Top five cars for less than £300 per month
We’ve already checked out what cars are available if you’ve got a budget of £200 per month, but what if you can stretch to £300?
As monthly payments on lease cars are largely based on how much the vehicle’s value will fall over the period of the contract, premium brands that hold their value well are surprisingly affordable to lease.
With this in mind, you might be surprised at the level of luxury that you can snap up for under £300 a month.
To keep things very clear, there will always also be an initial upfront payment, and the offers are based on a mileage limit.
To help you out, we’ve also picked out five of our favourite cars you can currently lease for under £300 per month*. So, what exactly could you get?
Offering hushed refinement when cruising and sporty aggression at the push of the peddle, the Volkswagen Arteon effortlessly combines muscular styling with luxury motoring.
The fact VW has positioned the Arteon as its flagship model should show you that it is also more boldly styled and extensively equipped and as a result a more premium offering than anything else on their fleet.You want beauty and the beast? This car is both.
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Hyundai’s three-in-one eco-warrior Ioniq is available as a hybrid for less than £250 per month, but up your budget to £300 and you can bag yourself the fully electric version. It might be a little leftfield compared to the other options on this list, but if you’re after an EV on this kind of budget you have the choice of this or the Nissan Leaf.
It comes brimming with kit as standard, with all models featuring cruise control, parking sensors, automatic emergency braking and lane keep assist tech as standard. According to the latest NEDC figures, the Ioniq Electric is capable of up to 174 miles between charges, although you can expect this to be reduced to around 140 in the real world. If you’re thinking an all-electric car could suit you, it makes a fine (and affordable) choice.
The all-new XC40 is Volvo’s take on the premium crossover and is aimed squarely at the like of Jaguar’s E-Pace and the new BMW X2. If its recent critical acclaim is anything to go by however, it might just be the best out of the three.
It recently won What Car?’s Car of the Year Award, and features everything we’ve come to expect from the sub-cool Swedish brand: elegant style, class-leading safety systems and a premium cabin.
The Audi A5 is a sleek motorway mile muncher that combines great looks, a premium interior and a wide range of potent engines. As such, it’s no surprise to see that it’s the most popular coupe on ContractHireAndLeasing.com so far in 2018.
For those that want the looks of the coupe but the practicality of a five-door hatch, you might be interested to know the A5 Sportback is available for less than £300 per month, too.
It seems we can’t do a listicle without mentioning this car, but it’s the Mercedes-Benz C-Class that’d be our firm favourite on a £300/month budget and, courtesy of a recent refresh, we reckon it’ll remain one of the most popular cars on our site for quite a while yet.
It’s hard to think of more car you can get for your money – it’s got the desirable badge, fantastic handling, and a classy, premium interior. The only thing we think may be able to outshine it is the similarly styled E-Class which can also be had for less than £300 per month too.
*All figures correct as of 09/07/18. Images shown are for illustration purposes.