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Best company cars £25,000 to £30,000

These are the best company cars for between £25,000 to £30,000

It’s no secret that plenty of cars are going up in price, but while the choice may be a little bit slimmer than it used to, you still don’t need to search too far to find some great company cars on a smaller budget. In fact, we’ve made the hunt even easier by rounding up the best company cars for £25,000 to £30,000.

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Every car on this list has been thoroughly tested by our experts, and they offer attractive company car tax rates as well as low running costs.

The best company cars for £25,000 to £30,000

Read on to find our favourite company cars that you can buy for £25,000 to £30,000.

BYD Dolphin

  • Best small car
  • Variant: Boost 44.9kWh 
  • Price: £27,140
  • Powertrain: 44.9kWh battery, 1x e-motor
  • CO2/BiK band: 0g/km/2%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 8.0 seconds/99mph

There are plenty of electric superminis available these days, but the BYD Dolphin scores slightly higher on practicality because it’s a little bigger than most of its rivals. And when you factor in its zero-emissions, pure-electric powertrain, and the resulting tax benefits, the Chinese model starts to have proper appeal.

Boost spec brings a heat pump, a large 12.8-inch (rotatable) touchscreen infotainment system, a 360-degree parking camera with rear sensors, plus heated front seats. It’ll do nearly 200 miles on a single charge, too, and costs less than £20 per month in tax.

Ford Focus

  • Best family car
  • Variant: 1.0 EcoBoost mHEV ST-Line
  • Price: £29,065
  • Powertrain: 1.0-litre 3cyl petrol
  • CO2/BiK band: 119g/km/28%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 10.2 seconds/124mph
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The end is nigh for the Ford Focus, but this hatchback stalwart is still a great choice if you want enough space for a family and, despite its age, some of the most engaging dynamics this side of a rear-drive BMW. Our £30k P11D budget means the higher-powered version of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is just out of reach, but the regular mild-hybrid edition still has 123bhp and can crack 0-62mph in around 10 seconds.

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ST-Line trim, meanwhile, brings sportier styling and oodles of standard kit; a 13.2-inch infotainment system, a heated windscreen, front and rear parking sensors and cruise control are all included.

Hyundai Kona

  • Best SUV
  • Variant: Hybrid Advance
  • Price: £29,795
  • Powertrain: 1.6-litre 4cyl petrol hybrid
  • CO2/BiK band: 106/gkm/26%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 11.2 seconds/103mph

Our reigning Car of the Year is available in pure-electric guise, of course, which offers much lower BiK costs. But the Kona line-up has plenty of options for those who aren’t ready to leave petrol power behind just yet. Chief among them is the hybrid model, which sneaks into this sub-£30k P11D price bracket and brings CO2 emissions of just 106g/km.

Advance trim has all of the standard kit you’d want, such as parking sensors and a large-widescreen infotainment system. The 1.6-litre hybrid powertrain is plenty powerful enough for this family SUV, too.

MG4

  • Best electric car
  • Variant: SE Long Range 150kW 64kWh
  • Price: £29,440
  • Powertrain: 64kWh battery, 1x e-motor
  • CO2/BiK band: 0g/km/2%
  • 0-60mph/top speed: 7.7 seconds/100mph
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Firmly established as a star offering to private buyers and company-car choosers alike, the MG4 is good to drive, roomy and generally well equipped (even in the more modest SE trim). It doesn’t get a heat pump, admittedly, and charging isn’t as quick as on some rivals, but the chunky 64kWh battery delivers well over 200 miles of range in the real world.

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It’s quick enough, too, thanks to the 201bhp rear-mounted motor – and the surprising thing is that the MG4 handles pretty sweetly, too. When you consider that lower-rate taxpayers can have this car for a tenner a month, it’s frankly ludicrous value.

Peugeot 308 SW

  • Best estate
  • Variant: 1.2 PureTech Active
  • Price: £29,165
  • Powertrain: 1.2-litre 3cyl petrol
  • CO2/BiK band: 128g/km/30%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 9.9 seconds/130mph

There aren’t too many options if you’re after a load-lugging estate as your next company car – but Peugeot’s 308 SW manages to offer a decent boot capacity (over 1,600 litres if you lower the rear seats) with frugal, sub-130g/km efficiency. So although the BiK will still sting compared with, say, an electric SUV, this remains a very competent wagon that can be yours for less than £300 per month, even if you’re a higher-rate taxpayer.

Active trim is the entry point but you’ll still get air-con and a smooth-shifting automatic gearbox, plus rear parking sensors and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

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