Top five SUVs for less than £250 per month
If you’re looking for a new family car, then chances are you’ve a few SUVs on your list. They make up one of the fastest growing segments of the new car market. Why?
Well they’re often more practical than smaller family hatchbacks thanks to their raised ride height, larger loading areas and roomier cabins. However, lots of them are comparable with their smaller siblings when it comes to price. But which are the best five on offer if you’ve £250 per month to spend?
Here’s what’s on offer for that kind of money…
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hyundai Tucson is a key rival to the Qashqai, and thanks to a facelift last year, it’s actually the fresher-looking car of the two. It isn’t the sharp-looking exterior that’s new though. Inside you’ll find a pleasant interior that gets the same infotainment system as the latest i30 and Kona.
Its 513-litre boot and generous amounts of rear passenger space make it an excellent candidate for families. Engine-wise, there’s two petrols and three diesels to choose from, with all offering decent power and competitive economy. In fact the range-topping 2.0-litre diesel now comes with a mild-hybrid drivetrain, resulting in a claimed 49.6mpg.