Best company cars £15,000 to £20,000

Here are the best company cars for between £15,000 to £20,000

If your budget allows for a company car worth over £15,000, then the excellent Dacia Jogger, our supermini of the year - the Renault Clio and the new hybridised Honda Jazz all come into play. All these cars are relatively economical too, helping to keep those BiK tax rates low. 

Scroll down to check out the best company cars between £15,000 and £20,000...

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 100PS Design

  • Price: £18,240
  • Engine/power: 1.2-litre 3cyl/99bhp 
  • CO2/BiK band: 117g/km/28%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 9.3 secs/121mph   

The Vauxhall Corsa finally has what it takes to compete with the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo, both for private buyers and user-choosers. It has smart styling, peppy and efficient petrol engines, and plenty of technology to make long journeys easier.

If you’re allowed to spend a little more, the fully electric Corsa-e will slash your BiK tax costs and fuel bills. For those on a tighter budget, the 100PS (99bhp) petrol is a great option. We’ve picked it over the 74bhp entry-level engine because it costs a mere £4 per month more for a 20 per cent taxpayer. It’s similarly economical, managing up to 52.3mpg, and is three whole seconds quicker from 0-62mph; while you may not be racing to and from the office, the extra power is very handy on faster roads.

Corsas in Design specification are bestowed with cruise control, lane-departure warning, a driver fatigue alert, air con and smartphone connectivity.

Dacia Jogger TCe 110 Essential

  • Price: £16,695 
  • Engine/power: 1.0-litre 3cyl/108bhp 
  • CO2/BiK band: 131g/km/31% 
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 11.2 secs/114mph

Most truly cheap cars are superminis or city cars, but if you really want a car big enough for the family, then the seven-seat Dacia Jogger is one of your only choices. That’s no bad thing, though, because the Jogger offers practicality, comfort and decent equipment levels at half the price of fancier three-row SUVs. LPG and hybrid models are coming, but the petrol car is efficient enough, and reasonably cheap for BiK tax while still offering everything the majority of buyers will need.

With the rear seats folded, the Jogger has a huge boot and a spacious interior that’s made using hard-wearing materials, so it’s a great car for dog owners. But people will love it too – the rear seats are spacious, so it’s a top family car option at the lower end of the new car market. It’s also well equipped. Even the basic Essential trim comes with air-con, cruise control, parking sensors and Bluetooth, plus a phone holder. Stretch to the mid-range Expression trim for £1,300 more and the kit list is impressive, with keyless entry, front sensors and Apple CarPlay.

Renault Clio TCe 90 Evolution

  • Price: £18,795
  • Engine/power: 1.0-litre 3cyl/89bhp 
  • CO2/BiK band: 119g/km/28% 
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 12.2 secs/112mph 

Our favourite supermini is a great choice for company car buyers when it’s fitted with the 1.0-litre TCe because of its low emissions and great value – you get loads of kit for the money.

Inside the Clio feels more expensive than the price suggests, with high-quality materials matched to a smart and modern-looking design. It’s generously equipped too; Evolution may be the cheapest, but it’s not lacking in features.

The Clio is comfortable and practical, with more than enough room in the back for kids to get settled, and a decent boot. We like the Clio so much that it followed up its 2020 Auto Express Supermini of the Year award by scooping the same prize in 2021 and 2022.

Citroen C3 PureTech 110 Shine 

  • Price: £16,995
  • Engine/power: 1.2-litre 3cyl/108bhp 
  • CO2/BiK band: 134g/km/31%  
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 10.1 secs/120mph 

One of the best options if you want a small car is the recently refreshed C3. Both private and business buyers will appreciate the low running costs that come with the great 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine. It’s punchy from low revs and is fun to use, yet it’s still economical and keeps costs down. It’s a shame the gearchange isn’t particularly pleasant to use, but this is only a minor gripe.

A low list price keeps bills down most for company users, and you get a decent amount of kit for the money. Shine trim comes with lane- departure warning, sat-nav, cruise control, parking sensors and 16-inch alloy wheels as standard.

The striking looks of the C3 are possibly what will catch the attention of many buyers, but it’s the roomy interior that will hold it – there’s a big boot and decent space for passengers inside. The interior is neatly designed, while the large glass area lets in lots of light, too.

Skoda Fabia 1.0 TSI 95 PS SE Comfort

  • Price: £18,350 
  • Engine/power: 1.0-litre 3cyl/94bhp 
  • CO2/BiK band: 115g/km/28%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 10.6 secs/119mph

Skoda has come a long way in a short space of time, and the latest Fabia is proof of that. It’s not the bargain it once was, but the improvements more than justify the price hike. It’s better to drive than ever thanks to a more responsive chassis and quality engineering, too.

The Fabia is staunchly petrol-only. While a hybrid model would be beneficial, the petrol engine is economical enough for most drivers. It’s got just under 100bhp, so performance is fine considering it’ll also emit only 115g/km of CO2.

Even in entry-level SE Comfort trim the Fabia is well equipped. Standard kit includes alloys, a leather steering wheel, air-con, digital radio, parking sensors, AEB, LED headlights and a touchscreen with Bluetooth.

Honda Jazz 1.5 i-MMT SE

  • Price: £19,045
  • Engine/power: 1.5-litre 4cyl/96bhp plus 106bhp e-motor
  • CO2/BiK band: 102g/km/25%  
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 9.4 secs/108mph

Company car tax rules heavily favour hybrid cars and EVs, but if you have a lower budget, there isn’t a great deal of choice. The hybrid-only Jazz combines a 1.5-litre petrol engine with a small electric motor to keep those Benefit-in-Kind costs low.

It’s a great powertrain for relaxing driving, and the interior is as practical as it gets when it comes to superminis. The clever Magic Seats fold forwards and back so they’re really versatile, plus the boot is big and there’s plenty of room for passengers.

Sneaking in under our £20k budget is the entry-level SE version, although you’ll have to move to a higher spec if you want smartphone connectivity.

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