The UK’s 20 Best Car Leasing Companies
During the last few years leasing has become more and more popular. It’s now seen as one of the best ways to get behind the wheel of a new car. Ever year the growth continues to rise and with that comes more lease companies. We can remember when there were only a few sites to choose from online.
There is now 100s upon 100s of sites in search engines such as Google. This makes it much harder to find good sites. Being top in Google doesn’t mean that is the best service for you. So who are the best car leasing companies in the UK? That’s a really good question, but one we aim to answer.
For the first time ever, we are going to give our personal awards to the top 20 car leasing companies. We will not be listing them in any sort of order. Being listed first doesn’t mean we think they are the best. It’s simply a top 20 awards. Any site making the top 20 has to have high ratings or reviews on sites such as Trust Pilot.
So without further ado, here are our 2019 awards.
Plan Car Leasing
Plan were one of the first car leasing companies online in the UK. They have now been running for twenty years. Which is really good going in such a competitive industry. We noticed they recently got a new website made. It’s much better than their old one and it’s now easier to use. They offer a range of services with good prices. Due to now being part of the Bridle Group they seem to have more lease deals available. The company seems to have a good rep with lots of positive reviews. Something we liked was that they raise money for the Haven House hospice. It’s nice to see companies giving something back, especially for charities.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 9.4 out of 10 with 155 reviews.
Location: Epping, Essex, UK.
Lease Car may be one of the newer names on the scene, but they are actually part of Central Contracts. They have been running as a company for 21 years. This will mean they have good access to special offers. As well as having a nice looking site, we found it easy to find what we wanted. Their prices are some of the best in the UK and they cover all all popular brands. There’s lots of handy guides on their site for those new to leasing. One of the things that stood out was their Trustpilot reviews. They have a 9.8 review rating out of 1062 reviews. Very impressive and a sign of good service.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 9.8 out of 10 with 1062 reviews.
Location: Stoke on Trent, UK.
Nationwide Vehicle Contracts
Just about everyone has heard of Nationwide. There was a time they were the biggest company in the UK. Although now there are a few more companies to rival them. They have been running since 2002 and we think they have a great site. It’s one of the most slick sites we used it was easy to navigate. There is a good amount of info on the site, but it’s not spammy just for the sake of SEO. Some of their guides are well worth reading. When it comes to deals, they can probably rival most lease companies in the UK. They must be giving good service because their reviews rating is 8.8 out of 10.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 8.8 out of 10 with 3341 reviews.
Location: Manchester, UK.
All Car Leasing
As well as companies such as Nationwide, All Car Leasing have been one of the main stays of the industry. Their business has now been running for over 20 years. They offer a range of service ranging from personal leasing to short term hire. It looks like they have a new site since we last looked. It’s one of the better looking sites and you will find it easy to search for deals. Taking a look at their reviews you can see they care about service. On Trustpilot they have a solid review rating of 9.8.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 9.8 out of 10 with 460 reviews.
Location: Manchester, UK.
First Vehicle Leasing are a well known broker site who are based in Glasgow. They’re actually one of 3 Glasgow based companies in our top 20 awards. FVL have been around for years and as such have a good rep. Having won awards as a Platinum broker, you can be sure they will have some good offers. We love their website. It’s design is great and one of the best in the top 20. You can quickly find what you want car wise. The deal boxes are neatly set out and we like that they default to personal car leasing prices. That’s a really nice touch. They have good review ratings, but it’s not on Trustpilot. They have a 4.8 out of 5 reviews rating on Reviews.io.
Reviews.io rating: 4.82 out of 5 with 800 reviews.
Location: Glasgow, UK.
If you’re looking for options, it’s worth taking a look at Leasing Options. They are possibly the longest running company among our award winners. Their business has been going since 1990. Yes, that’s right, 1990! They started life dealing with fleets and evolved with the industry. They are now one of the best places for the ever popular personal leasing. We think they have a great website and it’s really simple to navigate. Their trending deals on the homepage revert to personal prices with VAT. Something we like to see. Something else we like is their lease guides and articles. Definitely some of the best well laid out guides we’ve seen. Possibly the most impressive thing of all is their reviews rating. It’s 9.8 out of 10 with 3707 reviews. very well done indeed.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 9.8 out of 10 with 3707 reviews.
Location: Manchester, UK.
Select Car Leasing
If you haven’t heard of Select car leasing, you’ve been living under a rock. They were originally called Select Contracts but changed name a few years ago. That was probably a good choice as they seem to have done really well in Google search as a result. They even have TV adverts. Their site is nicely set out. Finding a car and a good deal is really straight forward. In addition, there is quite a bit of info about leasing which is easy to find. Moving on to reviews, we can see they provide a top service. They have a 9.7 score out of 10 – from over 10,000 reviews. Great job and well done.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 9.7 out of 10 with 10231 reviews.
Location: Reading, UK.
Intelligent Car Leasing
We have another Glasgow based lease company called Intelligent. They are one of the UK’s main broker sites. If our awards were for the best looking website, they would definitely be in with a chance of winning. You can see the site has been well thought about and we think it looks amazing. The site green and blue colours are quite apt as well because they appear to support Celtic. We think the site is easy to navigate and easy to browse offers. There’s a really good selection of deals and prices are competitive with other big companies. We like that you can select either business or personal car leasing prices easily. Intelligent have good reviews too. They have a 9.1 reviews rating on Trustpilot out of 160 reviews.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 9.1 out of 10 with 160 reviews.
Location: Glasgow, UK.
For our next award winner, we have one of the newer breed of companies online. CarLeasing.co.uk is starting to be noticed and is definitely on the rise. They provide a number of services through their website. We think their site is really slick looking and within a few moments you can find what you want. As well as a host of helpful guides they have an active blog as well. All of which is of good quality and well worth reading. Deal prices default to business on the site, so bare that in mind if you’re after a personal lease car. The prices seem competitive and there’s some good reviews of the company. They have a 9.6 review rating on Trustpilot out of 58 reviews.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 9.6 out of 10 with 58 reviews.
Location: Cranleigh, Surrey, UK.
Next up we have Motorama. They are part of the same company as Vanarama. Their group of companies started back in 2004 and have continued to grow year on year. Motorama’s focus is on personal car leasing, so you will not find business listings on their site. Talking of their site, it’s great. It’s really clean looking and we love the colours. There’s a number of good looking offers on their site and we found it simple to browse. A nice touch is that their offers show how many day it will take to deliver the car. We like that. Motorama have an excellent review rating on Trustpilot. Their rating is 9.1 out of 10 from 84 reviews.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 9.1 out of 10 with 84 reviews.
Location: Hemel Hempstead, UK.
Car Lease Special Offers
Initially we thought this broker was new to the industry, but after looking into them further we realised it wasn’t. Car Lease Special Offers is a site from the team at Wessex Fleet Solutions. They’ve been around for years. Since 2004 to be exact. The website is great, like most of the others in our top 20. It’s super clean looking and free of spammy content (which some brokers seem to think works). We were really impressed by the flow of the site. Within a few minutes we found a couple of really nice looking offers. They’re starting to do well in Google and deservedly so. As well as the great looking site, they obviously put time into keeping their customers happy. A 9.5 out of 10 review rating from 425 reviews on Truspilot is good going.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 9.5 out of 10 with 425 reviews.
Location: Salisbury, UK.
Brighton based lease company Rivervale appear to really be on the rise. Even though they’ve been around since 2001, they wasn’t on our radar until just over a year ago. Before we talk about their website, we wanted to mentioned their reviews on Trustpilot. They are presently rated the best leasing company on there with a 9.9 review rating. That’s out of 1440 reviews too. We’re impressed. For this reason they were a cert for our top 20. Their website is good looking, not the best, but it’s clean and easy to navigate. As well as a busy blog there’s a bundle of lease guides to read. Prices look good and very competitive. Congrats on the number one review rating.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 9.9 out of 10 with 1440 reviews.
Location: Brighton, UK.
Frontier Vehicle Leasing
On we go and it’s yet another Glasgow based company. This time it’s Frontier Vehicle leasing. They are a long established business who have been running since 1999. You can see from their site that they put a big emphasis on customer service. That’s something we love to see. That shows because their review rating is a fabulous 9.8 out of 10. That’s out of 315 reviews. Very nice going and keep up the good work. We found it a doddle using their site. As with other brokers, they have some nice guides explaining all about car leasing. We literally found what we wanted in minutes and they have some nice deals at present.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 9.9 out of 10 with 315 reviews.
Location: Glasgow, UK.
Car Lease UK
We’ve seen the next company quite a bit when we have been looking for lease deals. They have a really good presence in Google and seem to come up quite a bit. Car Lease UK are a family owned business based in Leigh near to Manchester. Their website states that “they are constantly trying to raise the bar” and “that they will go that extra mile”. Looking at their review rating, they aren’t fibbing. They are presently the second highest rated car leasing company on Trustpilot. Congratulations and a very big well done from us. Their website is really nice as well. You will quickly find what you want and can see cheap price on their best deals page. Car Lease UK have a fab 9.9 out of 10 from 878 reviews.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 9.9 out of 10 with 878 reviews.
Location: Leigh, UK.
Amber Vehicle Solutions
We’ll be really honest, we hadn’t heard of Amber Vehicle Solutions before but found them due to their review ratings. Unlike other sites in our top 20, they don’t appear to have a bespoke site design. It looks like a Calas site, but we think their amount of good reviews justifies their award. Yes, it’s a Calas site, but they have some really nice deals available. In addition, they have the 8th best review rating on Trustpilot. 9.8 out of 10 from 250 reviews is very good going.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 9.8 out of 10 with 250 reviews.
Location: Stockport, UK.
Pure Vehicle Leasing
We stumbled across Pure Vehicle Leasing the other day when we were looking for VW lease deals. As we were in the process of picking our award winners, we bookmarked their website. After looking into them more we realised they are starting to build a good reputation as a company. Their site is one of the best we’ve used. Nicely set out. Easy to find what you need. There’s a number of lease guides which people new to leasing will find really helpful. They presently have some nice exclusive offers, particularly on the BMW 3 Series. It’s not just their website which is good by the way. They have an impressive 9.8 review rating on Trustpilot from 181 reviews.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 9.8 out of 10 with 180 reviews.
Location: Norwich, UK.
DSG Auto Contracts
DSG Auto are yet another of the older brigade lease companies. They’ve been around for 16 years now and a broker we’ve come across regularly. As well as leasing, they offer a number of services such as car and van hire. Their main forte’s however are business and personal contract hire. The site design is a little dated, but it’s a really easy to browse and find what you want. There is a number of great special offers which look really good compared to other sites. Finally, the DSG team have a number of great reviews online. They have a super 9.8 review rating on Trustpilot from 196 reviews. Good stuff.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 9.8 out of 10 with 196 reviews.
Location: Stockport, UK.
Car Leasing Made Simple
We’re nearly at the end of our awards now. For our next award we have one of the most well known companies in the industry. It’s Car Leasing Made Simple. This business has been around for years and years. We can’t be sure, but their website looks like it’s had a redesign? Maybe not, but it’s really nice. It’s easy to navigate too. Within minutes we found some cheap lease deals. There are a number of helpful guides which explain about leasing. Like many other companies in our top 20, there is a good emphasis on customer service. They have a 9.6 review rating on Trustpilot from 645 reviews.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 9.6 out of 10 with 645 reviews.
Location: Slough, UK.
Last but certainly not least, we have Reading based lease company, Fulton. They are one of the main stays of the industry and have been in business for many years. Their site has a nice look to it and we found it really simple to browse for cars. There are also a number of good deals on the site presently. We were impressed by Fulton’s reviews. They score an impressive 9.5 of of 10 on Trustpilot from 460 reviews.
Trustpilot reviews rating: 9.5 out of 10 with 460 reviews.
Location: Reading, UK.
Your Lease Company Here?
OK, we know this was a top 20 awards, but we couldn’t decide on the final award winner. So what we are going to do is leave this space open for now, then add someone later this year. As you may or may not know, we are a car lease comparison site that hunts for and compares deals. Members of our staff do this manually, so we are always looking at broker sites. If we see one which stands out during 2019 we’ll add it here. Could it be your company?