Best new car deals 2021 - medium SUVs to electric cars

The best medium and large SUV, executive and EV deals on the market in the UK

Best mid-size SUV deals

Vauxhall Grandland X - £280 per month

  • Model: Vauxhall Grandland X 1.2 130PS SE Premium
  • Per month: £280
  • List price: £28,190
  • Deposit: £4,340
  • APR: 3.9%
  • Deposit contribution: £4,000
  • Number of payments: 47
  • Final payment: £8,906
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £17,500
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £26,406

One of the chunkiest deposit contributions in our rundown of deals has Vauxhall knocking £4,000 off the soon-to-be-updated Grandland X, sweetening the deal further with a decent 3.9 per cent interest rate.

Go for this offer and you can put this competent, well-regarded family SUV outside your home for less than £300 a month, while SE Premium trim gets you 17-inch alloy wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, LED headlights and all-round parking sensors.

Ford Kuga - £285 per month

  • Model: Ford Kuga 1.5 120PS EcoBlue Titanium Edition
  • Per month: £285
  • List price: £29,615
  • Deposit: £5,798
  • APR: 0%
  • Deposit contribution: £0
  • Number of payments: 36
  • Final payment: £12,557
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £17,058
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £29,615

Diesel may not be the fashionable choice it once was, but this Kuga’s 1.5-litre engine is clean, economical and will make the SUV a great long-distance tourer.

Plus if you go for this offer, you’ll get both zero per cent interest and a meaningful deposit contribution from Ford thrown in for good measure. As if that weren’t enough, the Titanium Edition has plenty of bells and whistles, including smart 18-inch alloys, LED headlights, a reversing camera, a powered tailgate and an upgraded B&O stereo.

Honda CR-V - £309 per month

  • Model:Honda CR-V 2.0 i-MMD Hybrid 2WD SR
  • Per month: £309
  • List price: £35,270
  • Deposit: £8,643
  • APR: 5%
  • Deposit contribution: £1,500
  • Number of payments: 36
  • Final payment: £17,184
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £19,767
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £36,951

This offer involves a fairly hefty customer deposit, but Honda sweetens the deal by making a £1,500 deposit contribution, and these things combine to put a new CR-V on your driveway for a decent £309 a month, at an interest rate of five per cent. 

As standard, the CR-V comes with a smooth 2.0-litre petrol-electric hybrid powertrain and a DAB radio, while SR trim adds leather upholstery, sat-nav, a seven-inch infotainment screen, dual-zone climate control, a host of safety features and the latest smartphone integration.

Peugeot 3008 - £309 per month

  • Model: Peugeot 3008 1.5 BlueHDi 130 GT
  • Per month: £309
  • List price: £34,330
  • Deposit: £6,278
  • APR: 4.9%
  • Deposit contribution: £3,050
  • Number of payments: 48
  • Final payment: £12,901
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £20,801
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £33,702

This deal from Peugeot puts you behind the wheel of a high-spec 3008 GT finished in Vertigo Blue, and complete with full LED headlights, all-round parking sensors, lane-departure warning, plus a number of gloss- black exterior trim details. 

Go for this 6,000-mile per annum deal and Peugeot will help with a £3,050 deposit contribution, which offsets much of the reasonable 4.9 per cent interest rate and puts this slick and practical SUV on your drive for a little over £309 a month.

Kia Sportage - £360 per month

  • Model: Kia Sportage 1.6 T-GDi GT-Line
  • Per month: £360
  • List price: £27,660
  • Deposit: £3,500
  • APR: 4.9%
  • Deposit contribution: £2,500
  • Number of payments: 36
  • Final payment: £11,255
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £16,352
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £27,607

The Sportage is due for imminent replacement, but that will make it possible to haggle for an attractive deal, above and beyond the one shown here. 

We’ve specified this Sportage with the turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine because it is usefully more powerful than the non-turbo model, while GT-Line trim will ensure it looks the part, as well as equipping it with plenty of kit. Opt for a 24-month PCP deal instead of this one and you’ll lose the deposit contribution from Kia, but will gain zero-per-cent interest.

Mazda CX-5 - £365 per month

  • Model: Mazda CX-5 165PS 2WD SE-L
  • Per month: £365
  • List price: £28,365
  • Deposit: £4,215
  • APR: 3.9%
  • Deposit contribution: £1,250
  • Number of payments: 36
  • Final payment: £11,822
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £17,354
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £29,176

Mazda has a few reasonable deals knocking about for the handsome CX-5 SUV. This one has a reasonable if not excessive £1,250 deposit contribution, plus a decent enough 3.9 per cent APR rate, which means you need put down a little over £4,000 to secure the car for £365 a month over three years. 

If you’re happy with a shorter term, there’s an interest-free offer (albeit with no deposit contribution) with monthly payments of £465 over 24 months, while stretching the deal to four years with roughly the same deposit costs £315 a month.

SE-L trim features 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, tinted windows, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and full smartphone connectivity.

Skoda Karoq - £379 per month

  • Model: Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI 150PS DSG SE L
  • Per month: £379
  • List price: £30,040
  • Deposit: £4,202
  • APR: 0%
  • Deposit contribution: £0
  • Number of payments: 35
  • Final payment: £12,573
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £17,467
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £30,040

If you don’t need something as big as the Kodiaq but would still like a practical, well-thought-out SUV, Skoda has just the thing with the Karoq, here with the same 1.5-litre dual-clutch automatic drivetrain as its larger brother (below), and also with the same attractive interest-free offer. 

In this case, just over £4,000 down brings three years’ worth of monthly repayments in at £379 a time, while SE L trim includes a similar level of kit as the Kodiaq in this grade, with 18-inch alloys, a reversing camera, an eight-inch infotainment system, LED headlights, plus useful touches such as seat-back tray tables and ‘Varioflex’ rear seats that can slide, recline or be removed.

On the road, the Karoq strikes a pleasing balance between comfort and driving fun, with excellent body control.

Toyota RAV4 - £405 per month

  • Model: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Black Edition
  • Per month: £405
  • List price: £36,850
  • Deposit: £5,000
  • APR: 1.9%
  • Deposit contribution: £0
  • Number of payments: 41
  • Final payment: £16,875
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £21,585
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £38,460

Toyota’s popular family SUV sold more than a million units worldwide in 2020, comfortably making the RAV4 the most popular car in its class. Perhaps, given that success, Toyota isn’t offering a deposit contribution here, because the RAV4 seems to sell itself. 

But a 1.9 per cent interest rate is still impressively low, while putting £5,000 down will get a RAV4 for just over £400 a month. The Black Edition is, as its name suggests, a dark, moody-looking version, with an all-black exterior, save for the chrome badging.

SEAT Ateca - £435 per month

  • Model: SEAT Ateca 1.5 150PS FR Sport
  • Per month: £435
  • List price: £30,295
  • Deposit: £3,900
  • APR: 0%
  • Deposit contribution: £0
  • Number of payments: 35
  • Final payment: £11,156
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £19,139
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £30,295

As with the Arona, a short, 36-month contract pushes the monthly repayments up, while the lack of deposit contribution seems unappealing – but zero-per-cent interest rates are near enough unheard of in the wider finance world, and are pretty scarce in automotive deals, too.

Put down £3,900 and your FR Sport Ateca will have 19-inch alloys, SEAT’s Digital Cockpit, plus leather upholstery. Increase the deposit to a whisker over £5,000 and the monthlies drop to a shade under £400.

Lexus NX - £475 per month

  • Model: Lexus NX F Sport Prem Pack
  • Per month: £475
  • List price: £44,050
  • Deposit: £6,000
  • APR: 3.9%
  • Deposit contribution: £2,500
  • Number of payments: 47
  • Final payment: £17,313
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £28,319
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £45,632

Act fast, because a new NX is coming to showrooms soon, so this deal won’t be around for long. A reasonable interest rate and a £2,500 deposit contribution make this deal appealing, with those forces combining to put this hybrid SUV in your hands for £475 a month. 

F Sport trim includes 18-inch alloy wheels, a 10.3-inch infotainment display, sports suspension and the F Sport bodykit, plus a blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert to make reversing safer, in addition to Lexus’s Safety System+ roster of protective kit.

Mercedes GLC - £480 per month

  • Model: Mercedes GLC 220 d 4MATIC AMG Line
  • Per month: £480
  • List price: £45,230
  • Deposit: £7,608
  • APR: 5.9%
  • Deposit contribution: £1,755
  • Number of payments: 48
  • Final payment: £19,310
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £30,665
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £49,975

Another Mercedes with a retailer discount rather than a straight deposit contribution, this one knocks £1,755 off the list price of the GLC SUV in the process. 

Doing so brings the monthly repayments down to less than £500 a month with a £7,608 deposit from you, while APR at 5.9 per cent rounds off this 48-month, 10,000-mile deal, unless you want to pay the £19,310 final payment at the end. AMG Line trim adds 19-inch alloy wheels and sporty AMG body styling, while the GLC 220 d offers 167bhp and around 40mpg.

Best large SUV deals

Skoda Kodiaq - £409 per month

  • Model: Skoda Kodiaq 1.5 TSI 150 DSG SE L seven seat
  • Per month: £409
  • List price: £33,790
  • Deposit: £4,922
  • APR: 0%
  • Deposit contribution: £0
  • Number of payments: 35
  • Final payment: £14,553
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £19,237
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £33,790

If you’re going for a Kodiaq, be sure to get the seven-seat version, because five-seaters are available only in entry-level SE trim.

This deal is for the plusher SE L version, which comes with the ideal number of seats for large families (the rear pair fold flat into the boot floor when not needed, yielding a huge cargo area), as well as adaptive LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors (which you’ll appreciate), keyless go, full smartphone connectivity, tinted rear windows, heated front seats, a DAB radio and WiFi, an eight-inch infotainment system and 19-inch alloys. 

We’ve also gone for the DSG automatic version, because the twin-clutch gearbox suits the Kodiaq 1.5 TSI petrol engine’s relaxed nature well, while Skoda’s interest- free offer here is the icing on the cake, if you can find just under £5,000 to put down.

Best compact executive car deals

BMW 3 Series - £343 per month

  • Model: BMW 318i SE Pro
  • Per month: £343 
  • List price: £32,595
  • Deposit: £4,889
  • APR: 2.9%
  • Deposit contribution: £1,888
  • Number of payments: 47
  • Final payment: £11,862
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £22,813
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £34,765

Compare this deal with the one for the BMW 2 Series and you will see some marked differences. While the 2 Series range is in a lower price bracket than the 3 Series, this deal offers the latter with a more competitive interest rate and a meaningful deposit contribution – both factors linked to the 3 Series’ well established status versus its sibling’s recent arrival. 

Either way, this is a decent deal for a 318i, while if you want the Touring estate model a deposit of £5,165 will set monthly repayments at £346.

Best executive car deals

BMW 5 Series - £409 per month

  • Model: BMW 520i M Sport
  • Per month: £409
  • List price: £42,775
  • Deposit: £6,416
  • APR: 2.9%
  • Deposit contribution: £4,916
  • Number of payments: 47
  • Final payment: £14,904
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £30,539
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £45,443

A low interest rate, a generous £5,000 helping hand from BMW and strong residual values mean that you can get behind the wheel of a 5 Series for £6,500 down and £409 a month on an annual 10,000-mile PCP deal. 

The 181bhp 2.0-litre 520i, with its 7.6-second 0-60mph time, should offer enough performance for most. M Sport trim has become a default for BMWs over the years and here includes heated, leather sports seats, sharpened M Sport suspension and an M Sport steering wheel, plus ambient lighting and folding mirrors.

Mercedes E-Class - £443 per month

  • Model: Mercedes E 220 d Sport
  • Per month: £443
  • List price: £40,370
  • Deposit: £6,514
  • APR: 5.9%
  • Deposit contribution: £3,148
  • Number of payments: 48
  • Final payment: £14,810
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £27,791
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £42,601

Rather than give straight finance calculations, Mercedes prefers to provide specific retailer offers, as demonstrated by this E-Class deal that sees a dealer provide a discount of just over £3,000.

This brings an E 220 d Sport to your door for £443 a month with just over £6,500 down, together with a so-so interest rate of 5.9 per cent APR. Sport is the entry-level trim, but the specification still includes 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a blind-sport warning system and heated front seats.

Best coupe and sports car deals

BMW 2 Series - £468 per month

  • Model: BMW 220i M Sport
  • Per month: £468
  • List price: £34,980
  • Deposit: £5,247
  • APR: 7.9%
  • Deposit contribution: £0
  • Number of payments: 47
  • Final payment: £14,593
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £27,248
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £41,841

Our Driver Power rundown of the top cars to own covered the previous-generation 2 Series, but the deal here is for the new model, recently launched but still, thankfully for BMW purists, rear-wheel drive. 

The 220i has 182bhp and is good for 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds while officially returning around 43mpg, and M Sport trim has Alcantara seats and a bodykit. This deal doesn’t include a deposit contribution, and the interest rate is quite high, but these factors will improve because the latest 2 Series only recently hit showrooms.

Best electric car deals

Nissan Leaf - £269 per month

  • Model: Nissan Leaf E+ 64kWh N-Connecta
  • Per month: £269
  • List price: £30,445 (after Gov. grant)
  • Deposit: £4,718
  • APR: 0%
  • Deposit contribution: £0
  • Number of payments: 36
  • Final payment: £16,046
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £14,399
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £30,445

Nissan is offering a similar deal to MG by not providing a deposit contribution but instead opting to give what amounts to an interest-free loan to pay off the Leaf’s depreciation over the duration of this PCP deal. 

This contract sees you pay £4,718 and get a Leaf for £269 a month over three years. The Plug-in Car Grant also provides a £2,500 discount. We’ve picked the 64kWh Leaf E+, which has an official range of 239 miles, but the 168-mile-range 40kWh car costs £251 a month under the same terms, albeit at 2.9 per cent APR.

MG ZS EV - £343 per month

  • Model: MG ZS EV Excite
  • Per month: £343
  • List price: £28,595 (after Gov. grant)
  • Deposit: £343
  • APR: 0%
  • Deposit contribution: £0
  • Number of payments: 48
  • Final payment: £9,288
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £19,307
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £28,595

MG isn’t making a deposit contribution on the deal for the electric version of the ZS we’re featuring here, but it is offering a zero-per-cent interest rate, which will save you a significant amount.

The £2,500 Plug-in Car Grant sweetens the deal even further, allowing you to put £343 down for the first month (in effect making this a no-deposit deal), and £343 a month thereafter for four years. Not bad for an electric SUV with a 163-mile range, but those monthlies will come down further if you put forward a larger deposit.

Hyundai Kona Electric - £382 per month

  • Model: Hyundai Kona Electric 64kWh Ultimate 
  • Per month: £382
  • List price: £37,200
  • Deposit: £7,300
  • APR: 4.8%
  • Deposit contribution:  £0
  • Number of payments: 48
  • Final payment: £15,984
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £25,552
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £41,536

We’ve chosen the Kona Electric for this deal on our Driver Power 2021 winner, but market demand and the £2,500 Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) mean there are a few things to consider. The PiCG only applies to cars that cost less than £35,000, and the longer-range 64kWh Kona Electric Premium, which comes in under this cap, isn’t currently configurable on Hyundai’s finance tool at time of writing.

That leaves either the 189-mile-range 39kWh model (which gets the PiCG), or the 300-mile-range 64kWh model in pricier Ultimate trim (which does not). Put £7,300 down and this top-spec model is yours for £382 a month over four years, while the shorter-range car in Premium trim is £253 a month under the same terms. That’s a significant saving, so if you don’t mind charging more often, go for it.

Tesla Model 3 - £635 per month

  • Model: Tesla Model 3 Long Range
  • Per month: £635
  • List price: £48,490
  • Deposit: £6,100
  • APR: 4.9%
  • Deposit contribution: £0
  • Number of payments: 47
  • Final payment: £17,941
  • Total paid by customer if returning: £36,589
  • Total paid by customer if keeping: £54,530

Tesla doesn’t really do deposit contributions, just as it doesn’t really do advertising – but given that the Model 3 topped the monthly best-sellers’ chart on more than one occasion over the past year, it doesn’t need to engage in such traditional practices. 

This deal has a 4.9 per cent interest rate and is for the Long Range version of the Model 3, which can officially cover 360 miles on a charge. Adding the desirable, £3,400 Autopilot suite of assistance features bumps the monthlies to £690.

Best new car deals 2021: top discounts online

The car deals above are official manufacturer prices. However, for some of the cheapest new or nearly-new cars out there, you might be interested in using an online car dealer - so we've put together a list of deals from the top UK sites, including our sister site BuyaCar. Note that these deals only run for a limited time - make sure you double-check the prices using the linked sites.

Dacia Sandero 1.0 TCe Comfort 5dr: £181 per month (£1,141.49 deposit)

MINI Convertible Cooper Classic: £377 per month (£2,423 deposit)

Vauxhall Astra 1.2 Turbo SRi: £203 per month (£1,285 deposit)

Mercedes E-Class Estate E220d AMG Line: £604 per month (£4,116.14 deposit)

You can check the latest discounts being offered online at our sister site BuyaCar.co.uk.

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