Best car leasing deals 2022

If you're looking for a cheap way to drive around in a brand new motor then car leasing could be ideal - here are some great new car leasing deals available right now

​Car leasing, or Personal Contract Hire (PCH), is a popular finance option for those wanting a brand new car at an affordable monthly price. That's because car leasing can be an excellent option if you don’t have the finances to buy a car outright, or if you simply aren’t interested in owning the car at the end of the finance agreement.

There are more and more options for those wanting to lease, including our own sister site BuyaCar. So, to help, we've rounded up our pick of some of the best car leasing deals available right now.

Read on for our list of the best manufacturer leasing deals, or scroll down further for best car leasing deals provided by a range of independent brokers...

  1. Alfa Romeo Giulia
  2. BMW 2 Series
  3. Dacia Jogger
  4. Mazda CX-30
  5. SEAT Ibiza
  6. Skoda Enyaq iV
  7. Vauxhall Astra
  8. Volvo XC40

Alfa Romeo Giulia

  • Model: Giulia 2.0 4dr Auto 200hp Sprint
  • Monthly hire charge: £475
  • Initial rental: £4,275
  • No. of payments: 48 months
  • Annual mileage: 6,000
  • Excess mileage: Charges apply

If you are a saloon driver who wants to stand out from the usual German crowd, then it's likely Alfa Romeo or Volvo is at the top of your shopping list. The Giulia has sleek style and sparkling handling, as one would expect from an Italian car, and the running costs are reasonable. There’s even an impressive amount of boot and passenger space, meaning that you can easily use the Giulia on a daily basis.

For £475 a month you can have a Giulia in Sprint trim with a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine producing 200bhp. Although this is the base trim level, you still get plenty of luxury touches including an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, active cruise control and a sporty faux-leather interior.

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BMW 2 Series

  • Model: BMW 218i M Sport Gran Coupe
  • Monthly hire charge: £413.28
  • Initial rental: £4,580.27
  • No. of payments: 47
  • Annual mileage: 10,000
  • Excess mileage: 9.05p/mile

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe offers the sleek appearance of a coupe but with the added practicality of four doors. The 218i on offer here is fitted with the more humble 136bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine, so while it might not blow you away with its performance, this particular 2 Series will be kinder to your wallet with claimed fuel economy of well over 40mpg.

In the 218i M Sport Gran Coupe you will get model-specific styling tweaks and a sports interior, along with added premium touches such as cruise control, automatic headlight beam-throw control, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

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Dacia Jogger

  • Model: Jogger Extreme TCe 110
  • Monthly hire charge: £199
  • Initial rental: £4,323.26
  • No. of payments: 35
  • Annual mileage: 10,000
  • Excess mileage: charges apply

The Jogger is the latest addition to Dacia’s UK range and continues the brand’s signature approach of offering affordable, no-frills cars. With seven-seats and a large amount of space, the Jogger is an excellent choice for a family in need of some low-cost wheels. 

Even though the Jogger is a budget vehicle, you needn’t go without some luxuries. Equipment on the Extreme trim model on offer here includes an 8-inch media system, smartphone connectivity, steering wheel controls, a DAB radio, 16-inch alloy wheels, and heated front seats.

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Mazda CX-30

  • Model: CX-30 122PS 2WD SE-L
  • Monthly hire charge: £296
  • Initial rental: £1,778
  • No. of payments: 35
  • Annual mileage: 10,000
  • Excess mileage: Charges apply

The Mazda CX-30 is based on the Mazda 3 hatchback, so while it’s rather small by SUV standards, it does make for a great driving experience and carries over some of the 3’s best features, including some innovative fuel-saving technology.

While it is a more compact SUV, the CX-30 should still prove a capable choice of car for a small family. Space in the back is perfectly fine for smaller passengers, while the 431-litre boot should prove enough for the weekly shop. Where the CX-30 really has the edge, though, is when it comes to driver enjoyment. The pedals, gear shift and steering are all very well judged, and it even handles well for a car of its stature.

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SEAT Ibiza

  • Model: Ibiza FR 1.0 TSI 110PS
  • Monthly hire charge: £239
  • Initial rental: £1,434
  • No. of payments: 47
  • Annual mileage: 10,000
  • Excess mileage: 3.6p/mile

The latest SEAT Ibiza sits on parent group Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform - the same one used on models such as the VW Polo and Skoda Fabia - yet it follows the typical SEAT formula of offering very high levels of on-board tech and build quality for a supermini, all wrapped up in a stylish body.

The Ibiza is quiet and refined to drive, too, and while the 1.0-litre three cylinder engine on offer here has a bit more power than the MPi unit, it should still easily return over 50mpg. When the model was originally tested in 2017, it also scored a Euro NCAP safety rating of five stars.

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Skoda Enyaq iV

  • Model: Skoda Enyaq iV 80
  • Monthly hire charge: £546
  • Initial rental: £3,276
  • No. of payments: 47
  • Annual mileage: 10,000
  • Excess mileage: 13.74p

Skoda’s first fully-electric car looks to follow the brand’s ‘simply clever’ ethos by providing all the space and on-board tech you could need from an SUV, but without any unnecessary flamboyance. 

The Enyaq iV 80 on offer here benefits from the model’s highest claimed battery range of 336 miles. Add this to low running costs, 135kW rapid-charging capability, and a 585-litre boot, and you can see that the Enyaq is a pretty solid choice as an electric family car. 

On top of this, you will also find comforts such as dual-zone climate control, keyless go, rear parking sensors, and ambient lighting. There’s an added bonus with this deal, too, as it includes Skoda’s ‘small’ Leasecare package. This provides all routine servicing, brake fluid changes, pollen filter replacement, Driverline concierge service, and roadside assistance.

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Vauxhall Astra

  • Model: Astra 1.2 Turbo (130PS)
  • Monthly hire charge: £375
  • Initial rental: £4,500
  • No. of payments: 47
  • Annual mileage: 8,000
  • Excess mileage: charges apply

Vauxhall’s latest PCH deal is for the new Astra family hatchback, equipped with a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and finished in striking Electric Yellow paintwork. It also cuts a dash thanks to a set of 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.

Equipment impresses, with Vauxhall’s latest dashboard layout ushering in both a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen and a 10-inch instrument cluster display, along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There’s also a heated windscreen for frosty mornings, a panoramic sunroof for summer drives and adaptive IntelliLux Pixel headlights, along with Alcantara seats.

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Volvo XC40

  • Model: XC40 B3 Core FWD Automatic
  • Monthly hire charge: £450
  • Initial rental: £4,050
  • No. of payments: 47
  • Annual mileage: 10,000
  • Excess mileage: 13.8p/mile

A few years ago the Volvo XC40 was the new kid on the block, and while it might not be at the top of its class now, it’s not far away from it. The Swedish SUV offers a chunk of Scandinavian cool that few rivals can match – and most of them can’t beat this model’s price, either. 

Core is the entry-level trim, but that’s a relative term here because this is a premium SUV. Buying a new one outright will cost you more than £35,000 but Volvo can put you in the driving seat for £450 a month on a lease deal, following an initial payment of £4,050.

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Car leasing: best independent lease broker deals 2022

If the car of your dreams isn’t offered by a manufacturer-promoted lease scheme, don’t worry. Instead you can acquire your car from a leasing broker. These are independent firms that use their expertise to negotiate supply and funding deals with car makers and lending companies, and stitch together leasing deals for all manner of vehicles. In some cases the brokers offer extended contract terms too, so if you can commit to keeping a car for 60 months, prices will drop dramatically.

Lease brokers have traditionally been focused on the fleet market, but nowadays there are plenty who offer lease deals to private customers, too. The main difference between private and fleet or business lease deals is cost, because prices for business leases are quoted without VAT being added at 20 per cent.

To illustrate the wide range of leasing deals available, we’ve rounded up a number of quotes from leasing brokers for a selection of models not currently available through a manufacturer’s in-house PCH plan. While the figures below are a good starting point, take care when assessing quotes since some lease deals may involve additional admin or set-up fees. It’s also vital to scrutinise the cost of exiting a lease contract early, because ‘penalty’ charges for termination can be significant.

Audi A4 - £307.67 per month

  • Model: A4 35 TFSI Technik 4dr S Tronic
  • Monthly hire charge: £307.67
  • Initial rental: £2,769.03
  • No. of payments: 47
  • Annual mileage: 10,000
  • Excess mileage: charges apply

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Citroen C3 Aircross - £243.56 per month

  • Model: C3 Aircross 1.2 PureTech 110 Shine Plus 5dr
  • Monthly hire charge: £243.56
  • Initial rental: £2,192.04
  • No. of payments: 47
  • Annual mileage: 10,000
  • Excess mileage: 

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Ford Focus - £299.40 per month

  • Model: Focus ​​1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid mHEV 125 ST-Line X Edition 5dr
  • Monthly hire charge: £299.40
  • Initial rental: £2,694.60
  • No. of payments: 47
  • Annual mileage: 10,000
  • Excess mileage: charges apply

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Honda HR-V - £367.96 per month

  • Model: HR-V 1.5 eHEV Elegance 5dr CVT
  • Monthly hire charge: £367.96
  • Initial rental: £3,311.64
  • No. of payments: 47
  • Annual mileage: 10,000
  • Excess mileage: charges apply

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 - £451.22 per month

  • Model: Ioniq 5 125kW SE Connect 58 kWh 5dr Auto
  • Monthly hire charge: £451.22
  • Initial rental: £4,060.98
  • No. of payments: 47
  • Annual mileage: 10,000
  • Excess mileage: charges apply

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Kia Sportage - £277.49 per month

  • Model: Sportage 1.6 CRDi ISG 2 5dr
  • Monthly hire charge: £277.49
  • Initial rental: £1,664.94
  • No. of payments: 47
  • Annual mileage: 10,000
  • Excess mileage: charges apply

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Mercedes E-Class - £531.48 per month

  • Model: E-Class E200 Sport 4dr 9G-Tronic
  • Monthly hire charge: £531.48
  • Initial rental: £4,783.32
  • No. of payments: 47
  • Annual mileage: 10,000
  • Excess mileage: charges apply

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MG5 -  £259.89 per month

  • Model: MG5 115kW Excite EV 61kWh 5dr Auto
  • Monthly hire charge: £259.89
  • Initial rental: £2,339.01
  • No. of payments: 47
  • Annual mileage: 10,000
  • Excess mileage: charges apply

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Peugeot 308 - £260.89 per month

  • Model: 308 hatchback 1.2 PureTech Active Premium 5dr
  • Monthly hire charge: £260.89
  • Initial rental: £2,348.01
  • No. of payments: 35
  • Annual mileage: 10,000
  • Excess mileage: charges apply

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Polestar 2 - £468.38

  • Model: Polestar 2 170kW 78kWh Long Range Single motor
  • Monthly hire charge: £468.38
  • Initial rental: £4,215.42
  • No. of payments: 47
  • Annual mileage: 10,000
  • Excess mileage: charges apply

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Toyota Corolla - £255.71 per month

  • Model: Corolla hatchback 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid Icon 5dr CVT
  • Monthly hire charge: £255.71
  • Initial rental: £2,301.39
  • No. of payments: 47
  • Annual mileage: 10,000
  • Excess mileage: charges apply

View this deal from Lease4Less

How does car leasing work?

Car leasing deals work in the same way as the many Business Contract Hire (BCH) offers available, except VAT is included. You pay an advance rental payment or deposit, select your annual mileage and contract length, and then pay a flat monthly fee for the duration of your agreement. When your contract ends, you hand the car back.

Traditionally, leasing a new car is simpler and easier than a Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) and more importantly, it generally has lower monthly payments. For these reasons, lease deals are growing in popularity, with a large number of motorists simply handing back their cars at the end of the lease and signing for a new one straight away. As popularity is growing, so is the competition between manufacturers, meaning as a buyer you have the freedom to choose from the cream of the crop. 

In addition to the cheaper monthly payments, car leasing can offer many other useful benefits that could help you avoid the faff of dealing with independent dealerships. Car tax, breakdown cover, car maintenance and tyre repair and replacement can all be included within your agreed payment plan. So if you’re thinking of heading down the car leasing route, we’re here to help.

Business car leasing

If you’re a VAT-registered business user there could be more financial benefits from leasing your car or cars. Many leasing companies quote two prices: a personal lease and a business lease. Our prices are all for the former aimed at private customers, but business prices are without the 20 per cent VAT, which makes these deals even more affordable. Just remember, the contract has to be taken out by a business or sole trader, though, and the VAT rebate is limited to 50 per cent if the car is used for private mileage. 

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