The Best Cars To Lease In 2022

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We looked into our historic website data to show you the best cars to lease in 2022 based on vehicles our customers lease.

Check out the full list below for inspiration when searching for your new car.


1. Nissan Qashqai

All-new Nissan Qashqai

Still the UK’s best-selling SUV, the Nissan Qashqai has undergone some drastic design changes and its engine range has been improved, too. With mild-hybrid technology providing efficiency and decent performance, slicker looks and a good amount of onboard practicality, it’s a strong option for a family car lease.

Our lease customers overwhelmingly chose the brand-new Nissan Qashqai for their new car, with our Qashqai deals starting from around £207 per month*


*Price accurate at the time of writing


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2. Kia Sportage

all new kia sportage

If we imagine that the SUV category is a business, you’d have the Nissan Qashqai as the CEO, the highest-ranking executive in the organisation. But the Kia Sportage would be a strong contendor for second-in-command, the President, if you will.

That’s because the latest fifth-generation Sportage is a very attractive lease option if you want a modern family car that can deal with lots of luggage, provides a very well-equipped trim range and has a bunch of savvy hybrid engines that never feel underpowered.

Interested in finding the best deal on a brand-new Sportage? We compare offers from the UK’s top leasing providers, with deals starting from around £269 per month*.


*Price accurate at the time of writing


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3. Vauxhall Corsa

2019 Vauxhall Corsa

The Vauxhall Corsa has continuously outsold all the other hatchbacks in this class, and our car leasing customers have confirmed this too. It’s the third most leased vehicle in 2022 through our platform, which is a tribute to how many UK drivers this car appeals to.

This is mainly because there’s an engine and trim option in the latest Vauxhall Corsa range to suit almost every driver. Looking for something punchy? Turbo petrol engines throw in a turbocharger to boost performance and give you a peppy hatch, without hitting fuel economy either. Or, if you’ve decided that you want to switch to an electric car, there’s a 100% electric Corsa-e that has a not too shabby range of around 170 miles between charges. There’s even a Corsa perfect for short commutes that uses the same petrol engine, but does without the turbocharger for even savvier running costs.

Interested in leasing the brand-new Vauxhall Corsa? See how much you could save on the entire range today, with our Corsa lease deals starting from around £159 per month*.


*Price accurate at the time of writing


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4. Kia E-Niro

Our most popular lease cars for less than £250 per month - new Kia E-Niro

The Kia E-Niro is living proof that you don’t need a Tesla budget to get an electric car with class-leading range. As standard, you can choose between an E-Niro with an official range of 180 miles or 282 miles, depending on whether you choose the standard 39kWh battery or Long Range spec with a bigger 64kWh pack.

There’s little wonder why it’s one of our most leased electric cars, especially when you consider how much equipment comes as standard. On the outside, you’ll benefit from a modern look that’s defined by 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and privacy glass for the rear windows and tailgate. Step inside and things only get better, with the E-Niro coming packed with advanced features such as adaptive smart cruise control, a reversing camera with rear parking sensors and lane follow assist with lane keep assist.

All this can be yours for a great price, too, with our Kia E-Niro lease deals starting from around £313 per month*.


*Prices accurate at the time of writing


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5. Volkswagen T-Cross

T-Cross SE

If you’re looking for a high-riding SUV that is easy to live with, the Volkswagen T-Cross is a fantastic option that comes in at the more affordable end of Volkswagen’s family car range.

Price isn’t the only selling point of the VW T-Cross, however. There’s a fantastic range of trims available that mean you can spec your new SUV to exactly how you like it. Even the entry-level SE spec gets 17-inch alloy wheels, black roof rails, LED daytime running lights and fully-fledged 8.0-inch infotainment system readied with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Head over to our website today and find the best lease deal on a brand-new Volkswagen T-Cross from around £257 per month*.


*Price accurate at the time of writing


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6. Volkswagen ID.3

New Volkswagen ID.3 - available to lease in stock

An award-winning small electric car, the Volkswagen ID.3 is still a fantastic choice if you want an ultra-modern EV that’s available with a range of 180 miles or 280 miles officially, depending on the battery size you choose.

A 204bhp electric motor and rear-wheel-drive comes as standard, too, so you’ll be well impressed with the performance. The typical EV quick, instant acceleration whizzes you up to 60mph from standstill in just 7.3 seconds. This, coupled with the car’s comprehensive list of active safety systems, puts it up there with one of the best small EVs on the market.


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7. Nissan Juke

New Nissan JUKE Dynamic 23

Since it was released over a decade ago, the Nissan Juke has been a firm favourite among UK drivers wanting a stylish SUV that’s easy to live with, practical enough for a small family and is cheap to run.

The all-new Nissan Juke range has a refreshingly simple lineup, too, with just one engine to choose from and six trims that are well-equipped from the off. For example, you’ll get 16-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, body coloured bumpers, a rear spoiler and high beam assist as standard, on top of a suite of safety assist systems that give the car a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.

Interested in getting the best deal on the latest Nissan Juke? We compare Nissan Juke PCP and lease deals from leading providers, starting from just £212 per month*.


*Price accurate at the time of writing


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8. Tesla Model 3

tesla model 3 performance

Still one of the best-selling electric cars in the business, the Tesla Model 3 is hard to beat when it comes to getting an EV that ticks all the boxes.

Our lease customers recognise this too, with the new all-new Tesla Model 3 being our second most leased electric car in 2022. As standard, the entry-level RWD spec comes with an impressive range of 295 miles between charges and can be charged from 20%-80% in just 20 minutes from a Tesla Supercharger.

Throw in the fact that you’ll get one of the most refined interiors of any electric car, plus market-leading automated safety features, and the recipe for the Model 3 is a tasty choice for any driver considering the switch to an electric car. What’s more is that our Model 3 lease deals start from around £585 per month*.


*Price accurate at the time of writing


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9. Nissan Leaf

New Nissan Leaf

Arguably the car that kicked off the modern-day electric car revolution, the Nissan Leaf has a not-insignificant official range of 168 miles between charges, but this can be boosted to a whopping 239 miles when you specify the e+ spec with the larger 59kWh battery pack.

With swift, silent performance, Nissan’s renowned advanced safety features and a sporty style that’s improved since launch, the Nissan Leaf is a great choice if you’re a first-time EV buyer.

It’s proved to be a favourite for our leasing customers, too, coming third only to the much more prestigious E-Niro and Model 3.

If you’re in the market for a brand-new electric car and don’t want to risk the headache of residual values, then why not consider a lease deal for the new Nissan Leaf? Our latest offers start from around £311 per month*.


*Price accurate at the time of writing


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10. Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y

Even though the Tesla Model Y has only been available for a few months, it’s selling by the bucketloads. Essentially a jacked-up, more practical version of its Model 3 sibling, the Model Y is a fantastic premium electric SUV that benefits from all the Tesla perks you’d expect – a stellar range, plush interior style and rapid performance.

Choose between a Long Range and Performance Model Y with our latest Model Y lease deals. The former has an official range between charges of 331 miles, while Performance models have slightly less range (319 miles) but can whizz you from 0-60mph in just 3.5 seconds.

Interested in getting your hands on one of the most talked about electric cars of 2022? With our Tesla Model Y lease deals, you can get your hands on Tesla’s latest EV from around £478 per month*.


*Price accurate at the time of writing


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11. MG ZS EV


Quickly becoming one of the most popular electric family cars, the MG ZS EV has won people over with its incredible value for money.

With two battery options available – a 51kWh unit and Long Range 73kWh unit – you can get an official range of 198 miles or 225 miles between charges.

Three available trims means it’s very easy to choose the right ZS EV for you. Base SE EV models are well-equipped from the off, getting 17-inch alloy wheels, a 10.-inch infotainment touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, climate control, a 360-degree parking camera, adaptive cruise control, plus a lane departure warning system with a lane keep assist.

The only reason we’d recommend stepping up to mid-range Trophy or top-spec Trophy Connect versions is if you really like your luxuries. The former comes with faux-leather upholstery, heated front seats, powered adjustment for the driver’s seat, automatic wipers, a glass sunroof and blind spot monitoring.


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12. BMW 1 Series

Our most popular lease cars - the new BMW 1 Series

The BMW 1 Series has been a go-to choice for people looking for an affordable premium family hatchback for ages. This latest version only improves on what’s already a grear all round package, too.

With plenty of onboard interior quality, a generous amount of interior space and BMW’s excellent iDrive infotainment system as standard, there’s little to moan about when you step inside the 1 Series.

To really mix things up there’s a decent amount of trims to choose from, while a range of peppy petrol and diesel engines and the option of front-wheel drive or grippier four-wheel drive mean there’s a 1 Series suited to almost every type of driver.


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13. Hyundai Tucson

all new hyundai tucson

This fourth-generation Hyundai Tucson has been a massive hit in the UK, namely because it ticks the boxes of a successful SUV. Modern, unique design? Check. Frugal engines with the choice of greener hybrid options? Check. Two of these in fact – a self-charging hybrid and a plug-in hybrid spec. Practicality without being too bulky on the outside? Check.

Overall, the Tucson is a great vehicle for longer-distance journeys and as a daily driver, with a comfortable setup inside thanks to premium-feeling materials onboard and a plethora of onboard tech as standard.


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14. Ford Fiesta


This car needs no introduction; the Ford Fiesta is one of the UK’s best-selling small cars.

Renowned for its fun driving experience, punchy and efficient EcoBoost engines, vast range of trims and affordable pricing. There’s a Ford Fiesta out there for most drivers, whether you’re looking for a regular daily driver, a seriously hot hatch that won’t cost an arm and a leg, or something that will suit those of you with active outdoor lifestyles.

One of the most popular trims our customers opt for when they lease a Ford Fiesta is the sporty ST-Line spec. Along with a more aggressive exterior, these versions come with a lower sports suspension that improves handling further for a more engaging drive akin to the top-end ST hot hatch variant.


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15. Ford Focus

Ford Focus 2020

As far as traditional family hatchbacks go, the Ford Focus is one of the best in the business, namely because of the amount of kit you get for price. It’s also incredibly comfortable and comes with efficient, punchy petrol engines that range from peppy to lukewarm to genuinely rapid.

Trim levels are good too, with even entry-level Trend models getting front and rear parking sensors, Ford’s latest SYNC 3 infotainment system with eight-inch touchscreen display, lane keeping aid with lane keep assist and cruise control.

Go further up in the Focus range and you’ll find better equipment onboard, or if you need a bit more of an SUV feel there’s the Ford Focus Active. It has a raised suspension, roof rails and thick black plastic trims on the bumpers that make it more adept at performing on rougher terrain.

Just like its smaller Fiesta sibling, our customers can’t get enough of the ST-Line spec Ford Focus, which is by far the most leased trim in the range. With chunkier alloy wheels, a lower sports suspension and a punchier engine, it’s one of the best Focus models when it comes to driving experience.


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16. Ford Puma

Our most popular lease cars - the new Ford Puma

Yet another Ford that makes our list of the best cars to lease in 2022. This time it’s the incredibly popular Ford Puma – once a limited-run ’90s coupe that sold very well. However, in 2019 it was resurrected as a sporty crossover and has won plenty of awards since, mainly for its engaging driving experience, generous space onboard and generous amount of kit as standard.

Before you get to the sportiest ST-Line trims, the entry-level Titanium spec comes with everything you’d ever want in a modern SUV. 17-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, cruise control, LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers and brilliant safety kit such as lane-keeping aids and automatic emergency braking all comes as standard.

On top of all this, the car even gets a brilliant eight-inch infotainment system readied with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.


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17. Kia XCeed

Kia XCeed 2022

The Kia XCeed is a mash-up of hatchback and SUV styling thrown into one modern, well-equipped package. With a 44mm raised suspension, roof rails, a bigger boot and chunkier bumpers, it’s essentially an outgoing version of the Kia Ceed hatchback.

With SUVs being the big craze at the minute, it comes as no surprise that the Kia XCeed is one of our customers’ favourite cars to lease.

If you decide to lease an XCeed, you’ll be glad to know that the line-up is very easy to choose from. There are three trims available – an entry-level ‘2’ spec, mid-range ‘Connect’ and range-topping ‘4’ version. Even the 2 comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a reversing camera, lane keep assist, cruise control with speed limiter and plush eight-inch infotainment touchscreen readied with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.

Step up to the ‘Connect’ range if you want privacy glass, a bigger infotainment display, heated door mirrors and all-round electric windows. Or, if you want the best in the business, the 4 spec has leather upholstery, an eight-speaker JBL sound system, wireless smartphone charging pad and heated rear seats.


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18. Toyota Yaris Cross

Toyota Yaris Cross

A longer, wider and taller version of the successful Toyota Yaris hybrid, the Toyota Yaris Cross is a combination of two things that the brand does well – SUVs and hybrid cars.

With one 1.5-litre petrol/hybrid engine available that gives this small SUV a decent amount of power and efficiency, the Yaris Cross is pleasantly hushed while you’re driving. This adds to the feeling of it being a very comfortable family car, which is backed up by the infotainment system that you can control using smartphone mirroring as standard.

Another great selling point of the Yaris Cross is its practicality and functionality, which is very good for a small SUV. All but the entry-level model comes with 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, while there’s plenty of room for two six-footers in the back, and a 400-litre boot is right up there with the roomy Skoda Kamiq.


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19. Peugeot 2008


A small SUV based on the Peugeot 208, the Peugeot 2008 is a jacked-up SUV version of this successful small car.

It has a decent balance of performance and comfort in its repertoire, with a soft suspension and a decent range of punchy petrol engines available. Couple this with the fact that inside there’s Peugeot’s premium i-Cockpit onboard as standard and you’ll be very impressed with how much value you get for your money inside the 2008.

Despite being classed as a small SUV, all Peugeot 2008 models come with a decent amount of interior storage options and boot space as standard, namely a healthy 434 litres in the cargo.

If you’ve got it in mind to switch to an electric car, you’ve got the option of a fully-electric ‘e-2008’. Its range is far from being market-leading, with a 50kWh battery resulting in an official range between charges of around 214 miles. But nevertheless it’s a great choice if you like the idea of having an EV that’s based on an existing car and as such is hard to distinguish from a standard combustion-engined vehicle.


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Looking to spec up your own lease car? Start your search today with Moneyshake and we’ll find you the best lease deal on the market from one of the UK’s top providers.


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