Best 2021 New Cars Under £25,000
Looking for a new car and want to get the most from your budget of up to £25,000? Here are our top-five recommended new cars that are spacious with an executive/upmarket flavour to make the most of your money.
Top 5 Recommended New Car Deals Under £25,000:
- · Audi A4 Saloon 35 TFSI 150 Technik (with Comfort & Sound Pack)
- £24,947 - SAVE £7,557 off list price
- · Mercedes A-Class Hatchback A180 5 Door 1.3 Sport
- £23,567 - SAVE £2,032 off list price.
- · Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Titanium Edition
- £24,471 - SAVE £3,928 off list price.
- · Volkswagen Tiguan 1.5 TSI 150 Life Spacious SUV
- £24,146 - SAVE £3,968 off list price.
- · Skoda Superb Hatchback 1.5 TSI 150 Act SE L DSG
- £24,060 - SAVE £5,599 off list price.
Audi A4 Saloon 35 TFSI 150 Technik (includes Comfort & Sound Pack) - £24,947
You can currently pick up a well-equipped new Audi A4 Saloon deal for £24,749 , with UK Car Discounts deal of £7,557 off list price.
The new Audi A4 has received numerous accolades and awards including the coveted WhatCar? Car of the Year Award.
A4 Suspension, Comfort and Drivability
The TFSI 150 Technik is equipped with Audi’s Comfort and Dynamic suspension setup that puts comfort first, meaning it soaks up the bumps nicely around town.
You can also cruise along the motorway in comfort, one of the A4’s strengths is the cabin noise, or the lack off. The engines are particularly smooth and even the diesels are relatively quiet. Wind noise is near anonymous and rival cars will be hard pushed to match the noise suppression of the A4.
The Audi A4 Technik is more comfortable than an equivalent BMW 3 Series which is a direct competitor and it still delivers enough of a dynamic drive to make it rewarding for the driver, it is punchy enough with 0-60mph achievable in around 8.3 seconds.
The caveat with comfort is, if you opt for larger alloys then expect the ride to be stiffer/bumpier, if comfort is your primary concern stick with the standard 17-inch alloys.
A4 Interior and Driver Aids
Inside the A4 you get excellent Audi build quality and high-quality finish/materials, all models get the impressive 12.3-inch digital driver display that Audi call the Virtual Cockpit.
The hi-tech cockpit feel is complimented with a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with DAB radio, Bluetooth, native sat nav, smartphone mirroring (Android Auto/Apple CarPlay) and voice control.
This Technik model with comfort and sound pack also gets heated front seats and 3-zone electronic climate control. Driver aids include cruise control, front/rear parking sensors and a parking assistant.
A4 Comfort and Sound Pack
The comfort and sound pack includes a premium Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System with a power output of 755 watts. Also included is Audi’s advanced key (keyless entry and push button engine start that works by proximity and handsfree boot).
The pack also adds a 360 camera that integrates with 10.1 touchscreen providing assistance for manoeuvring and parking.
Further additions provided by the pack include an LED interior pack that offers three predefined colour schemes and ambient light in door trims and storage areas, cupholders, centre console and footwells.
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Mercedes A-Class Hatchback A180 5 Door Hatch 1.3 Sport Executive - £23,567
You can currently save £2,032 off list price with a new Sport Executive Mercedes A-Class deal for £24,806.
The Mercedes A-Class offers one of the classiest interiors for a medium sized hatchback, and yes it’s a fully qualified medium sized hatchback, the A-Class has evolved and grown bigger over the years.
Once you are behind the wheel there's a real hi-tech cockpit feel, with two digital displays (the impressive digital driver display and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment screen - standard with the Sport Executive trim). The infotainment system runs on Mercedes new platform called MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience).
The combination of a hi-tech and neatly organised dash along with premium quality materials and touches of gloss black finish really give you the feeling you are sat inside an upmarket hatchback.
Comfort inside the cabin is also covered with standard features included in the Sport Executive trim like heated front seats and automatic climate control.
A-Class Driver Aids
There are plenty of driver aids included as standard with the Sport Executive trim. You get a reversing camera with parking guides, cruise control with speed limiter. There’s also something called called Parkatronic with active park assist which can control the steering to help with parallel parking. The system also combines several sensors around the car that can warn you of obstacles and potential collisions when parking.
The A-Class is a quality hatchback with impressive tech and interior, the Sport Executive also boasts excellent standard equipment.
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Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Titanium Edition - £24,471
The Ford Mondeo Titanium Edition represents a well-equipped spacious vehicle that makes an excellent family car or business vehicle. You can save £3,928 off list price with a current Mondeo Estate Titanium Edition deal.
Mondeo Engine, Ride & Drivability
Despite its large dimensions the Mondeo lives up to Ford’s reputation of producing vehicles that are extremely rewarding to drive, whilst at the same time it soaks up the bumps nicely delivering a comfortable ride. If you go for the larger 19-inch alloy wheels, you’ll feel the bumps more, our advice is stick with the standard 18-inch alloys.
Despite its dimensions, the Mondeo is nimble and handles corners well, Ford’s engineers seem to have this aspect of their vehicles mastered, if you have driven either of Ford’s most popular models, the Fiesta or Focus you will know how rewarding a ford is to drive.
Although diesels are losing their popularity. They make a lot of sense here and the 2.0 EcoBlue 150 delivers a great blend of economy whilst still feeling punchy enough. It’ll get you from 0-60mph in as fast as 9.6 seconds and offers a combine fuel combined economy of up to 56mpg. The diesels are quiet too, the 2.0-litre diesel here is particularly smooth and it’s low on noise whether you are around town or cruising on the motorway.
Mondeo Boot Space and Interior
Inside the Mondeo is extremely spacious. 5 adults should not be a problem, rear leg is a bit tighter, but still OK for all but very large adults, if you want more rear leg room the huge Skoda Superb Estate offers more and may be worth a look.
Boot space 541-litres with the space-saver spare wheel (reduced to 458-ltres if you opt for a full-size spare wheel). Fold the rear seats down and you get a massive 1,437-litres making it a great working vehicle for loading boxes etc into or an ideal family car for holidays, trips etc.
The Titanium Edition is well-equipped, you get the 8-inch touchscreen with integrated navigation, Bluetooth and smartphone mirroring, the infotainment system is built on Ford’s SYNC3 platform.
There is plenty of comfort and convenience too including an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats and dual-zone automatic temperature control.
Mondeo Driver Aids
The Mondeo Estate Titanium Edition offers plenty of standard driver tech including front/rear parking sensors, cruise control with speed limiter, automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition and lane keeping assist.
If you are looking for a traditional estate vehicle to use a family car or work vehicle then the Mondeo Titanium Edition represents a great all-round package, and it is surprisingly nimble for a car for its dimensions.
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Volkswagen Tiguan 1.5 TSI 150 Life Spacious SUV - £24,146
The Tiguan is Volkswagen’s spacious and practical SUV with a classy interior that competes with more expensive SUVs. You can save £3,968 off list price with a current new VW Tiguan deal.
VW have gone for s simplified 3-tier Tiguan trim level line-up, the Life model represents the mid-range offering a good balance between price and standard equipment.
VW Tiguan Exterior
The Tiguan is a strong looking SUV, while a lot of other popular SUVs are going for more coupe like design it remains a more traditional ‘meatier’ looking vehicle.
18-alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, black roof rails and heated door mirrors are all standard.
VW Tiguan Interior
Inside the VW Tiguan has a solid feel, it’s built with quality materials and has a premium feel, making it a viable alternative to some premium badged alternatives that would set you back considerably more.
Inside VW have built-in plenty of handy storage options, for example you can find storage draws underneath the front seats and additional overhead storage too.
Other nice touches include USB sockets for rear passengers, great for kids in the rear to charge/use their devices.
VW have upgraded the infotainment system in the latest version too, you get an 8-inch touchscreen with smartphone mirroring (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) and VW’s integrated ‘Discover Navigation’.
VW Tiguan Driver Aids
You get plenty of standard driver tech with the Tiguan Life model including front/rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian recognition.
The new VW Tiguan is practical, spacious and offers a quality interior that competes with more expensive ‘premium’ alternatives, if you are looking for a good-sized SUV for your budget of under £25,000 you should definitely check it out.
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Skoda Superb Hatchback 1.5 TSI 150 Act SE L DSG - £24,060
The Superb is Skoda’s extremely spacious hatchback that delivers a superb all-round package. The outgoing model offered plenty of space, but the new model is 30mm longer and 50mm wider meaning even more interior space than ever.
The Superb also offers interior cabin quality that is hard to match at this price-point. You can currently get a discount of £5,599 off list price with a new Skoda Superb deal for under £25,000 you are getting a lot of car!
Skoda Superb Interior Space and Tech
The new Superb has oodles of interior space and is bigger than ever before, it is no exaggeration to say you would get three large, 6-foot adults in the back. It is a lot of car for the money and the boot is massive too, 625 litres, that’s 30-litres bigger than the old Skoda Superb. Fold the rear seats down and you will have a massive 1,760 litres to play with.
The Superb has a premium interior feel too, the SE L trim is packed with features and standard equipment that deliver comfort, convenience and driver tech including leather interior.
For added comfort you get heated front seats, dual zone climate control with humidity sensor and an electrically adjustable driver seat with memory function.
The 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system features all the trimmings including integrated navigation, smartphone mirroring, Bluetooth and DAB radio. The screen is sharp, it responds quickly to gestures and it’s a better platform than a lot of rivals.
Skoda Superb Ride & Engine
The Skoda Superb is built for comfort, and it’s pretty smooth around town but really comes into it’s own on the motorways, stick with the standard alloy wheels as the larger ones stiffen up the ride.
The 1.5 TSI is punchy enough (0-60mph in a fraction under 9 seconds while WLTP combined fuel economy is up to 43mpg, which is respectable for such a large car.
Skoda Superb Driver & Safety Aids
The Skoda Superb SE L offers plenty of driver tech as standard, you get Front Assist and Skoda’s automatic emergency braking system with pedestrian detection. Other driver aids include tyre pressure monitoring, front/rear parking sensor, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, driver fatigue sensor and lane change assist.
There is also a host of other handy features that make your life easier like electrically adjustable door mirrors with memory function, headlight washers, start/stop technology, matrix automatic headlights, rain sensing windscreen wipers, keyless entry, hill start assist and electrically operated boot.
The Skoda Superb is a lot of car for the money in every sense, if you are looking for a spacious, well equipped car with a premium interior without the premium price-tag you should put it on your shortlist.
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*All prices accurate at the time of publishing this article and may be subject to change.
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