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Some real vehicle information on the running costs of your new car

Here at Economy Leasing, we can tell you everything you need to know about your car before committing to a lease. So, if you're still undecided as to which particular car model you want, you can compare various models side by side on a number of different levels. And similarly, if you do have a particular model of car in mind, here you can make sure it's still something you're happy to lease after knowing some of the finer details.

In this section you can find out about the running costs associated with every car we feature. From Audi to Volvo, if you can find it on this website, then we can tell you all about it's running costs. Specifically, we'll be analysing how much the vehicle costs to begin with, the cost of taxing that vehicle and what insurance category it falls within. We can also tell you the CO2 emission output, how many miles per gallon it can do, how environmentally friendly it is and the typical running costs over a year based on a 10K mileage. we'll even show you how safe the car is in terms of it's NCAP rating.

With the ever increasing price of fuel, we even have an UK average cost per litre for diesel, petrol and LPG

The running cost of any vehicle is obviously very important and is well worth taking into account. You may find that a particular model of car you had your eye on doesn't actually seem so appealing in the long run, and vice versa.

So what are you waiting for? Select a car manufacturer from the manufacturer list below and see how each model fairs up.

Running costs for Abarth models
Abarth information
Running costs for Alfa Romeo models
Alfa Romeo information
Running costs for Aston Martin models
Aston Martin information
Running costs for Audi models
Audi information
Running costs for Bentley models
Bentley information
Running costs for BMW models
BMW information
Running costs for Caterham models
Caterham information
Running costs for Citroen models
Citroen information
Running costs for Dacia models
Dacia information
Running costs for DS models
DS information
Running costs for Ferrari models
Ferrari information
Running costs for Fiat models
Fiat information
Running costs for Ford models
Ford information
Running costs for Honda models
Honda information
Running costs for Hyundai models
Hyundai information
Running costs for Infiniti models
Infiniti information
Running costs for Jaguar models
Jaguar information
Running costs for Jeep models
Jeep information
Running costs for Kia models
Kia information
Running costs for Lamborghini models
Lamborghini information
Running costs for Land Rover models
Land Rover information
Running costs for Lexus models
Lexus information
Running costs for Lotus models
Lotus information
Running costs for LTI models
LTI information
Running costs for Mahindra models
Mahindra information
Running costs for Maserati models
Maserati information
Running costs for Mazda models
Mazda information
Running costs for McLaren models
McLaren information
Running costs for Mercedes-Benz models
Mercedes-Benz information
Running costs for MG models
MG information
Running costs for Microcar models
Microcar information
Running costs for MINI models
MINI information
Running costs for Mitsubishi models
Mitsubishi information
Running costs for Morgan models
Morgan information
Running costs for Nissan models
Nissan information
Running costs for Peugeot models
Peugeot information
Running costs for Porsche models
Porsche information
Running costs for Renault models
Renault information
Running costs for Rolls-Royce models
Rolls-Royce information
Running costs for SEAT models
SEAT information
Running costs for Skoda models
Skoda information
Running costs for Smart models
Smart information
Running costs for SsangYong models
SsangYong information
Running costs for Subaru models
Subaru information
Running costs for Suzuki models
Suzuki information
Running costs for Tesla models
Tesla information
Running costs for Toyota models
Toyota information
Running costs for Vauxhall models
Vauxhall information
Running costs for Volkswagen models
Volkswagen information
Running costs for Volvo models
Volvo information
Running costs for Zenos models
Zenos information

Unexpected Expenses: Being Aware of Your Vehicle Running Costs

The great thing about leasing a car is obviously the cost. While buying a car outright can certainly be beneficial for the long term, leasing brings with it benefits that you just can't match when buying a car, especially a brand new car. A main benefit, of course, being cash flow. You may not be able to afford the purchase price of your desired vehicle, but when it's only a couple of hundred pounds a month, it's suddenly a lot more manageable.

However, due to there being some fantastic deals for leasing and contract hire cars, it may be tempting to go for a model that would be well out of your price range were you to buy it outright. that's fine, provided you can afford the monthly payments, but something else you might not have considered are the running costs of each particular vehicle.

Some cars cost considerably more to run on a daily basis, giving you a shock when you thought you were getting such a good deal. it's no fault of the car of course, but something you should be aware of before committing to a particular vehicle. Here are some of the things to bear in mind:

Miles Per Gallon: it's no secret that fuel prices are getting higher and higher, so perhaps fuel consumption is something you'll want to be aware of. Obviously, it all depends on your financial situation and your purpose for the vehicle. You may well be after performance rather than factors such as fuel consumption and safety, but just don't be surprised that a car that does low miles per gallon will cost you considerably more in fuel costs. People often forget about the costs involved with filling up the tank.

Insurance Category: Similarly, the insurance category that a particular model of car falls within will have an impact on the insurance price you pay. You may well be able to get a high performance car for a monthly cost that you can afford, but have you considered the cost of insuring that vehicle? Again, it's another running cost that can catch you by surprise.

Tax Band: Finally, also take into account the cost of taxing each vehicle. Tax prices vary quite a lot, and much like the previous two points, even though you can afford to pay the monthly lease price of a particular vehicle, have you taken into account the additional tax expenses? Fortunately on this point, tax is often included with the monthly lease price, but do bear it in mind and check.

Overall, the gist of this article isn't to deter you from getting the car you want, and perhaps a higher performance car than you originally thought you could get, but to simply highlight that the monthly lease price you pay won't be all that's required for running the vehicle.

Fortunately, we've even got a tool for you to calculate the running cost of each of our vehicles for lease, so you can get a good idea of what to expect before committing to anything.