zoe has a longer 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 £900! Renault also provides you with a 5-year warranty and 3 years’ worth of roadside assistance on all of its electric cars too. Find Deal:
Lease From £230p/m Inc. VAT / 1 Year’s Free Insurance With Vanarama A firm favourite for drivers, the Nissan Qashqai was the 5th best-selling car in the UK in 2020. Nissan was the first to make an SUV-shaped car that was actually a family hatchback underneath, and it was also the marque which coined 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 the size of the body too, to make it more comfortable all round. The Qashqai also features some impressive safety tech as well, including forward emergency braking, self-steering cruise control and wireless smartphone charging.