The best cars to lease in 2019
Leasing continues to grow in popularity with more and more people choosing to lease no matter what kind of car they want, whether it’s a small supermini or an executive saloon.
But which models are proving most popular?
Now we’re past the half-way mark of 2019, we’ve looked at our stats to bring you the ten most popular lease cars of 2019.
10. Volvo S90
Volvo’s march on the leasing sector has made it the third most popular brand on our site this year, after Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen. Demand has been strong across the board, but for pure value for money the S90 saloon is hard to beat and comes in at number ten. It offers the same cache and technologies you’ll find in German rivals, but its suave Swedish looks means it offers something that’s just a little bit different, and it appears lease customers are big fans.
9. Seat Leon
Fancy a Golf-like hatch that’s a little bit more interesting to look at and ever-so slightly cheaper? Quite a lot of you do, if enquiry data for the Seat Leon is anything to go by. It’s become a leasing favourite over the last year or so and, while it might be the latest Ibiza and Arona models most people are talking about, when it comes to popularity neither can match the good old Leon.
8. Nissan Qashqai
The Nissan Qashqai is one of the UK’s most popular cars and can claim to be one of the first models that kicked off the crossover trend. It’s a consistently popular lease thanks to an abundance of standard equipment and excellent build quality. Considering around £250 per month will get you N-Connecta trim, it’s great value too; that model that’s a 360-degree surround-view camera, parking sensors and satnav as standard.
7. Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
What do you get when you put a Mercedes badge on a seriously popular body style? A very popular lease car! The Mercedes GLA is a rival to the Audi Q2, but thanks to tempting monthly rates it has the Audi beat when it comes to popularity. The only downside is that a new version is out soon, so it’s showing its age a little up against Mercedes’ other offerings. But that allows for some enticing monthly rates, which our customers are clearly taking full advantage of.
6. Range Rover Evoque
The Range Rover Evoque has been comprehensively overhauled and, if our stats are a wider reflection of the public at large, it has gone down a storm. It borrows styling from the ultra-luxurious Velar, while managing to keep its own distinct personality intact. The cabin is extremely well finished, while 472 litres make it a more practical car than before. There’s an impressive 10in infotainment system and heated seats fitted across all trim levels too. And it’s currently available for less than £300 per month.
5. Volkswagen Tiguan
VW’s SUV line-up has seen some serious expansion recently. There was the T-Roc, and now it’s been joined by the T-Cross. For lease customers, however, it’s the Tiguan that remains the crossover of choice. As nice as the newer models are, for a similar price the Tiguan offers more space. As a family vehicle, we can’t really think of a better SUV.
4. Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The fourth most popular vehicle on Leasing.com so far this year is the Mercedes C-Class. It offers exactly what the E-Class does, just wrapped up in a smaller, more manoeuvrable shape. It received a mild facelift last year, which ushers in updated infotainment along with mild-hybrid tech. Standard kit is impressive too, with faux-leather seats, adaptive cruise control and dual-zone climate control coming on every trim.
3. Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Effortless? Elegant? Whatever the ‘E’ in E-Class stands for, it’s got legions of fans. This large exec saloon gets a luxurious interior, 540 litres of boot space and a host of impressive tech including semi-autonomous capabilities. For the monthly payment, the E-Class offers one of the most serene and calming driving experiences on offer – just what Mercedes is all about.
2. Volkswagen Golf
VW’s ubiquitous Golf comes in second position. Despite a new version coming out in the not-too-distant future and the platform looking rather old compared to some rivals, its excellent quality and wide range of engines ensure it remains a popular car for many. Of course, attractive lease rates are part of its appeal too Whether you’re after a fuel-sipping hybrid, an all-electric car or a four-wheel drive hot hatch, the Golf line-up really does offer something for everyone.
1. Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Mercedes really does have the leasing scene tied up, doesn’t it? The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been a hit on the leasing scene for a few years now, but since the launch of the new model things have really hotted up. It’s replaced the Golf as the go-to hatchback; it is currently the most commonly enquired on car on Leasing.com. Why? It’s got the looks, the tech, the badge and all for a very tempting price. You can watch our full A-Class video review here or check out the Saloon version here.