Looking for an affordable leasing option on a brand-new car? Whether you’re after a little runaround or something a bit bigger for you and your family, we have loads of options to help you get behind the wheel. Here’s our selection of the top cars for under £150 per month, so you can drive a brand-new car for less cash.
Lease From £128p/m Inc. VAT
It’s the ultimate budget supermini and the cheapest new car in the UK, so it’s no surprise that the affordable Dacia Sandero makes the list of best cars under £150. It's a great alternative runaround if you were fancying a Volkswagen Polo or a Ford Fiesta, but couldn’t quite stretch to £200 per month. Now, we won’t lie, this Access model is basic and isn’t as well equipped as pricier versions, so don’t expect anything much other than a stop/start system and a USB to connect your phone. The outside of the car is nothing more than 15-inch steel wheels and black plastic bumpers. That being said, this car will get you from A to B without any hassle and is great value for money.
Lease From £137p/m Inc. VAT
It might be small but this Suzuki Swift packs a punch. It’s stylish, agile, responsive and fun to drive ‒ affordability certainly doesn’t mean boring, especially when it comes to the Swift. This little runaround is well equipped with enhanced design features including LED headlights and 16-inch alloy wheels as standard. If you love your driver convenience and entertainment tech, you’re in for a treat as the Swift is kitted out with loads of features including smartphone integration for your Apple or Android unit, as well as cruise control, a rear parking camera, a speed limiter and more.
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback
Lease from £138p/m Inc. VAT
It's a popular household name and consistently near the very top of the UK sales charts, so you might be surprised to find out the Vauxhall Corsa is brilliant for those on a budget. With 3 engine sizes available for you to choose from (2 petrol and one diesel), this little car accelerates from 0-62mph in a brisk 9.3 secs. Every Corsa features bright LED headlights and daytime running lights, with the SRi trim adding LED foglights. Jump inside and you’ll be presented with radio, Bluetooth, USB sockets and a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, too.
Lease from £145p/m Inc. VAT
Fancy something that you can make your mark on? The new Citroen C3 is the brand’s most customisable hatchback, with 97 different exterior combinations possible. If you are looking for a hatchback that is practical and offers plenty of storage while being a friendly choice for your wallet, the C3 might be for you. This little hatchback is also cheap to run too, with the 1.6-litre diesel engine delivering 80.7mpg and as little as 92g/km of CO2 emissions.
Lease from £149p/m Inc. VAT
The Kia Picanto is one of the best city cars on the market, cheap to run and small enough to run about town in. This nippy South Korean-manufactured car is fantastic for new drivers, with the plusher models featuring rear parking sensors, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display, rear camera system and of course Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with voice control ‒ although, with all this kit on, you’ll be paying slightly more than £150 per month. The basic 1.0 5-door version, coming in at less than £150 per month, features Bluetooth, a 3.8-inch Monochrome Audio Display and USB ports for in-car entertainment. All models get 5 doors as standard, which makes it easily accessible for passengers in all seats, as much as it is for loading your shopping bags into the boot. Plus, Kia gives all drivers a 7-year manufacturer warranty included ‒ what more could you want?
Lease from £153p/m Inc. VAT
Now, it's ever so slightly above the £150 mark, but what is a couple of quid a month for a smart and comfortable car from the prestigious Volkswagen marque? As far as gadgets and gizmos are concerned, you’ll get cruise control and a speed limiter, the interactive Volkswagen Connect smartphone app, and even Hill Hold Control for those who aren’t so adept at balancing the clutch. If comfort is your top priority when searching for your car, you’re in luck as the Polo is a quiet and smooth drive, which makes it a breeze to travel in whether you’re on the motorway or just tootling around town.
Lease from £157p/m Inc. VAT
It’s one of the best small cars money can buy, thanks to its low running costs and spacious cabin. Surprisingly available for around £150 a month (yes, we’ve cheated a little bit here…), you can drive this stylish yet practical machine on a budget. Small cars tend to have limited space, but you’ll be surprised by the amount of leg- and headroom available to you in the Ibiza. If convenience while driving is essential too, you’ll be pleased to hear this nifty little car includes an 8-inch navigation touchscreen. It's safe too, as Euro NCAP awarded the Ibiza a 5-star safety rating, all thanks to its new design and standard automatic emergency braking.