Best new car deals 2014

Ford Fiesta vs rivals
1 Sep, 2014 9:00am Chris Ebbs

All the best new car deals in 2014, with offers on the cheapest new cars and the top offers available

Grabbing a cheap new car can be a bit of a challenge, but don't worry - car manufacturers are always putting together special offers and new car deals to keep their products affordable and attractive to new customers.

Strong sales in 2014 have been cultivated by manufacturers’ willingness to offer low finance rates, contributions towards deposits and, in some cases, straight money-off deals. And this shows little sign of slowing, with plenty of great deals available. To help you out, we’ve scoured the brochures and websites of every car maker and dug out the best.

There’s something for everyone in our list, from city cars to SUVs. Whatever you go for, there’s a deal to be done somewhere. And if you can’t find the model or spec you want, don’t be afraid to ask. It’s a buyer’s market, and dealers are always after a sale.

Also, read our list of the cheapest cars to insure in 2014 and our round-up of the best car leasing deals 2014.

For an alternative look at the best new car deals available today, visit our sister site Carbuyer.co.uk.

Best car deals 2014: the deals

We’ve got finance deals with 0% APR, deposit contributions and plain old money off, all on top cars from each major market sector. We've grouped them into categories according to the types of car you might want, including city cars, superminis, family cars and SUVs.

Best city car deals

Volkswagen up! deals

Volkswagen up!

The VW up! is the baby of the Volkswagen range and combines a fun driving experience with a practical cabin. All this comes with some punchy engines and none of it breaks the bank. Plus, your wallet will be even better off with VW’s current deal – it puts £500 towards your deposit and includes a year’s
free insurance. All for just £109 a month.

Move up! 1.0 3dr

Monthly payment: £109
List price: £9,670
Deposit: £2,363
APR: 7.4%
No. of payments: 35 monthly
Final payment: £4,099
Total amount: £10,853

Ford Ka deals

Ford Ka city car front

It hasn’t had the same impact as the original Ford Ka, but the MkII is still a smart, competent city car that’s surprisingly practical and fun to drive. Ford is offering a £500 saving and £1,196 towards the deposit, so you can get the Ka for £149 a month after putting down just £304.

Edge 1.2 69PS

Monthly payments: £149
List price: £9,445 (£500 saving)
Deposit: £304
APR: 7.2%
No. of payments: 35 monthly
Final payment: £3,847
Total amount: £9,535

Toyota Aygo deals

Toyota Aygo front cornering

The previous Toyota Aygo was a hit, and the new car, which again shares its platform with the Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108, is set to follow suit. Behind its bold nose is a punchy three-cylinder engine – and if you go for the x-cite model, there’s a year’s free insurance.

x-cite 1.0 VVT-i 5dr

Monthly payments: £189
List price: £11,595
Deposit: £1,000
APR: 4.9%
No. of payments: 35 monthly
Final payment: £5,126
Total amount: £12,732

Best supermini deals

Ford Fiesta deals

Ford Fiesta best selling car ever

The UK’s best-selling car and our Supermini of the Year needs no introduction. Last year’s facelift kept the Ford Fiesta looking fresh, while it retains its excellent handling and has a peppy 1.0-litre engine. The best deals are on the three-door, although you do get a £500 saving and £750 towards the deposit.

Titanium 3dr 1.0 80PS S/S

Monthly payments: £159
List price: £14,440
Deposit: £3,833
APR: 4.2%
No. of payments: 23 monthly
Final payment: £6,737
Total amount: £14,406

Citroen C3 deals

Citroen C3 front

Most of the tempting deals on this page are finance packages, but there are a few cash offers available. And one of the best is for the Citroen C3. A £2,000 discount means the entry-level model is yours for just under £9,000 – that’s city car money. And although it’s not quite up to the standard of its rivals, it offers plenty of space and is a comfortable and competent option.

VTi 68 VT

List price: £11,075
Money off: £2,080
Total amount: £8,995

Renault Clio deals

Renault Clio

It's one of the best-selling cars of the past decade, and the lastest Renault Clio is better looking than some of its rivals. Plus, even the entry-level Expression has a decent level of kit. With this deal, the company is offering £1,250 off the list price, so it’s well worth a look.

Expression+ 1.2 16V 75

List price: £12,195
Cash offer: £1,250
Total amount: £10,945

MINI deals

MINI One front action

The previous-generation MINI was a best seller last year, and there’s every indication the new model – recently crowned Auto Express Car of the Year – will be just as successful. Even though it’s brand new, you can get a great deal on it, and drivers are rewarded with classic MINI design and a fine-handling car.

MINI Cooper

Monthly payments: £209
List price: £16,489
Deposit: £2,957
APR: 6.9%
No. of payments: 48 monthly
Final payment: £6,402
Total amount: £19,193

Peugeot 208 deals

Peugeot-208-front-static

The good-looking Peugeot 208 combines fun and decent value, and promises strong economy. Peugeot’s Just Add Fuel finance offer is a great package, plus the brand will stump up an extra £650 towards the initial rental cost here. We’d go for the 1.2 VTi in top-spec Allure trim.

PureTech 1.2 VTi Allure 3dr

Monthly payments: £219
List price: £14,095
Deposit: £2,437
APR: 6.6%
No. of payments: 35 monthly
Final payment: £5,889
Total amount: £15,991

Hyundai i20 deals

Hyundai i20 front tracking

Hyundai is about to replace the i20, but the current car is still a decent rival to the likes of the Ford Fiesta. While it’s not as much fun to drive, it’s comfortable and represents great value for money – especially with a saving of £1,450 available. Plus, you benefit from the generous five-year manufacturer warranty for full peace of mind.

Active 1.2

List price: £11,780
Money off: £1,450
Total amount: £10,330

Skoda Fabia deals

Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI Monte Carlo Front cornering

While the Skoda Fabia is getting on, it’s still a fine supermini choice. A replacement is due in the autumn, but you can get a great deal on the current model. Skoda’s offering nearly £3,000 off the list price of the 1.2 SE, taking it to less than £10,000.

SE 1.2 12 V 69PS

List price: £12,580
Cash offer: £2,985
Total amount: £9,595

Best family car deals

Skoda Octavia deals

Skoda Octavia GreenLine front action

The Skoda Octavia is one of the biggest cars in its class, and combines great practicality with strong fuel efficiency and a generous level of standard equipment. Skoda is also renowned for the reliability of its models, so this zero per cent finance package makes the car even more attractive to
family buyers.

S 1.2 TSI 105PS

Monthly payments: £145
List price: £16,310
Deposit: £4,689
APR: 0%
No. of payments: 35 monthly
Final payment: £6,546
Total amount: £16,310

Vauxhall Astra deals

Vauxhall Astra SRi in motion

The Vauxhall Astra is one of the UK’s most popular cars ever, with each model a big seller. Why should you go for it over rivals? Well, it’s got a plush cabin and attractive styling, plus a wide range of engines and trims to pick from. And there’s currently £1,645 off the cash price of a new Tech Line model.

Tech Line 1.4i 16V VVT 5dr

List price: £16,640
Cash offer: £1,645
Total amount: £14,995

Ford Focus deals

Ford Focus static

A deposit contribution of £2,780 and a £500 saving mean you pay as little as £279 a month for a Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost. That’s a tiny amount for what’s still one of the best family hatches around, with lots of space and a fun driving experience.

Zetec S 1.0T EcoBoost 125PS

Monthly payments: £279
List price: £19,145
Deposit: £1,313
APR: 4.2%
No. of payments: 35 monthly
Final payment: £6,737
Total amount: £17,754

Toyota Auris deals

Low running costs and strong reliability set the Toyota Auris apart. It should return 52.3mpg and emit 125g/km of CO2. And Toyota is putting £2,000 towards any deposit to tempt buyers away from rivals, plus there’s low-interest finance, too.

Icon 1.33 VVT-i 5dr

Monthly payments: £289
List price: £17,645
Deposit: £1,000
APR: 4.9%
No. of payments: 35 monthly
Final payment: £6,013
Total amount: £19,142

Honda Civic deals

Honda Civic 2014 front

The Honda Civic is often overlooked in a market dominated by the VW Golf and Ford Focus. Yet it’s one of the most practical small family hatches on sale. What makes this finance deal so attractive is the zero per cent APR and Honda’s £500 deposit contribution.

1.8 litre SE Plus

Monthly payments: £370
List price: £21,455
Deposit: £0
APR: 0%
No. of payments: 36 monthly
Final payment: £7,630
Total amount: £21,455

Volkswagen Golf deals

Volkswagen Golf Bluemotion front tracking

The VW Golf has been a popular buy for years. And the high-quality, practical and efficient MkVII is one of the UK’s best-selling cars, 40 years after the original was released. It’ll carry on selling like hot cakes with this finance deal, which includes £750 towards your deposit.

S 1.2 TSI 85PS 3DR

Monthly payments: £215
List price: £16,975
Deposit: £4,170
APR: 7.3%
No. of payments: 35 monthly
Final payment: £6,444
Total amount: £18,950

BMW 1 Series deals

BMW 1 Series front cornering

With its rear-drive layout and perfectly weighted controls, the BMW 1 Series is still one of the most agile hatches around, and it’s yours for £239 a month. This only buys the base 116i – with a £1,042 deposit contribution – but it has 17-inch alloys, a leather wheel and DAB.

116i Sport

Monthly payments: £239
List price: £21,555
Deposit: £2,999
APR: 4.9%
No. of payments: 48 monthly
Final payment: £8,280
Total amount: £24,014

Best deals on SUVs & crossovers

Nissan Juke deals

New Nissan Juke 2014 front

The facelifted Nissan Juke has only just landed in showrooms, but it’s available on a tempting zero per cent APR finance offer. This means you won’t end up paying more than the car’s list price through interest, as you do with many finance offers – that’s if you can stump up the 50 per cent deposit,
of course. You’re buying a distinctively styled supermini-SUV with plenty of tech, especially if you go for the top-of-the-range Tekna model.

Tekna DIG-T 115 2WD

Monthly payments: £219
List price: £17,670
Deposit: £9,786
APR: 0%
No. of payments: 36 monthly
Final payment: £7,884
Total amount: £17,670

Range Rover Evoque deals

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque static

Surely not even Land Rover could have predicted what an enormous sales smash hit the Range Rover Evoque would be? The SUV combines attractive premium design and a choice of three or five-door bodystyles with two or four-wheel-drive transmission options. Even on a prestige model like this, plenty of competitive finance offers are available – including a £1,500 deposit contribution from Land Rover to help soften the initial cash outlay.

2.2 SD4 Dynamic 5dr Auto

Monthly payments: £399
List price: £41,105
Deposit: £8,665
APR: 6.9%
No. of payments: 37 monthly
Final payment: £22,098
Total amount: £46,627

Nissan Qashqai deals

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan’s latest Qashqai has followed in the footsteps of the all-conquering original, and continues to top the class for practicality and efficiency. You’ll find plenty of offers across the range, but the top-spec Tekna diesel is our pick.

Tekna dCi 110 Manual 2WD

Monthly payments: £304
List price: £25,330
Deposit: £5,958
APR: 6.41%
No. of payments: 37 monthly
Final payment: £11,404
Total amount: £28,305

Best large family car deals

Ford Mondeo deals

Ford Mondeo front tracking

It's starting to look tired now, and we’re eagerly awaiting next year’s delayed all-new car, but the Ford Mondeo still has pedigree. Ford is putting £1,500 towards the deposit on this fleet-focused model, which gets parking sensors, sat-nav and dual-zone climate control.

Business Edition 5dr 2.0 TDCi 140PS Zetec

Monthly payments: £299
List price: £22,040
Deposit: £5,360 APR: 4.2%
No. of payments: 23 monthly
Final payment: £9,021
Total amount: £21,577

Vauxhall Insignia deals

Vauxhall Insignia front tracking

Given its low running costs, the Vauxhall Insignia isn’t just a fleet favourite; it’s also a good private buy. Last year’s facelift has given it a sleeker design, and the zero per cent finance package from Vauxhall looks like a good deal, as you won’t have to find an end of finance payment.

Energy 2.0 CDTi (140PS) ecoFLEX Start/Stop 5dr

Monthly payment: £378
List price: £22,704
Deposit: £4,541 APR: 0%
No. of payments: 48 monthly
Final payment: N/A
Total amount: £22,704

Best executive car deals

Mercedes C-Class deals

New Mercedes C-Class 2014

The old version of the Mercedes C-Class makes the best sellers’ list, but this deal is for the new 2014 car. It’s available for £329 a month, with Mercedes sweetening the deal with £1,000-plus. The C-Class is a great compact exec, with strong pace and Mercedes’ usual solid build.

C200 SE

Monthly payments: £329
List price: £27,500
Deposit: £3,999
APR: 5.5%
No. of payments: 36 monthly
Final payment: £13,075
Total amount: £30,369

Audi A6 deals

Audi A6

Our 2014 Executive Car of the Year looks smart inside and out, and the fast yet efficient Ultra models have helped the Audi A6 up its game. So it’s refreshing to see this latest deal is for these cars, with Audi making a generous £4,500 contribution towards the deposit.

2.0 TDI Ultra S line 190PS

Monthly payments: £379
List price: £33,490
Deposit: £6,000
APR: 7.4%
No. of payments: 35 monthly
Final payment: £13,618
Total amount: £37,444

BMW 3 Series deals

BMW 320d Sport

The 320d is the superstar of the BMW 3 Series range, but the 318d isn’t far behind, promising 63mpg. And it’ll still be head and shoulders above rivals for driving fun. A deposit contribution of more than £4,000 from BMW is a useful incentive – it means monthly payments of £289.

318d Sport Saloon

Monthly payments: £289
List price: £28,675
Deposit: £3,999
APR: 4.9%
No. of payments: 48 monthly
Final payment: £9,495
Total amount: £31,556

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I find the Range Rover Evoque 2.2 good even thought a bit pricey.

and where do you think that you can get some of these wild discounted prices ?

You can probably get more discount on the X3 and the Qashqai if you negotiate hard. Bmw will easily offer up to 8% off list prices on most models, maybe more on the X1. BMW are now a mass manufacturer and the competition between dealerships is fierce as they each fight for volume. As for the Nissan Qashqai, well it's just a typical hatchback on stilts - so don't pay 4x4 money for it - it isn't a proper 4x4. Of course, you'll only get the really big discounts if you buy on credit. But if you look closely, especially at the Mercedes, you still pay £4K more than the list price when all the interest has been added. My advice, pay cash if you can - even if it means buying a smaller car. It always works out cheaper in the end.

If you're a cash buyer, you'll get 15% straight off a 3 series... haggle hard & you'll get more. BMW have been churning out run of the mill mass produced cars for decades - there are more 3 series on the road than many Fords. Everyone's owned one a some point, that's why you can always get massive discounts on BMWs. They're everywhere. No way do they sell anywhere near the ridiculous iist price - only a fool would pay that, or people who can only afford expensive lease deals. 3 series = modern day Mondeo, the company rep mobile.

2013/4 ZAFIRA Exclusiv 1.6i / 1.8i are surely the best vfm at present at just between £9,500 and £11,000 on the road

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