Best Motability Cars with Nil Deposit

22nd Nov 2019

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).

With popular car manufacturers such as Ford, Peugeot and Hyundai all signed up to offer cars through Motability, there's plenty to choose from.

Here are some of the very best cars yo can get through Motability with nil advance payment.

Renault Kadjar

Renault Kadjar

Stylish French SUV

SUVs are very popular on the Motability scheme, and the recently updated Renault Kadjar 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 entry level models that are available with nil advance payment through Motability come with dual zone automatic climate control, front and rear parking sensors, 19-inch alloy wheels and a digital instrument cluster. Hardly entry level at all!

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.

Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster

Practical, versatile and Tough

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 include alloy wheels, touchscreen sat nav, cruise control, Bluetooth and a rear view camera, plus lots of other goodies too.

Like the Kadjar, 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.

Ford EcoSport 

Ford Ecosport

Popular compact SUV

The third SUV on the list is the popular Ford EcoSport, which is based on the UK's best-selling car, the Fiesta. 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 the Renault Kadjar, the raised ride height makes for 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 Titanium models featuring rear parking sensors, cruise control and 8-inch touchscreen infotainment complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The multi award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine has been the best in the class for a while now, with an unrivalled balance between spirited performance and brilliant fuel economy.

Ford Tourneo Courier

Ford Tourneo

Spacious Compact MPV

You won't find many more practical vehicles on Motability with nil advance payment than the Ford Tourneo Courier. It's a neatly compact MPV and the sliding side doors make it one of the easiest cars on the market to access - and it can easily stow away a wheelchair into the boot. It can also be converted into a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

Both diesel and petrol versions are available from nil advance payment, with the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol car performing better in and around town, with the 1.5-litre diesel engine the preferred choice if you're going to be making long journeys on a regular basis.

Zetec models, available with no deposit, come with cruise control, air conditioning and electric windows.


MINI Cooper

Explore the MINI range

Our friends over at Stratstone have a real treat for you - virtually all of the MINI range is available with nil advance payment.

This applies to both the three and increasingly popular five-door MINI hatchbacks, the Clubman estate and even the Countryman SUV - meaning you have plenty of choice between sizes and practicality levels depending on your requirements.

Whichever one you go for, you'll be getting MINI's trademark cheeky yet stylish looks, an upmarket and unique interior plus fantastically fun driving dynamics. They all use the latest generation of MINI Twinpower Turbo engines which pack a real punch while keeping fuel consumption to a more than reasonable level.

Each model can be fitted with a number of different adaptations, making them easier to access for disabled occupants.

Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke

Tech-packed compact SUV

The all-new 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% 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 is 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.

Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

Large SUV with Nil Advance Payment

The Tucson is in this list because it's both an excellent car and available with nil advance payment on Motability. It's a fairly large SUV with bags of versatility and practicality that make it perfect for disabled drivers.

Like with the previous crossovers and SUVs in this list, the raised ride height and greater visibility of the Tucson, but what sets it apart is its larger size - this is one of the biggest cars you can get on the Motability scheme without paying a deposit.

The Tucson is only a five-seat model, but this means that interior space is excellent and the boot is huge. Its standard spec is also impressive - you get Sat Nav, Bluetooth, alloy wheels and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto included in the price.

Peugeot 308

Peugeot 308

Striking looks and great spec

We've covered quite a few SUVs and crossovers in this list, so now it's time for a more traditional family hatchback in the form of the excellent Peugeot 308. It's also available as an estate "SW" version too, for an extra touch of practicality.

Whichever one you go for, you'll be getting a very well equipped car, as Allure models, which are available from nil advance payment, come with lots of standard spec. Tech features such as front/rear parking sensors, auto lights/wipers, 3D sat nav, panoramic glass roof and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity come as standard.

Engine-wise, go for the petrol 1.2-litre PureTech 130 and you'll be amazed at how powerful this punchy little engine is, and it's super efficient at the same time - win win!

Citroën C4 Cactus

Citroen C4 Cactus

One of the comfiest cars on sale

Citro├źn's C4 Cactus 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 super-spacious interior and room for five adults, plus a big boot. Available with nil deposit on Motability with either a manual or automatic gearbox, standard features on Flair models include a 7-inch touchscreen sat nav system, Bluetooth, panoramic sunroof, and a DAB radio.

There are both petrol and diesel models available depending on your requirements, and safety systems such as lane departure warning and a multitude of airbags come as standard too.



Stylish and well built family hatch

Like the Peugeot 308 we've already mentioned, the Leon is a high-quality, comfortable, more traditional family hatchback that's also available as an estate version too.

It's only traditional in terms of its shape - the styling is ultra-modern and it's got all the latest technology as well. FR models come as standard with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, front/rear parking sensors, cruise control and full smartphone integration.

The 1.5-litre turbo is one of the most powerful engines you can get on the Motability scheme with nil advance payment, and provides plenty of power for both town, country and motorway driving. Based on the supreme Volkswagen Golf but with a lower price tag, the Leon is everything you need and more.

Vauxhall Combo Life

Vauxhall Combo Life

Space for all the family

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/rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, lane departure warning with lane change assist and traffic sign recognition.


DS 3

Ultra-stylish and practical SUV

Possibly the most stylish car available with nil deposit on Motability is the DS 3 Crossback, a car which combines french chic with modern technology for an excellent driving experience. The interior is unlike any other car on the road, and is a truly enjoyable place to spend time.

The Performance Line trim level is very well specified too, and all cars get rear parking sensors, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, keyless start, premium seat fabric and aluminium sports pedals.

The 1.2-litre PureTech engine is the same one you'll find in the C4 Cactus we mentioned earlier, and has all of the same efficiency and performance you would expect from a compact crossover.


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.

If you've got a question about any of the above vehicles or the scheme in general, you can visit our FAQ page or speak to your local Evans Halshaw retailer for further information.