Top Cars 2024: The best cars you can lease this year

The best cars according to experts - but which of these cars suits your needs the best?
28th March 2024

Volve EX30

The Car of the Year award is an annual event that focuses on highlighting the most impressive new vehicles on the market. Chosen by a panel of experienced automotive journalists from across Europe, this award aims to identify one standout car based on innovation, functionality, and overall performance.

In this blog, we'll take a closer look at this year's nominees for the Car of the Year. We will give you a clear, informative overview of each car, providing insights into their key features, strengths, and areas where they may fall short. Whether you're considering a new car lease or simply interested in the latest automotive trends, this guide will help you understand what makes these vehicles noteworthy. Join us as we examine what sets these cars apart in the crowded automotive landscape.

Car Renault Scenic BMW 5-Series BYD Seal Kia EV9 Peugeot 3008 Toyota C-HR Volvo EX30
Engine Options Electric Petrol, Diesel, Hybrid, Electric Electric Electric Petrol, Diesel, Electric Petrol, Hybrid Electric
Consumption / Range 418 - 600km Up to 600 (i5), 5.3l/100km up to 700km up to 540km up to 440km (e-3008), 4.2l/100km 4.7 l/100km up to 525km
Doors 5 4 4 5 5 5 5
Seats 5 5 5 7 5 5 5
Boot in Litres 572 Limousine 530, Estate 570 450 600 520 377 318
Gowago Leasing New from 380.- from 1060.- from 860.- from 540.- from 460.- from 520.-
Gowago Leasing Used from 300.- from 600.- from 835.- from 345.- from 315.- from 470.-

Winner: Renault Scenic

Renault Scenic

The Jury was very sure about this one: The new Renault Scenic was the clear winner this year. The Renault Scenic is newly an electric vehicle that redefines the family car segment, merging practicality with Renault's latest technological and design innovations. This model, known for its versatility, caters to families looking for a vehicle that combines comfort, space, and efficiency.

The Scenic is praised for its spacious interior, flexible seating arrangements, and comprehensive safety features, making it an ideal choice for families. Additionally, its efficiency and eco-friendly engine options reflect a commitment to sustainable driving. However, some may find its driving dynamics less engaging compared to more performance-oriented rivals.

  • Engine Options: Electric
  • Range: 418 - 600km
  • Number of Doors: 5
  • Number of Seats: 5
  • Boot Space: 572 liters
  • Gowago Leasing New: from CHF 380/Month
  • Gowago Leasing Used: from CHF 300/Month

The Renault Scenic is perfectly tailored for families or individuals requiring a versatile, efficient, and spacious vehicle, making every journey a comfortable and eco-friendly experience.

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BMW 5er-Series

BMW 5-Series

The BMW 5-Series is the archetype of executive sedans, balancing advanced technology, luxury, and dynamic performance. It's crafted for those who desire a premium driving experience, ensuring that every journey is as comfortable as it is exhilarating.

The 5-Series excels with its state-of-the-art technology, outstanding ride quality, and powerful engine lineup, making it a top choice for technology enthusiasts and those who enjoy spirited driving. However, its high-end features and performance come at a significant cost, potentially placing it beyond the reach of more budget-conscious consumers.

  • Engine Options: Petrol, Diesel, Hybrid, Electric
  • Consumption: from 5.3l or up to 600km (for i5)
  • Number of Doors: 4
  • Number of Seats: 5
  • Boot Space: Limousine 530 liters, Estate 570 liters
  • Gowago Leasing New: from CHF 1060/Month
  • Gowago Leasing Used: from CHF 600/Month

The BMW 5-Series is ideally suited for executives and technology lovers who prioritize a blend of advanced features, luxury, and performance, making it a compelling choice despite its premium pricing.

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BYD Seal

BYD Seal

The BYD Seal enters the electric vehicle market as a compelling blend of performance, range, and innovation. It's designed to meet the growing demand for sustainable mobility without sacrificing the driving experience. It also shows that Chinese cars have definitely caught up with European vehicles - or even overtaken them!

The BYD Seal impresses with its extensive range and robust performance, positioning it as a strong competitor in the electric sedan segment. Its modern design and competitive pricing also make it an attractive option. However, as a newer brand in some markets, it may face challenges in building consumer trust and recognition.

  • Engine Options: Electric
  • Range: Up to 700km
  • Number of Doors: 4
  • Number of Seats: 5
  • Boot Space: 450 liters

The BYD Seal is an ideal choice for eco-conscious drivers and early adopters looking for an electric vehicle that doesn't compromise on range or performance, while also having a great price.

Kia EV9


The Kia EV9 emerges as a game-changer in the electric SUV market, blending spaciousness, innovative technology, and environmentally friendly performance. Tailored for families and adventurers alike, it represents a bold step forward in sustainable mobility.

The EV9 is praised for its impressive range, spacious interior, and cutting-edge features, making it a family-friendly electric vehicle that doesn't skimp on performance or comfort. However, its size might pose challenges for urban driving and parking.

  • Engine Options: Electric
  • Range: Up to 540km
  • Number of Doors: 5
  • Number of Seats: 7
  • Boot Space: 600 liters
  • Gowago Leasing New: from CHF 860/Month
  • Gowago Leasing Used: from CHF 835/Month

The Kia EV9 is perfectly suited for families or individuals with a penchant for adventure, offering a harmonious blend of space, sustainability, and advanced technology.

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Peugeot 3008

Peugeot 3008

The Peugeot E-3008/3008 stands out in the compact SUV market, offering a choice between efficient combustion engines and an electric drivetrain. It embodies versatility and innovation, catering to a broad spectrum of drivers seeking style, performance, and sustainability.

The model is acclaimed for its distinctive design, advanced interior technology, and driving dynamics. The electric variant, E-3008, enhances its appeal with zero emissions and low running costs. However, the electric version's range may not satisfy all long-distance travelers, and the initial cost can be higher compared to some rivals.

  • Engine Options: petrol, diesel, and a fully electric version
  • Consumption: from 4.2l / 440km for e-3008
  • Number of Doors: 5
  • Number of Seats: 5
  • Boot Space: 520 liters
  • Gowago Leasing New: from CHF 540/Month
  • Gowago Leasing Used: from CHF 345/Month

The Peugeot E-3008/3008 is ideal for those seeking a stylish, versatile SUV that combines the practicality of traditional engines with the option for electric driving, making it suitable for a wide range of lifestyles and preferences.

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Toyota C-HR

Toyota C-HR

The Toyota C-HR stands as a distinctive choice in the compact SUV market, blending Toyota's renowned reliability with a bold, futuristic design. This model appeals to drivers seeking a vehicle that combines style, efficiency, and innovative features in a compact package.

The C-HR is celebrated for its eye-catching exterior, agile handling, and comprehensive suite of safety features. Its hybrid engine option further enhances its appeal with excellent fuel efficiency and lower emissions. On the downside, the distinctive design results in a somewhat cramped rear seat and limited visibility, and its performance might not satisfy those looking for a more dynamic driving experience.

  • Engine Options: petrol and hybrid
  • Consumption: from 4.7l
  • Number of Doors: 5
  • Number of Seats: 5
  • Boot Space: 377 liters
  • Gowago Leasing New: from CHF 460/Month
  • Gowago Leasing Used: from CHF 315/Month

The Toyota C-HR is an ideal match for those valuing design, efficiency, and safety in a compact SUV, making it a compelling choice for urban drivers and small families.

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Volvo EX30

Volve EX30

The Volvo EX30 marks a significant step in Volvo's journey towards electrification, introducing a compact electric SUV designed for the modern urban driver. Emphasizing sustainability, safety, and Scandinavian design, the EX30 is crafted to meet the needs of environmentally conscious consumers looking for a premium electric vehicle experience.

The EX30 is lauded for its eco-friendly design, advanced safety features, and the luxurious interior expected from Volvo. Its compact size makes it ideal for city driving and easy parking. However, as a premium electric vehicle, its price point may be higher than some competitors in the compact segment, and the range may not meet the needs of those with longer commutes.

  • Engine Options: Electric
  • Range: up to 525km
  • Number of Doors: 5
  • Number of Seats: 5
  • Boot Space: 318
  • Gowago Leasing New: from CHF 520/Month
  • Gowago Leasing Used: from CHF 470/Month

The Volvo EX30 is best suited for eco-conscious individuals and urban dwellers seeking a premium electric SUV that delivers on style, safety, and sustainability.

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In summary, each vehicle caters to distinct preferences: The BMW 5-Series is perfect for those seeking luxury and performance, while the BYD Seal targets eco-conscious drivers with its impressive electric range. The Kia EV9 is ideal for families needing space and electric efficiency, and the Peugeot E-3008/3008 offers versatility with its range of drivetrains. The Renault Scenic prioritizes family comfort with its spacious interior, whereas the Toyota C-HR appeals to urban drivers with its stylish design and hybrid efficiency. Lastly, the Volvo EX30 is aimed at those seeking a premium, compact electric SUV, emphasizing sustainability and design. Together, these vehicles highlight the automotive industry's focus on meeting diverse driver needs through innovation and sustainability.

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