Best cars for less than £350 per month

A new car doesn't have to break the bank, and we've found great PCP deals on SUVs, people carriers, plush executive saloons and family hatchbacks for less than £350 per month.....

These days, the majority of new car purchases are made on personal contract purchase (PCP) deals.

Peugeot 5008

This type of financing is great, because it allows you to buy a new car that you might otherwise have been unable to afford.

A monthly budget of £350 for a new car is achievable for many of us, and the good news is that, you can end up driving some of the best new cars on the market for that sort of money.

This list of our top buys has been compiled using our Target Price research, which shows you the most you should pay for a new car. Each of these deals is based on a deposit of 15% of the value of the car, combined with the manufacturer's finance discount contribution (if there is one). All deals are for three years, with a limit of 10,000 miles per year.

Editors' note: Images are purely illustrative and may not necessarily reflect mentioned trims

10: Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0 Turbo 200 Super Auto

Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0 Turbo 200 Super Auto

Target Price cost per month: £317

Target Price (on the road): £36,392

The deal: 3 years PCP finance with 3.2% APR

Want a family SUV with a bit of Italian flair? The Alfa Romeo Stelvio could be just what you're looking for.

10: Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0 Turbo 200 Super Auto - interior

Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0 Turbo 200 Super Auto - interior

It's a premium SUV that rivals the BMW X3 and Porsche Macan, and offers entertaining handling and competitive running costs. Space for those in the rear seats could be better, though.

9: Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi N-Connecta

Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi N-Connecta

Target Price cost per month: £308

Target Price (on the road): £21,327

The deal: 3 years PCP finance with 4.9% APR and a finance contribution of £3250

Arguably, the Qashqai is the car that started the family SUV revolution, and even though the Range Rover Evoque, Peugeot 3008 and Volvo XC40 are better all-rounders today, the Qashqai is still very recommendable.

9: Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi N-Connecta - interior

Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi N-Connecta - interior

This 1.5-litre diesel engine will be ideal if you'll be spending a lot of time on the motorway, and N-Connecta trim gets you part-leather trim, privacy glass and larger alloy wheels than Acenta Premium versions.

8: Mazda 6 2.2d SE-L Nav+

Mazda 6 2.2d SE-L Nav+

Target Price cost per month: £313

Target Price (on the road): £22,676

The deal: 3 years PCP finance with 4.1% APR and a finance contribution of £4500

Mazda's executive saloon is well rounded, offering a strong but quiet range of diesel engines, an excellent infotainment system and lots of equipment.

8: Mazda 6 2.2d SE-L Nav+ - interior

Mazda 6 2.2d SE-L Nav+ - interior

It's not as spacious as some rivals, but is an appealing option in this class if you don't fancy a German badge on the bonnet.

7: Mercedes A-Class A180 Sport Executive

Mercedes A-Class A180 Sport Executive

Target Price cost per month: £304

Target Price (on the road): £23,466

The deal: 3 years PCP finance with 6.4% APR

The A-Class is Mercedes' rival to premium hatchbacks including the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series.

7: Mercedes A-Class A180 Sport Executive - interior

Mercedes A-Class A180 Sport Executive - interior

It offers a stunning interior that features a great infotainment system, and is good to drive. It's pricey, though, which is why this discounted deal is worth paying attention to.

6: Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI 115 SE Family

Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI 115 SE Family

Target Price cost per month: £328

Target Price (on the road): £25,022

The deal: 3 years PCP finance with 3.3% APR and a finance contribution of £1500

Until recently, the Touran was our favourite people carrier. And even though it loses out to the Citroën Berlingo these days, it remains one of the best on sale, with space for seven people and all of their luggage.

6: Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI 115 SE Family - interior

Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI 115 SE Family - interior

This 1.6-litre diesel engine is our recommended choice, and pulls strongly even when the whole family is on board.

5: Mazda CX-5 2.2d SE-L Nav+

Mazda CX-5 2.2d SE-L Nav+

Target Price cost per month: £301

Target Price (on the road): £24,745

The deal: 3 years PCP finance with 4.1% APR and a finance contribution of £1000

You might think that not having the option of seven seats would be a serious disadvantage for the CX-5 in the large SUV market, but if you don't need to carry seven people it's a fantastic family choice.

5: Mazda CX-5 2.2d SE-L Nav+ - interior

Mazda CX-5 2.2d SE-L Nav+ - interior

This diesel engine is a true workhorse, while SE-L Nav+ models come with every feature you're likely to need, despite being the cheapest option.

4: Renault Zoe Q90 Dynamique Nav

Renault Zoe Q90 Dynamique Nav

Target Price cost per month: £333

Target Price (on the road): £19,151

The deal: 3 years PCP finance with 4.9% APR and a finance contribution of £2750

The Zoe is a small electric hatchback that offers very low running costs, while also being quiet and easy to drive.

4: Renault Zoe Q90 Dynamique Nav - interior

Renault Zoe Q90 Dynamique Nav - interior

It also has a decent electric range, covering 124 miles in our Real Range tests. Add in a respectable boot, and the Zoe is easy to recommend.

3: Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid CVT Excel

Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid CVT Excel

Target Price cost per month: £301

Target Price (on the road): £27,798

The deal: 3 years PCP finance with 0% APR

Toyota reckons that more than 90% of Corolla buyers will choose one of the two hybrid engine options on offer, and both offer seriously low CO2 emissions.

3: Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid CVT Excel - interior

Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid CVT Excel - interior

The Corolla also has a comfortable ride, and comes with loads of standard kit.

2: Peugeot 5008 Puretech 1.2 Puretech 130 Allure

Peugeot 5008 Puretech 1.2 Puretech 130 Allure

Target Price cost per month: £341

Target Price (on the road): £29,030

The deal: 3 years PCP finance with 5.9% APR

At first glance, a small 1.2-litre petrol engine in a large SUV like this would seem a poor choice, but this punchy petrol revs freely and is comfortably swift, even when all seven seats are filled.

2: Peugeot 5008 Puretech 1.2 Puretech 130 Allure - interior

Peugeot 5008 Puretech 1.2 Puretech 130 Allure - interior

Allure is our favourite trim level, too. We like the 5008 so much, in fact, that we named it as our 2019 Large SUV of the Year.

1: Range Rover Evoque 2.0 D150 2WD

Range Rover Evoque 2.0 D150 2WD

Target Price cost per month: £347

Target Price (on the road): £31,382

The deal: 3 years PCP finance with 5.9% APR and a finance contribution of £2500

Looking for a family SUV with a plush interior, a strong range of engines and a premium badge on its bonnet? Say hello to the Range Rover Evoque.

1: Range Rover Evoque 2.0 D150 2WD - interior

Range Rover Evoque 2.0 D150 2WD - interior

This Volvo XC40 and Audi Q3 rival has impressed us with its great driving manners, posh interior and decent practicality, and is predicted to hold its value well too. If you've got £350 to spend on your next car, we think the Evoque would be a fine choice.