Volvo have seen a huge surge in popularity as of late, and in 2016 their sales in the UK hit a 25-year high. The Volvo V40 was the most popular model here in the UK, followed by the XC60 and the XC90.
Their somewhat conservative but stylish looks and penchant for the best and most advanced safety technology has made them hugely appealing for families and business buyers alike.
This rise in popularity of Volvo models has led to some great lease deals. So what Volvo is best for you?
In this article, we look at whether it is best to go for a Volvo, and the best lease deals on Volvo’s at the moment.
What Volvo lease deals are there?
Before we begin it should be noted that these prices are not fixed and are subject to change. There are plenty of things that influence lease price including your credit score, how long you want the contract for and your annual mileage. Before deciding which Volvo lease deal to go for, we recommend doing your own research and talking to an independent vehicle broker who will be able to find you the best deal for your individual situation.
All engines are four-cylinders and start with the 120bhp T2 and 150bhp T3 2.0-litre petrols with a manual transmission. The top of the range petrol is a 2.0-litre T5 242bhp turbo engine. The diesel engines are made up of 2.0-litre D2, D3, and D4 diesel engines with a range of 118bhp, 148bhp and 187bhp respectively. The most efficient model is the D2 manual which claims 78.5mpg and emits just 94g/km of CO2. The fastest engine is the T5 petrol engine which achieves 0-60mph in just 6.1 seconds.
The trim levels have been updated to be brought in line with the other Volvo models. The entry-level is the Momentum which comes with LED headlights, climate control, alloy wheels and DAB digital radio. The next level up is the R-Design which comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, sports seats and interior, automatic folding mirrors and a sportier exterior detailing. The top of the range trim is the Inscription and comes with leather faced upholstery, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and xenon headlights as standard. There are also various Nav options in the trim levels that come with a sat-nav, upgraded stereo, cruise control and rear parking sensors. The Nav system is upgraded and comes with a 7-inch display, hard drive music storage, European mapping and access to a traffic message channel.
In terms of safety equipment, all V40’s come with a pop-up bonnet with an airbag (for pedestrians), active city braking and seven airbags. There is also a City Safety feature which helps you avoid accidents at city speeds and a speed limiter that stops speeds creeping up.
It was awarded five stars by Euro NCAP and also earned the maximum percentage score achieved by any car.
The Volvo V40 offers 335-litres on the diesel engine and 324-litres on the petrol engine with the seats up. This extends to 1,032-litres or 1,021-litres with the seats down. The seats fold down fully which makes it easier for loading bulky options.
If you were to lease a Volvo V40 then for an entry level model on a Personal Contract Hire you will be looking at upwards of £200 a month and upwards of £160 a month on a Business Contract Hire. For a top of the range model you will be looking at upwards of £370 a month on a Personal Contract Hire and upwards of £315 a month on a Business Contract Hire.
The Volvo V60 has a range of engines that are modern, efficient and perfect for families. It comes with a unique style that will make it popular with families and businesses alike.
There are a lot of trim levels on offer. It starts with the Business edition which, as you can probably guess, is aimed at business customers and includes 16-inch alloys, dual-zone climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen system and a high performance audio system that comes with a CD/DVD player and Bluetooth.
The SE Nav is next and that comes with 17-inch alloys, leather upholstery and various trim upgrades. The SE Lux Nav comes with electric seat adjustment, roof rails and keyless go. The R-Design Nav and R-Design Lux come with 18-inch alloys, dual exhausts and a sportier trim and exterior design. The top of the range Polestar comes with a 367bhp turbo and supercharged four-cylinder engine with Brembo brakes and Ohlins suspension. It also comes with 20-inch alloy wheels.
The Sensus Connect package comes as standard with the Business and the Nav trim and comes with a 7-inch display with web apps and an internet browser. There is also voice activation and you can upgrade to a 12-speaker music system if you wish. If you have kids, then you might want to consider opting for a rear seat entertainment package. It comes with twin 8-inch screens and DVD players.
Safety features include a full set of airbags, side impact protection, anti-whiplash headrests and a low-speed collision prevention system.
There is a good choice of engines available but there is only one petrol engine available. This is the 190bhp 1.60-litre T4 which achieves 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds. The diesel engines are a D2 1.6-litre 120bhp, two 2.0-litre diesels with 150bhp or 190bhp. There is also a plug-in hybrid option. This uses a 2.4-litre diesel engine and a 67bhp electric motor which can reach 62mph in the same time as the petrol. This means you can have speed and efficiency at the same time, emitting just 48g/km of CO2.
In terms of space, the Volvo is 430-litres and this extends to 1,241-litres with the seats folded. There is a 40/20/40 split rear seat and the boot is packed with hooks and a 12V power supply.
If you were to lease the V60 then you will be looking at upwards of £280 a month on a Personal Contract Hire for an entry-level model. If you are looking at Business Contract Hire then you will be looking at upwards of £240 a month. For a top of the range model then you will be looking at upwards of £620 a month on a Personal Contract Hire and upwards of £530 on a Business Contract Hire.
The Volvo XC40 is a small SUV perfect for families. More of a crossover than an SUV, the Volvo is set to compete with the Jaguar E-Pace and the Audi Q3. At some point in 2018, the range will also include a plug-in hybrid and a fully-electric version so keep an eye out for that.
There are three petrol engines to choose from, the T3, the T4 and the T5 that come with 154bhp, 188bhp and 247bhp respectively. In terms of diesel engines, there is a D3 and a D4, producing 148bhp and 188bhp respectively. The D3 manual front-wheel drive emits just 127g/km of CO2, making it the most efficient option of them all. The fastest is the T5 which can reach 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds.
There are three trim levels; Momentum, R-Design and Inscription. The entry-level comes with dual-zone climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, auto wipers, cruise control and a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel. The R-Design comes with leather seats, auto-folding side mirrors, gloss-black trim, tinted windows and leather on the steering wheel and gear knob. The Inscription is the top of the range model and comes with ambient lighting, a powered tailgate, front parking sensors and matt-silver finish on the front and rear skid plates. All trim levels get their infotainment system that comes with the ability to transfer sat-nav instructions. However, you will have to pay for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The car also comes with wireless phone charging and USB port at the base of the centre console.
In terms of space, the Volvo XC40 offers 460-litres, this extends to 1,336-litres if you fold the seats down. If you go for the Convenience Pack and you get a folding boot floor which can divide the space to stop your valuables rolling around. There are even hinges if you want to hang your shopping bags on them.
If you were to lease an XC40 then you will be looking at upwards of £290 a month for an entry level model on a Personal Contract Hire. You will be looking at upwards of £245 a month for a Business Contract Hire. If you are looking at a top of the range model then you will be looking at upwards of £400 a month on a Personal Contract Hire and upwards of £340 a month on a Business Contract Hire.
There are three trim levels available; the Momentum, R-Design and Inscription, with Pro upgrades available for each trim. The entry-level comes with all-wheel drive, leather upholstery, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and 18-inch alloy wheels. The R-Design trim comes with 19-inch alloys, sports suspension, high-gloss black front grille and a 12.3-inch digital cluster. The Inscription trim includes Nappa leather, electric front seat adjustment with ventilation, 19-inch alloys, rear footwell and side-step illumination, and chrome exterior detailing. Pro upgrades include heated steering wheel, upgraded lights and massaging front seats on the Pro Inscription upgrade.
All trim levels come with the Sensus infotainment system that comes with 9.0-inch touchscreen with sat-nav, Bluetooth, DAB radio, USB connectivity and voice control. The sat-nav comes with lifetime annual map updates and Real-Time Traffic Information.
There is a lot of safety equipment as standard. These include autonomous emergency braking, steer assist and online lane mitigation. The latter is designed to guide you back into the correct lane if you’ve wandered accidentally. There is also run-off road protection which reduces the severity of accidents when the car leaves the road entirely. Optional equipment includes blindspot monitors and Pilot Assist which is a more sophisticated adaptive cruise control.
Engine wise, there are quite a few to choose from. The entry-level diesel D4 has 190bhp, the D5 comes with 235bhp with a top speed of 136mph. The T5 turbo petrol is also available but the quickest and most efficient model is the T8 plug-in hybrid. This combines a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine with an electric motor. This achieves 0-62mph in 5.3 seconds. The T8 also emits just 49g/km of CO2.
Space wise, the XC60 offers 505-litres and you can also fold the rear seats easily. There is also a reversible mat with carpet on one side and plastic on the other so you can protect the rear bumper.
If you were to lease the XC60 then for an entry-level model you will be looking at upwards of £360 a month on a Personal Contract Hire and upwards of £300 a month on a Business Contract Hire. If you are looking at a top of the range model then you will be looking at upwards of £750 a month on a Personal Contract Hire and upwards of £630 a month on a Business Contract Hire.
The XC90 is a luxury SUV that is perfect for families that want something luxurious, easy to drive, and super safe. It’s also perfect for those that want something different to the main culprits. It holds its own against the Audi Q7, the Porsche Cayenne and the Range Rover Sport.
There are three engine options to choose from, a 235bhp D5 Power Pulse diesel engine, a 316bhp T6 turbo petrol engine and a T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid. The quickest engine is the plug-in hybrid which achieves 0-62mph in 5.3 seconds. It is also the most efficient, claiming an incredible 1004.6mpg (1004.6!!) and emissions of just 49g/km of CO2.
There are three trim levels on offer and are the same as the other models, Momentum, R-Design and Inscription. The Momentum trim comes with 9.0-inch infotainment display, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth, climate control, heated leather seats with lumbar support and adaptive cruise control as well as LED front fog lights and an electric panoramic sunroof. The R-Design comes with more supportive leather seats, a 12.3-inch digital instrument display, 20-inch alloy wheels, black exhaust tips, tinted rear windows, and air conditioning for the 3rd row of seats. The range topping Inscription trim comes with walnut interior trim, curtains for the rear side windows, extensive ambient lighting and memory function for the electric front passenger seat.
The infotainment system has a range of apps, Apple CarPlay and you can book services remotely.
The XC90 also comes with stability control systems and airbags, semi-autonomous tech such as lane keeping with steering assist and adaptive cruise control.
If you have all seven seats up then you get 451-litres of boot space. If you fold down the third row then you get 1,102-litres and if you fold all the seats down then you get an impressive 1,951-litres. There is also a hands-free powered tailgate as standard.
The diesel D5 can tow a maximum of 2,700kg.
If you were to lease the XC90 then for an entry level model on a Personal Contract Hire you will be looking at upwards of £535 a month and upwards of £445 a month on a Business Contract Hire. For a top of the range model you will be looking at upwards of £840 a month on a Personal Contract Hire and upwards of £700 a month on a Business Contract Hire.
So those are some of the best Volvo lease deals out there at the moment. If you want a luxury car that comes with heaps of safety equipment and drives well, then you can’t go wrong with a Volvo. Perfect for businesses and families alike, there is a Volvo model for everyone. As we said, these prices are not fixed and are subject to change. Therefore we recommend talking to an experienced vehicle broker who will be able to do some research and find the best deal for you and your current situation. You can see some of our latest deals using the search function below.
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