Top five low deposit car leasing deals
All types of car finance require some form of upfront payment, and with leasing that usually means an initial rental of three, six or nine months. Until now.
As the UK’s number one leasing website, we’ve noticed a surge in demand for low deposit deals. In fact, we think one month initial payments could change the face of the leasing sector.
To give you an example of some deals, we’ve been checking out the most popular lease cars available with a one-month initial payment*.
To keep things clear, we’ve allowed ourselves a monthly budget of £350, and that one-month initial payment excludes any additional document fees. Without further ado, here’s our top pickings…
The Volkswagen Golf is ContractHireAndLeasing’s most popular car, and for good reason – decades of development makes it one of the most reliable, well-built and practical hatchbacks out there. Thanks to a recent facelift, the current MK7 is a bit of a looker too.
A plethora of excellent petrol and diesel engines make the Golf a class-leader on the road too, but let’s not forget the increasingly popular GTE hybrid, but that’s been so popular you might have to wait a while to get your hands on one.
Put simply, if you’re after a hatchback that’s good to drive, fantastically well-built and has room for the family, you can stop scrolling now – the Golf is the car for you.
SUVs are the cars of the moment, and despite a host of new competition like the Volkswagen T-Roc and Skoda Karoq arriving on the scene, when it comes to combining price and practicality then the Kia Sportage still has most of them stumped.
This Qashqai alternative received a mild refresh earlier this year too, with an infotainment update and a number of new drivetrain options – the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine and the torquey 2.0-litre diesel are now available with an automatic gearbox.
With 491 litres of boot space, it’s the most practical car on this list too, and makes a great proposition as a family vehicle. With one-month deposit Sportage deals from less than £225 per month, it’s really a struggle to think of a new family car for less.
Add a sporty body to the Volkswagen Golf and what do you get? No, not a Golf R, but the Seat Leon! By making use of the Volkswagen’s underpinnings, the Golf’s stylish Spanish cousin really is a top notch product.
Inside, not everything is quite up to the Golf’s renowned quality, but it’s certainly a great budget alternative. In FR form it’s quite brisk too, making use of VW’s excellent 1.4-litre turbo-petrol and 2.0-litre diesels.
While you do sacrifice some of the Golf’s solidity, standard equipment remains impressive, with an 8in touchscreen infotainment system featuring across the range.
Sharp styling, world-leading build quality and of course that attractive four-ringed badge makes the Audi A4 one of the most desirable compact execs on the market. The interior is one of the best going – in both looks and finish.
A lightweight platform has boosted the latest A4 behind the wheel too, so whether you choose a mile-munching 2.0-litre diesel or an all-wheel-drive S4, it’ll be a joy to drive.
Aside from epic build quality, the interior also features Audi’s MMI dashboard that replaces the standard dials, allowing the driver to switch between different displays depending on the driver’s preference.
It might be due a refresh soon, but the Mercedes C-Class remains one of the classiest cars on the road. In fact here at ContractHireAndLeasing, it’s one of our favourites thanks to some seriously attractive monthly prices.
Aside from the E- and S-Class, it’s difficult to think of a saloon interior that’s as cossetting and luxurious as the C-Class'. Matched to those refined engines, a nine-speed automatic gearbox makes it almost effortless behind the wheel. But what about that deposit?
This is a car that will make you feel a cut about the rest, but that doesn’t mean to have to pay for it – you may be surprised to learn that you can in fact lease a C-Class with a one-month deposit for less than £350 per month.
*All prices correct at time of publication; all pictures shown are for illustration purpose only.