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Best company cars under £25,000

These are the best company cars for under £25,000

Saving money thanks to a low company car tax rate is always a good thing but, for the very best value for money, a low purchase price will sweeten the deal even further. Spending less doesn’t mean you’ll be making many sacrifices in terms of quality, either, as our list of the best company cars for under £25,000 even includes some Auto Express New Car Award winners.

The best company cars for under £25,000

These are our favourite company cars that you can buy for under £25,000, as chosen by our experts.

Dacia Jogger

  • Best seven-seater
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  • Variant: Extreme Hybrid 
  • Price: £23,165
  • Powertrain: 1.6-litre 4cyl petrol hybrid
  • CO2/BiK band: 109g/km/26% 
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 10.1 seconds/111mph 

It’s hard to find a seven-seater car with a P11D price of less than £30k, let alone sub-£25k, but the Dacia Jogger manages to deliver cavernous space for the right money. Our budget will bag you the Extreme version, too, which brings styling add-ons and a surprising amount of in-car tech to match the punchy hybrid powertrain.

Downsides? It’s a decent hybrid, but as with all ‘transitional solutions’, it won’t get close to matching an electric car for running costs or low Benefit-in-Kind tax. However, even 40 per cent taxpayers will end up paying just over £200 per month for the Jogger, which is still a great price for a car with this much real-world versatility.

Kia Picanto

  • Best city car
  • Variant: 3 1.0 5dr
  • Price: £15,685
  • Powertrain: 1.0-litre 3cyl petrol
  • CO2/BiK band: 112g/km/27%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 14.1 seconds/100mph
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It’s hard to justify a city car as a company-car choice these days; previously they had the edge because of their relatively low CO2 emissions, but the push towards EVs means you can get cleaner, cheaper cars that are twice the size. However, if you really do want ultra-compact transport that’s a doddle to drive and park, and still conventionally fuelled, the Kia Picanto is a great choice. 

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Powered by the proven Kappa three-cylinder petrol engine, this 3-spec model has sharp styling and a neat, functional interior that’s just about big enough for four adults, at a push. And yes, you’ll be paying 27 per cent Benefit-in-Kind tax, but a fairly low list price means the monthlies are still appealing.

Renault Captur

  • Best SUV
  • Variant: Evolution E-Tech full hybrid 145
  • Price: £24,565
  • Powertrain: 1.6-litre 4cyl petrol hybrid
  • CO2/BiK band: 106g/km/26%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 10.6 seconds/106mph

The Renault Captur E-Tech is a small yet highly respectable SUV choice. The complex twin-motor hybrid powertrain packs enough shove for a car of the Renault’s size, and the cabin combines all the best bits of the Clio’s with a teeny bit more space and a raised driving position.

Plenty of small electric SUVs will be cheaper as company cars, but for anyone who’s keen to retain the ability to just stick some petrol in the tank and drive across a continent, the Captur remains a very well rounded option.

Renault Clio

  • Best small car
  • Variant: Techno E-Tech Hybrid
  • Price: £22,485
  • Powertrain: 1.6-litre 4cyl petrol hybrid
  • CO2/BiK band: 97g/km/24%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 9.3 seconds/112mph 
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The Renault Clio is a multiple New Car Awards winner at Auto Express, and it’s one of the few superminis that’s big and capable enough to use as a family car.  

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The pick of the range for company-car choosers is the E-Tech Hybrid, which brings down CO2 emissions to the point where lower-rate taxpayers can get a Clio, in sensible Techno spec, and spend less than £100 a month in company-car tax. A pure-electric car (even one with a considerably higher list price) would work out as a cheaper option, but it wouldn’t have the Clio’s long-range ability and convenience.

Skoda Scala

  • Best Family car
  • Variant: SE L 1.0 TSI 116 Manual
  • Price: £24,605
  • Powertrain: 1.6-litre 3cyl petrol
  • CO2/BiK band: 123g/km/29%
  • 0-62mph/top speed: 9.5 seconds/126mph

Updated for 2024, the Skoda Scala is a great family-car option for traditionalists who don’t want to move to hybrid power, let alone full electric. This 114bhp three-cylinder version, in fully equipped SE L trim, sneaks under our £25k threshold while still bringing plenty of space for a growing family, plus solid driving dynamics. Next to the likes of the Fabia and Octavia, it’s a hidden gem in Skoda’s line-up, in many ways.

Again, the same caveats apply here as for other pure-petrol models in this rundown. You’ll be getting go-anywhere ability with no range anxiety, but those BiK tax rules mean you will be paying significantly more per month than you would be if you were to choose a similarly sized EV.

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