For more than £20,000, you can own a previous Express Car of the year in Skoda Octaviaa hot shop suitable for Hyundai i20 WOMEN or the best car to buy according to our readers, Kia XCeed. BiK tax rates fluctuate quite a bit in this selection so choose wisely.
Scroll down to see the company’s best cars you can get between £20,000 and £25,000…
Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI SE
- Price: £23,335
- Engine / Power: 1.0 liter 3cyl / 108bhp
- CO2/BiK range: 117g/km/28%
- 0-62mph/top speed: 10.8 seconds / 129mph
Latest Skoda Octavia is a beautiful all-rounder. It’s not only an efficient, low-cost company car option, but it’s also a great family car that’s comfortable, easy to drive, spacious, and affordable to buy. It’s also the winner of the 2021 Auto Express Awards, and it’s the 1.0-litre petrol that delivers the Best Cost for All.
The Octavia has become known for its practicality and is undoubtedly one of the most spacious family cars available today. There’s a 600-litre boot and plenty of room in the back even for adult passengers. It’s comfortable to drive and the little petrol engine is powerful enough, but it’s also really quiet.
Equipment is also good, as the SE trim comes with LED lights, cruise control, parking sensors, lane assist, AEB, keyless entry, voice control, and a 10-inch touchscreen. with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. The infotainment offering in particular is great for this type of budget. It looks great, is easy to use, and has tons of advanced features.
Renault Captur TCe 90 Evolution
- Price: 22,195 pounds
- Engine / Power: 1.0 liter 3cyl / 89bhp
- CO2/BiK range: 133g/km/31%
- 0-62mph/top speed: 11.0sec / 112mph
Compare Captur with Clio is closely related, and the technical details would show that the former is less efficient, more taxing, and slower. However, it’s also more practical and features a sliding rear bench for added versatility.
Renault’s small SUV combines comfortable driving with neat handling and offers comfortable highway handling. The interior looks smart and feels more upmarket than the price tag might suggest – it’s also very roomy and has a generous trunk – so it’s really worth it next to other SUVs of its size. The 1.0-litre engine isn’t as powerful as in the smaller Clio, but it still performs well here.
If you can go for the E-Tech hybrid model, which costs just under £25,000 at the time of writing, then CO2 emissions drop to 113g/km. That results in a lower BiK rating and lower monthly tax costs.
Hyundai i20 WOMEN
- Price: £24,995
- Engine / Power: 1.6 liter 4cyl / 201bhp
- CO2/BiK range: 158g/km/36%
- 0-62mph/top speed: 6.2 seconds / 142mph
Standard i20 It’s a great company car for good reasons, but if you’re craving thrills, the i20 N hot hatch is well worth considering. It has all the same practicality as the normal version, but it’s fast and fun to drive.
Having a 0-62mph time of 6.2 seconds, the quick-spinning engine and smooth manual gearshifts are fun to use, plus plenty of grip and an entertaining chassis. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that the i20 N has a much stiffer suspension than a normal car, and it can be annoying during a hard crash, especially at lower speeds.
Still, it’s good value, because little else can match its performance at this price point, plus it comes with 18-inch wheels, sport seats, LED headlights, heated seats , parking sensors, keyless entry and two 10.25-inch screens.
Kia XCeed 1.0 T-GDI Connect
- Price: £21,835
- Engine / Power: 1.0 liter 3cyl / 118bhp
- CO2/BiK range: 135g/km/32%
- 0-62mph/top speed: 11.1 seconds / 115mph
In our 2022 Driver Competence survey of new car owners, Kia XCeed to the top of the pile. It seems that whether it’s you or your company as a registered manager, XCeed is a joy to live with. Reliability, infotainment and operating costs were among the many areas of praise, particularly important for business buyers.
There’s an XCeed plug-in hybrid model with a surprisingly low BiK cost, but it’s a lot more expensive to buy and less practical than the standard car due to reduced trunk space. Both regular petrol engines manage around 45mpg, and the Connect trim’s reasonable price helps keep costs down.
All versions of the XCeed come with two-tone alloy wheels, LED headlights and a 10.25-inch touchscreen with satellite and smartphone connectivity. Of course, if you’re planning on keeping your car longer than average, Kia’s seven-year/100,000-mile warranty can appeal.
Toyota Yaris 1.5 Hybrid design
- Price: £21,460
- Engine / Power: 1.5 liter 3cyl & e-motor / 114bhp (total)
- CO2/BiK range: 92g/km/23%
- 0-62mph/top speed: 9.7sec / 108mph
Hybrid drive means Yaris there’s a small electric motor along with the petrol engine, and it’s quiet, relaxing, and efficient around town. Low CO2 emissions mean it’s also a really affordable company car.
The Yaris’s talent doesn’t stop there, because the latest model is great to drive, relatively practical, and has a pleasant and well-equipped cabin. Since all versions are automatic, it’s a great choice for commuting, regardless of whether you have a short drive in town or a longer drive on some winding country roads. The decorative design comes with all the standard equipment you might need.
Ford Puma 1.0 125 mHEV Titanium
- Price: 24,145 pounds
- Engine / Power: 1.0 liter 3cyl / 123bhp
- CO2/BiK range: 122g/km/29%
- 0-62mph/top speed: 9.8sec / 119mph
One of the key elements of engineering done is the efficient and powerful EcoBoost petrol engine, which in this model has 123bhp – too much for a small SUV and means 0-62mph takes less than 10 second. The Puma is also great to drive, with smooth gearshifts, quick steering, a solid chassis, and a delightful thump from the three-cylinder petrol engine. It’s also a mild hybrid, which means efficiency is good too: 122g/km CO2 means reasonable tax bills.
One of the standout features is the MegaBox in the trunk, which is a huge underfloor storage area that’s so deep you can put a set of golf clubs upright in the trunk. Another highlight of the Puma is that it is great value for money; Our fancy Titanium trim comes with 17-inch alloys, automatic headlights, a heated windshield, parking sensors and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay , Bluetooth, DAB, voice control and two USB ports.