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The UK's most heavily discounted cars

Which models could give you the healthiest discount if you buy today?...

20 Aug 2019 08:45

What Car? delves deep into the UK car market to help you get the lowest prices on your next car.

Vauxhall Astra

What Car? Target Price calculates the fair price consumers should pay when choosing their next car.

Our mystery shoppers found a number of models available with savings between 10% and 30% off list price during the past month. Its data suggests that it’s a pretty good time to buy car, with plenty of tempting offers out there, especially if you’re interested in an estate car, MPV, or luxury model.

But which models offer the biggest discounts right now? Here’s our guide to Britain’s 10 most discounted cars:

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Suzuki Baleno 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T

Suzuki Baleno 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T

On the road price: £15,249

What Car? Target Price: £12,744

Discount: 16.4%

The Suzuki Baleno is not the cheapest or most premium feeling supermini, but it is frugal, well equipped and very spacious.

The 1.0-litre boosterjet engine is the only engine available in this entry-level SZ-T trim, not that this is a problem. There’s plenty of power, and that helps make the Baleno feel surprisingly brisk, yet it also proves economical when driven carefully.

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Suzuki Baleno 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T - interior

Suzuki Baleno 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T - interior

As with most three-cylinder engines, there are some vibrations through the controls, but this is no worse than in some of its rivals.

The SZ-T variant may be the entry-point of the range, but Suzuki hasn’t scrimped on standard equipment, which includes air-con, DAB radio, Bluetooth and even sat-nav.

But the Baleno has some big–hitting rivals in the shape of the Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Polo and Vauxhall Corsa, so discounts are out there to help fight the Baleno’s corner.

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Peugeot Traveller 1.5 Blue HDi 120 Active Standard

Peugeot Traveller

On the road price: £35,615

What Car? Target Price: £29,378

Discount: 17.5%

Like the near-identical Citroën Spacetourer or rivals such as the Volkswagen Caravelle, Ford Tourneo and Mercedes-Benz V-Class, the Traveller is essentially a van with windows, alloy wheels and a smattering of luxury accoutrements.

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Peugeot Traveller 1.5 Blue HDi 120 Active Standard - interior

Peugeot Traveller

Look around the interior and it’s clear that you’re in something that’s basically a van. There may be lashings of chrome-effect trim and even a leather-wrapped steering wheel on Allure and Business VIP models, but the acres of hard plastic give the game away. We suggest you look at the Citroen Berlingo instead.

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Seat Leon 1.0 TSI SE

Seat Leon 1.5 TSI Evo SE

On the road price: £18,265

What Car? Target Price: £14,838

Discount: 18.8%

The Leon is an interesting alternative to the class leaders, but lacks behind them in some areas. Equipment levels are generous however, and the 1.0-litre TSi petrol engine is smooth and economical.

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Seat Leon 1.5 TSI Evo SE - interior

Seat Leon 1.5 TSI Evo SE - interior

But the Leon, like its VW Golf sister car, is about to be replaced. Many would-be buyers are waiting for the new one, or holding out for a nice price-cut to get the existing (perfectly decent) model.

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Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 Energy 3dr

Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 75 Energy 3dr

On the road price: £15,075

What Car? Target Price: £12,297

Discount: 18.4%

The Vauxhall Corsa is keenly priced if you choose carefully, but it's outclassed by newer rivals in most other areas. The Volkswagen Polo and Seat Ibiza are the most rounded small cars on the market, but if you want something that's great fun to drive, it's also worth considering the Ford Fiesta.

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Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 75 Energy 3dr - interior

Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 75 Energy 3dr - interior

This Energy trim offers alloy wheels, a 7.0in infotainment system and air conditioning. We reckon it's the pick of the Corsa range.

The fact is that this model hasn’t been substantially updated since 2006, and many would-be buyers will be hanging on for an all-new Corsa arriving later in 2019.

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Nissan Juke 1.6 Ascenta

Nissan Juke 112 Ascenta

On the road price: £17,465

What Car? Target Price: £14,090

Discount: 19.3%

The Juke is easy to drive with good visbility.  This version comes with useful kit including Bluetooth and USB connectivity, climate control, foglights, a leather steering wheel and gearknob, and cruise control. It’s reasonable value for money.

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Nissan Juke 112 Ascenta - interior

Nissan Juke 112 Ascenta - interior

But the model’s been on the market for nine years now, and its age means most rivals are more practical and better to drive – and you should secure a good deal if you want one.

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Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI 115 S

Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI 115 S

On the road price: £26,450

What Car? Target Price: £21,189

Discount: 19.9%

The VW Touran is roomy, practical, extremely well built and good to drive. It's a bit more expensive than the Citroen C4 Grand Spacetourer, but worth the extra – especially when you factor in the huge discounts that are available.

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Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI 115 S - interior

Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI 115 S - interior

The 1.6-litre TDI is a solid engine choice to go for, but we suggest going for the SE or SE Family trim and not S as they’re not much more expensive but you get plenty more useful equipment.

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Jaguar XJ 3.0d V6 Luxury

Jaguar XJ

On the road price: £62,400

What Car? Target Price: £52,162

Discount: 16.4%

The current Jaguar XJ is now long in the tooth and has long been overshadowed by more modern German rivals. It recently went out of production, but there should still be new examples out there.

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Jaguar XJ 3.0d V6 Luxury

Jaguar XJ

The XJ has a 10.0in touchscreen infotainment system as standard, complete with sat-nav, Bluetooth connectivity and a DAB radio. Syncing a phone is easy, but there’s no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto; instead, you have to rely on Jaguar’s own smartphone integration solution, which is far more frustrating to use.

The system is not as polished or sophisticated as those fitted in any of its rivals. The graphics look a little dated, especially on the 12.3in fully digital instrument panel. Some of the icons are too small to hit on the move, too, and the system can be slow to respond.

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Vauxhall Mokka X 1.4T Ecotec

Vauxhall Mokka X 1.4T Ecotec Elite

On the road price: £22,645

What Car? Target Price: £17,890

Discount: 21%

The Vauxhall Mokka X is stylish and well equipped, but rivals such as the Volkswagen T-Roc have it beaten in most areas.

If you’re tempted, the 138bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol on this model is the one to go for. It delivers its shove over a sufficiently wide range of revs, so the Mokka X feels as comfortable around town as it does on cross-country drives.

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Vauxhall Mokka X 1.4T Ecotec Elite - interior

Vauxhall Mokka X 1.4T Ecotec Elite - interior

This Elite trim level brings decent equipment levels including a leather interior, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and privacy glass.

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Vauxhall Astra 1.0T Ecotec SRi

Vauxhall Astra 1.0T Ecotec SRi

On the road price: £21,765

What Car? Target Price: £17,209

Discount: 20.9%

The Vauxhall Astra is a well-rounded, good-value family hatch that offers plenty of room at an affordable price. But it’s overshadowed by the quality of the VW Golf and the dynamic nature of the Ford Focus.

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Vauxhall Astra 1.0T Ecotec SRi - interior

Vauxhall Astra 1.0T Ecotec SRi - interior

The engine may be smaller than the 1.4i but a turbocharger means it’s more powerful with 104bhp. It’s a more flexible unit that’s also cheaper to run; it’s well worth the relatively small extra cost it demands. An automatic gearbox is optional and makes it even cheaper to run.

The SRi comes with 17in wheels, front foglights, a leather steering wheel, sports seats, a front armrest, auto wipers, a six-speaker stereo with OnStar, auto-dimming rear mirror and auto braking.

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Volkswagen Passat GTE 1.5 TSI Evo 150

Volkswagen Passat GTE 1.5 TSI Evo 150

On the road price: £25,495

What Car? Target Price: £19,728

Discount: 22.6%

Classy, comfortable and refined, the Passat is a genuine rival to the established executive cars. This GTE version has a 31 mile range for electric-only operation.

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Volkswagen Passat GTE 1.5 TSI Evo 150 - interior

Volkswagen Passat GTE 1.5 TSI Evo 150 - interior

This version includes air-con, 16in alloy wheels, a multi-function steering wheel, colour touch-screen, digital radio, Bluetooth and a USB input, but it’s still worth the extra needed to jump up to more lavishly equipped SE version.

Large saloons are out of favour right now, with would-be buyers of large family cars increasingly buying SUVs instead. Hence it’s a buyers market if you do want to go this route route nonetheless.

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