Nil Advance Payment Motability Cars

It’s not only small manual gearbox cars that are available on the Motability Scheme without a down payment, here are our top picks this quarter:

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Small Motability Cars

Audi A1 5 door Spot motability car

Audi A1 5 door 1.6 diesel Sport

Audi A1

The 3 or 5 door Audi A1 powered with a 114bhp 1.6 litre diesel can shoot to 62 miles per hour in 9.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 124 mph, while the claimed economy on the 16″ alloy wheels is 80.7 miles per gallon.  Sport trim gives a firmer ride from the sports suspension and adds a three spoke leather multi function steering wheel and a 6.5″ information screen with DAB and media streaming bluetooth. The only thing on our wish list would be a sixth gear as five is one too few.

 Spring Best Buy – Audi A1 1.6 diesel Sport 3 or 5dr manual  – Nil Advance Payment (£57.94 wpms) 

Also Consider:

Mini 5 door 1.5 petrol Cooper, 134bhp and claimed 60.1mpg

Fiat 500 soft-top 1.2 petrol  3 door



Renault Clio Motability car

Renault Clio 1.5 diesel Automatic

Renault Clio

The five door Clio with a 90bhp 1.5 diesel dual clutch 6 speed automatic gearbox can reach 62mph in 12.9 seconds (but does feel faster in real life driving) and economy is an amazing 76.3 miles per gallon claimed. The range topping Dynamique S offers 17″ Alloy wheels, climate control, touch screen Sat Nav, rear parking sensors and the ability to choose the design of your Clio; you can add colour to the car by choosing a body matching seat colour and dashboard design.

Spring Best Buy – Renault Clio 1.5dci diesel Dynamique S 5dr Automatic  –Nil Advance payment (£57.94 wpms)

Also Consider:

Toyota Yaris Hybrid 80.7mpg combined but over 90mpg around town



Medium Motability Cars

Seat Leon motability car

Seat Leon FR 1.4 ACT 5 door

Seat Leon

Our pick as the best Nil Advance Payment car on the Scheme this quarter. The Leon FR with the much lauded 1.4 litre 148bhp petrol engine is capable of reaching 62mph in a blistering 8 seconds yet still offer a claimed economy of 60.1 miles per gallon with either a six speed manual or twin clutch automatic gearbox. For a limited time Seat are adding a ‘Tech pack’ which includes Full LED Headlights, DAB radio and a Navigation System. The FR is the Sporty version with 17’ inch alloy wheels, tinted rear windows and sports suspension.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Spring Best Buy – Seat Leon ‘FR Tech Pack’ 1.4 litre 150 bhp petrol Manual or Automatic 3dr, 5dr or estate  – Nil Advance payment (£57.94 wpms)

Also Consider:

Vauxhall Astra SRi 1.4 petrol 16v turbo 148bhp Manual or Automatic 51.4 mpg 7.8 sec 0-62

Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4 petrol 118bhp Manual 45.6 miles per gallon

Ford Focus 1.0T Zetec 123bhp Automatic 51.4 miles per gallon

Peugeot 308 Allure 1.2 petrol 130bhp Manual or Automatic 54.3 miles per gallon

Mazda 3 SE-L Nav 2.0 petrol 118bhp Manual (55.4 mpg) or Automatic (50.4) 4 door Fastback or 5 door Hatchback



Large Motability Cars

Vauxhall Insignia

Vauxhall Insignia SE 1.6 diesel hatch or estate

Vauxhall Insignia

The Vauxhall Insignia paired to the new 134bhp 1.6-litre diesel engine is impressively responsive and smooth with a top speed of 130mph and 0-62mph in 10.9 seconds yet return up to 74.3 miles per gallon. The SE trim has such delights as 17 inch alloy wheels, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, auto lighting and wipers, climate control and front and rear parking sensors. The Insignia is available without a deposit as a hatchback or estate with a six speed manual gearbox.

Spring Best Buy – Vauxhall Insignia hatchback SE 1.6 diesel 136 bhp 6 speed manual  – Nil Advance Payment (£57.94 wpms)


Skoda Octavia Motability car

Skoda Octavia ‘S’ 1.6 diesel Automatic

Skoda Octavia

The Skoda Octavia is comfortable and smooth on the road and has one of the biggest boots in class at 590 litres, the 1.6 litre diesel offers 108 brake horse power and can propel the Octavia to 62 in 10.7 seconds and to a top speed of 121 mph. The twin clutch DSG automatic can return a claimed 76.4 miles per gallon. The ‘S’ trim offers 16″ alloy wheels, DAB radio, touch screen audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, daytime running lights, leather steering wheel, cooled glovebox and electric front windows.

 Spring Best Buy – Skoda Octavia Hatchback ‘S’ 1.6 diesel 108bhp Automatic  –  Nil Advance Payment (£57.94 wpms)

Also Consider:

Mazda 6 SE-Nav 2.0 litre petrol Manual 143bhp 51.4 miles per gallon 0-62mph 9.5 seconds



SUV Motability Cars

Renault Kadjar Motability Car side

Renault Kadjar 1.5 diesel Manual Dynamique nav

Renault Kadjar

The sister car to the Nissan Qashqai, the Kadjar is pleasing on the eye and offers better value, the Manual Gearbox 108bhp 1.5 litre diesel is a super choice; it can return a claimed 74.3 miles per gallon while still have enough grunt to propel the Kadjar to 62mph in 11.9 seconds. The Dynamique Nav has a built in Sat-Nav paired to the 7″ touchscreen media system with Bluetooth connectivity and a DAB radio, 17″ alloy wheels, cruise control, privacy glass, auto headlights and wipers, keyless entry and climate control complete the impressive list of standard equipment.

Spring Best Buy – Renault Kadjar 1.5 Diesel Dynamique Nav Manual  – Nil Advance Payment (£57.94 wpms)


Skoda Yeti Motability car

Skoda Yeti SE 1.2 petrol Automatic

Skoda Yeti

The Yeti comes in two variants, the standard Yeti, a high-riding town car with body-coloured bumpers and sills and the rugged-looking Yeti Outdoor which has contrasting black strips on the doors and a mildly different bumper design. The 1.2 litre petrol unit paired to the 7 speed twin clutch DSG automatic gearbox makes excellent progress, 0-62 in 10.9 seconds and the ability to return a claimed 51.4 miles per gallon. In SE trim the Yeti has dual zone climate control, rear reversing sensors, cruise control, 17″ alloy wheels and a 6.5″ touchscreen.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Spring Best Buy – Skoda Yeti SE (Standard or Outdoor) 1.2 petrol Automatic  –  Nil Advance Payment(£57.94 wpms)

Also Consider:

Nissan Qashqai Acenta 1.2 petrol 113bhp Manual 50.4 miles per gallon

Hyundai Tucson ‘S” 1.6 petrol Manual 130bhp 44.8 miles per gallon

Skoda Yeti SE (Standard or Outdoor) 2.0 diesel 108bhp Manual 62.8 miles per gallon