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Kick the habit, hit the road: cars you can lease for less than smoking

  • The average smoker gets through 10.7 cigarettes per day
  • That would typically set you back £150 per month or more
  • Quit smoking and you can afford to lease loads of appealing cars

If you've been telling yourself for a long time that you need to do it, but don't know the best way to quit smoking, how about the appeal of a shiny new car on your driveway with the money you save from it? The average smoker gets through 10.7 cigarettes per day, which equates to around £150 every single month - more than enough to get your hands on a new car.

Not only are there health benefits of quitting smoking, your habit could cost you well over £200 per month if you smoke more than the average amount. For example, 20 a day could cost over £280 per month, while those with a 50-a-day habit could send costs soaring to around £700 a month. That's enough to get you some luxurious, premium motors.

With more and more ways to quit smoking now available, why not give yourself the motivation of a brand new car as another driver to keep you away from the cigs? We've rounded up some of the best value cars available to through Parkers' leasing partner, Zen Auto via personal lease, all for less than your monthly nicotine fix.*

Cars to lease for less than smoking

Visit the Parkers leasing section to see just how much car you can get for your money and follow the links below to find the best deals available now:

If you're itching to kick the habit and hit the road, an average smoker can free up enough cash to lease a Toyota Aygo - including initial payment and fees - by going cold turkey. Better still, you'd still have £2 change every month. Heavier smokers who get through 15 a day could save enough by quitting to get a SEAT Leon ST estate, while those who get through 50 per day could put a super-desirable Range Rover Velar SUV on the drive with nearly £900 change over the four-year contract. Read on to see what you could afford to lease. 

Toyota Aygo: swap 11 cigarettes per day for funky city car

Toyota Aygo for less than 11 cigarettes per day

The Aygo is easy to drive, stylish and emits very little, with low fuel bills to boot. Better still, anyone who gets through just 10.7 cigarettes per day - the UK average for a smoker - can afford to get one.

Even if you pay just £250 as an initial payment (plus the £199 processing fee), monthly payments come in at a low £144 per month on a four-year contract with an 8,000-mile-per-year limit. Include the initial costs overall and that comes out comparable with the £150 you can expect to pay if you get through a 20 pack every two days or so.*

Toyota Aygo 1.0 X 5dr

  • Monthly cost: £144 (47 payments, incl. VAT)
  • Initial payment: £250 (plus £199 processing fee)
  • Mileage allowance: 8,000 miles per year

SEAT Leon ST: ditch 15-a-day habit for spacious, stylish estate and change

SEAT Leon ST for less than 15 cigarettes per day

Need something a bit bigger and more desirable to help you kick the habit? How about a nippy, comfortable and well-equipped SEAT Leon ST that looks sharp and packs a mammoth boot?

Put down £449 as an initial payment and monthly payments are just £206 per month with an 8,000-mile-per-year limit on a four-year contract - less than a £211-per-month 15-per-day habit would cost you.*

SEAT Leon ST 1.5 TSI Evo SE Dynamic

  • Monthly cost: £206 (47 payments, incl. VAT)
  • Initial payment: £250 (plus £199 processing fee)
  • Mileage allowance: 8,000 miles per year

Nissan Qashqai: desirable SUV on personal lease for less than 20-a-day habit

Nissan Qashqai lease

Think getting the keys to a desirable, high-riding SUV could be the motivation you need to ditch the ciggies? This Qashqai is one of the UK's most popular cars and comes with a punchy petrol engine and plenty of standard kit.

Monthly payments come in at £256 with £449 in upfront payments (the £250 initial payment plus £199 processing fee) and an 8,000-mile-per-year cap on a four-year contract. Put all the costs together and the Qashqai is still £260 per month - again comparable with the cost of smoking.

Nissan Qashqai 1.3 DiG-T 160 N-Connecta

  • Monthly cost: £256 (47 payments, incl. VAT)
  • Initial payment: £250 (plus £199 processing fee)
  • Mileage allowance: 8,000 miles per year

MINI Cooper S 5dr: 19 cigarettes/day or a sporty hot hatchback? Take your pick

MINI 5dr PCH lease

Considering quitting but need a little more persuasion? How does a stylish and fun-to-drive MINI Cooper S 5dr strike you? With a potent engine and sharp handling this MINI should be equally satisfying to drive and be seen in.

Monthly payments are a reasonable £273 with £449 to pay upfront for a four-year, 8,000-mile-per-year contract. Combine all the costs together and it's less than a typical 20-per-day habit could cost you at £276 per month.*

MINI Cooper S 5dr

  • Monthly cost: £273 (47 payments, incl. VAT)
  • Initial payment: £250 (plus £199 processing fee)
  • Mileage allowance: 8,000 miles per year

SEAT Tarraco: swap tobacco for a Tarraco with SEAT for less than 30-a-day cigarette fix

SEAT Tarraco PCH lease

This seven-seat SUV could cost you less than 27 cigarettes per day - which would you rather? With absolutely loads of standard kit, metallic paint and plenty of seats thrown in, this off-roader is a sensible but desirable option.

Monthly payments will set you back £330 on a four-year, 8,000-mile-per-year contract with £699 to pay upfront. All in that's just £338 per month - far less than a 30-per-day habit.*

SEAT Tarraco 2.0 TDI 150 Xcellence Lux

  • Monthly cost: £330 (47 payments, incl. VAT)
  • Initial payment: £500 (plus £199 processing fee)
  • Mileage allowance: 8,000 miles per year

BMW i3: clean air, clean lungs - lease a premium electric car for less than 30-per-day cigarette addiction

BMW i3

If you think swapping a lung-busting nicotine habit for a petrol or diesel-burning car isn't the best for your lungs, you could put the zero-emission BMW i3 on the drive for less than 30 cigarettes would set you back.

This rapid pure-electric hatchback costs £366 per month with £699 to pay upfront on a four-year, 8,000-mile-per-year contract. Roll all those costs together and you're talking £376 per month.*

BMW i3 42kWh

  • Monthly cost: £369 (47 payments, incl. VAT)
  • Initial payment: £500 (plus £199 processing fee)
  • Mileage allowance: 8,000 miles per year

Range Rover Velar: 50-a-day habit or a lease on a luxurious SUV? Take your pick

Range Rover Velar

None of these cars giving you the additional encouragement you need to kick the habit once and for all? Maybe this upmarket 4x4 with chic looks and plush interior could be the one to do it.

Monthly payments come in at £656 with £949 to pay upfront on a four-year, 8,000-mile-per-year contract. Yes, that's not cheap, but if you puff your way through 50 a day, it'll save you £40 per month at £662 per month all in.*

Range Rover Velar P250 R-Dynamic

  • Monthly cost: £656 (47 payments, incl. VAT)
  • Initial payment: £750 (plus £199 processing fee)
  • Mileage allowance: 8,000 miles per year

* These deals are indicative examples of some packages available as at14 May 2019, but are subject to change without prior notice. Everyone's financial circumstances are different and the availability of credit is subject to status. Terms, conditions and exclusions apply. Parkers cannot recommend a deal for you specifically.

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