Deal Watch: saving you £££ on a new car

  • Make your budget go further with the best deals
  • We’ve rounded up the biggest car discounts
  • 0% APR finance and large cash savings on offer
  • Make your budget go further with the best deals
  • We’ve rounded up the biggest car discounts
  • 0% APR finance and large cash savings on offer

Choosing the right car for your needs is a big enough challenge, but how do you know that you’re getting the best deal?

Well, we’ve done the hard work and fished out some of the best-value offers available this week – for those with cash to splash and anyone looking for a top finance deal. If you’re considering car finance take a look at our video guides explaining how PCP works, what PCH leasing is and the ins and outs of Hire Purchase.

With car finance splitting the cost of a brand new car into affordable chunks, the best deals mean that you can get a more upmarket or better spec car than you might expect, all without breaking the bank. Below we’ve rounded up the best value offers – whatever your budget:

Check out some of our favourite new car offers below and work out how much you can afford to borrow with our finance tool.* Don’t forget to take a look at our car reviews section to read our expert verdicts on the models we've highlighted.

And you can always visit our cars for sale section for more local deals. Meanwhile, when you come to sell your current vehicle, make sure you get a free car valuation with us to ensure you get a good price.

Jeep Renegade deals - 0% APR and £199 per month

Not only is the Jeep Renegade off-roader available on 0% APR – meaning no interest is added to your monthly payments – but the company is also throwing in a £2,500 deposit contribution discount. As a result, you can get the Renegade 1.6 E-Torq 110 Sport for just £199 per month on a three-year, 10,000-mile-per-year contract with a £3,260 deposit.*

Sign up for this offer and you get a good deal whether you hand the car back when the contract ends or make the optional final payment to buy it – as you’ll pay £2,500 less than the list price through finance compared with paying cash upfront.

Mazda CX-5 deals - 0% APR and £399 per month

Another strong value SUV is the Mazda CX-5 2.2d 150hp Sport Nav (above), thanks to interest-free credit. That shrinks monthly bills for this economical, well-equipped diesel to £399 on a three-year, 9,000-mile-per-year contract with a £3,507 deposit.*

Jaguar XE for £259 per month

Similar savings are available on several upmarket saloons, too, including the Jaguar XE (above) and Audi A4. Go for the petrol Jaguar XE 2.0-litre 200hp Prestige automatic (find out why you should consider a petrol XE over the diesel alternatives here) – and you can take advantage of a £2,735 deposit contribution, which shrinks monthly payments on this model to just £259 (on a three-year, 10,000-mile per year contract with a £5,999 deposit).*

It’s a wise choice if you plan to buy the car after three years, too, as you’ll have paid £185 less than the list price in total.

Audi A4 - save £1,000 off the list price

The Audi A4 2.0 TDI ultra 190 Sport, meanwhile, may cost a little more per month – at £299 per month with a £6,457 deposit with matching contract terms – but it’s even better value if you take ownership at the end of the deal – to the tune of nearly £1,000 less than the list price.*

Renault Zoe for £249 per month

Want to cut your running costs with an electric car, but don’t want to pay through the nose to purchase one? Thanks to a huge £5,904 deposit contribution the Renault Zoe Dynamique Nav R90 Z.E 40 (pictured top) could be yours for monthly payments of £249 (including £69 per month for 6,000-mile-per-year battery rental with a £2,299 deposit).*

With the promise of £0 car tax under the new system (only fully electric cars qualify for free road tax now) and the prospect of inexpensive home charging, the Zoe should be one of the cheapest cars to run day to day. With a new, higher-capacity battery and claimed range of up to 250 miles between charges, this five-door hatchback should be easy to live with, provided you can top up at home.

Nissan Leaf with £5000 deposit contribution

If you need something a bit bigger, but want to stick with electric power, the Nissan Leaf 30kW Acenta (above) is similarly good value; monthly payments weigh in at just £245 over two years (with a £3,000 deposit and 7,500-mile-per-year limit) thanks to a £5,000 deposit contribution.*

With greater battery capacity than the entry-level 24kW model – which can cover up to 124 miles per change – this version has a useful 155-mile claimed range; more than enough for most drivers, should you be able to charge at home.

BMW 330e for £351 per month

If you like the idea of low-emission driving, but want a plug-in hybrid rather than a fully electric model, the BMW 330e (above) could be for you. This model can cover up to 25 miles on electricity alone, but offers the backup of a petrol engine for longer journeys without worrying about running out of charge. Put down a £5,000 deposit and the 330e Sport could be yours for £351 per month on a four-year, 10,000-mile-per-year contract.* 

Renault Megane for £199 per month

A more affordable family car option comes in the shape of the Renault Megane Expression+ 1.2 TCe 130 – yours for £199 per month on a three-year, 6,000-mile-per-year contract with a £3,417 deposit. Also thrown in is three years’ free servicing, meaning that you won’t have to shell out for dealer visits during the contract.* 

Skoda’s 0% APR PCP deals

Meanwhile, Skoda is offering 0% APR PCP deals on some of its models with large deposit contributions thrown in. Included are the Citigo, which receives a £1,000 deposit contribution, the Yeti Outdoor £1,500, and Rapid and Rapid Spaceback models £1,800.

Cash deals: Renault Twingo for just £8,325

Renault is offering big discounts on its cheapest car – the Twingo city car (above). Pay cash and Renault will slash between £1,550 and £2,420 off the price, cutting the entry-level car down to just £8,325. 

Citroen C4 Cactus for £10,262

The funky Citroen C4 Cactus 1.2 PureTech Touch (above) isn’t a particularly costly car to begin with – at £13,400 – but online savings of £3,138 cut that down to a much more appealing £10,262. 

Ford Fiesta for £10,576

You can even get substantial savings on the brand new version of the UK’s best-selling car – the Ford Fiesta.

Just £10,576 is enough for the entry-level 1.1 Style 3dr – a £2,139 reduction – though we’d step up to the Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost 100 Zetec Navigation 5dr for the best value at £12,996, down from £15,745.

SEAT Leon - save more than £5,000

SEAT currently offers strong value finance deals on the Leon, though the savings for those paying cash are even larger if you hunt around online. We’ve found a Leon 1.6 TDI S for a mere £13,285 – meaning a 28% saving on the £18,470 list price.

Swap the diesel engine for the similarly powerful 1.0-litre petrol and you can get even more kit for your money with the Leon 1.0 TSI SE Technology for £13,843 – a £5,392 discount. 

Peugeot 208 - save nearly £5,000

Small cars normally mean small discounts, but you can save a substantial £4,894 on the £17,120 Peugeot 208 1.2 PureTech 110 GT Line 3dr – cutting it down to £12,226.

Mercedes-Benz SLC 200 Sport - save more than £7,000

Fancy a convertible to make the most of spring – whenever it arrives – but want one with a metal roof that can take winter in its stride, too? Thanks to a £7,315 discount the Mercedes SLC 200 Sport (above) could be yours for just £23,780.

Mercedes-Benz SL 400 AMG Line - SAVE £21,464!

If you have more to spend, however, savings are even bigger on the larger Mercedes SL 400 AMG Line. It may not be a cheap car, but an enormous £21,464 saving slashes the price significantly, taking it down to £54,346.

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*Deals are correct at time of publication. Everyone’s financial circumstances are different and credit is not always available – Parkers cannot recommend a deal for you specifically. These deals are indicative examples of some packages available this week.

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