For The engine is economical and has plenty of low-rev shove, while S trim gets you climate control, alloy wheels and both front and rear parking sensors.

Against The Alhambra is bigger than other seven-seat MPVs, such as the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, but it’s also quite a bit more expensive. Folding the rearmost seats is a little fiddly, too.

Seat Alhambra MPV

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5 out of 5 stars

The Seat Alhambra 2.0 TDI 140 S is our favourite model. It combines a reasonable price, a frugal diesel engine and all the kit most buyers will need.

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Key facts

10.9 secs
Top speed
120 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Alhambra was developed alongside the Volkswagen Sharan and, styling details apart, the two cars are more or less identical. Choosing between them comes down to the finer details of price and equipment, and which one you like the look, or image, of the most.

MPVs are all about making family life easier, and the Alhambra is available with a few features that will help. An electrically operated tailgate and rear doors are available, as is a rear-view camera and a system that automatically steers the car into a suitable parking space.

Our favourite engine is the 138bhp diesel. It's economical, smooth and punchy enough, so we wouldn't bother spending the extra on the more powerful version.

Reader test team says:

Seat Alhambra MPV 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive SE 5dr

For years I've had a VW Sharan 2.0 TDi, and a couple of days ago I took delivery of a brand new Seat Alhambra 2.0 TDi SE Lux. It's a very good family…

Brian Brown

2 out of 5 stars

Seat Alhambra MPV 2.0 TDI 170 SE Lux 5dr

I've had the worst car experience with my Alhambra than any of the many previous cars I've owned I did thorough research before deciding which family…

Nick Lovass

1 out of 5 stars

Seat Alhambra MPV 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive SE 5dr

Ordered this to replace my 2010 Ford S-Max. I would say the build quality and equipment levels on the SE are superior to the Ford. It was between…

Darren Kelly

5 out of 5 stars

Seat Alhambra MPV 2.0 TDI 170 SE Lux 5dr

I love this car. My husband and I have always had Honda cars but alas, when we realised we needed an extra seat for a new baby we were stuck with the…

Laura Chambers

5 out of 5 stars
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