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, family hatchbacks:
£1333 deposit, £222 per month, 48 months, 8000 miles per year
This new Mk8 Golf is a bit of a peach. It’s still one of the best all-round family hatches you can buy, or lease, as here. It’s not the cheapest, but it offers a great interior, smooth ride, great handling and strong engines.
£980 deposit, £162 per month, 48 months, 8000 miles per year
In many ways as good as the closely related Golf but cheaper and dressed in a sharper suit, the Leon is another of our favourites. It handles well, and although its interior has been improved, its sportier mien will appeal to those looking to cut a dash in the family hatch class.
£1176 deposit, £196 per month, 48 months, 8000 miles per year
Once, if you wanted a family car that really handled well, the Focus was numero uno. The latest one is not so up front about it but it does uphold that reputation and its engines are good. The cabin is unremarkable, though.