Best SUVs for less than £300

  • Luxury SUVs creep into this price range
  • Seven-seaters available
  • PCP and leasing deals

Getting a new SUV on your driveway for £300 per month might seem like an unreasonable ask, but believe it or not, there are even SUVs out there for under £200 per month. So, is the extra £100 worth it?

An increase in budget dramatically increases the choice available in this segment. While small SUVs are up for grabs for £200 per calendar flip, cars with full 4x4 systems and even a few seven-seaters are viable options for £300 per month. You'll even find fully electric SUVs for £300 per month.

This list consists of both PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) and leasing finance deals. PCP contracts involve a deposit and a series of monthly payments. Then you choose to buy the car with a balloon payment, or part-exchange it for a new one.

Leasing or PCH (Personal Contract Hire) is essentially like renting. You pay an initial payment, then a series of monthly payments. Then you simply hand the car back.

Best SUVs for under £300 a month


LEASE: Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson £300 per month

You might not believe this, but the Tucson has been a Hyundai staple in the UK since 2004. This latest version, new for 2021, is the most daring yet. Up front is a fragmented grille, the side is full of sharp creases, and round the back you'll find a full-width light bar.

The Tucson interior is high-tech too, with twin 10.25-inch screens. The 620-litre boot found in petrol cars (boot size is smaller for hybrids) is wide and deep and enough for a medium-size family.*

Leasing price: from £254 per month

LEASE: SEAT Tarraco

SEAT Tarraco leasing deals

The Tarraco has seven-seats like an MPV, but thanks to its SUV shape it's much more rugged looking. And while it offers a great deal of room for less than £300 per month, it's not all space with no luxuries. Soft-touch plastics are abundant, and standard-fit digital dials give the Tarraco an air of quality.

It has loads of space in the middle aisle, but the back row is a little tight for adults. The boot is wide and long enough for a family, assuming the third row isn't deployed.

There's a variety of engines and gearboxes to choose from, but this deal is for the 1.5-litre petrol model. It's just the ticket if you do a lot of short trips.*

Leasing price: from £294 per month

LEASE: Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan leasing deals

A quality option for the SUV sector with plenty of engine options to suit. You'll have to plump for a petrol to get comfortably in the region of £300 per month, but the 2.0 TDI diesel is great for towing and not all that much more per month.

The Tiguan sits in the middle of VW's SUV range - so it's roomier than a T-Cross but not as bulky as its larger stablemate, the Touareg. Boot space is enviable at 520 litres. A nearly ideal family solution.*

Leasing price: from £282 per month

LEASE: Nissan Qashqai 

Nissan Qashqai

One of the bestselling cars in the UK, and with good reason. It's family-sized but not at all brash, helped by the subtle (optional) two-tone paint which makes it look lower and sleeker than it actually is. 

Sub £300 per month brings with it a wealth of trim options, however, there's only one engine to choose from, a 1.3-litre petrol.

We'd recommend N-Connecta spec cars with their 18-inch alloys, wireless Apple CarPlay, and 360 degree view camera.*

Leasing price: from £258 per month

*These deals are indicative examples of some packages available as of 12 October 2021 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. Bauer Consumer Media Limited is an appointed representative of ZenAuto Limited for the broking of regulated hire agreements. ZenAuto Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. ZenAuto Limited's registered office is Number One, Great Exhibition Way, Kirkstall Forge, Leeds LS5 3BF. ZenAuto Limited's company registration number is 10967345. ZenAuto is the trading name of ZenAuto Limited. Terms, conditions and exclusions apply.


PCP: Mazda MX-30

Mazda MX-30 £300 per month

Mazda's pillarless doors open out wider than traditional ones, making it easier to get in the back compared with a three-door setup. Looks the business too.

This is Mazda's first fully electric car, and its battery (35.5kWh) is smaller than you'll find in rivals. The reason? Quicker to charge. A 20-80% glug using a 50kW public charger takes 36 minutes. It's more like 45 minutes for cars with bigger batteries.

Range under official testing is 124-164 miles. We reckon it's a bit more like 100-130 miles.**

Mazda MX-30 First Edition

  • Monthly cost: £289 (24 payments)
  • Deposit: £4,309.50
  • Total amount payable by customer to buy car: £30,495
  • Cash price: £30,495
  • Mileage allowance: 9,000 miles per year
  • APR: 0% 

Mazda MX-30 PCP deal

PCP: Kia Sportage 

Kia Sportage rear

Good deals are abundant for the Sportage at the moment because there's a new model en route.

But this model remains a good choice because its well-made, has loads of trim levels and engine choices, plus it comes with a seven-year warranty.

You'll need a hefty deposit in order to unlock 0% APR however.**

Kia Sportage GT-Line S 1.6 manual

  • Monthly cost: £309.57(24 payments)
  • Deposit: £9,502
  • Total amount payable by customer to buy car: £31,510
  • Cash price: £31,510
  • Mileage allowance: 8,000 miles per year
  • APR: 0%

Kia Sportage PCP deal

PCP: Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V PCP deals

The British-built Honda CR-V is well-built and versatile family SUV. It boasts an impressive split rear-seat fold-down system that easily creates a flat load area for the boot, plus it can be specced with all-wheel drive.

The two-wheel drive petrol version is more economical to run and is better for day-to-day life, however.

Big deposit needed to secure it at this monthly price.**

Honda CR-V 2WD CVT 5 Seats

  • Monthly cost: £299 (36 payments)
  • Deposit: £7,663.04 (including £1,500 deposit contribution)
  • Total amount payable by customer to buy car: £34,255
  • Cash price: £31,470
  • Mileage allowance: 10,000 miles per year
  • APR: 5% 

Honda CR-V PCP deal

PCP: MG HS

MG HS £300 per month

MG's largest car, complete with confidence-inspiring seven-year warranty and an automatic gearbox, can be snapped up for £300 per month.

What does your monthly payment afford you? A decent boot (463 litres), loads of head and knee room up front, and ample leg room in the rear. But don't think it's basically a van with windows. The interior might not be plush like a Mercedes, but it's way posher than MG's smaller ZS. Comes well equipped too. Expect to find Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, sat nav, and a large infotainment screen.

Super low deposit and 0% APR add to the appeal.**

MG HS Exclusive Automatic

  • Monthly cost: £259 (48 payments)
  • Deposit: £3,122.50
  • Total amount payable by customer to buy car: £25,495
  • Cash price: £25,495
  • Mileage allowance: 8,000 miles per year
  • APR: 0%

MG HS PCP deal

PCP: Jeep Renegade

Jeep Renegade PCP deals

The Jeep Renegade is a small SUV that embodies the spirit of the American brand famous for capable off-road vehicles. Packaged for modern use, it's far more fuel efficient than its ancestors thanks to a 1.0-litre petrol engine.

The boot is spacious and inside there's room for four adults. There are plenty of extras (an attachable tent, anyone?) that can kick it out of the £300 per month club, but there is at least a decent deposit contribution from Jeep.**

Jeep Renegade Limited

  • Monthly cost: £279 (36 payments)
  • Deposit: £2,874 (including £3,625 deposit contribution)
  • Total amount payable by customer to buy car: £25,270
  • Cash price: £26,115
  • Mileage allowance: 8,000 miles per year
  • APR: 4.9%

Jeep Renegade PCP deal

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** These deals are indicative examples of some packages available as of 12 October 2021, 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.

Bauer Consumer Media Limited is an appointed representative of ZenAuto Limited for the broking of regulated consumer hire agreements. ZenAuto Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. ZenAuto Limited's registered office is Number One, Great Exhibition Way, Kirkstall Forge, Leeds LS5 3BF. ZenAuto Limited's company registration number is 10967345. ZenAuto is the trading name of ZenAuto Limited.