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 under £200 per month, so you can drive a brand-new car for less cash.
Fiat 500 Hatchback
Lease from £152p/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 £225 per month, although that’s good value for such an excellent zero-emissions city car.
Lease From £162p/m Inc VAT
Why not go for an award-winning electric vehicle with a SEAT Mii? This small car was awarded ‘Best Small Electric Car under £25,000’ in the 2020 What Car? awards. Now, it might not be the most powerful car but its economical electric engine can attain 0-31mph in just 3.9 seconds – great for ‘scooting’ away from traffic lights in urban areas – plus it has a theoretical maximum of 222 miles on a single charge, based on combined city and motorway driving. There is enough space in this little runaround for 4 adults with an added bonus of featuring 5 doors, so getting in and out of the Mii should be no problem. Inside, surprisingly, the SEAT is packed with tech and driver convenience too. You’ll benefit from rear parking sensors, cruise control, lane assist, a 5-inch infotainment touchscreen with smartphone integration and also TomTom satnav. If that’s not enough, when you lease with us, we throw in a free home charge point worth £900!
Lease From £179p/m Inc. VAT
If you’re looking for something a bit bigger but still need to keep the purse strings tight, say hello to the Skoda Kamiq. This fantastic small crossover-SUV is surprisingly roomy for both passengers and drivers alike, and it sits only slightly higher up than a regular hatchback so it’s not intimidating to drive at all. For a smidge less than £180 per month, you could be driving a 1.0 TSI 95 S 5-door version. And while it’s not exactly lavishly equipped with toys for that price, you still get safety gear such as Lane Assist, Front Assist and E-Call (an automatic dialling function in an emergency), as well as a speed limiter, Bluetooth, DAB digital radio and 16-inch alloy wheels.
Lease From £185p/m Inc. VAT
Awarded the ‘Best Small Car to Drive’ at the 2021 What Car? Awards, it’s no surprise that the Ford Fiesta is one of the UK’s all-time favourite cars. The Fiesta is not only very affordable to run, as well as being practical and safe, but it also features 3 driving modes for you to cycle through. Beyond that, if driver convenience and in-car tech are top of the list when considering a new car, this version of the Fiesta – the 1.0 EcoBoost Mild Hybrid – offers a Ford SYNC3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, cruise control and rear parking sensors, which is a boon when you’re out and about on city streets.
Lease From £189p/m Inc. VAT
A true British icon, the 3-door MINI Hatch is among the top-selling cars in the UK. Not only will you be able to bag the stylish MINI One Classic model for less than £200 per month, it has low running costs and is a great car to swish about town in. The Classic trim is powered by a TwinPower turbo 1.5-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine with 102hp, and you’ll also get LED headlights and taillights, keyless start, Bluetooth connectivity and an 8.8-inch high-resolution touchscreen for the infotainment. If safety is a key concern when choosing a vehicle, the MINI’s safety features include an alarm system with tilt sensor, ABS, dynamic stability control and more.
Lease From £191p/m Inc. VAT
If you’re looking for a car to fit you and your family, while remaining budget-friendly, the SEAT Leon could be the one for you. This 5-door hatchback has 5 seats, a satnav for those unfamiliar journeys and features a boot which can hold 380 litres of stuff, perfect for those occasional family getaways. The TSI engine is smooth and responsive, and the FR trim comes with 17-inch Dynamic bi-spoke alloy wheels, Lane Assist, auto-stop/start with regenerative braking, and the option to drive the car in 4 modes – Eco, Normal, Sport and a configurable Individual setting.
Lease From £201p/m Inc. VAT
Now, we will admit that having a Volkswagen Golf means you drift ever so slightly above the £200 mark, but what’s a solitary pound a month when you're driving this legendary German machine? This quality hatchback is full to the brim of useful car tech, including a digital 10-inch instrument cluster with customisable menus and information, plus adaptive cruise control, Lane Assist, interior ambient lighting 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 autonomous emergency braking system and a healthy roster of additional driver assist safety equipment.