Best company cars £35,000 to £50,000

Here are the best company cars between £35,000 to £50,000

BiK tax rates is something you should be wary of when ordering your company car. The lower the BiK tax rate the lower your going to be paying and if you get a fully-electric car like the Skoda Enyaq listed below then it'll drop to just 1%. The Honda Civic Type R we've included has a BiK tax rate of 37%, although with pinpoint handling and a raucous 316bhp 2.0-litre turbo, it's a price some don't mind living with.

Scroll down for our favourite company cars between £35,000 and £50,000...

Skoda Enyaq iV 80 Loft

  • Price: £39,350
  • Engine/power: e-motor/201bhp
  • CO2/BiK band: 0g/km/1%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 8.5 secs/99mph 

Ultra-low tax costs mean any EV looks appealing as a company car, but few can match the Skoda Enyaq iV as an everyday choice. It’s more practical than most other EVs at a similar price and offers a really impressive amount of range up to 331 miles according to official figures.

Rapid-charging tech means an 80 per cent charge takes less than an hour at a public point, too. The Enyaq also rides well, handles neatly, has strong performance and comes with loads of modern tech. Okay, it’s expensive compared with a similar petrol car such as the Octavia, but the tiny running costs speak for themselves. 

Equipment in the Enyaq 80 Loft includes dual-zone climate control, LED lights, cruise control, lane assist, keyless go, a reversing camera and impressive infotainment. It comes with a small screen instead of dials, but also a 13-inch touchscreen that includes sat-nav, voice control and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

BMW 330e M Sport

  • Price: £42,545
  • Engine/power: 2.0-litre 4cyl & e-motor/288bhp (total)
  • CO2/BiK band: 31g/km/11% 
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 5.9 secs/143mph 

With traditional diesel saloons falling out of favour thanks to modern tax rules, BMW has responded with the excellent 330e model; a plug-in hybrid that could offer really low running costs.

If you charge up nightly and make the most of the electric motor, which has a range of up to 37 miles, your economy figure could hit the hundreds. You’ll enjoy the near-silent running and ease of use in commuter traffic too, especially because the 3 Series is comfortable and has a pleasant, tech-filled cabin. 

It’s also sharp to drive. The 3 Series has always been the best choice for handling, and the 330e is still a delight on a twisty road. It’s fast too, because the electric motor adds extra punch – 0-62mph takes just 5.9 seconds. Since there’s still an engine, long trips are no bother, even at short notice.

Tesla Model 3 Long Range 

  • Price: £48,490 
  • Engine/power: E-motor/434bhp
  • CO2/BiK band: 0g/km/1%  
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 4.2 secs/145mph 

If you’re ready to step away from petrol power completely, the Model 3 is a great way to go. Yes, the tax costs are low, but the Model 3 has plenty of other talents. The Long Range model’s 360-mile range is useful, especially as you can make use of Tesla’s brilliant Supercharger network.

The Model 3 is also packed with tech, has a roomy interior, a big boot and a comfortable ride, and it’s rapid, too – 0-60mph takes a supercar-like 4.2 seconds. There’s a good amount of standard kit, while sophisticated driver aids are available on the options list. 

Hyundai Ioniq 5 73kWh RWD Premium

  • Price: £41,945
  • Engine/power: E-motor/214bhp
  • CO2/BiK band: 0g/km/1%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 7.4 secs/115mph 

The 2021 Auto Express Car of the Year had to make an appearance here. The Ioniq 5 is a look at the future of cars, yet it’s already available to buy, with an impressive 300-mile range and a futuristic, tech-laden cabin that’s roomy and high-quality.

The 73kWh rear-wheel-drive model is the one to go for, because it offers the maximum range. The dramatic styling encloses a very spacious interior, while the two huge display screens look modern and are packed with features. Rapid charging is a key factor with the Ioniq 5 – it can take an 80 per cent charge in just 17 minutes.

Honda Civic Type R Sport Line

  • Price: £35,400 
  • Engine/power: 2.0-litre 4cyl/316bhp
  • CO2/BiK band: 187g/km/37%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 5.8 secs/169mph 

Over-the-top styling means that while the Civic Type R is amazing to drive, it’s not for everyone. Luckily, Honda is now selling the Sport Line model, which bins the huge rear wing and adds smaller 19-inch wheels.

This means taller sidewalls for the tyres, and we found in our first drive that this makes the Sport Line the model to have in the UK. It’s more comfortable than the normal Type R on bumpy roads, yet the Civic was already really well judged in its Comfort driving mode, so it’s fine for everyday use.

Yet the Sport Line has lost none of the Type R’s handling prowess in the transformation – it still offers sweet steering, a responsive chassis, a sublime gearshift and incredibly strong performance from the 316bhp turbo petrol engine. Yes, it’s not the cheapest to tax, but it’s a fantastic option for those looking for a sports car that can also fit the whole family inside and commute in comfort.

Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor

  • Price: £42,900
  • Engine/power: E-motor/228bhp
  • CO2/BiK band: 0g/km/1% 
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 7.0 secs/100mph

Polestar is an electric sister brand to Volvo, so its cars share the same high-quality engineering. The 2 is its only model at the moment, but it’s a top choice, with low tax bills, a 335-mile range and plenty of performance. Public chargers can top up the battery in about 40 minutes, and the Long Range Single Motor model comes well equipped.

Overall, the Polestar 2 is a smart and practical electric car with a high-quality interior and punchy performance. It’s well worth considering if you’re interested in a Tesla Model 3 (opposite), especially because the Polestar beats it for build quality.

Ford Mach-E Extended Range RWD

  • Price: £49,980
  • Engine/power: E-motor/290bhp  
  • CO2/BiK band: 0g/km/1% 
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 7.0 secs/111mph   

The Mach-E is a fantastic EV option, offering a long 379-mile range in this trim as well as 150kW charging, which allows an 80 per cent charge in about 45 minutes.

That’s about 300 miles added in the time it takes the family to have lunch, so range anxiety shouldn’t be an issue here. The Ford is roomy enough for family life as well, with a decent boot and comfortable seats. It’s packed with tech, including a huge Tesla-like screen in the middle of the dash, and modern-looking digital dials behind the steering wheel.

Best of all, the Mach-E is one of the most enjoyable electric cars to drive. It’s not as comfortable as some other options for the same money, but it makes up for that with strong performance, responsive steering and a surprisingly adjustable chassis that will delight keen drivers.

Best company cars by price bracket

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