Best cars to lease in 2020

Written by Marc Murphy

If your new year resolution was to lease a new car, then welcome – we have a great selection of the best cars to lease in 2020.

Whether you want to try a personal lease for the first time, or are tempted by the benefit-in-kind value offered by an electric business car lease, then we have a range of cars that should be on your consideration list:

  1. Tesla Model 3
  2. Nissan Leaf
  3. Kia Sportage
  4. Range Rover Velar
  5. Citreon C5 Crossover
  6. Mercedes E-Class Coupe
  7. BMW 4-Series
  8. Mercedes A-Class
  9. Ford Focus

So we’ll start with the newest technology first – electric cars. Are you ready to plug in to an electric car lease?

Best Electric Cars (EVs) to lease in 2020

Let’s start with the Tesla Model 3. We’re big fans of this car – see our running report of the car we lease: Living with a Tesla Model 3 – without a home charger. Whether you want to lease this car personally or for business, you’ll enjoy a brilliant technical tour de force, from the acceleration (0-60 in 3.2 seconds), the range (over 300 miles) to the surprise and delight items such as the ‘sentry system’ which protects the car from potential theft with its surround car video system. And all with zero emissions. Start your new year Tesla Model 3 lease search here.

The Nissan Leaf has been the leader in the field of electric cars. The latest hatchback is the second generation model, and at the back end of 2019 was given a price reduction to make its lease rentals really competitive in the market. So what you now get is a practical hatchback that can do over 230 miles on a charge, costs peanuts to run on electricity and now has good value rentals, too.

Best SUVs to lease in 2020

The Kia Sportage in its Mk3 form was one of the key cars to really catch the public’s imagination: they could drive a sharply styled SUV without paying Range Rover monthly lease rentals. Now in its Mk4 guise the Kia Sportage continues to be a brilliant choice for those who want the practicality of an SUV, along with the relaxation of that high driving position. And with lease rentals from under £200 a month, the Sportage will continue to be a popular SUV leasing choice.

At the more premium end of the scale, the smart Range Rover Velar – which sits between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport – continues to attract customers. And you can see why. Those straight from the designer’s drawing board looks are wonderfully seductive, and the interior is suitably trimmed for a Range Rover along with technically advanced touchscreens. But above all it’s a Range Rover – which means a luxurious ride. And real class. Here’s where you can steer your way to a Range Rover Velar lease deal.

Best business cars to lease in 2020

We know this is the second time we’ve picked out the Tesla Model 3, but for business users there is a taxation attraction that goes beyond the car’s multi-talented facets we’ve already highlighted. From the 2020/21 tax year, the Tesla Model 3 will attract 0% benefit-in-kind taxation. And it rises to just 1% in the following tax year; and to 2% the year after. It makes the already attractive Tesla Model 3 a real magnet for company car drivers. Check out our Tesla Model 3 business leases.

If you don’t fancy electric, then the diesel Citroen C5 Aircross is a popular choice. It’s an SUV with either manual or auto gearboxes (we’d suggest the auto) and a highly agreeable ride that will allow you to travel miles and miles in comfort. Company car tax starts from £122 a month. C5 Aircross business leases start from under £170 a month. Put together and that’s a whole bundle of business value.

Best coupes to lease in 2020

In the coupe section we could have run with any of the Merc Coupes – all are really popular. But we thought we’d home in on the elegant Mercedes E-Class Coupe that combines handsome visual appeal with luxurious interior appointments. All come in well equipped AMG Line spec with a variety of model upgrades if you want even more spec and all feature Merc’s fluid nine-speed auto transmission. FInd your perfect E-Class Coupe lease here: use the drop down body style to select the Coupe.

If the E-Class Coupe is too large for you, then BMW has the answer in its 4 Series Coupe. The 4 Series is basically the 3 Series saloon but with fewer doors, its own model designation and a lower ride height. Just in case you were wondering. There’s a choice of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines and, if you like your performance, a super straight six petrol. Six speed autos are standard. But a good choice we reckon is the 420 M version. If you fancy one, go to our BMW 4 Series leases and choose Coupe from the drop down menu.

Best hot hatches to lease in 2020

More Mercedes, this time the A-class. This is a car that has really matured over each version, and the latest fourth generation is massively desirable, especially when you go for the AMG Line designation. You get all of the sports looks without the high price. And extremely good value lease rates. There’s also a mass of technical equipment, including the latest MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) touchscreen infotainment screen. And it’s all polished off with a dose of Merc luxury in the interior.

Step away from the premium models, and the Ford Focus continues to do a fabulous job. It’s just so brilliant to drive, whether you like to explore the handling benefits of your car or just prefer relaxing down the motorway to your destination. Whichever is your choice, the Focus has it covered. And the 1.0-litre EcoBoost is an absolute gem of an engine. What’s more, Focus leases begin below £200. That’s a lot of excellent engineering car for not much money.

Need more help and guidance?

If you are still not sure about your next choice of car, then we can help. There are plenty of articles to assist you  – including the Help Me Decide tool – and our Leasing Guides if you are new to leasing. Or pick up the phone – our leasing specialists will be happy to assist you on 0344 387 2727.



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