How does personal car leasing work?

Personal Leasing is an affordable way to own a brand-new car. Simply pop down a deposit, known as an initial payment, then pay a fixed monthly sum for the rest of the term.

What makes a lease deal one of the best around?

The best car lease deals make the seemingly unattainable, attainable. For it to be one of the most attractive deals out there, you're looking for a low initial payment followed by similarly low monthly payments. Cars that have a high manufacturer RRP but are affordable to lease can also be considered excellent deals.

Car manufacturer finance companies manage to provide these great offers by effectively shielding you from having to deal with the depreciation that you are faced with when you buy a new car outright.

The best car lease deals this month

Every month throughout the year we showcase a range of car lease deals that demonstrate just how affordable leasing a brand-new car really is.

We choose from a wide selection of the UK's favourite vehicles including the latest superminis, hatchbacks, saloons, SUVs and hybrids to name but a few.

Below are our favourite lease deals this month.

Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost 100 ST-Line Edition 3dr

Ford Fiesta

£180.00 per month inc. VAT, with £2,160.00 initial payment, 6,000 miles per annum, 48 months, full maintenance included

Within this great lease deal you'll get the Ford Fiesta, a vehicle that is fantastic value for money and one of Britain's best-selling cars.

A range of features come pre-loaded with the ST-Line Edition, including Ford's SYNC3 Navigation System and 8" touchscreen, as well as rear parking distance sensors. The sporty exterior styling of the ST-Line Edition also gives the Fiesta a striking road presence.

As well as a brilliant supermini, all routine service and maintenance is included within the £180 per month payment. Replacement of items such as high-quality tyres are also covered when caused by wear and tear. 

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BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe 218i M Sport 4dr

Grey BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Driving

£359.00 per month inc. VAT, with £4,129.00 initial payment, 10,000 miles per annum, 48 months

Our friends over at Stratstone specialise in premium vehicles and have a range of great lease offers if you fancy something more luxurious, including this BMW 2 Series.

You'll receive a well-specified M Sport model, which means sleek M aerodynamic body styling, 18" Burnished M double spoke alloy wheels and M Sport suspension.

A range of intelligent gadgets are also included, such as Attentiveness assist and BMW Live Cockpit Professional with 10.25" high resolution instrument and control display. Not bad for £359 per month.

View BMW 2 Series Lease Deals at Stratstone

Ford Kuga 2.5 PHEV ST-Line Edition 5dr CVT

Red Ford Kuga ST Line Edition Static

£319.99 per month inc. VAT, with £3,839.90 initial payment, 6,000 miles per annum, 48 months, full maintenance included

Another popular model made by Ford, the Kuga is a family SUV that's practical and good fun to drive.

With this lease deal, you'll be getting the 2.5-litre plug-in hybrid version of the Kuga, which offers a fuel economy figure of up to 282.5mpg when the batteries are fully charged, as well as an all-electric driving range of 35 miles.

The ST-Line specification also provides further benefits such as front and rear parking sensors, lane keeping aid and ST-Line body styling. Oh, the costs for routine maintenance and servicing are also included in the monthly payments, too.

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BMW 5 Series 520i M Sport 4dr Step Auto

Grey BMW 5 Series M Sport

£550.00 per month inc. VAT, with £4,579.00 initial payment, 10,000 miles per annum, 48 months

If you liked the sound of the 2 Series mentioned above, but need something a little bigger, then this 5 Series may be of interest.

Like the 2 Series, you'll receive the M Sport specification which means M Sport aerodynamic body styling, M Sport suspension and 19" Bicolour Jet Black Y-spoke style 845 M light alloy wheels.

Being a BMW, it comes with a range of luxurious features and intelligent gadgets such as cruise control with brake assist and BMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system with 12.3" instrument display and high-resolution control display.

View BMW 5 Series Lease Deals at Stratstone

smart Forfour 60kW EQ Premium 17kWh 5dr Auto [22kWch]

White smart Forfour Studio Static

£224.59 per month inc. VAT, with £2,021.33 initial payment, 5,000 miles per annum, 48 months

After an emissions-free vehicle for getting around town? Well, this lease deal offers exactly that.

The smart Forfour is an all-electric city car with charming characteristics and enough space 'Forfour'. With up to 78 miles of range, it's perfect for short trips to the shops and zipping around town in a stylish fashion.

It also comes well-equipped with a range of technology such as Rear Park assist with acoustic warning and reversing camera, as well as a winter pack with heated front and rear seats. Charging won't take you long either, going from 10 to 80 percent charge in as little as 40 minutes when using a wall box. 

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Find your perfect new Car lease deal

With such a tremendous number of vehicles available from a number of different car manufacturers, we, along with our sister company, Stratstone, can offer the best personal contract hire deals available.

Start your search for your next new car today.