Best cars for less than £300 per month
We'll let you into a little secret. Premium brands that hold their value well are surprisingly affordable to lease. That's because a large element of the monthly price you pay is down to how much the car loses in value over the course of the contract.
With this in mind, you might be surprised at the level of luxury and ability that you can snap up for under £300 a month.
To help you out, we’ve picked out ten of our favourite cars you can currently lease for under £300 per month.
With over 65 International awards to its name, the premium Peugeot 3008 gets a place on our list. Its clever technology and powerful design set itself apart from the tough competition within the SUV market.
For under £300, you can choose from the petrol or diesel model. If you want to stretch your budget a little further, the 3008 is also available as a plug-in hybrid.
The entry-level 1.6 GDi Hybrid model comes with alloy wheels, cruise control, parking sensors and camera, emergency braking and Lane Keep Assist as standard.
It gets better, you have the option of choosing a petrol, electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid for under £300 a month. Take your pick.
Audi recently announced the Q2 will be given a facelift for 2020, with the updated crossover featuring a refreshed look, a raft of interior upgrades and some new safety kit that will be competing with the BMW X2 and the latest Mercedes GLA when it arrives in October.
The current Q2 is a popular choice in today’s market with lease prices currently around £260 per month.
The CLA is the sporty alternative to the A-Class and scored above 90% in three of the four areas of safety to deliver the best overall rating of the year.
With the choice of three model lines available, you can get hold of the AMG line for under £300 a month.
The Volvo S90 is one of the classiest saloons around and it’s currently one of the best new car deals on the market, according to our unique value rating.
With over 100 to shift in September at great value rates that are in stock now. Prices currently start around £250 a month.
Range Rover Evoque
The new Range Rover Evoque has been subtly yet comprehensively overhauled, making it more practical, more capable and every bit as stylish as before.
Cool, quiet, practical, refined and luxurious. And you can add attainable to the list too. That’s right. You can get behind the wheel of a brand new Range Rover Evoque for less than £300 a month.
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.
BMW 4 Series
The rest of this list is going to be very German because premium German cars are leasing favourites, particular in the sub-£300 area. Pick of the bunch may just be the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. It’s a sporty coupe with four doors. It’s good looking, boasts fantastic handling, yet it’s still practical. It allow the family man to have his cake and eat it too all for a very affordable price.
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 smaller, even more affordable, tech-filled Mercedes A-Class, which is the most popular lease car this year. Full stop.
Volkswagen refer to the Arteon as an avant-garde gran turismo. Not only is it their flagship model but the muscular and arty design means this car is equal parts beauty and the beast, offering a hushed refinement when cruising which can be offset by sporty aggression at the push of the peddle.
The Volkswagen Arteon effortlessly combines muscular styling with luxury motoring making it the ideal fastback.