Our 12 Most Popular Lease Cars By Body Type

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There are some fantastic cars out there available to lease, available in all different shapes and sizes to suit most drivers’ needs. But how do you decide which one is best for you?

That’s where we come in. We’ve compiled data from our website to show you 12 vehicles that received the most enquiries from our customers, sorted by body type, in the whole of 2021.

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Top 3 hatchbacks

  1. Volkswagen ID.3
  2. Audi A1
  3. Vauxhall Corsa
Most popular hatchbacks

Hatchbacks have always been a firm favourite of UK drivers thanks to their small, manoeuvrable design. They’re ideal not only for Britain’s tiny car parking spaces and narrow country lanes, but they also cost next to nothing to run.

That’s right, some of the cheapest running costs you’ll find in any vehicle will most likely come from the hatchback class.

The top 3 hatchbacks that our customers decided to lease speak for themselves too.

At the top of the list is the multi-award winning Volkswagen ID.3 electric car. The first model to be released in Volkswagen’s well-received ‘ID’ range, the ID.3 has fun, quirky and fusturistic styling, plus great charging and range options thanks to chunky battery packs.

Next up, the Audi A1 doesn’t skimp out, despite being Audi’s smallest model in its range. Despite being dinky, even the entry-level Technik spec has all the bells and whistles you need on a new car. 15in alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, plus inside you’ve got the brand’s suave MMI (MultiMedia Interface) touchscreen infotainment system.

Last, but certainly not least, is the ever-popular Vauxhall Corsa. Still the UK’s most popular car, the Corsa has adapted to become a go-to option for people wanting an affordable, well-equipped hatch. On top of this, the Corsa is extremely simple to drive and is even pretty fun when you opt for one of the turbocharged engines.


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Top 3 SUVs

  1. Volvo XC40
  2. Kia E-Niro
  3. Nissan Qashqai
Most popular suvs

As far as car types go, SUVs are up there among the most sought-after models in the market.

Pretty much every major manufacturer is pushing an SUV as their flagship, and it seems like every couple of months a new SUV is introduced to try steal the limelight.

The 3 most popular SUVs leased through our platform are some of the best in the business, too.

Take the Volvo XC40, for example. Voted Family SUV of The Year 2021 by many experts in the industry, there isn’t much this car can’t do. It looks modern, yet has a clean and robust feel to it that commands respect. Then you’ve got its size and functionality, which together make it versatile and practical for a family. And in true Volvo fashion it passes all the safety tests with flying colours.

Another electric car making this list is the Kia E-Niro, which is widely considered one of the best all-round electric cars on the market. This is mainly down to the fact that it has Tesla-like range, yet with a much more affordable pricetag. Most versions still qualify for the government’s plug-in grant towards the purchase price too, even despite the recent changes to eligibility criteria.

It probably comes as no surprise that the new Nissan Qashqai makes this list either. Nissan’s best-selling car is another favourite among UK drivers, thanks to its practicality, afforability and tech-savvy features. The new Qashqai range also has an improved engine lineup that couples performance and efficiency very well.


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Top 3 Saloons

  1. Tesla Model 3
  2. BMW 3 Series
  3. Mercedes A-Class Saloon
Most popular saloons

Amid the SUV hype, saloons appear to have taken a back seat, but that’s not to say that great saloons aren’t still being produced.

Quite the contrary, in fact, especially when you consider the calibre of cars that have made our top 3 saloons to lease.

Coming in at number one is the Tesla Model 3, which is still renowned as the champion of the electric car segment. It’s easy to see why too, when you consider even the most basic Standard Plus spec has a real world range of around 217 miles. Then you’ve got the fact that you can access the brilliant Tesla Supercharger Network which can add 175 miles to the car’s charge in just 15 minutes. That’s without taking into account the luxury Tesla’s best-selling EV offers, such as heated front and rear seats and the massive 15in iPad-like infotainment system.

They say ‘second is first last’, but that’s hard to assign to the BMW 3 Series, which has always been a solid choice for a professional saloon. Well-built, sporty, and plenty of plush roominess inside. Topping it all off is the excellent engine range, which includes strong petrol and diesel units, plus the choice of a plug-in hybrid engine. The latter is a good option for business customers, who will benefit from cheaper monthly payments thanks to the car’s low emissions (44g/km) and capacity to travel 25-30 miles on pure electric power.

Also making the cut is the brilliantly versatile Mercedes A-Class Saloon, which offers a nice alternative to bigger executive cars. As well as being sensibly sized, the A-Class Saloon brings with it reduced tax and fuel bills which will be appealing to newer businesses that want the perks of a company car without spending too much.


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Top 3 Coupes

  1. BMW 2 Series
  2. Mercedes-Benz CLA
  3. BMW 4 Series
Most popular coupes

What’s not to like about a coupe? Sure, they may not be as practical as their saloon counterparts, but boy they look good!

Just like us, our customers can’t seem to get enough of them either.

The BMW 2 Series Coupe was the most popular coupe. Unlike other models in the BMW range, the 2 Series Coupe has stuck to its guns and kept much of the classic ‘Bimmer look. Then there’s its fruity engines which offer a quick turn of pace thanks to turbocharging and the fact that they combine perfectly with the 2 Series Coupe’s low-slung, aerodynamic body.

Then there’s the Mercedes-Benz CLA, which gets a hefty dollop of style added to what is essentially as an A-Class in disguise. That’s not a bad thing, though, because both cars share the same fantastic interior design which pips other German rivals to the plaudits when it comes to look and feel. On top of this, the CLA is more practical than the A-Class, so you’ll never have problems carrying adults in the back or fitting your things in the boot.

Considered one of the best coupes on the market, the BMW 4 Series has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. No longer is it just a three-door version of the 3 Series with a swooping roofline. BMW has actually made real progress improving the car’s driving experience so that it’s more agile and precise when you’re driving it.


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