Best lease deals of the week: City cars
Leasing can be an affordable, practical route into having your own private car, but it's not always easy to tell the good deals from the duds.
The experts at our sister magazine What Car? work hard to find you the best pay-monthly schemes, taking into account mileage allowance, montly outlay, contract length and initial deposit. We'll be bringing you the best deals they find from a different segment each week.
This week, it's budget family SUVs:
1. Fiat 500 1.2 Pop
£740 deposit, £123 per month, 48 months, 8000 miles per year
The little Fiat brings a welcome helping of style to a model segment characterised by functional design. Agreed, it has only two doors and is cramped, but for two, it’s perfect, as well as great value for money.
2. Ford Ka+ 1.25 85 Active 5dr
£828 deposit, £138 per month, 36 months, 8000 miles per year
Not the prettiest city car but one of the roomiest and best to drive. Around town, the Ka+ is little short of a revelation, being surprisingly comfortable and good to steer. If only it had a little more power.
3. Hyundai i10 1.0 S 5dr
£770 deposit, £128 per month, 48 months, 8000 miles per year
A neat, roomy package backed by a five-year warranty makes the i10 a great ‘drive and forget’ city runabout. The trouble is that it’s just that: a little anonymous and charmless, if utterly reliable. But what value.
4. Kia Picanto 1.25 X-Line 5dr
£956 deposit, £159 per month, 48 months, 8000 miles per year
A seven-year warranty speaks volumes about this Kia’s expected reliability but it’s not the only highlight. Others include its sharp styling, roomy and high-quality cabin, comfortable ride and characterful engines.
5. Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-I X-Play 5dr
£892 deposit, £149 per month, 48 months, 8000 miles per year
Where the Fiat 500 is chic, the Aygo is all youthful vigour. Its engine lacks flexibility but its handling is reasonably entertaining. For a more conservative version, see its Citroën C1 and Peugeot 108 siblings.
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