The best leasing deals on our favourite executive cars
A stylish and comfortable executive car need not break the bank because our leasing prices start from just £209 per month...
The best leasing deals on our favourite executive cars
Executive cars tend to lead dual lives – they munch motorway miles during the week before hopping into family life at the weekends. That means the best in this class need to be comfortable and economical for your commute, but also spacious and practical enough to cope with people and luggage when needed. Fortunately, our favourites do just that.
If you want to keep costs low and also aren't worried about owning your car, leasing is a great way to finance a new set of wheels on your driveway, and here we've gathered up the best deals on our favourite executive cars from What Car? Leasing. In each case, you can click the links to find out more about each model, and see all the great deals available both through leasing and through What Car? New Car Buying.
10. Peugeot 508
Model 1.5 BlueHDi GT Line | Leasing price from £311.47 per month | The deal 36-month term, with annual limit of 10,000 miles. Plus £1868.82 initial payment
Rivals offer more space, but there's no denying that the Peugeot 508 is great to look at. It's also a practical choice thanks to its hatchback boot, and scores well for safety. While it's true that this 1.5-litre diesel engine needs to be worked hard to perform at its best, with GT Line trim you certainly won't be left wanting for kit.
9. Volvo S60
Model 2.0 T5 R Design Plus | Leasing price from £369.78 per month | The deal 48-month term, with annual limit of 8000 miles. Plus £2218.68 initial payment
If safety is your top priority, you'll be reassured to know that every S60 comes loaded with safety kit. Add in a great driving position and a classy interior, and this cool Swede is a serious contender. The petrol engine you get here is pleasantly punchy, too, but some rivals ride more comfortably.
8. Mazda 6
Model 2.0 SE-L Nav+ | Leasing price from £293.30 per month | The deal 48-month term, with annual limit of 8000 miles. Plus £1759.82 initial payment
Mazda's executive saloon comes very well equipped, and its infotainment system is one of the best around. It's not as sharp to drive as the best on this list, but the 2.0-litre petrol engine you get here is fine for most situations. If you regularly make longer trips, though, you might want to consider the 2.2-litre diesel alternative.
7. Alfa Romeo Giulia
Model 2.0 TB Super auto | Leasing price from £415.63 per month | The deal 48-month term, with annual limit of 8000 miles. Plus £1246.89 initial payment
Inject some Italian passion into your morning commute with the Alfa Romeo Giulia. This might not be the outrageous Quadrifoglio model (our favourite in the Giulia range), but the regular car still offers engaging handling and strong performance. Recent upgrades have made its interior far more appealing, too.
6. Jaguar XE
Model 2.0 D180 S auto | Leasing price from £390.01 per month | The deal 48-month term, with annual limit of 8000 miles. Plus £2340.06 initial payment
Jaguar's smallest saloon makes a great alternative to the usual premium executive car suspects from German manufacturers. It's great to drive, with agile handling and plenty of power, and its kit list is comprehensive. It's still not an overly common sight on UK roads, too, so you get an element of exclusivity.
5. Mercedes C-Class
Model C220d SE 9G-Tronic | Leasing price from £350.98 per month | The deal 48-month term, with annual limit of 8000 miles. Plus £2105.88 initial payment
Comfort is at the heart of the Mercedes C-Class, so if long motorway drives are the order of your day, it's well worth looking at. What's more, the C220d diesel engine we recommend is pleasantly punchy and refined when you're cruising along, while SE trim includes most things you're going to want, including sat-nav, climate and cruise controls and a rear-view camera.
4. Volkswagen Passat
Model 1.5 TSI EVO SE | Leasing price from £209.98 per month | The deal 48-month term, with annual limit of 8000 miles. Plus £1259.88 initial payment
The Passat is something of a gem in this market; it offers many of the same benefits and the same comprehensive kit as more expensive rivals, while still keeping costs sensible. The 1.5-litre petrol engine we recommend is pleasantly peppy, while SE trim has most of your equipment needs covered, including a touchscreen infotainment system, LED headlights and adaptive cruise control.
3. Skoda Superb
Model 1.5 TSI SE Technology | Leasing price from £231.58 per month | The deal 36-month term, with annual limit of 10,000 miles. Plus £1389.48 initial payment
Space is the name of the game with the Skoda Superb, and nothing else in this class can match it for sheer carrying capacity. It also has a classy, high-quality interior and is comfortable over long distances. SE Technology models are our favourites, and come with sat-nav, heated front seats and leather upholstery.
2. Audi A4
Model 35 TDI Technik S tronic | Leasing price from £249.60 per month | The deal 24-month term, with annual limit of 8000 miles. Plus £1497.60 initial payment
The Audi A4 is a former What Car? Car of the Year, and recent updates have kept it close to the top of this class. It's powered by a smooth range of engines, comes loaded with kit and offers class-leading interior quality too. Our number one pick is a slightly better all-r0under, though.
1. BMW 3 Series
Model 330e M Sport auto | Leasing price from £428.36 per month | The deal 48-month term, with annual limit of 8000 miles. Plus £2570.16 initial payment
It may be the most expensive car here, but you'll save a bundle on running costs because this 3 Series is a plug-in hybrid. That means you can complete most, if not all, of your daily commute without using a drop of fuel, while still having a punchy petrol engine at your disposal for longer trips. The 3 Series is great to drive, spacious, comfy and well-equipped, too. If you're looking to lease an executive car, you can do no better.
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