What Motability cars can I get with nil deposit?
You can get cars of all different shapes and sizes on the Motability Scheme, and many of them - even well kitted out ones - are available with nil advance payment (sometimes called nil or no deposit).
Here are some of the very best cars you can get through Motability with nil advance payment.
Both hatchbacks and SUVs are very popular on the Motability Scheme, and the recently launched Citroën C4 does a great job of slotting in between the two bodystyles. It should be right at the top of your shopping list if you're looking for a practical, comfortable and safe car that ticks a lot of boxes.
Even the models that are available with nil advance payment through Motability come with dual zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors with camera, 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and a digital instrument cluster.
Petrol turbocharged models provide plenty of power for everyday driving, and the easy-to-use controls are well laid out. Being an SUV, the raised ride height makes getting in and out super easy and all-round visibility on the road is great, while the boot is a really good size too.
Vauxhall Corsa & Corsa-e
The latest generation Vauxhall Corsa has proven to be a huge hit with UK Motability customers, thanks to its increased levels of practicality and comfort over the old model.
It's incredibly well equipped as standard, with all models coming with a colour touchscreen infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. Other standard features include alloy wheels, speed sign recognition and lane departure warning.
Not only are there petrol models available with nil deposit on Motability, but the all-electric Corsa-e is too.
Offering a range of over 200 miles and a near-silent driving experience, Corsa-e makes a great deal of sense as a Motability car thanks to its low running costs.
What's more, when you order a fully electric vehicle through Motability you are also eligible for a free wall box installation so you can charge quickly and easily at your home.
Because of the Dacia Duster's low-cost philosophy, you can get really well specified versions for nil advance payment on the Motability Scheme. Standard spec on Comfort models includes alloy wheels, touchscreen sat nav, cruise control, Bluetooth and a rear-view camera, plus lots of other goodies too.
It's an SUV, which means it's practical, versatile and good for tackling inclement weather conditions. The 115bhp petrol SCe engine is comfortably powerful enough around town, and is decently economical too.
Safety is important with any car, not just Motability cars, and the Duster has both active and passive safety features such as front and side airbags, ISOFIX child seat attachments, Traction Control and Dynamic Stability Control.
Possibly the most recognisable car available with nil deposit on Motability is the Ford Fiesta, a car which combines a tremendous driving experience with modern technology. The interior is very well laid out with everything you need in easy reach of the driver.
The ST-Line Edition trim level is very well specified too, and all cars get rear parking sensors, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, keyless start, sports front seats and sports pedals.
Factor in the multi award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol powertrain and you're onto a real winner, thanks to its remarkable blend of performance and efficiency.
The Renault Captur has long proven to be a hit with Motability customers because of its remarkable levels of comfort. The seats are so extraordinarily comfy that once you're in them, you may not want to get out!
It's a practical car too, with a spacious interior and room for five adults, plus a decent-sized boot. Available with nil deposit on Motability with a manual gearbox, standard features on Iconic models include a 7-inch touchscreen sat nav system, Bluetooth, cruise control, and a DAB radio.
Advanced safety features are plentiful, with lane departure warning & assist, traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency assist and an electronic parking brake all included in the cost.
The third crossover model on the list is the new Vauxhall Crossland. It's available in a wide range of different colours on Motability.
It's a fun, small SUV with enjoyable driving dynamics, while, as with other crossover models, the raised ride height provides a great view of the road and makes it easy to get in and out of.
There's lots of tech and spec too, with SE Premium models featuring a rear parking camera, cruise control and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The 1.2-litre petrol engine is excellent on fuel, reducing running costs for Motability customers.
The undeniable king of Motability is the Nissan Qashqai, having topped the Motability sales charts for several years.
Its popularity isn't hard to comprehend, it offers everything disabled drivers are after; space, practicality and a comfortable driving experience.
It's economical too, with the frugal 1.3-litre turbocharged motor, available from nil advance payment, capable of over 50mpg on a run.
Loaded with standard kit, the Acenta Premium models feature front and rear parking sensors, a rear parking camera, cruise control and the all-important touchscreen satellite navigation system.
The Kia Stonic is in this list because it's both an excellent car and available with nil advance payment on Motability. It's a crossover model with bags of versatility and practicality that make it perfect for disabled drivers.
Like with the other crossovers and SUVs in this list, the raised ride height and greater visibility of the Stonic are obvious benefits.
The Stonic is only a 5-seat model, but this means that interior space is excellent and the boot is good size too.
Its standard spec is also impressive; you get rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, alloy wheels and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto included in the price.
Ford Tourneo Connect
You won't find many more practical vehicles on Motability with nil advance payment than the Ford Tourneo Connect. It's a neatly compact MPV and the sliding side doors make it one of the easiest cars on the market to access, it can easily stow away a wheelchair into the boot and it can also be converted into a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
Zetec models, available with no deposit, come with cruise control, air conditioning and electric windows.
The only available engine option is a 1.5-litre TDCi diesel which is incredibly economical and performs very strongly out on the open road.
It's only traditional in terms of its shape, the styling is ultra-modern and it's got all the latest technology as well. SE Connect models come as standard with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, rear parking sensors, cruise control and full smartphone integration.
The 1.0-litre turbo is one of the most efficient engines you can get on the Motability Scheme with nil advance payment, and provides plenty of power for both town, country and motorway driving.
The latest generation Nissan Juke, launched in 2019 after many successful years with the first generation, should be even more of a hit with Motability customers because of its enhanced size, practicality and comfort.
The compact dimensions and proportions have been retained, but the boot is now 20 percent larger than before, and overall interior room has been significantly improved.
The 1.0-litre 3-cylinder DIG-T turbocharged engine provides good power, more than enough for town use, and the manual version is available with nil deposit through the Nissan Motability Scheme. There's an automatic version too, but there's a small advance payment to make if you want the car to change gears for you.
Overall, the new Juke is more grown up than ever before, with great tech and a comfortable, high-riding driving position.
Vauxhall Combo Life
Space and practicality are the main priorities of the Vauxhall Combo Life, and it delivers on both fronts in spades. Its boxy, van-like shape is favoured by people with physical disabilities because it's easy to get in and out of, especially with the wide-opening sliding side doors.
The practicality doesn't stop at getting in and out however. Easy-fold seats and dozens of handy storage spaces, plus the premium levels of comfort, make this a very easy car to live with on a daily basis.
The Energy trim level that comes with nil advance payment is kitted out with great safety tech such as front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, lane departure warning with lane change assist and traffic sign recognition.
Both petrol and diesel versions are available without a deposit, but if you want an automatic you'll have to pay an advance payment.
Find your perfect Motability car with nil deposit
All of the above cars are available on the Motability leasing scheme through Evans Halshaw dealerships, all of which are Motability accredited. Adaptations are available too, should you have additional functionality or ease of access requirements.