Their affordability, practicality and great style means that they are popular for first time drivers and families alike. They are also hugely popular to lease.
But which Toyota’s are the best to lease?
In this article we look at the Top 5 Toyota lease deals on the market today, and the ones you might want to consider leasing through OSV.
What are the best Toyota lease deals?
There are plenty of trims to choose from, starting with the x level trim. This comes with 14-inch steel wheels, projector headlamps, hill-start assist and a 2-speaker audio system with USB connectivity. The x-play comes with a black finish (the big X on the front of the car), a 4-speaker audio system that comes with Bluetooth, steering wheel controls for the audio and the phone as well as air-conditioning and a height adjustable driver’s seat. The x-press adds 15-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, and part-leather sports seats. The x-touch comes with a multimedia system with DAB radio and a rear view camera. The x-cite was new for this year (2017) and features 15-inch black alloy wheels and a multimedia system. The multimedia system comes with smartphone pairing and a Mirrorlink function to duplicate your phone’s menus on the touchscreen. There is also an x-clusiv model which comes with all of the above and smart entry, push-button start and automatic air conditioning.
There is just the one engine to choose from, the 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. It comes with 69bhp and 6,000rpm. It is, however, available in both manual and automatic transmissions. Each version can reach 62mph from rest in 14.2 seconds and the maximum speed for both is 99mph. The five-speed manual model achieves 69mpg and emits 95g/km of CO2. The x-shift automatic returns 67.3mpg and emits 97g/km of CO2.
The Aygo comes with either three doors or five doors but there are only four seats regardless of which model you choose. However, there is a pair of ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard. In terms of boot size, the Aygo gets 168-litres which is slightly smaller than its competitors. The rear seats don’t fold flat either, so there is a step.
If you were to lease a Toyota Aygo then for an entry-level model on a Personal Contract Hire you will be looking at upwards of £137 a month and upwards of £110 a month on a Business Contract Hire. For a top of the range model, you will be looking at upwards of £225 a month on a Personal Contract Hire and upwards of £190 a month on a Business Contract Hire.
In terms of trim levels, there is a good amount to choose from. They start at the Active, move up to the Business Edition, Business Edition Plus and the Excel. All cars get Bluetooth, cruise control, LED daytime running lights, air-conditioning and Autonomous Emergency Braking. The Business Edition gets an eight-inch touchscreen, reversing camera, 17-inch alloys, Automatic High Beam, Lane Departure Warning and Road Sign Assist. The Plus gets part-leather seats, rear privacy glass and LED headlamps. The range topping trim gets leather, a panoramic roof and advanced connectivity options. It also comes with the Toyota Touch 2 which adds a 10-speaker stereo, voice command, a wi-fi hotspot and 3D mapping.
There are also a few engines to choose from. There is a 2.0-litre diesel engine with 141bhp, a 1.6-litre D-4D diesel with 110bhp and a 1.8-litre 145bhp petrol engine. The quickest engine is the petrol which will get you from rest to 62mph in 9.4 seconds. The most economical is the 1.6-litre diesel engine which achieves 67.3mpg and emits just 109g/km of CO².
In terms of boot space, you get 509-litres, which extends to 1,320-litres if you fold the seats down. Three passengers can also sit in the back quite comfortably and there is no transmission tunnel so the floor is completely flat.
If you were to lease an Avensis, then for an entry level model on a Personal Contract Hire you would be looking at upwards of £180 a month and upwards of £150 a month on a Business Contract Hire. If you want a top of the range model then you will be looking at upwards of £220 a month on a Personal Contract Hire and upwards of £180 a month on a Business Contract Hire.
In terms of trim levels, the entry level Active is pretty basic and comes with 15-inch steel wheels, a six-speaker CD system with Bluetooth and air-con. The Icon follows with 15-inch alloys and a 7-inch touchscreen. The Icon Tech adds parking sensors and a sat-nav. Upgrade to the Design gets 16-inch alloys, a black grille, privacy glass and a rear spoiler. The Excel adds partial leather, Alcantara upholstery, and automatic climate control. The top of the range Bi-tone comes with LED lights, rear power windows and a two-colour paint-job. The infotainment system comes with 3D images of your route and you can access Google Street View and social media apps. Optional extras include a mobile hotspot if you wish.
All the models now come with five doors and there are three engines to choose from. There is a 1.5-litre and 1.0-litre petrol and a petrol hybrid version. The six speed manual gearbox comes as standard on the petrol engines but the CVT transmission is standard on the hybrid model. If you want the quickest model then you will be looking at the 1.5-petrol. This takes you from rest to 62mph in 11 seconds. Of course, if you want the most efficient then you will be looking at the hybrid version. This claims 85.6mpg and emits just 75g/km of CO2. If you opt for 16-inch wheels then this drops to 78.5mpg and emits 82g/km of CO2. However, each model is pretty efficient so you won’t be forking out for running costs on any of the models.
In terms of size, the Yaris comes with 286-litres of boot space, increasing to 768-litres if you fold the rear seats down, though they don’t fold all the way down.
If you were to lease the Yaris then for an entry-level model you will be looking at upwards of £180 a month on a Personal Contract Hire and upwards of £150 a month on a Business Contract Hire. If you were to lease a top of the range model then you will be looking at upwards of £260 a month on a Personal Contract Hire and upwards of £200 a month on a Business Contract Hire.
Toyota’s most famous model, the Prius has been around since 1997 and has gained a loyal following. It comes with a petrol-electric hybrid system, with the 1.8-litre petrol engine, an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. There is a standard hybrid version and a plug-in version of the hybrid if you wanted to be even more efficient, both of which come with a CVT gearbox. The standard hybrid will return 94.1mpg and emits 70g/km of CO2. The Plug-in uses the same petrol engine but has a larger battery capacity and has an all-electric range of 30 miles. It can, however, achieve 283mpg and emits just 22g/km of CO2. The fastest model is the hybrid which reaches 62mph from rest in 10.6 seconds and the plug-in can do the same distance in 11.1 seconds.
There are three trim levels to choose from, starting with the Active. The Active comes with dual-zone climate control, keyless start and entry, DAB radio, adaptive cruise control, road sign assist, lane departure alert as well as forward collision warning with autonomous emergency braking. The Business Edition comes with a wireless phone charger, blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert and heated front seats. The Business Edition Plus comes with 17-inch alloys, sat-nav, park assist and front and rear parking sensors. The Excel, the top trim, comes with leather seats, a JBL stereo and rain-sensing wipers. All trim levels come with the Toyota Touch 2 and DAB radio. This comes with a ‘MirrorLink’ which means you can connect your mobile phone and operate it from your touch screen. If you move up the trim levels then you also get speed camera warnings, motorway signposting and motorway junction views. You also get real-time traffic information and Google Street View.
In terms of space, the Prius comes with 502-litres of boot space, 457-litres if you have the space saver spare wheel. This extends to 1,633-litres with the seats down. If you opt for the Plug-in hybrid then you get 360-litres because the battery is larger. However, this is still more than you will find with its competitors.
If you were to lease a Prius then you are looking at upwards of £270 a month on a Personal Contract Hire for an entry level model. You will be looking at upwards of £185 a month on a Business Contract Hire. For a top of the range model you will be looking at upwards of £360 a month on a Personal Contract Hire and upwards of £260 a month on a Business Contract Hire.
If you are looking for something bigger and more practical but don’t want to compromise on price then the Rav4 is perfect for you. The Rav4 has been revamped for 2018 with more hybrid models to reflect the growing market. It also now comes with Safety Sense active safety and a driver-assistance pack as standard on all trim levels.
The entry level Icon trim comes with 7-inch touchscreen system, Bluetooth, DAB radio, six speakers, a reversing camera, smart-entry as well as push-button start and rain-sensing wipers. The Icon Tech has improved sat-nav features and connectivity functions. The Design models come with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and black leather and Alcantara upholstery. The Excel comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, memory function for the driver’s seat and a rear cross traffic alert. It also comes with an upgraded multimedia system.
You can either get the Rav4 in either two or all-wheel drive. The engines are as follows; a 2.0-litre petrol, a 2.0-litre diesel and a 2.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid. They either come with a six-speed manual gearbox or a CVT gearbox, though the latter is only available with the petrol engine and the all-wheel drive. The fastest engine is the diesel option, reaching 62mph in 9.6 seconds. The most economical is the hybrid model which emits 115g/km of CO2 if you have a front-wheel drive model. If you go for the all-wheel drive model then this increases slightly to 118g/km of CO2. The front-wheel drive model returns 57.6mpg and the all-wheel drive returns 55.4 mpg.
The boot of the Rav4 is 547-litres, this reduces to 501-litres if you opt for the hybrid. This is larger than the Mazda CX-5. If you fold the rear seats down then this increases to 1,735-litres of space. There is also a storage net going across the boot to put longer items underneath. There is also an under-floor storage area as well.
The Rav4 can also tow up to 1,650kg if you go for the all-wheel drive hybrid. If you opt for the petrol then this decreases to 1,500kg and if you go for the four-wheel drive hybrid then this decreases further to 800kg.
If you were to lease your Rav4 then you are looking at upwards of £320 a month for an entry level model on a Personal Contract Hire. You will be looking at upwards of £265 a month on a Business Contract Hire. If you are looking for a top of the range model then you are looking at upwards of £440 a month on a Personal Contract Hire and upwards of £370 a month on a Business Contract Hire.
Hopefully this has given you some idea of the best Toyota’s to lease on the market today. It should be noted that these prices are not fixed, and are just a guide. They are subject to change and may depend on your individual situation. Therefore, we recommend contacting an independent vehicle broker who will be able to do their own research and find you the best deal for you and your situation.
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