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Up to 599

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  • Divided by lease costs
  • From 182 to 1571 a month
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500 to 599
1) Volvo XC60 2.4D 175 DRIVe SE
List price/Monthly lease: 26,495/525
CO2 (g/km)/tax rating: 159/22%
Monthly tax bill (20/40%): 96/192
The XC60 is the very epitome of a modern SUV: great to drive, comfortable and practical enough to serve as a family car. It's superbly built, too, and the excellent safety kit includes the City Safety anti-collision system.

2) VW Eos 2.0 TSI Sport
List price/Monthly lease: 24,585/529
CO2 (g/km)/tax rating: 188/25%
Monthly tax bill (20/40%): 101/202
Unlike most convertibles, the Eos is a genuine four-seater, but that's not what really impresses us. No, we love it for its smart looks, classy image and excellent dynamics - plus the clever folding metal roof that also includes a sliding sunroof.

3) BMW 330d 3.0 SE
List price/Monthly lease: 30,870/557
CO2 (g/km)/tax rating: 152/21%
Monthly tax bill (20/40%): 107/214
As a combination of statistics goes, how does 0-60mph in 6.0 seconds and almost 50mpg average economy grab you? That's what the 330d gives, along with the class, quality and superb dynamics you'll find in any 3 Series.

4) BMW 520d 2.0 177 SE
List price/Monthly lease: 27,430/578
CO2 (g/km)/tax rating: 136/18%
Monthly tax bill (20/40%): 80/160
The Five remains one of the best executive saloons, with top quality, fantastic refinement and the best ride and handling in the class. It also has a comfortable driving position, as well as plenty of space.

5) Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDIe SE
List price/Monthly lease: 26,435/583
CO2 (g/km)/tax rating: 139/18%
Monthly tax bill (20/40%): 78/157
The A6 Avant has all the class expected of an Audi, but is also one of the UK's most practical estates. On top of that, this engine will appeal to company drivers because of its excellent economy and low emissions.

Also consider: Audi A4 saloon and Avant, BMW 3 Series Touring

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