Hatchback adaptability with SUV practicality, a crossover can give you the perfect balance of efficiency, space and dynamics
20 March 2019

Leasing can be an affordable, practical route into having your own private car, but it's not always easy to tell the good deals from the duds. 

The experts at our sister magazine What Car? work hard to find you the best pay-monthly schemes, taking into account mileage allowance, montly outlay, contract length and initial deposit. We'll be bringing you the best deals they find from a different segment each week.

This week, it's crossovers: 

1. Nissan Qashqai 1.3 DIG-T Visia

£166 per month, £997 deposit, 24 months, 8000 miles per year 

The Qashqai almost single-handedly invented the crossover category. It says a lot about the car’s strengths that, even now, when every mainstream car maker has a rival for it, it is still among the best.

More Nissan lease deals

Our Verdict

Volkswagen T-Roc

Volkswagen arrives late at the crossover hatchback party. But can the T-Roc still turn heads in a congested segment?

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

2. Mazda CX-3 2.0 SE Nav+

£185 per month, £1109 deposit, 36 months, 8000 miles per year

The compact CX-3, a rival for the Nissan Juke, scores highly for its handsome styling and good petrol engines but its ride and handling are unusually sub-par for a car wearing Mazda’s badge. A touch pricey, too.

More Mazda lease deals

3. Hyundai Kona 1.0T GDI Blue Drive SE 

£197 per month, £1181 deposit, 48 months, 8000 miles per year​ 

This is one of the more striking compact crossovers. It’s also good to drive and, in one-from-bottom SE trim, is well equipped, with alloys, electric windows, air-con, Bluetooth and lane departure warning. 

More Hyundai lease deals

4. Volkswagen T-Roc 1.0 TSI SE 

£202 per month, £1213 deposit, 24 months, 8000 miles per year

Best in class right now, the T-Roc looks good, it drives well and the turbo petrol engines are both punchy and economical. It isn’t terribly spacious, though, and list prices do get rather optimistic further up the range. 

More Volkswagen lease deals

5. Renault Kadjar 1.3 TCe Dynamique Nav

£232 per month, £1389 deposit, 48 months, 10,000 miles per year ​

A mid-sized crossover with all the space you’ll need for family duties, the Kadjar is attractive and its ride and handling balance is reasonably well judged. But it can be short on refinement and it does lack performance.

More Renault lease deals

6. Toyota C-HR 1.8 Hybrid Icon

£265 per month, £1589 deposit, 36 months, 8000 miles per year

Pricier than most to lease and to buy outright, the C-HR does have hybrid fuel economy on its side. (Toyota claims 74.3mpg.) It drives well and looks distinctive, but the powertrain is a touch sluggish.

More Toyota lease deals

For more great personal & business lease deals visit What Car? leasing

Read more

Nissan Qashqai review

Top 10 best compact crossovers 2019

Toyota C-HR review

Join the debate

Comments
9

13 March 2019

It's all very good promoting WhatCar leasing but buyer beware especially on cheap cars.

When you hand it back expect an end of lease bill, you'll be charged for a professional clean, paintwork marks, wheel scuffs and just about anything the company think (all at dealer rates) they can get away with.

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

13 March 2019

We leased a Polo GTI that was returned to the lease company last year. The guy who collected it spent ages checking over it only to turn round and say it was the cleanest 2 year old car he’d ever seen.

Given that a car is probably the most valuable thing you’re likely to sink your money into, after a house, why wouldn’t you look after it?

Once the Polo went back we had to look for a second hand car. Any damage I found on a second hand car would mean I’d consider it to be worth less than a prestine one and I’d expect the asking price to be reduced to reflect this (or be repaired by the seller).

Surely if you return a scruffy lease car, you should make up the shortfall in the cars value.

 

xxxx wrote:

It's all very good promoting WhatCar leasing but buyer beware especially on cheap cars.

When you hand it back expect an end of lease bill, you'll be charged for a professional clean, paintwork marks, wheel scuffs and just about anything the company think (all at dealer rates) they can get away with.

13 March 2019

Basically when you trade in YOUR car or sell privately you don't take it to a main dealer and ask him to do £200 Valet inside and outside, respray all minor blemishes/marks including possible repair and repaint of all wheels regardless of how small the kerbing is. You don't do because you're get a big bill that you won't get back from the sale.

It's not just how many marks they'll find it's the fact you'll be charged top dollar, and, in the case of £150 a month leases it'll be disproportionate. Bear in mind with a private sale the buyer will be more forgiving than a dealer who can make a few more bucks. 

This needed pointing out, which is why I did it. 

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

14 March 2019

You are providing the complete details amsterdam private tours of various automobiles through your site. The availability of the various type of automobiles is the major attraction of this site. The reads can share and discuss there ideas and review on the base of their experience.

20 March 2019

Any end of lease charges would have to be assessed using BVRLA guidelines which reasonably fair.

20 March 2019
What an insipid collection of appliances, this isn't a very autocar worthy article.

20 March 2019

Way to many examples of 8,000 mile contacts, the average mileage for a new Qashqai will be over this.

Makes leasing look tempting but just compare the Renault's £232 + a bigger deposit and longer term (10,000 miles) a month to the Qashqai's £166 (8,000 miles).   Over 4 years that's an extra £3600!

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

20 March 2019
xxxx wrote:

Way to many examples of 8,000 mile contacts, the average mileage for a new Qashqai will be over this.

Makes leasing look tempting but just compare the Renault's £232 + a bigger deposit and longer term (10,000 miles) a month to the Qashqai's £166 (8,000 miles).   Over 4 years that's an extra £3600!

Wouldnt know what average mileage is nowerdays, most of these are probably used as school run family cars, we dont need the extra space and I dont like xovers so bought a mii on pcp, we only did 15k over its 3 yr lease and bought it at the end, so 8k on a qashqai would be plenty for me.

20 March 2019
si73 wrote:

xxxx wrote:

Way to many examples of 8,000 mile contacts, the average mileage for a new Qashqai will be over this.

Makes leasing look tempting but just compare the Renault's £232 + a bigger deposit and longer term (10,000 miles) a month to the Qashqai's £166 (8,000 miles).   Over 4 years that's an extra £3600!

Wouldnt know what average mileage is nowerdays, most of these are probably used as school run family cars, we dont need the extra space and I dont like xovers so bought a mii on pcp, we only did 15k over its 3 yr lease and bought it at the end, so 8k on a qashqai would be plenty for me.

It's around 12,000 pa

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week