By Adam Kyte

What are the most popular personal & business lease cars?

For those on the lookout for their next vehicle, leasing presents a superb opportunity. Rather than spending a small fortune and losing out on depreciation value, motorists are instead turning to the prospect of leasing. Drivers with a vehicle lease in mind will have loads of great options to consider. There are also two types of leasing; business and personal. Therefore, as you would expect, people are searching for different vehicles dependent on the contract they're seeking.

What business lease cars are people searching for?

The epitome of a business car is professionalism and sophistication, so as you would probably expect, the majority of searches are for some of the market's most prestigious brands. Number one and two on the list immediately reiterate this; with the Mercedes C and E Class first and second respectively for business leasing. The Mercedes C Class provides an upmarket solution that's both comfortable and economical. This high performing car is perfect for businesses and instantly elevates your status.

BMW take three of the next five positions as another luxury brand, whilst token models from Audi and Volkswagen ensure eight of the top 10 models are German. Of course, given the reputation of German vehicles, it's no surprise this is the case. Efficiency, performance and desirability are just three of the big traits heavily associated with this nation.

Top 10 most searched business cars

1. Mercedes-Benz C Class 

2. Mercedes-Benz E Class 

3. Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 

4. Volkswagen Golf 

5. BMW 4 Series 

6. BMW 3 Series 

7. BMW 5 Series 

8. Mercedes-Benz A Class 

9. Land Rover Range Rover Sport 

10. Audi A3

What personal lease cars are people searching for?

Personal lease cars are sought for different reasons to business vehicles and often motorists would be on the lookout for practicality, reliability and family friendliness. Therefore, whilst the top 10 personal lease searches does include prestigious models, there's a lot more diversity. The Volkswagen Golf heads the list, as one of the world's most popular vehicles. Reviews rarely have a bad word to say and its core benefits include efficient engines, a high-quality interior and refined appeal. Whilst there are some correlations between the personal and business list, some of the standout differences include the Ford Fiesta and Nissan Qashqai. The Qashqai, in particular, has become incredibly popular of late as a spacious crossover that's practical and very well built. Kia Sportage 

Whilst not quite making the top 10, it's worth pointing out that the Nissan Juke (13th) and Volkswagen Tiguan (14th) have also built up a superb fan base in recent years. 

The top 10 personal lease cars are as follows

1. Volkswagen Golf 

2. Mercedes-Benz C Class 

3. BMW 4 Series 

4. Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 

5. Mercedes-Benz E Class 

6. Audi A3 

7. Mercedes-Benz A Class 

8. Ford Fiesta 

9. BMW 3 Series 

10. Nissan Qashqai 

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