Top five SUVs for less than £250 per month

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Author: | Updated: 10 Jun 2019 10:52

It’s a fact – we love SUVs. The number on UK roads increases 20% every year, so if you’re considering one as your next car you aren’t alone.

Ranging from small crossovers such as the excellent Seat Ateca right up to the ultra-large, ultra-luxurious Bentley Bentayga, the SUV market is diverse. As a result, our choices do vary in style and size, but the five cars below offer a good cross-section of just what’s on offer for this kind of monthly payment…

Nissan Qashqai

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Review: Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai is the car that really brought the crossover segment into the public eye. A consistently popular lease, it’s well-built and comes with tonnes of kit and has been a family favourite since the original launched back in 2008.

For £250 per month you can expect to get a well-specified N-Connecta-trimmed model, which includes a 360-degree surround-view camera, parking sensors and satnav as standard. If you like the look of the Qashqai but need a bit more space, it’s worth noting the X-Trail is also available within our £250 per month budget too.

Volkswagen Tiguan

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The VW Tiguan offers drivers practicality, ease and comfort – all things that lessees gravitate towards. Add in the fact that it handles like a conventional hatchback and you begin to see why it has become one of our most popular leases this year.

Spacious and practical, it’s the premium classiness on offer that just puts the Tiguan ahead of its more economical rivals.

At under £250 p/m, it’s an absolute steal.

Toyota RAV4

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Review: Toyota RAV4

For the longest of time, the Toyota RAV4 has stood as the sensible and attainable SUV for your average motorist. With the new model launched this year, there’s no reason why that shouldn’t continue.

Available only in hybrid form, all models feature a 2.5-litre hybrid petrol engine available in either 2WD or AWD to offer high torque, low emissions and reduce fuel consumption.

With a claimed 51 miles per gallon, the RAV4 is perfect for those wanting a practical, frugal and slightly different SUV.

Mercedes-Benz GLA

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Didn’t think £250 could get you an SUV with a premium badge? The Mercedes-Benz GLA proves otherwise.

As the number one lease in February, there’s a lot of appeal apart from just the badge. It gets one of the classiest interiors in the segment, with faux-leather and smartphone connectivity options as standard across the range, and even the entry-level SE gets large 17in alloy wheels to match the chunky looks.

Add to that its ‘A-Class on steroids’ appearance, similar performance stats and soft suspension, and it’s easy to see why it is one of the most popular lease cars in 2019.

Ford Kuga

Ford Kuga

Now in its second-generation and at 4.5m long moving up a class – away from the Qashqai’s and Ateca’s to take on the likes of the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe – the new Kuga is like most decent Hollywood sequels: Bigger, badder and brasher than ever before.

More SUV than crossover as a result, the Kuga offers lessees useful 4WD capability, smart styling, a really spacious interior and plenty of standard equipment. Add in the amount of engine and trims to choose from and it means there’s something for everyone.

After something else?

With dozens currently on the market, you're spoilt for choice if you're after an SUV or crossover...

If you don’t like the look of the cars above, then don’t worry. With over 50 SUVs currently on the market, there are plenty more options. Just click on the links below for deals on other popular SUVs for less than £250 per month.

Kia Sportage / Renault Kadjar / Renault Koleos / Mitsubishi Eclipse CrossSkoda Karoq /

Volkswagen Tiguan / Seat Ateca / Vauxhall Crossland X / Mazda CX-3 / Ford Kuga / Audi Q2

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