We like the Mazda CX-5's accomplished engine range, which offers excellent fuel economy
The BMW Z4 might not be the obvious choice for a two-seat sports car, but it's not without charm
More than 15 million Passat models have been sold worldwide since its launch in 1973
The BMW 3-series is an excellent all-round performer, especially in its current form
We like the intelligent design of the Ford B-Max, which helps practicality no end
If you’re in the market for a new car, or after the best new-car leasing deal, you can save thousands with a little research. This is the pick of what our deals experts have found this week.
Best new car deals
The CX-5 was the first model in Mazda’s range to feature the full suite of SkyActiv technologies, and the efficient range has helped the CX-5 to claim the number two spot on our list of the top five crossovers. The good news is that GB Car Deals is currently offering the diesel 2.2 SE-L five door model for £20,813, a saving of £2481 from the list price.
BMW's Z4 might lack the handling balance of its rivals, but the sporty two-seater features a punchy range of engines and an elegant interior. We found an interesting offer from Broker4Cars, offering the 20i sDrive two door model for £26,947, a big saving of £2888 from the list price.
Best new car leasing deals
Around 15 million VW Passats have been sold in 100 countries since its launch in 1973, making this a competent and popular family choice. We found a deal for £236.68 per month from FleetPrices on the diesel saloon 1.6 TDI Bluemotion Tech Executive 4dr model. That’s on a 48-month contract with a deposit of £2130 and a 10,000 annual mileage limit.
The BMW 3-series offers outstanding performance and handling, not only help it to become a consummate all-round performer but also ranking it in first position in our list of the top five compact executive cars. National Vehicle Solutions has an offer for a 320d Saloon 2.0 Efficient Dynamics for £451.45 a month for 36 months with a deposit of £1,354.35 and an annual mileage limit of 8,000.
Deal of the week
The utility-oriented hatchback Ford B-Max is one of our favourite compact MPVs, and comes entirely free of B-pillars. We found a 1.6 TDCi model in high-spec Titanium trim from New Car Discount for just £15,116, a significant £2780 less than the listed price.
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