Most people don't have a spare £3,665.63 to drop on a Rolls Royce Dawn Convertible every month. (If you’re wondering, yes, that is the most expensive car we have on LeaseFetcher at the moment!)

Most of us have more reasonable budgets for our cars, usually between £100 and £500 per month.

The great thing about car leasing is that, even at the lower end of the budget, you can afford some really great cars!

For this blog, I’ve collected the 10 cheapest cars we’ve got on offer on LeaseFetcher!

There’s a couple of chunky Dacias, a cute Fiat 500, a super techy Hyundai i10 and loads more. So take a read and let us know what you think in the comments!

The Dacia Sandero is a cheap car. A seriously cheap car. Have a rummage down the back of your sofa and you'll find enough to lease a whole fleet of them!

But don’t go thinking that the Sandero is a piece of junk built on the cheap out of Kit Kat wrappers and old chewing gum.

It's a genuinely impressive and solid car.

Internal space is generous, the finish is robust, (some of) the engines are punchy and the drive is pretty engaging.

Depending on your engine choice, Dacia claims you’ll get somewhere from 48.7 to 80.7 MPG (in the real world expect more like 35 to 70 MPG), which is really impressive for a roomy hatchback.

If you’re won over by the Sandero’s no-nonsense approach, make sure you get one of the mid-spec trims. The basic model is incredibly basic and lacks remote locking and (somehow) a stereo!

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Dacia Sandero Hatchback

3 derivatives available

  • Doors: 5
  • Engine: 0.0 - 1.5
  • Fuel: D, P
  • Body: Hatchback
  • Drive: M
  • CO2: 90 - 130g/km

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Cheap as chips and cute as buttons, the Kia Picanto is often overlooked in the super congested city car niche.

Over its three generations, Kia has done a great job building a distinctive look for the Kia, which is now defined by its iconic tiger nose, raking headlights and big aggressive air vents.

Like pretty much every other city car, you can choose between a small petrol engine (1.0-litre) and a slightly less small petrol engine (1.25-litre). Neither is particularly fast but you’ll notice the extra pull from the larger unit, especially at low revs.

On the road, the ride is decent, if a touch bumpy over rough roads. Toss it into tight, twisty corners though and the suspension will hold you nice and flat.

Talking of corners, the handling on the Kia is superb. It’s light as a feather and pinpoint accurate, an absolute dream to drive pretty much wherever you are.

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Kia Picanto Hatchback

14 derivatives available

  • Doors: 3 - 5
  • Engine: 0.0 - 1.2
  • Fuel: P
  • Body: Hatchback
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: 99 - 138g/km

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The Peugeot 108 is part of an automotive trio, sharing its chassis, engine, transmission and electrics with the the Toyota Aygo and Citreon C1.

However, while much of the core parts are shared, the three manufacturers have tweaked enough to make the Peugeot and its sister cars different enough for it to be worth considering them individually.

Now into its second generation, Peugeot has ironed out a lot of the niggles we had with its first generation 108, which, to its credit, was already a super solid city car.

Style-wise, the 108 fits into Peugeot’s understated-but-classy range quite nicely. It’s neither brash nor boring and youthful without being childishness.

Under the bonnet, you’ve got two engines to choose from — a 1.0-litre petrol or a 1.2-litre petrol — and both are about as efficient and economical as you'd expect.

Neither unit will drag you round the Nurburgring in under ten minutes but they’ll get you about town just fine and they’ll just about hold their own on the motorway.

On the road, it’s a surprisingly sport affair. The steering has been tightened up a bit and new, stiffer suspension makes tight corners a blast.

The cabin’s received a bit of an update too with a nice design and hard-wearing utilitarian materials used throughout. Higher trim models receive a big infotainment system too, which is a nice bonus for a dinky city car!

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Peugeot 108 Hatchback

5 derivatives available

  • Doors: 3 - 5
  • Engine: 1.0 - 1.2
  • Fuel: P
  • Body: Hatchback
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: 88 - 99g/km

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The Hyundai i10 is a deceptively small city car designed for nipping through traffic and down windy streets.

Even though it only launched in 2013, Hyundai has already released a refreshed half generation i10 with bunch of new tech like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Since phone mirroring is so new in the automotive market, it’s nice to see Hyundai working to keep their cars relevant for as long as possible.

The exterior design also received a touch up with a more refined look from front to rear.

Engine choice is somewhat limited with just two options on offer. There’s a 66bhp 1.0-litre petrol or a 87bhp 1.2-litre petrol. And those are your options.

Both are fairly unexciting and are best suited to city driving.

Hyundai claims the smaller unit will manage up to 60.1mpg and the larger unit 57.6mph. In reality, you’ll probably manage somewhere in the high-40s or low-50s.

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Hyundai I10 Hatchback

9 derivatives available

  • Doors: 5
  • Engine: 0.0 - 1.2
  • Fuel: P
  • Body: Hatchback
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: 93 - 141g/km

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The third member of the Volkswagen-SEAT-Skoda triangle, the Skoda Citigo is a nice little city car built on very sturdy foundations.

Skoda has put their own mark on the design with a nice finned grille and some cool angles on the bonnet.

Under the bonnet, you can choose between two variants of the same petrol engine. The basic unit produces just 59bhp and the fancier alternative 74bhp. Neither will have you flying but the extra umph in the second engine makes for a better driving experience on higher speed roads outside the city.

With small city cars, safety is always a key priority and you'll be glad to know that Skoda has added some pretty nice features. There’s a new side airbag for your head (a first for Skoda) and a new brake assist system for low speed driving.

While we're talking about tech, the Citigo is surprisingly well kitted out with even the basic model fitted with an infotainment system.

On the road, the Citigo is a willing little car. It handles stop-start city driving with no bother at all and manages on motorways just fine.

Real-world fuel efficiency sits at around 50mpg (pretty decent) and CO2 emissions are between 96g/km and 105g/km.

All in all, the Citigo is a really competent little car.

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Skoda Citigo Hatchback

1 derivative available

  • Doors: 3 - 5
  • Engine: 1.0
  • Fuel: P
  • Body: Hatchback
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: 96 - 103g/km

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While some picky folk have bashed the Skoda Fabia’s styling, I really don’t think there’s much wrong with it.

In fact, I think it looks downright good.

I do get get the complaints about the interior, though. It's all a bit utilitarian with basic, boring and hard-wearing materials used throughout. The design is also a bit uninspired and lacklustre.

Where the Fabia really differentiates itself from other hatchbacks is space.

The Fabia is miles bigger than similarly-priced cars (which are mostly city cars!) with a substantial 330-litre boot and space for three adults in the back. Flip the seats down and that increases to a whopping 1,150 litres!

When it comes to performance, the Fabia will vary hugely depending on what you put under the bonnet.

Go for the cheaper 1.0-litre petrol and you’ll crawl from 0-60mph in 15.7 seconds. With that little power, you'll find yourself mashing the accelerator to get up to speed and that’s not good for your fuel efficiency.

Upgrade to the sprightly 95hp 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine and you’ll knock five seconds off your 0-60mph time while only losing a couple of miles off your fuel efficiency, which is definitely worth it if you ask me.

There several other larger engines if you want to get the Skoda going, including the beefy 105hp 1.4-litre turbocharged diesel and the 110hp 1.0 turbocharged petrol.

Emissions are pretty average with 110g/km of CO2 for the basic 1.0-litre petrol and 101g/km for the beefier 1.0-litre TSI.

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Skoda Fabia Hatchback (2015)

0 derivatives available

  • Doors: 5
  • Engine: 1.0 - 1.4
  • Fuel: P, D
  • Body: Hatchback
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: 93 - 112g/km

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The old Suzuki Swift — the fourth generation which ran from 2010 until 2017 — was a fun little car. Not much bigger than a shoebox and with a couple of punchy little engines, it was a real blast to drive.

The new model is a bit lighter and a bit smaller than its predecessor, which, combined with its 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol, produces a pretty exciting driving experience!

The design is more evolution than revolution and builds on the cheerful character of the fourth gen Swifts. The new model is a bit more organic with lovely sweeping curves across the whole design.

Toss in some angular headlights and its gaping front grille (Ford Fiesta, anyone?) and the new Swift has a much meaner, sportier kinda look that I like a lot.

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Suzuki Swift Hatchback

6 derivatives available

  • Doors: 3 - 5
  • Engine: 1.0 - 1.6
  • Fuel: P, D, H
  • Body: Hatchback
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: None

From £112.87 Per Month

Initial Rental: £677.23 inc VAT

The Dacia Logan MCV is the second car from the cut-price Romanian manufacturer we’ve featured on this list so it’s clear they know how to build cars on a budget.

First things first, the Logan is an odd-looking car. It’s long like an estate but big and chunky like an off-roader.

It's not ugly per se but it's not beautiful either.

Internally, you get a lot of space for your money. In the front, driver and passenger could play a game of tennis with space for an umpire and a couple of ball boys. The rear seats are pretty roomy, too!

But it’s the boot where the Logan really excels. With its seats in place, you get 573 litres of space. Drop the seats down and that expands to 1,518 litres, which is more than enough for a whole pack of Great Danes!

The finish throughout isn’t what you’d call luxury. Cheap plastics cover every single surface and the design doesn’t do much to distract you from the crushing utilitarianism of it all. On the plus side, the plastics feel hard enough to withstand the tireless probing of hordes of bored kids!

Behind the wheel, it’s more of the same bland efficiency. The Logan will get you from Point A to Point B and it will do so in a reasonable time using a reasonable amount of petrol but don’t expect to feel excited along the way.

There’s three petrol engines (0.9-litres, 1.0-litre and 1.2-litres) and a diesel (1.5-litres) on offer.

The diesel is surprisingly good too and is the go-to choice for long-distance motorway driving, towing or carrying anything heavy in the boot.

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Dacia Logan MCV Estate

0 derivatives available

  • Doors: 5
  • Engine: 0.9 - 1.5
  • Fuel: D, P
  • Body: Estate
  • Drive: M
  • CO2: 90 - 130g/km

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Measuring just 2.97m long and 1.32m wide, the original Fiat 500 was a proper city car. It could nip in and out of traffic, through sewers and round tight bends — all with a couple tonnes of gold in the back!

Back in 2006 when Fiat announced they were reviving the 500, I was pretty worried. The old car was a product of its time — and much more lenient road safety laws! — and I didn’t know whether they could haul that motoring icon into the 21st century without losing what made the original so special.

Well I shouldn’t have worried! The new Fiat is every bit as cute and fun as the old one.

The retro Italian styling is obviously the main selling point and the modern car looks just as cool now as it did back in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Inside things are bang up-to-date with a nice infotainment system.

If I’m being critical, the build quality is a bit iffy with cheap materials used in some prominent positions but the overall feel in the cabin is still very good.

On the road, it’s a pretty relaxing experience. The steering is light in the city and you get a decent amount of feedback through the wheel.

Engine choice is good with six petrols and a diesel on offer, and Fiat has tweaked all of them to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency.

If you’re staying in the city, you can just about get away with the basic 69hp 1.2-litre petrol but if you’re adventuring onto motorways, you’ll definitely want to upgrade to to something with a bit more beef.

On CO2 emissions, it’s a bit of a mixed bag. The smallest engine, the 1.2-litre petrol, emits 110g/km but that starts falling when you move up the range. The 0.9-litre TwinAir Dualogic is the best of the bunch, emitting just 88g/km of CO2.

Fuel efficiency in the basic engine is also the poorest of the bunch, managing just 60.1mpg in Fiat's combined test. Upgrade to the 0.9-litre TwinAir engine I mentioned earlier and that jumps up to 74.3mpg. Faster, cleaner and cheaper to run — not a bad improvement!

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Fiat 500 Hatchback

15 derivatives available

  • Doors: 3
  • Engine: 0.0 - 1.4
  • Fuel: D, P
  • Body: Hatchback
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: 88 - 140g/km

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Since wooly mammoths walked the earth, the Ford Fiesta has reigned supreme as king of the superminis.

And that’s not because the Fiesta hasn't had any challengers. It has.

The techy Hyundai i20 showed what a modern car could feel like inside and the no-frills Dacia Sandero offered a price point that few manufacturers could match.

But despite admirable efforts, nothing has come close to the superb styling, faultless practicality and great driving of the Fiesta.

It was the sixth generation Fiesta — launched in 2008 and retired in 2017 — that really won over drivers, catapulting the once-quiet model to instant stardom.

So when Ford announced they were retiring it to launch a new gen, I was a bit worried. Would they reinvent the wheel and end up with square?

Thankfully, they've stayed more-or-less true to a winning formula and spent their time tweaking, polishing and refining what was already good about the older generations.

The new Fiesta is still a Fiesta but everything feels a little bit better.

Ford’s engineers have tweaked almost everything panel, component and setting, improving each element by one or two percent. The styling is that bit smarter, the feedback more tactile and the driving experience more fun.

Simply put, the Ford Fiesta is still a great car and still leads the hyper competitive pack.

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Ford Fiesta Hatchback

96 derivatives available

  • Doors: 3 - 5
  • Engine: 0.0 - 2.0
  • Fuel: D, P
  • Body: Hatchback
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: None

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