Best new car deals 2018

10 Jul, 2018 9:51am

With today’s crop of amazing new cars comes a host of great new car deals. We round up the best ones available right now...

2018 continues to be a great year for new car deals, so we’ve done the hard work for you and hunted high and low to find the most popular offers on the best new cars on sale. Which means you don’t need to waste time getting lost in a jungle of monthly installments, APR figures and final balloon payments.

Each of the representative Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) deals below give you an idea of the top offers available for that particular car. We’ve provided figures for all of the key variables in PCP finance deals, including the size of deposit you must put down, whether there’s a deposit contribution being offered by the dealer and how big the monthly payments are likely to be.

The selection of cars below is based on the results of our Driver Power survey and therefore represent the best cars to own as voted for by jumbo-bg readers. If you would like to take part in our 2018 Driver Power Survey, follow the link below.

The top 10 best car deals this month

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1Hyundai i10£123 per month
2Volkswagen Polo£210 per month
3Toyota Prius£250 per month
4MINI Countryman£293 per month
5Mazda 6£299 per month
6Audi A4£312 per month
7Kia Optima£325 per month
8Alfa Romeo Giulia£379 per month
9Porsche 718 Boxster£459 per month
10Mercedes S-Class£589 per month

In each of the deals, the figure for the total amount payable reflects what you as the buyer will have to spend on the car, excluding the dealer contribution. It is good to keep in mind that with PCP finance deals, there is the option to forego the final payment and simply hand the car back to the dealer.

We’ve also enlisted the help of our sister site, , which is a new car broker, to provide ‘aim-to-pay’ prices. If you’re not buying on finance, this will give you a target of what you should pay.

Best leasing deals 2018

Although the car deals go through regular updates through the manufacturers and car brokers, the numbers below give you a clear idea of what you can expect to pay for each model. Always be prepared to haggle – as there’s usually a little room for manoeuvre on the prices quoted.

Read on below for our top 10 new car deals and our round up of all the best new car deals available right now. Also, don't forget to read our list of the cheapest cars to insure and our round-up of the best car leasing deals.  

Best new car deals 2018

    Hyundai i10 - £123 per month Best city car deals 

    Hyundai’s city cars have come a long way since the days of the Atoz, and the i10 now competes on practicality, looks and refinement. At £123 per month, it’s a real contender on price, too. Owners also benefit from Hyundai’s five-year warranty. The i10 was facelifted a couple of years ago, bringing new looks, and there’s a £500 deposit contribution to help tempt prospective buyers.

    Model: Hyundai i10 1.0 SE
    Monthly payments: £123
    List price: £9,995
    Aim to pay: £9,450
    Deposit: £1,999 
    Deposit contribution: £500
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 4.9% 
    Optional final payment: £3,934.32
    Total to pay: £10,345 

    Suzuki Ignis - £159 per month

    The Suzuki Ignis is a characterful mix between a crossover and a supermini. Thanks to the slightly unusual design, it comes with 267 litres of boot space, beating many of its city car rivals. At £159 it’s affordable, too, because of the impressive zero per cent finance offer Suzuki is running on the Ignis. 

    Model: Suzuki Ignis 1.2 Adventure 5dr
    Monthly payments: £159 per month
    List price: £13,999
    Aim to pay: £12,450
    Deposit: £2,216
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 42
    APR: 0%
    Optional final payment: £5,106
    Total to pay: £13,999 

    Best supermini deals

    Ford Fiesta - £208 per month

    Ford recently launched an all-new Fiesta, loaded with safety and infotainment tech, and it’s returned to the top of the new car sales charts. It’s still great to drive, especially with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. There’s no deposit contribution, but if you can put £3,000 towards the purchase price on the Options PCP scheme with a low 1.2 per cent APR, you could have a peppy Fiesta Zetec for £208 a month. 

    Model: Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.0 EcoBoost 100PS
    Monthly payments: £208
    List price: £16,595
    Aim to pay: £13,199
    Deposit: £3,000
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 1.2%
    Optional final payment: £6,447
    Total to pay: £16,961 

    Volkswagen Polo - £210 per month 

    VW’s new Polo isn’t just stylish; it also has an amazing level of tech for a supermini – although most of it is optional, like the great 10.3-inch Active Info Display. SE spec brings VW’s new Car-Net App Connect and stop/start. Opt for the 1.0-litre TSI for just over £200 per month with a £500 contribution from VW.

    Model: Volkswagen Polo SE 1.0 TSI 95PS
    Monthly payments: £210 per month
    List price: £15,930
    Aim to pay: £14,650
    Deposit: £2,645 
    Deposit contribution: £500
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 6.2%
    Optional final payment: £7,219
    Total to pay: £17,239

    Vauxhall Corsa - £254 per month 

    It’s long in the tooth, but the Corsa is still one of Britain’s best sellers. This reliable, efficient, well-equipped and fun-to-drive supermini is pricier than some rivals, at £254 a month, but Vauxhall includes a year’s free insurance. Also note the optional final payment is lower on the Corsa than for most rivals.

    Model: Vauxhall Corsa 1.0T Sri 5dr
    Monthly payments: £254
    List price: £15,750
    Aim to pay: £14,950
    Deposit: £3,000
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 5.3% 
    Optional final payment: £4,743
    Total to pay: £17,168

    Best compact family car deals

    Mercedes A-Class – £259 per month

    MercedesA-Class is less practical than some rivals, but it scores on quality and the three-pointed star badge has real appeal in this class. We like the 180 diesel for its power and impressive efficiency, although it’s not the cheapest A-Class. While £259 looks good value here, this deal is four years long.

    Model: Mercedes A 180 d SE
    Monthly payments: £259
    List price: £22,650
    Aim to pay: £20,450
    Deposit: £3,263
    Deposit contribution: £1,437
    Instalments: 48
    APR: 5.0%
    Optional final payment: £8,135
    Total to pay: £23,830

    Vauxhall Astra – £294 per month 

    The Astra is a very compelling family car – it drives well, has decent interior space and, thanks to Vauxhall’s generous £2,500 deposit contribution, costs just £294 per month to own if you put down a £3,000 deposit. In our favourite Sri Nav specification the compact family five-door comes equipped with 17-inch alloys, Vauxhall’s OnStar concierge system and an eight-inch infotainment system complete with built-in sat-nav. The three-cylinder ecoTEC petrol engine should be easy on fuel costs, too. 

    Model: Vauxhall Astra 1.0T 105PS ecoTEC SRi Nav
    Monthly payments: £294
    List price: £21,095
    Aim to pay: £16,749
    Deposit: £3,000
    Deposit contribution: £2,500
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 4.2%
    Optional final payment: £6,430
    Total to pay: £20,004

    Ford Focus – £294 per month

    While the Focus is no longer quite at the top of the compact hatchback class, and is scheduled to be replaced by an all-new model later this year, it’s still a strong performer. Ford is running a promotional discount of £2,450 off the list price of the Focus Zetec Edition to shift existing stock, which takes the price down to £18,210. Equally good news is the company’s super-low APR rate of 1.2 per cent, meaning monthly repayments of £294.

    Model: Ford Focus 1.0T EcoBoost Zetec Edition
    Monthly payments: £294
    List price: £20,660
    Aim to pay: £14,859
    Deposit: £1,820
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 1.2%
    Optional final payment: £6,216
    Total to pay: £18,621

    Honda Civic – £316 per month

    Improved handling, a better spec and increased practicality, thanks to the 478-litre boot (increasing to 1,267 litres with the seats down), mean the latest Civic outclasses its predecessor in every way. Honda is offering £750 to PCP buyers, so you can have one on your drive for £316 a month over three years.

    Model: Honda Civic 1.0 i-VTEC 129PS SR
    Monthly payments: £316
    List price: £20,755
    Aim to pay: £20,125
    Deposit: £2,073
    Deposit contribution: £750
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 5.9%
    Optional final payment: £8,965
    Total to pay: £22,397

    Volkswagen Golf – £318 per month

    While the Golf has been around for more than 40 years, the current car sets the benchmark in this class. The recently-facelifted model gets important infotainment updates, plus design tweaks. We still rate the brand’s strong 2.0 TDI diesel, and SE Navigation spec has a decent kit tally. VW will contribute £1,500 towards the deposit, and monthly payments are £318. 

    Model: Volkswagen Golf  2.0 TDI 150PS SE Nav 5dr
    Monthly payments: £318
    List price: £23,930
    Aim to pay: £21,549
    Deposit: £4,235
    Deposit contribution: £1,500
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 5.1%
    Optional final payment: £9,116
    Total to pay: £24,469

    Best family car deals 

    Mazda 6 – £299 per month

    The Mazda 6 saloon is a long-time jumbo-bg favourite, and it remains one of the most fun cars in its class to drive – thanks to great steering feedback, a smooth gearbox and a range of responsive petrol and diesel engines. A generous £3,750 deposit contribution and zero per cent finance mean you’ll pay £299 a month for three and a half years. 

    Model: Mazda 6 2.2D 150PS Sport Nav
    Monthly payments: £299
    List price: £27,475
    Aim to pay: £25,775
    Deposit: £3,683
    Deposit contribution: £3,750
    Instalments: 42
    APR: 0%
    Optional final payment: £7,485
    Total to pay: £23,726

    Kia Optima – £325 per month

    Kia’s big family saloon packs a lot of kit for the cash, including sat-nav, a reversing camera and 17-inch alloys in 2 trim. To help convince you of the Optima’s merits, Kia is throwing in a £1,000 sweetener for PCP customers. There are also PHEV versions of the saloon and estate available for the eco-minded.

    Model: Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi ‘2’
    Monthly payment: £325
    List price: £21,635
    Aim to pay: £19,925
    Deposit: £3,000
    Deposit contribution: £1,000
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 4.9%
    Optional final payment: £7,863
    Total to pay: £22,534

    Skoda Superb – £338 per month

    The Superb has a lot of strings to its bow. It’s efficient, comes well equipped in SE spec and features a massive interior with lots of practical touches. Even better is Skoda’s £4,000 deposit contribution, which helps bring monthly payments below £340 for one of the best family cars around. 

    Model: Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI 150 DSG SE
    Monthly payments: £338
    List price: £25,565
    Aim to pay: £22,225
    Deposit: £2,556
    Deposit contribution: £4,000
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 6.3%
    Optional final payment: £9,871
    Total to pay: £24,255

    Best small SUV deals

    Peugeot 2008 – £307 per month*

    Pay a 10 per cent deposit, and thanks to Peugeot’s £2,600 contribution and a low 2.9 per cent APR, you could be driving a 2008 for just over £307 a month*. This might sound a lot, but Peugeot’s ‘Just Add Fuel’ package includes road tax, insurance and servicing. 

    Model: Peugeot 2008 1.6 BlueHDi 100 Allure
    Monthly payment: £307*
    List price: £20,355
    Aim to pay: £17,199
    Deposit: £2,500
    Deposit contribution: £2,400
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 2.9%
    Optional final payment: £6,544
    Total to pay: £20,103

    *‘Just Add Fuel’ quote based on male, 42, living in Banbury, Oxon

    Citroen C3 Aircross – £316 per month*

    The stylish and practical C3 Aircross replaced the C3 Picasso last year, and is comfortable, practical and promises to be cheap to run. The £316 monthly payments* are on the large side, but this deal is part of Citroen’s Simply Drive PCP scheme – similar to the Peugeot 2008’s Just Add Fuel offer (above) – which includes road tax, servicing, breakdown and insurance in the cost. 

    Model: Citroen C3 Aircross 1.2 PureTech 110 S&S Flair
    Monthly payment: £316*
    List price: £18,090
    Aim to pay: £16,999
    Deposit: £2,073
    Deposit contribution: £250
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 4.9%
    Optional final payment: £8,050
    Total to pay: £21,183 

    *‘Simply Drive’ quote based on male, 42, living in Banbury, Oxon

    Best premium mid-size SUV deals 

    MINI Countryman – £293 per month 

    The Countryman faces a tough fight in this category from newcomers such as the Volvo XC40 and the Jaguar E-Pace (below). To help attract buyers to dealers, the brand is contributing £550 towards the deposit on a Countryman, and is offering a low APR rate that means you can get behind the wheel for £293 a month. Buyers get a generous amount of standard kit with the Cooper S, including sat nav and 17-inch alloys, while this version of the Countryman should prove fun to drive, thanks to a sportier set-up than on lower-spec cars.

    Model: MINI Countryman Cooper S
    Monthly payments: £293
    List price: £25,215
    Aim to pay: £24,075
    Deposit: £3,448
    Deposit contribution: £550
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 2.9%
    Optional final payment: £12,438
    Total to pay: £26,122 

    Jaguar E-Pace – £369 per month

    Hot on the heels of the successful F-Pace comes the E-Pace, which shares much of its bigger brother’s style, driving fun and premium quality. The 2.0-litre diesel R-Dynamic auto with four-wheel drive comes in at £369 per month. As with the XC40 (below), there’s no deposit contribution to sweeten the deal. 

    Model: Jaguar E-Pace 2.0D 180PS AWD auto R-Dynamic
    Monthly payments: £369
    List price: £34,800
    Aim to pay: £34,800
    Deposit: £6,470
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 5.9%
    Optional final payment: £19,278
    Total to pay: £39,032

    Volvo XC40 – £373 per month

    The XC40 is the smallest SUV in Volvo’s range. It’s good-looking and well built, and it comes with a great infotainment system. Go for the Momentum diesel with a £4,000 deposit and you’ll shell out £373 a month over three years, because there’s no manufacturer contribution and only an average APR. 

    Model: Volvo XC40 D3 Momentum
    Monthly payments: £373
    List price: £29,540
    Aim to pay: £28,250
    Deposit: £4,000
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 4.9%
    Optional final payment: £15,150
    Total to pay: £32,561

    Best medium-size SUV deals 

    SEAT Ateca – £249 per month

    The Ateca shares its platform with the Skoda Karoq, but it arrived in showrooms some 18 months earlier. In SE Technology trim it comes as standard with LED lights, sat-nav and plenty of safety kit. It’s good to drive, and provides decent space inside. SEAT is currently offering £1,500 to boost your PCP deposit, too. 

    Model: SEAT Ateca 1.0 TSI 115PS SE Technology
    Monthly payments: £249
    List price: £22,805
    Aim to pay: £20,575
    Deposit: £2,999
    Deposit contribution: £1,500
    Instalments: 47
    APR: 5.6%
    Optional final payment: £9,855
    Total to pay: £24,557

    Volkswagen T-Roc – £293 per month 

    The Golf-sized T-Roc is Volkswagen’s newest SUV, and its cool exterior wraps up a practical cabin that’s just as stylish. The tech and toy count is impressive, and a £500 contribution added to your 10 per cent deposit drops three-year PCP payments below £300 a month.

    Model: Volkswagen T-Roc 1.0 TSI 115PS SE
    Monthly payments: £293
    List price: £20,425
    Aim to pay: £20,285
    Deposit: £2,043
    Deposit contribution: £500
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 5.1%
    Optional final payment: £9,716
    Total to pay: £21,984

    Renault Kadjar – £311 per month

    For a comfortable, well-equipped family car, you can’t go wrong with the Kadjar. In our favourite Dynamique S Nav trim, it has essential kit like the R-Link 2 sat nav system, 17-inch alloys and lane departure warning. The entry-level dCi 110 diesel should prove economical, and for those on a budget, Renault is making the deal even sweeter with a huge £3,500 contribution to the deposit, helping to push down the monthly instalments. Opt for the final payment and you’ll save over a cash purchase.

    Model: Renault Kadjar  dCi 110 Dynamique S Nav
    Monthly payments: £311
    List price: £24,595
    Aim to pay: £21,799
    Deposit: £2,464
    Deposit contribution: £3,500
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 4.9%
    Optional final payment: £9,537
    Total to pay: £23,197

    Vauxhall Grandland X – £329 per month

    The Grandland X shares a lot of its technology with the stylish Peugeot 3008, but has a distinct look from its French cousin. We’d pick the petrol-powered SE for its perky performance, and take advantage of a £1,200 cash injection from Vauxhall on a three-year deal. There’s also a lower APR than Peugeot is offering.  

    Model: Vauxhall Grandland X 1.2 130PS Turbo Start/Stop SE
    Monthly payments: £329
    List price: £23,050
    Aim to pay: £19,559
    Deposit: £2,305
    Deposit contribution: £1,200
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 4.2%
    Optional final payment: £9,561
    Total to pay: £23,710

    Peugeot 3008 – £362 per month

    One of the most popular crossovers, and for good reason; the 3008 is stylish, comfortable and refined, as well as fun to drive and reasonably priced. That success means Peugeot isn’t throwing money at PCP customers, and a high APR means you’ll need to find £362 a month to go with the 10 per cent deposit. 

    Models: Peugeot 3008 1.6 BlueHDi 120 Allure
    Monthly payments: £362
    List price: £27,795
    Aim to pay: £25,575
    Deposit: £4,000
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 5.9%
    Optional final payment: £14,289
    Total to pay: £31,318

    Best premium SUV deals 

    Alfa Romeo Stelvio – £379 per month 

    Alfa Romeo is determined to make the Stelvio a success, and a healthy deposit contribution is sure to help. Test drive and order the SUV before April, and you’ll get £2,500 towards your PCP deal. The 2.2-litre diesel should be a good mix between economy and power. The £5,000 customer deposit means monthly payments drop to £379 on a four-year deal, although Alfa’s APR rate is high. 

    Model: Alfa Romeo Stelvio  2.2 Turbo Diesel Super
    Monthly payments: £379
    List price: £33,990
    Aim to pay: £32,150
    Deposit: £4,999
    Deposit contribution: £2,500
    Instalments: 47
    APR: 7.4%
    Optional final payment: £14,660
    Total to pay: £37,472

    Jaguar F-Pace – £430 per month

    We named the F-Pace our Car of the Year when it was released in 2016, and it’s still one of the most desirable SUVs on sale. It looks great, is superb to drive and has plenty of room in the back. Go for the entry-level diesel in R-Sport trim and Jaguar will throw in a £700 deposit contribution.

    Model: Jaguar F-Pace 2.0d R-Sport 180PS AWD Auto
    Monthly payments: £430
    List price: £41,330
    Aim to pay: £39,999
    Deposit: £8,590
    Deposit contribution: £700
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 5.9%
    Optional final payment: £21,289
    Total to pay: £45,372

    BMW X3 – £514 per month

    An all-new X3 arrived late last year, with fresh tech, a more refined ride and improved looks. Given it’s a new car BMW knows is popular, it’s little surprise to see no deposit contribution. Opt for the four-wheel-drive xDrive20d version in M Sport trim and you’ll pay £514 when putting down a £7,022 deposit.

    Model: BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport
    Monthly payments: £514
    List price: £41,380
    Aim to pay: £39,525
    Deposit: £7,022
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 35  
    APR: 5.9%
    Optional final payment: £21,159
    Total to pay: £46,164

    Best large SUV deals

    Skoda Kodiaq – £374 per month

    We liked the Skoda Kodiaq enough when it was launched last year to hand it the highly coveted Best Large SUV crown at our New Car Awards. SE L trim brings cruise control, 18-inch wheels, an eight-inch infotainment and sat-nav system, plus LED front and rear lights. While the monthly instalments are higher than for some of the model’s rivals here, note the low deposit in this offer, especially when compared with the deals offered by Kia and Hyundai. Buyers wanting to pay less each month can opt for a higher deposit, which will bring payments down. The value is improved by a £2,000 deposit contribution. 

    Model: Skoda Kodiaq SE L 2.0 TDI DSG 7 seats
    Monthly payments: £374
    List price: £31,825
    Aim to pay: £28,325
    Deposit: £4,774
    Deposit contribution: £2,000
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 6.2%
    Optional final payment: £15,654
    Total to pay: £33,534 

    Kia Sorento – £384 per month

    Sharing engineering with the Santa Fe, the Sorento is one of the roomiest seven-seat SUVs around. KX-2 trim is well equipped, featuring 18-inch alloys, cruise control and an eight-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Go for a £7,650 deposit and the monthly payments are £384, with Kia throwing in £2,000. 

    Model: Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi 7-seat auto KX-2
    Monthly payments: £384
    List price: £34,695
    Aim to pay: £31,235
    Deposit: £7,650
    Deposit contribution: £2,000
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 4.9%
    Optional final payment: £14,145
    Total to pay: £35,605

    Best large premium SUV deals 

    BMW X5 – £617 per month

    With stiff competition from newer rivals, BMW is contributing a massive £4,309 towards the deposit on an X5 and a relatively low APR rate. We’d go for the xDrive30d M Sport that features adaptive suspension as standard. With a £9,634 deposit, owners will pay £617 a month for three years. 

    Model: BMW X5 xDrive30d M Sport
    Monthly payments: £617
    List price: £57,760
    Aim to pay: £51,250
    Deposit: £9,634
    Deposit contribution: £4,310
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 3.9%
    Optional final payment: £26,271
    Total to pay: £57,482

    Volvo XC90 – £628 per month

    We liked the XC90 so much when it arrived that we crowned it Car of the Year at our New Car Awards 2015. And the big Volvo is still good enough to have been commended in the large SUV category in 2017. It’s a stylish design with a luxurious and elegant cabin, and it combines the best available safety technology and all the equipment you could possibly want, making the XC90 an easy pick. While there’s no deposit contribution from Volvo, a reasonably competitive APR helps to keep the monthly PCP costs in check. 

    Model: Volvo XC90 D5 PowerPulse Momentum
    Monthly payments: £628
    List price: £50,650
    Aim to pay: £45,499
    Deposit: £6,000
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 4.9%
    Optional final payment: £27,425
    Total to pay: £55,998 

    Lexus RX – £630 per month

    The Lexus RX was praised by many owners in our most recent Driver Power survey. Although the sharp-looking hybrid SUV is out-handled by rivals here, it’s hard to beat for luxurious refinement, and the petrol-electric drivetrain should help keep running costs in check. Lexus is contributing a hefty £2,500 towards the deposit on top of a low 2.9 per cent APR. Luxury trim comes as standard with 20-inch wheels, Lexus Premium Navigation and plenty of safety kit, including adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and traffic sign recognition. 

    Model: Lexus RX 450h Luxury
    Monthly payments: £630
    List price: £51,645
    Aim to pay: £46,949
    Deposit: £6,000
    Deposit contribution: £2,500
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 2.9%
    Optional final payment: £23,985
    Total to pay: £52,036 

    Audi Q7 – £640 per month

    It was one of the first of the current crop of large luxury SUVs to go on sale, but the Q7 is still one of the best premium seven-seat models you can buy in this class. It’s roomy inside, and comes crammed with technology and safety features. There’s £2,000 on offer from Audi as a deposit contribution as well, which goes a little way towards improving affordability.

    Model: Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro S line
    Monthly payment: £640
    List price: £54,605
    Aim to pay: £49,599
    Deposit: £6,500
    Deposit contribution: £2,000
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 4.9%
    Optional final payment: £29,119
    Total to pay: £57,999 

    Land Rover Discovery – £706 per month 

    The styling still splits opinion, but the latest, fifth-generation Discovery continues a Land Rover tradition of being hugely capable off the tarmac while offering one of the most comfortable and plush rides on the road in the sector. The seven-seat interior is spacious, with the back seats offering enough room for adults to sit comfortably, too. We like the Ingenium-engined 2.0-litre SD4 diesel Discovery in generously equipped SE specification, which can be yours for £706 a month over a three-year PCP when you put down a £6,000 deposit. 

    Model:  Land Rover Discovery 2.0 SD4 SE
    Monthly payments: £706
    List price: £52,295
    Aim to pay: £50,250
    Deposit: £6,000
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 5.9%
    Optional final payment: £27,477
    Total to pay: £58,866

    Best compact executive deals 

    BMW 3 Series – £305 per month

    Other compact execs may look better – and even drive better – than the 3 Series, but as an overall package the BMW is still hard to beat. With a new 3 on the horizon, the brand is offering a whopping £5,559 contribution to buyers taking out a PCP deal. Put down a £6,329 deposit, and over a three-year term you could be driving this stylish machine with its punchy but efficient diesel engine for £305 a month. BMW’s 1.9 per cent APR is highly competitive, too. Go for the final payment, and you will have shelled out less for the car than if you had bought it with cash. 

    Model: BMW 3 Series 320d M Sport
    Monthly payments: £305
    List price: £33,920
    Aim to pay: £30,950
    Deposit: £6,329
    Deposit contribution: £5,559
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 1.9%
    Optional final payment: £12,321
    Total to pay: £29,337 

    Audi A4 – £312 per month

    With its crisp exterior styling, beautifully executed cabin and super ride comfort, the latest A4 is a really slick machine. The compact executive sector is fiercely fought, though, and to sweeten the deal Audi is offering some pretty generous deposit contributions; £3,150 on the frugal TDI Ultra SE looks enticing, especially with decent 3.2 per cent APR interest.

    Model: Audi A4 2.0 TDI Ultra SE
    Monthly payments: £312
    List price: £32,570
    Aim to pay: £26,850
    Deposit: £6,667
    Deposit contribution: £3,150
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 3.2%
    Optional final payment: £13,523
    Total to pay: £31,124

    Alfa Romeo Giulia – £379 per month 

    The Alfa Romeo Giulia represents a long-awaited return to form for the Italian marque, with terrific handling and great engines backing up its stylish and sporty design. If you can afford to put down £4,999, Alfa will throw in £3,500 in deposit contributions on the PCP term outlined above. 

    Model: Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.2TD 180 Super
    Monthly payments: £379
    List price: £33,315
    Aim to pay: £33,315
    Deposit: £4,999
    Deposit contribution: £3,500
    Instalments: 47
    APR: 6.3%
    Optional final payment: £11,501
    Total to pay: £34,313

    Best executive car deals

    Audi A6 – £372 per month

    With a new A6 due this year, Audi wants to shift the current car. There’s a fat £6,150 deposit contribution and a low 3.9 per cent APR here. S line has sports suspension, 18-inch wheels and MMI infotainment as standard. The 2.0-litre diesel is fast and frugal, while the S tronic box is extremely slick.

    Model: Audi A6 2.0 TDI Ultra S line S tronic
    Monthly payments: £372
    List price: £38,140
    Aim to pay: £32,175
    Deposit: £6,000
    Deposit contribution: £6,150
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 3.9%
    Optional final payment: £15,337
    Total to pay: £34,353

    BMW 5 Series – £384 per month

    An all-new 5 Series launched last year, bringing a plusher ride and a cabin that’s packed with tech and quality, on top of some key external design tweaks. Even though it’s new to the PCP market, BMW is offering generous terms. Pick the dynamic M Sport with an economical yet punchy 188bhp 2.0-litre twin-turbo, and the firm will add a hefty £4,342 to your deposit. 

    Model: BMW 5 Series 520d M Sport
    Monthly payments: £384
    List price: £39,835
    Aim to pay: £36,450
    Deposit: £6,839
    Deposit contribution: £4,342
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 2.9%
    Optional final payment: £17,199
    Total to pay: £37,477 

    Mercedes E-Class – £389 per month

    The four-cylinder diesel engine in the Mercedes E-Class is a smooth and efficient performer, and you can enjoy it from the comfort of one of the most stylish interiors in the executive market, which is packed full of the latest toys and technology. A chunky manufacturer’s deposit contribution of not far off £3,000 helps to make the E-Class even more appealing.

    Model: Mercedes E-Class E 220 d SE
    Monthly payments: £389
    List price: £38,185
    Aim to pay: £32,750
    Deposit: £6,499
    Deposit contribution: £2,878
    Instalments: 48
    APR: 5.0%
    Optional final payment: £14,560
    Total to pay: £39,631

    Best MPV deals 

    Renault Grand Scenic – £321 per month 

    The Renault Grand Scenic is one of the most stylish MPVs currently on the market. In Dynamique S Nav trim it comes as standard with a head-up display, seven-inch sat-nav and infotainment, plus parking sensors front and back. Renault is throwing in a £2,000 deposit contribution, and with £6,290 down you’ll pay £321 a month. 

    Model: Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique S Nav dCi 110
    Monthly payments: £321
    List price: £27,385
    Aim to pay: £24,399
    Deposit: £6,290
    Deposit contribution: £2,000
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 4.9%
    Optional final payment: £9,674
    Total to pay: £27,524

    Citroen Grand C4 Picasso – £383 per month

    Crowned Best MPV at our latest New Car Awards, the Grand C4 Picasso is really spacious and, in Flair trim, well specced. This version features a 12-inch HD central display and a seven-inch touchscreen as standard, alongside Citroen’s Park Assist, which will take over parallel-parking duties. The 1.6 BlueHDi is an economical engine, which should keep bills low, too. Citroen will contribute £1,750 to the deposit. 

    Model: Citroen Grand C4 Picasso Flair 1.6 BlueHDi 120 S&S
    Monthly payments: £383
    List price: £28,275
    Aim to pay: £24,066
    Deposit: £6,000
    Deposit contribution: £1,750
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 4.9%
    Optional final payment: £9,059
    Total to pay: £28,857

    Best convertible deals

    Porsche 718 Boxster – £459 per month

     

    Although Porsche moved over to a controversial four-cylinder engine layout for the latest version of its Boxster sports car, that doesn’t seem to have dented the roadster’s popularity at all. There’s no deposit contribution from the manufacturer to help, but if you can afford to put down just shy of £10,000 as a deposit you’ll pay £459 a month for three years. 

    Model: Porsche 718 Boxster
    Monthly payments: £459
    List price: £44,758
    Aim to pay: £44,758
    Deposit: £9,900
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 6.4%
    Optional final payment: £25,005
    Total to pay: £50,971

    Best hybrid deals

    Toyota Prius – £250 per month

    The Prius is popular for many reasons: it’s efficient, refined, reliable and cheap to run. Toyota says drivers can achieve up to 94.1mpg – although you should take this with a pinch of salt. You could be driving away for £250 a month over three years, thanks to a £1,000 deposit allowance from Toyota. Active trim includes LED headlights, adaptive cruise control and a seven-inch infotainment system.

    Model: Toyota Prius Active
    Monthly payments: £250
    List price: £24,115
    Aim to pay: £22,049
    Deposit: £4,000
    Deposit contribution: £1,000
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 4.9%
    Optional final payment: £12,668
    Total to pay: £25,407

    Hyundai Ioniq PHEV – £350 per month

    The Ioniq PHEV comes without any deposit contribution from Hyundai. In Premium SE trim, owners get adaptive cruise control, satellite navigation and kit such as a heated steering wheel as standard. Opt for a low 10 per cent deposit, and the monthly payments are £350. Thanks to the plug-in powertrain, owners can drive in fully electric mode for a claimed 39 miles, with the petrol engine increasing overall range to 660 miles according to Hyundai. The Ioniq PHEV comes with a five-year warranty.

    Model: Hyundai Ioniq PHEV Premium SE 1.6 Petrol
    Monthly payments: £350
    List price: £26,795
    Aim to pay: £24,485
    Deposit: £2,500
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 4.9 %
    Optional final payment: £11,442
    Total to pay: £29,455

    Best electric car deals

    BMW i3 – £335 per month 

    As with other rivals here, BMW knocks the £4,500 plug-in grant off the fully electric i3’s list price before it starts calculating the PCP. There’s no additional deposit contribution from the manufacturer, so a £6,436 deposit means monthly payments total £335 – but the APR of 1.3 per cent is very friendly. A new, sportier S model was recently added to the i3’s line-up, but the standard version we’ve gone for is still great for everyday driving. Opt for this and you’ll get standard kit such as 19-inch wheels, DAB, sat-nav, LED headlights and BMW’s ConnectedDrive Services, which feature everything from real-time traffic info to an emergency call in the event of an accident. The i3 has a claimed 124-mile range.

    Model: BMW i3
    Monthly payments: £335
    List price: £29,570 (inc. grant)
    Aim to pay: £29,570
    Deposit: £6,436
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 1.3%
    Optional final payment: £12,069
    Total to pay: £30,235

    Volkswagen e-Golf – £383 per month 

    Volkswagen knocks the £4,500 Government plug-in vehicle grant off the list price for this PCP deal. The e-Golf delivers a decent 186-mile range, according to the lab-based NEDC test. The firm is also throwing in an extra £1,000 towards the deposit; add another £5,000 of your own, and the monthly payments drop below £400. 

    Model: Volkswagen e-Golf 136PS BEV
    Monthly payments: £383
    List price: £28,230 (inc. £4.500 Govt. grant)
    Aim to pay: £28,230
    Deposit: £5,000
    Deposit contribution: £1,000
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 5.1%
    Optional final payment: £11,315
    Total to pay: £29,731 

    Tesla Model S – £566 per month 

    Tesla is offering no help with the deposit, and £11,000 is a lot to ask for a first payment in this company. However, stretch the terms across four years – with that eye-catching 2.6 per cent APR – and you pay £566 a month for a fast, practical and tech-heavy electric car. The Model S features a massive 17-inch touchscreen featuring Google Maps. This also allows the driver to control most of the cabin functions. The EV is loaded with safety kit as well, including collision avoidance and autonomous emergency braking. Best of all, though, is Tesla’s over-the-air updates. These bring new features wirelessly to owners, saving them trips to dealers. 

    Model: Tesla Model S 75 D
    Monthly payments: £566
    List price: £65,550 (inc. Govt. grant)
    Aim to pay: £65,550
    Deposit: £11,000
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 48
    APR: 2.7%
    Optional final payment: £32,130
    Total to pay: £70,287

    Best performance car deals

    Porsche 911 – £891 per month 

    Stump up the deposit of nearly £20,000, and you can get behind the wheel of the 911 Carrera S for £891 per month. The six-cylinder sports car will accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds, so it’s more than quick enough. Just be careful not to exceed the 10,000-mile annual limit, as the excess is charged at 33.9 per mile.

    Model: Porsche 911 Carrera S
    Monthly payments: £891
    List price: £88,590
    Aim to pay: £88,590
    Deposit: £19,400
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 6.1%
    Optional final payment: £48,500
    Total to pay: £98,082 

    McLaren 570S – £1,004 per month

    Even high-performance supercars can be bought on finance today. Pay the eye-watering deposit for the McLaren 570S Coupe and you’ll only need to fork out just over £1,000 a month for three years. The £95,298 payment in the end is very steep, but if you go for it you’ll be the owner of a car that will cover 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds and top out at more than 200mph, thanks to its 562bhp 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. Despite the 570S’s sporting credentials, it’s still usable on a daily basis, and it has a roomy cabin and comfortable seats. 

    Model: McLaren 570S Coupe
    Monthly payment: £1,004
    List price: £149,905
    Aim to pay: £149,905
    Deposit: £41,299
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 7.9%
    Optional final payment: £95,298
    Total to pay: £171,750

    Best luxury car deals

    Mercedes S-Class – £589 per month

    As the S-Class is among the most technically advanced cars on the planet, you’d expect it to be refined. It doesn’t disappoint; it’s packed with class-leading technology and has one of the most luxurious cabins on the market. The £72,705 list price is steep, but impressively, Mercedes is contributing a massive £9,409 towards the deposit. To make the deal even more appealing, the brand is offering zero per cent finance, too. This means you’ll save £9,409 over the list price simply by buying via PCP.

    Model: Mercedes S-Class S 350 d AMG Line
    Monthly payments: £589
    List price: £72,705
    Aim to pay: £58,500
    Deposit: £10,999
    Deposit contribution: £9,409
    Instalments: 48
    APR: 0%
    Optional final payment: £24,025
    Total to pay: £63,296

    Porsche Panamera – £694 per month 

    The second-generation Porsche Panamera four-door saloon has ditched the controversial styling of its predecessor and now looks – and drives – like a large 911. As the name suggests, the Panamera 4 comes with four-wheel drive, and the manufacturer also incorporates a generous amount of kit as standard, including adaptive cruise control. But there’s no deposit contribution from Porsche to help with the monthly payments. 

    Model: Porsche Panamera 4
    Monthly payments: £694
    List price: £71,779
    Aim to pay: £71,779
    Deposit: £15,700
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 6.2%
    Optional final payment: £40,486
    Total to pay: £80,494

    Audi A8 – £801 per month

    The new Audi A8 is loaded with kit, and comes with Level 3 autonomous capability (although EU driving laws mean you can’t yet take full advantage of this). More versions will be rolled out across 2018, but for now our favourite is the 3.0 TDI for its impressive power and torque, as well as its impressive efficiency. A £5,000 deposit and low APR add to the appeal. 

    Model: Audi A8 50 TDI Quattro
    Monthly payments: £801
    List price: £69,100
    Aim to pay: £57,175
    Deposit: £8,000
    Deposit contribution: £5,000
    Instalments: 47
    APR: 2.1%
    Optional final payment: £21,615
    Total to pay: £67,282

    Range Rover – £929 per month 

    Offering a unique proposition in the sector, the Range Rover comes with a luxurious interior and an impressively refined ride, but is as capable over challenging terrain as it is on the road. Land Rover isn’t contributing to the finance, and the £17,500 initial deposit is big – although this can be reduced if you increase your monthly payments.

    Model: Range Rover 3.0 TDV6 Vogue SE
    Monthly payments: £929
    List price: £86,195
    Aim to pay: £85,500
    Deposit: £17,500
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 36
    APR: 6.9%
    Optional final payment: £47,254
    Total to pay: £98,200 

    Bentley Bentayga – £1,151 per month

    Bentley caused quite a stir when it announced it was building an SUV. The Bentayga has lost none of the marque’s bespoke luxury and refinement, despite its off-road credentials and taller ride height. The W12 delivers plenty of power, but the diesel V8 gives the best mix between performance and daily usability. 

    Model: Bentley Bentayga V8 Diesel
    Monthly payments: £1,151
    List price: £137,055
    Aim to pay: £137,055
    Deposit: £32,893
    Deposit contribution: £0
    Instalments: 35
    APR: 6.3%
    Optional final payment: £80,832
    Total to pay: £154,030

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