Looking for an affordable leasing option on a brand-new car? Whether you’re after a stylish hatchback, a quality supermini or a top-notch compact crossover for the family, we have loads of options to help you get behind the wheel. Here’s our selection of the top cars for around £200* per month, so you can drive a brand-new car for less cash.
Fiat 500 Hatchback
Lease from £185p/m Inc VAT
A firm favourite for new drivers due to its affordability and cheap running costs, you can drive the chic Fiat 500 for quite a lot less than £200 per month – if you go for the older Hybrid model, and not the new Electric. The iconic 3-door hatchback is excellent value for money, with most models featuring DAB radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, rear parking sensors and an auto-stop/start system. If you want a 500 Electric Action with the 95hp motor, you’re looking at more like £268.25 per month, although that’s good value for such an excellent zero-emissions city car.
Lease from £176p/m Inc VAT
A firm favourite for new drivers or those who just want a small and reliable runabout, the Vauxhall Corsa is sure to be ideal for you. This popular hatchback has grown up a lot in recent years and has had a modern facelift, which will be sure to turn heads. It’s a practical car, great to drive and also comes with a wide range of engines. There is plenty of tech in this supermini, with a 7-inch touchscreen as standard which comes with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. We’ve chosen the SE trim for the purposes of it not breaking the bank at only £176 per month, which includes cruise control with speed limiter, a front camera and hill-start assist too.
Lease From £209p/m Inc. VAT
OK, OK – this isn’t exactly sub-£200, but close enough. For a mere £7 over the budget, you could drive the Iconic spec of one of the nation’s favourite superminis. The Renault Clio has been on the scene since the 1990s and has some fierce competition from the likes of the Volkswagen Polo, Ford Fiesta and the Vauxhall Corsa. But what’s good about it, we hear you say? Well, this little supermini is great to drive – it’s smooth and quiet with enough power to get you about town or explore a bit further afield. If you’re worried that it lacks in tech, rest assured that the Iconic trim features satnav, cruise control and rear parking sensors, all as standard.
Citroen C3 Hatchback
Lease From £195p/m Inc. VAT
The Citroen C3 is for those who favour comfort – and style – over speed. Its soft suspension doesn’t make it great for handling, but it does mean this is one of the most relaxing, rewarding small cars to travel in, no matter what the price. Smooth turbocharged engines provide peppy performance, while the interior is spacious and practical in equal measure. You also get plenty of standard kit for your money, while a combination of 7 main body colours, 4 bi-tone roof colours, 4 Colour Packs and 3 seats of roof decals mean there are a staggering 97 different ways you can configure the exterior of your Citroen C3 supermini.
Stretch Your Budget
Lease From £257p/m Inc. VAT
If your budget can stretch a bit more per month, it’s worth taking a look at the Cupra Formentor, a product from SEAT’s high-performance arm. This sleek and stylish coupe-SUV means business with bags of technology and strong practicality credentials. Its powerful petrol engines make every model fast (if you like that sort of thing), or if you prefer a slower and quieter approach, the Cupra is refined and makes a great car for either commuting or packing the kids in for the school run. There’s plenty of space inside too, with ample legroom with ensuring 4 adults should fit in the Formentor in comfort. The boot is generous too, as the 450-litre space will pack plenty in, from weekly food shops to all the associated baggage for family adventures during the summer.
Lease From £244p/m Inc. VAT
Looking for a small luxury SUV for you and the family? The DS3 Crossback could be your ideal match. The name may even ring a bell too, as its parent company is well-known brand Citroen – looking to manoeuvre into the premium car market to rub shoulders with the likes of Audi and MINI. If you love personalisation, you’ll love the DS3, because it offers users the chance to specify exterior and interior colour combinations, materials, finishes, trims and equipment so you can design your own DS3 to precisely your own perferences.
Lease From £209p/m Inc. VAT
Now, we will admit that having a Volkswagen Polo means you drift ever so slightly beyond the £200 mark, but what’s a solitary few quid a month when you're driving this legendary German machine? This quality hatchback is full to the brim of useful car tech, including Bluetooth connectivity, lane keeping assist, cruise control, 8 inch digital cockpit and a set of snazzy alloy wheels. It's safe too, having gained 5 stars in the Euro NCAP new car assessment, thanks to its healthy roster of additional driver assist safety equipment.
*Prices correct at time of writing Aug 2022.