Best company cars £15,000 to £20,000

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

Skoda Scala 1.0 TSI 115 SE

  • Price: £18,935
  • Engine/power: 1.0-litre 3cyl/113bhp
  • CO2/BiK band: 125g/km/28%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 9.8 secs/125mph 
  • Monthly BiK Bill High rate: £175
  • Monthly BiK Bill Low rate: £87

The Skoda Scala is as good a family hatchback as you can get right now, combining excellent passenger space and kit at a very reasonable price. That’s why it’s our reigning Best Compact Family Car.

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The stronger 113bhp version of Skoda’s 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine is more than enough around town and on the motorway. Officially, it returns 51mpg, which will make your money go further at the forecourts, while CO2 emissions of 125g/km keep company car costs down to supermini levels in this family hatch.

The Scala is a comfortable and relaxing car to drive, too. It rides nearly as well as the closely related VW Golf, even though it’s not quite as much fun from behind the wheel.

However, value is top priority here and standard equipment on the SE model is sound. The infotainment screen measures eight inches, and you get a lot more gadgets in the form of cruise control and rear parking sensors, while the 467-litre boot and roomy interior mean it’s amazingly practical for the money.

Citroen C3 Aircross 1.2 PureTech 110 Feel

  • Price: £18,905
  • Engine/power: 1.2-litre 3cyl/109bhp
  • CO2/BiK band: 141g/km/31%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 10.1 secs/114mph
  • Monthly BiK Bill High rate: £193
  • Monthly BiK Bill Low: £69 
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As small SUVs go, the Citroen C3 Aircross is a little bit different; it’s got bags of character and quirky looks, yet retains a laser-like focus on the things that matter. 

Comfort is its biggest strength, and although the soft suspension means the car isn’t that dynamic to drive, that’s no problem. And economy around 40mpg is okay.

Inside, few other crossovers can match it for space. Plus the interior is stylish, since it feels livelier and more uplifting than some of the drab, uninspiring alternatives. Standard kit on base-spec Feel trim is good, with a seven-inch touchscreen, cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity. There’s no nav, but you get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – and this keeps BiK bills down too.

Renault Clio TCe 100 Iconic

  • Price: £16,695
  • Engine/power: 1.0-litre 3cyl petrol/99bhp
  • CO2/BiK band: 117g/km/26%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 11.8 secs/116mph 
  • Monthly BiK Bill High rate: £141
  • Monthly BiK Bill Low: £71

The new Clio is the top supermini right now, beating its rivals in several areas. Chief among them is the interior, which is high-quality, with a logical, stylish layout.

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Iconic trim is the one to go for, given it brings a seven-inch infotainment screen that bundles together nav, DAB radio and the latest smartphone connectivity, along with rear parking sensors and keyless operation.

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Passenger space is good, and although this 1.0-litre motor isn’t the quickest, it’s refined, performance is okay and emissions are low, keeping company car costs down. Any drawbacks here, however, are a price worth paying, because the boot is bigger than a VW Golf’s; practicality and quality at an affordable price make this package.

Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost 95 ST-Line Edition 5dr

  • Price: £19,490
  • Engine/power: 1.0-litre 3cyl/94bhp
  • CO2/BiK band: 119g/km/26%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 10.6 secs/113mph
  • Monthly BiK Bill High rate: £181
  • Monthly BiK Bill Low rate: £91

Not without good reason is the Fiesta Britain’s best-selling car. It has been the class of its field for ages when it comes to dynamics, ticking all the boxes that keen drivers on a budget really care about. It’s comfortable, refined, practical and handles well enough to make you smile.

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That’s why we think it’s worth getting the ST-Line Edition trim. The car’s suspension is tuned to offer slightly sportier handling, and when combined with the 94bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo EcoBoost, it’s a riot to drive, engaging and involving you at speeds that mean you won’t worry about breaking the limit.

Driving fun aside, the Fiesta is a top-notch small car. There’s enough headroom for tall adults in the rear, the boot will accommodate your weekly supermarket haul, and the fuel economy of over 50mpg can’t be ignored. The infotainment package is one of the best around and CO2 emissions are reasonably low for a non-hybrid too, making it a great option for low BiK.

VW T-Cross TSI 95 SE

  • Price: £19,290
  • Engine/power: 1.0-litre 3cyl petrol/94bhp
  • CO2/BiK band: 135g/km/30%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 11.5 secs/112mph
  • Monthly BiK Bill High rate: £190
  • Monthly BiK Bill Low rate: £95
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The Volkswagen T-Cross is one of the most competent small SUVs, with a versatile cabin and an engine line-up that covers all the bases while returning decent efficiency. Various design packs let you add a splash of colour, too.

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The 94bhp 1.0 TSI is the engine of choice because fuel economy in the mid-40s is sound, while the more powerful version will push up CO2 emissions and, as a result, monthly BiK payments. Performance is far from outstanding, but acceleration is smooth from around 2,000rpm and ideal for life around town. Plus this unit is quiet and refined so the T-Cross is good on the motorway.

Standard equipment is fair on the base model, with 16-inch wheels, an eight-inch colour touchscreen, air-con, all-round electric windows and AEB. Step up to the SE spec, though, and you get adaptive cruise control, CarPlay and Android Auto, 17-inch alloys and USB charging sockets. That’s a lot of car for low monthly bills because you get SUV looks and versatility for near-supermini costs.

SEAT Ibiza 1.0 TSI 95 SE Tech

  • Price: £16,160
  • Engine/power: 1.0-litre 3cyl petrol/94bhp
  • CO2/BiK band: 124g/km/27%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 10.9 secs/113mph
  • Monthly BiK Bill High rate: £143
  • Monthly BiK Bill Low rate : £72
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It’s hard to go wrong with the Ibiza: it’s practical, efficient and refined, and it drives well. What more could you want?

Go for the 1.0-litre TSI 95 engine, which is better than the entry-level MPI unit yet still returns about 50mpg. The basic SE car gets 15-inch alloys, front and rear foglights, a DAB radio, smartphone connectivity, good safety kit and a 6.5-inch touchscreen. But we’d go for SE Technology, which adds an eight-inch infotainment system with nav and 16-inch alloys – without impacting BiK too much. 

Practicality is another strong point, with 355 litres of boot capacity, and in this class only the VW Polo boasts as much room for passengers. It’s just a shame that some of the plastics inside aren’t up to scratch.

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