Best car to lease

Best Cars To Lease in 2024

Written by Charlie Strand

If you’re looking for a new car in 2024, there’s a great choice of lease deals here to suit all tastes and budgets, from superminis to high-tech SUVs with a cheeky little hot hatchback thrown in as well! Our top 15 here covers both petrol and electric-powered cars.

Most ranges offer a mild hybrid (saves fuel by helping the start-stop system), a full hybrid (switches between petrol and electric) and a plug-in hybrid, which you can charge home or away and then roll purely on electric power for a short distance. All electric cars are automatic, but plenty of the petrol cars offer the choice of a manual or automatic gearbox.

  1. Cupra Formentor
  2. Hyundai Tucson
  3. Kia Niro
  4. Nissan Qashqai
  5. MG4
  6. Peugeot 2008
  7. Peugeot 408
  8. Polestar 2
  9. Renault Megane e-Tech
  10. Skoda Superb
  11. Tesla Model 3 (Facelift)
  12. Toyota Yaris GR Sport
  13. Vauxhall Corsa
  14. Volkswagen ID.5
  15. Volvo XC40 petrol

With leasing a car, you know exactly what your costs will be because the monthly lease price is fixed for the agreement, and whether it’s a personal or business lease you can tailor your quote by time, mileage, and the size of the first payment. Deals on our top 15 start from as low as £188 a month – you may get more car than you bargained for!


Cupra Formentor

Cupra spells sporty Spanish style. Originally just a name for a faster SEAT, it’s now a brand in its own right with head-turning looks and the Formentor was its first stand-alone design in 2021. It’s a mid-size crossover, so halfway between a family hatchback and an SUV but not as tall. It’s equally stylish inside with a premium quality feel. Engine choices go from a 148bhp 1.5-litre petrol to a fiery 306bhp and you can have either two or four-wheel drive. We’ve got lease deals covering the whole Formentor range.


Hyundai Tucson

The smart Hyundai Tuscon mid-size SUV is generously equipped compared with its rivals. On all versions you can configure the digital dashboard to suit personal preferences and on some there’s a powered tailgate which opens when you’re nearby with the key in your pocket. Other versions will park themselves!

All the engines are 1.6-litre petrol-based but there’s plenty of choice in the range, from 148bhp to 178bhp. There are three types of hybrid Tuscons (petrol-electric): a mild hybrid, a full hybrid and a plug-in hybrid, which will go up to 38 miles on pure electric power. You’ll find all the Tuscon lease deals here.


Kia Niro

The latest generation Kia Niro medium-sized SUV arrived in 2022 and had a major style upgrade which really makes it stand out from the crowd, especially when the pillar behind the rear doors is picked out in a contrasting colour. It looks great in green and black!

Niros come as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and the all-electric Niro EV, which has a very respectable maximum claimed range of up to 285 miles, it also costs only a little more to lease per month than the plug-in Niro. We’ve got the full range of Niros to lease.

Nissan Qashqai

Made in Britain, the striking Nissan Qashqai was the UK’s best selling car in 2022 (and only dropped one place in 2023). It’s easy to live with day-to-day and Nissan has really thought about how people use their cars. The Qashqai’s boot has movable panels which can keep shopping in place or flip over when you have to carry muddy boots (or dogs!).

All petrol-powered, the engine choices include manual or automatic gearboxes and either mild hybrid and full hybrid models. The top-range Tekna+ trim level comes with massaging front seats, a Bose sound system and big 20in alloy wheels. Check out our Qashqai lease deals.


Our first all-electric car here, the MG4 has been winning fans because of its good looks and surprisingly long range (up to 281 miles). The Extended Range version can take a fast charge from 10 – 80% in as little as 35 minutes.

It’s a spacious hatchback with lots of sporty details and you can stand out from the crowd with an eye-popping orange or blue with contrasting black roof panels. The MG4 offers a lot of electric vehicle and good leasing prices – look them up here.


Peugeot 2008

In Peugeot’s range a ‘00’ in the name means an SUV, and the 2008 is the smallest one, with city-friendly dimensions which makes it easy to park. Inside you’ll find Peugeot’s distinctive i-Cockpit which places the dials in front of the driver in a pod above the steering wheel rather than having to look through it.

The 2008 range starts with a 99bhp 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine (lease from as little as £188 a month) up to the all-electric Peugeot e-2008. The entry-level trim is called Allure, then Active, then GT.


Peugeot 408

Our second Peugeot, and we make no apologies because we have some exceptional leasing deals on the company’s cars in 2024. This  time it’s the turn of the 408, a cross between a saloon car and an SUV, so it’s a five-door hatchback where you sit up tall like an SUV but the shape is less boxy – some might even say swoopy. Gadgets include an electric hands-free tailgate.

There will be an all-electric 408 later but for now the power choices are a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine, a hybrid or two plug-in hybrids which can go for 30-40 miles electric-only. All 408s have an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Our 408 leasing deals could see you in the big Peugeot for a little over £200 a month.


Polestar 2

Polestar is a standalone electric car brand which belongs to Volvo. The 2 is familiar now as it launched in 2020 but Polestar has continually improved it with upgrades to its electric motors and batteries. Single-charge range can be up to 391 miles.

A premium saloon with Swedish style, It’s a direct competitor to the Tesla Model 3. Although it may not look it, the Polestar 2 is a hatchback and also has a useful front boot (or ‘frunk’) like the Tesla. Some details are a bit kooky, such as white letters which label things like ‘mid-range radar’. See our Polestar 2 lease deals here.


Renault Megane e-Tech

Forget the old petrol-powered Renault Megane hatchback, the Megane e-Tech is an all-new electric-only car with chunky SUV-type looks and big wheels but which is surprisingly compact (about the size of an MG4 or Volkswagen ID.3). The interior is a nice place to be, with fabric across the dashboard.

The top two of the three trim levels (Equilibre, Techno+ and Iconic) come with a heat pump, which maintains the range in cold weather and always makes sure the battery is at the right temperature to charge. All versions have the same power and range (up to 280 miles).


Skoda Superb

The Skoda Superb is an executive hatchback but it’s more like a limo in the back with aces of legroom to stretch out. And then there’s the boot: there is nothing quite as big as the boot on a Skoda Superb. If that’s not enough, the estate version is even roomier (with a power tailgate)

Skoda is owned by Volkswagen, so there are lots of shared parts with these and Audis, and a quality feel. All engines are petrol automatic, a 1.5 or 2.0-litre. Skodas have always been great value for money and that reflects in the lease prices. So much car for the money.


Tesla Model 3 (Facelift)

The electric Tesla Model 3 saloon just got better for 2024 with a thorough refresh aimed at giving the cabin a more premium feel (although it was always pretty classy), upgrading the software and the driving range (up to 421 miles) thanks to some aerodynamic changes.

It has a boot lid rather than a hatchback but the seats fold flat for lots of space, and in the front there’s the famous ‘frunk’ (front trunk) for the charging cables. Talking of charging, you get access to the fast Superchargers on a pay-as-you go basis. Check out the Model 3 lease deals here.


Toyota Yaris GR Sport

It may look a little like the sensible regular Toyota Yaris supermini, but the GR Sport is a pocket supercar. It was designed so Toyota could go rallying in it, so underneath its unique three-door body shell there’s four-wheel drive and Toyota has managed to wring 257 bhp out of just a 1.7-litre three-cylinder turbo engine. But it still has four seats. As it’s a true enthusiast’s car there’s only a manual gearbox, but an auto should be coming. See our GR Sport leases here.


Vauxhall Corsa

The top-selling Vauxhall Corsa offers something for everyone. It’s a compact supermini but all Corsas have five doors, room for four grown-ups and a pretty decent boot. There’s a Corsa for every budget with monthly lease prices from under £200.

Petrol power goes from 74bhp to 128bhp and the trim levels are Design, GS, and Ultimate. You can pair the petrol engine with an eight-speed gearbox, which is unusual in a small car and helps for relaxed cruising and fuel economy. There’s also the electric Corsa, which will go over 220 miles on a charge.


Volkswagen ID.5

With its sloping rear roofline, the all-electric ID.5 is a cross between a coupé and an SUV which means it keeps the high-riding driving position but adds a sportier style which is slightly more aerodynamic for a little more range – claimed to be over 300 miles in all versions.

In spite of the sloping rear tailgate there’s plenty of headroom in the rear seats. The interior seems even more spacious thanks to a panoramic glass roof on all models and you can draw a blind across by voice command (which also does many other things). ID.5 lease deals start at under £399.


Volvo XC40

The Volvo XC40 hatchback is a stylish premium compact SUV with mild hybrid petrol power, and we’ve go some great leasing deals on the XC40 petrol. All XC40s get a seven-speed automatic gearbox, a 2.0-litre engine and front-wheel drive. Being a Volvo, there’s all the latest safety kit, too.

The interior is designed for living, with a flexible boot floor and little touches like a pull-out hook to carry a takeaway. You can programme the power tailgate to open to a lower height if you don’t want to bash your garage roof. A nice touch.


Need more help or 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 our lease comparison tool – and our Car Leasing Guides if you are new to leasing. Alternatively, you can pick up the phone – our leasing specialists will be happy to assist you on 0344 387 2727.

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