If you didn't know already, leasing is effectively paying for the depreciation of a vehicle over the time it is leased from, and is becoming one of the most favourable finance methods of getting a new car. Those of you who are new to leasing may find it difficult to work out what and what's not a good deal and quite frankly the whole process can seem quite confusing at first. Have you ever wondered what the most common cars people lease are? Well, you're in the right place! From our data, we have compiled a list of our top ten most leased cars and the results may shock you!
10. SEAT LEON Hatchback
The Seat Leon Hatchback could be argued to be the most renowned model within SEAT's range due to its affordability and amazing features; It's also said to have brought the brand back to life over the past few years. Since the inception of its facelift back in 2017, the Leon has been blessed with modernized looks, a new infotainment system and more efficient engines, all for an affordable price. We commonly get them as special offers - hence why they are such a popular lease car. The SEAT Leon is essentially the sportier brother to the ever-popular Volkswagen Golf except it has a slightly lower price-point, so the Leon will end up on the radar of anyone looking for an affordable family hatchback.
On average this model can be leased from around £166.54 a month for personal use.
9. Ford Fiesta
The Ford Fiesta has always been a very popular car throughout all methods of finance and there isn't a day that goes by where you wouldn't see one out on the road. It's known to be one of the most popular cars in the UK and has gone through various different facelifts to get to where it is now. One of the real selling points to the Ford Fiesta is the variety of different trims you can choose between. If you aren't bothered about the power of the engine then you could choose a 1.0 Ecoboost Titanium-X with a comfortable and advanced interior or on the contrary the performance variant, the Fiesta ST.
The new Fiesta features a more refined interior with a huge infotainment system that allows sync to your smartphone and voice recognition! Pretty nifty if you ask us.
On average this model can be leased from around £161.59 a month for personal use.
8. Land Rover Discovery Sport
The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a spacious and sporty premium SUV that offers all-terrain capabilities, practicality and comfort. It also has the option for 7 seats, offering even more space for those long-retreats and family holidays. It competes with the likes of the Audi Q5 and Mercedes GLC and is the spiritual successor to the popular Land Rover Freelander which was discontinued. The Discovery Sport can tackle both off-road and on-road with ease, making it one of the most comfortable commuter cars you could possibly own.
On average this model can be leased from around £341.24 a month for personal use.
7. Skoda Octavia
Looks can be misleading for the Skoda Octavia; some make the mistake in thinking that it is a saloon, but it is, in fact, a hatchback and a very good one at that. Many people misconstrued Skoda's image back in the day, but this quickly changed when the Volkswagen Group took over in 1994. The Octavia is visually appealing, reliable and solid and is similar to the Golf despite its contrasting looks.
On average this model can be leased from around £190.00 a month for personal use.
6. Jaguar XF Saloon
If you're looking for a commuter car and are a lover of classy things, then consider the Jaguar XF. It has a range of petrol and diesel engines along with a choice of sporty trims to choose between as well (R-Sport, Portfolio, SE Business). The real selling point to the vehicle is the comfort provided and performance you get with it; as it's capable of 0-62 in 4.4 seconds with the performance variant, the V6 XF S. The XF is also a direct competitor to the BMW 5-series, a segment which is heavily dominated by the German manufacturers.
On average this model can be leased from around £328.82 a month for personal use.
5. Nissan Qashqai
The Nissan Qashqai is a compact SUV meaning its both practical and agile all at once. It has proved to be an enormously popular car to lease due to its affordable price, generous equipment levels and sharp exterior looks. It's also fairly economical so it makes a great commuter car as well! The success of the Sunderland-built crossover and it's attributes has also made it the most popular crossover in Britain; Nissan registered 7,987 versions of the Qashqai last month alone.
On average this model can be leased from around £200.16 a month for personal use.
4. Audi A4 Saloon
It should be no surprise that the Audi A4 Saloon has made the top four as it's one of the best cars in its class. Audi is renowned for its high-end classy interiors and this freshly face-lifted model doesn't disappoint, featuring a modern new infotainment screen and digital drivers display, Audi is busy raising the bar right across their range. Our data revealed that 18% of all our Audi cars leased were A4's, that's a very significant amount given how broad the Audi range is. The A4 offers a wide range of trims to suit any taste and a variety of different engines to choose from, each with different price-points. Many believe that the A3 is a little too small and the A5 hard to park, so the A4 makes perfect sense really.
On average this model can be leased from around £243.59 a month for personal use.
3. BMW 1-Series Hatchback (Pre-Current)
The BMW 1-Series takes the number three spot; it's one of the entry-level German cars enabling you to experience excellent build quality and handling without breaking the bank. The pre-current model proved to be incredibly popular over the past few years and even more so now prior to the new model being released. The BMW badge in itself can be a key reason as to why drivers decide to go for the 1-series instead of the other German hatchbacks, however, it's the best handling car in its class thanks to its rear-wheel-drive setup. The new model incorporates a brand new look following BMW's updated design language, it's very different from the old model in both exterior styling and it's transition to front-wheel drive. It will be interesting to see how the facelift model performs over the next year; especially as many people are trying to compare it to the Ford Focus. Despite the haters, we think it's going to be a hit!
On average this model can be leased from around £219.35 a month for personal use.
2. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
It’s not surprising to see a Mercedes take the number two spot, but for a convertible model to be this far up the list, it’s definitely a shocker. Only one in every five of our E-Class Cabriolet customers went for a personal lease - that means it’s the business customers who have jumped on the opportunity. We had an enormous amount of discount on the E-Class Cabriolet earlier this year which is why it sold like hot cakes - usually the price point of any cars convertible variant makes it somewhat hard to justify the often large leap in cost, which is the important factor regardless of whether you’re a business or a private individual. That wasn’t the case this time though, it was just as affordable as the E-Class Coupe, enabling customers to experience a brand new convertible right at the start of the warm weather without having to sacrifice an extra lump of cash each month for the sake of a drop-top roof. It’s offers like this that make it a good idea to keep an eye on our car leasing special offers page from time to time as you never know what will pop up.
On average this model can be leased from around £479.68 a month for personal use.
1. Volkswagen Golf Hatchback
Colour me surprised - the number one spot goes to the Volkswagen Golf Hatchback. The Golf is affordable, reliable and offers a wide range of choice which can cater to everyone. The variety of Golf's that you can actually choose between is crazy. The standard Golf makes a great all-round family/commuter car and, on the contrary, for those thrillseekers, you have the choice of the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Golf R. Want a mix of both fuel economy and performance? How about the GTD? Want electric? Grab yourself an e-Golf. Oh, and did we forget to mention there is an estate-version if you don't fancy a hatchback! Our data concludes that one-in-four drivers would opt for the Volkswagen Golf Hatchback, which demonstrates the sheer demand that the model has. This is why it's well-deserving of the number one spot.
On average this model can be leased from around £222.19 a month for personal use.