What is leasing?
Leasing is a common form of payment used by both individuals and businesses who have no intention to own the vehicle at the end of the agreement.
Due to its popularity, a wide range of cars are available to lease, suitable for a variety of challenges and lifestyles, none more so than SUVs. With small, mid-sized and large SUVs on offer, you'll be able to find some great deals to suit a range of budgets.
What makes a good lease deal?
The best deals will usually be made up of a reasonable initial deposit, followed by low monthly payments for a set period of time, giving you the greatest value for money throughout the duration of the agreement.
Leasing allows you to get behind the wheel of cars that may otherwise be unaffordable to purchase outright, so you should look for a vehicle that suits your budget and offers all the tech you desire.
The best SUVs available to lease
We've selected some of the best SUVs available to lease with our partners at Evans Halshaw Leasing, to help in your search for your next car. Our favourites include:
- Hyundai Kona
- DS 7
- Renault Captur
- BMW X3
- Audi Q7
- Ford Kuga
- Nissan ARIYA
- CUPRA Formentor
- Dacia Duster
- Volvo XC90
The Hyundai Kona has received plaudits for its top level of efficiency and refinement, making it a popular choice for those looking for a compact SUV. Available with numerous powertrains, including all-electric and full hybrid options, cars don't get much more efficient than the Kona.
Hyundai has ensured the Kona catches the eye of other road users thanks to its distinctive design language, but it's fairly practical too. 361 litres of boot space is more than enough for the weekly shop for most, but for times when you need additional space, you can simply drop the rear seats in a 60:40 split.
Standard equipment includes an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Lane Follow Assist (LFA) and rear parking sensors, but those looking for the best gadgets will want to look at higher specifications as they get the likes of a premium audio system and heated front seats.
With a range of models and powertrains to choose from, there's a Hyundai Kona to suit most budgets.
Since its introduction as a standalone brand in 2015, DS has built up a reputation for producing stylish cars that stand out from the crowd, and that's just one reason why we're big fans of the DS 7.
Available as a plug-in hybrid, as well as a number of petrol and diesel setups, the DS 7 focuses on efficiency whilst still providing impressive performance figures. Despite its eye-catching styling, the DS 7 still offers 555 litres of boot space, or 1,752 litres with the seats folded down, leaving you with plenty of room for luggage.
It's a car that cuts no corners, with plenty of equipment included to enhance your overall experience and improve safety. Entry-level examples come with the likes of automatic bi-zone climate control and rear parking sensors, whilst higher specifications get massage function seats, a reversing camera and wireless charging for smartphones.
Due to its luxury offering, the DS 7 CROSSBACK will cost more than others on this list, but lease prices aren't unreasonable.
Offering affordable running costs and a comfortable driving experience, the Renault Captur is a hit amongst those in the market for a small SUV. Unsurprisingly, it comes with plenty of French flair and a plethora of equipment to keep you smiling when behind the wheel.
Available in petrol and diesel configurations, Renault's intelligent powertrain technology enables the Captur to be as economical as ever. If you're looking for something that's even cleaner, the Renault Captur E-TECH is also available, offering a super-efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Standard kit includes parking sensors and diamond cut alloy wheels, but opting for a higher specification will see you enjoy additional gadgets such as a rearview camera, satellite navigation and full LED headlights.
Despite its sleek styling and generous equipment list, there are a range of affordable Renault Captur lease deals to suit a variety of budgets.
BMW is a brand that's become well-known for producing cars that offer a top build quality and an engaging driving experience, and their X3 SUV definitely fits the bill.
As a mid-sized luxury SUV, the X3 offers enough interior space for most, as well as a well-sized boot for transporting multiple bags of luggage for business trips or family getaways. The interior is of an unrivalled standard too, allowing you to comfortably enjoy every minute spent on the road.
Equipment on offer includes a sleek infotainment system with satellite navigation, as well as a range of advanced safety features such as reverse assistant. A variety of powertrains are available, including petrol and diesel mild hybrids, along with a plug-in hybrid option as well.
The BMW X3 is suitable for those with a larger budget due to its higher monthly payments.
As one of the bigger options on this list, the Audi Q7 offers seating for up to seven people, as well as a variety of powertrains to choose from. Overall comfort is superb without sacrificing the overall driving experience, and you'll benefit from Audi's famed Quattro all-wheel drive system too; ideal for trickier conditions.
With the third row of seats folded down, the Q7 provides a whopping 865 litres of boot space, leaving most with very few complaints. Available equipment includes a range of clever safety features, a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system, and Audi's impressive virtual cockpit.
Due to its higher monthly payments and running costs, the Audi Q7 is better suited to those with a large budget.
The Ford Kuga has made a name for itself as a dependable SUV within the automotive world, but in recent years, the latest generation has brought a range of updates to bring it to the top of its game.
Featuring new, sleek styling, the Kuga captures everything great about SUVs, delivering a powerful road presence and plenty of space. The story is very much the same inside too, introducing new technologies to keep engagement, safety, and enjoyment at their peak.
A range of powertrains are available within the Kuga line-up, including intelligent hybrid models, as well as the usual petrol and diesel variants, with each offering impressive performance figures.
Ford models are very well-known for their value for money, and the Ford Kuga is no different, making it suitable for a wide variety of budgets.
If you're on the hunt for an all-electric lease deal, then the Nissan ARIYA is sure to be of interest.
Distinctive looks forged from an LED light blade and sporty 19-inch alloy wheels ensure the ARIYA represents Nissan's electrified future in all its glory. Certain to garner attention, it impresses throughout and is a seriously impressive addition to the competitive electric SUV segment.
There are various powertrains and configurations to choose from, with the highest range of 310 miles being offered by the 87kWh variant, while the peak of performance comes from the 87kWh e-4ORCE Performance versions.
Whichever variant you opt for, you can rest assured knowing you're getting a compelling all-round package that's at the forefront of technology.
Due to its higher lease costs, The Nissan ARIYA is better suited to those with a bigger budget.
A performance division that broke away from its parent brand SEAT, CUPRA offer unrivalled style and dynamics that are tough to match, and this is highlighted within the brand's first standalone model, the Formentor.
Build quality and the overall design is what you'd expect from a model of this nature, but its most impressive trait is its ability to double up as a practical family car and a weekend toy, thanks to its versatile interior and engaging driving experience.
All versions come pack with gadgets and tech too, with entry-level V1 variants receiving predictive adaptive cruise control, a navigation system, and a wireless phone charger as standard. If you're looking for maximum enjoyment, the VZ3 variant is the one to go for, as it packs over 300bhp and a 0 to 62mph time of just 4.9 seconds.
Despite its impressive equipment list, CUPRA Formentor prices are still reasonable, meaning they may be suitable for various budgets depending on desired specification.
The kings of affordable motoring, Dacia have long been offering cars that are fantastic value for money, making them a hit within the UK. The Duster's go anywhere attitude has played a key part in Dacia's success and is more than deserving of a place on this list.
With entry-level Essential models offering everything you need to get from A to B comfortably, you're able to cut out overly expensive costs from your lease agreement. This doesn't mean it's bare-bones though, as all Duster variants come with cruise control, Bluetooth and air conditioning as standard. You can also access tech such as a parking camera, keyless entry, and automatic air conditioning as you move up the range, should you wish to do so.
As mentioned previously, the Duster is one of the best value-for-money cars currently available, making it suitable for a wide variety of budgets.
Volvo is a brand that is very well-known for its offering of reliability, quality, and luxury, and its range-topping XC90 is right at home with these qualities.
As one of the most spacious cars you'll find, the XC90 is ideal for families and those that like to have plenty of space while on the road. With up to seven seats and around 1,000 litres of boot space with five seats in place, we think you'll struggle to find a car that's better-equipped for pretty much anything you have to throw at it.
Hybrid technology comes as standard on all XC90 models, so you'll get to choose between mild or plug-in hybrid variants, depending on your lifestyle. Each specification comes packed to the rafters with technology too, ensuring your experience is one to savour.
Due to its premium nature and long equipment list, Volvo XC90 lease deals are often more expensive than others on this list.
Find your next SUV with Evans Halshaw
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