In 2022, the average price index for new cars was recorded at its highest since 2008. With the cost of a new car climbing higher and higher, many people are wondering if it’s still possible to get good value for money when buying brand new – even if it comes with a higher cost.
With that in mind, we’ve written this guide to the seven best new cars for less than £25k.
- Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI SE
When it comes to being great value all-round, it’s hard to beat the Skoda Octavia. Not only is it efficient and cheap to run – it also boasts many qualities usually found in family cars, such as large amounts of space, an enjoyable drive, and an advanced infotainment offering.
- Peugeot 208 Active Premium Plus
With an emphasis on advanced technological features, the new Peugeot 208 now for sale is a great choice for a cutting-edge car in this price range.
Featuring futuristic driver assist technology, this car provides the latest aids for your convenience, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Positioning Assist, and Speed Limit Recognition – to name a few.
- Renault Captur TCe 90 Evolution
This small SUV was designed with comfort and convenience in mind. It features excellent visibility that makes it perfect for town driving. On top of this, you’ll enjoy light steering and a set of all-round parking sensors that make even the most awkward spaces seem stress-free.
- Hyundai i20 N
This model is equipped with plenty sensible features, yet performance is the area in which it really shines.
Going from 0-62 mph in just 6.2 seconds, there’s no doubt that the Hyundai i20 N is fast and fun to drive. It also has a slick manual gearshift that makes driving a smooth and satisfying experience.
- Toyota Yaris 1.5 Hybrid Design
This vehicle has a small electric motor alongside its petrol engine, making it quiet, relaxing, and efficient. It’s also enjoyable to drive and practical, featuring a well-equipped cabin. And since all versions of the car are automatic, it’s a great choice for commuting – no need to tire yourself out using the clutch and gearstick.
- Ford Puma 1.0 125 mHEV
Looking for a practical new car? You couldn’t do much better than this stylish number. One of its standout features in a MegaBox boot – a huge underfloor storage area deep enough to carry anything you need it to. It’s also known for its EcoBoost petrol engine, which takes it from 0-62mph in just 10 seconds.
- Skoda Superb
This executive car offers you a bargain when it comes to storage space. Yet a huge capacity isn’t the only thing it has going for it – it’s also great to drive, not to mention well-equipped thanks to its cost-efficient 1.5-litre petrol engine.
New cars, great value
The number of new UK cars registered in 2021 was the lowest in the last decade, this is most likely due to the pandemic and the resulting recession. As to whether it’s still possible to get good value for money when buying a new car, the answer is yes – and in the coming years we expect to see more and more people doing so.