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For The best engine in the Alhambra line-up – reasonably priced and frugal with plenty of low-down pull. The Seat Alhambra 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive S gets you climate control, alloys and both front and rear parking sensors.

Against The Alhambra might be bigger than other seven-seat MPVs, such as the Peugeot 5008, but it’s also quite a bit more expensive.

Seat Alhambra MPV

What Car? says

5 out of 5 stars

Our favourite Alhambra, the Seat Alhambra 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive S combines a reasonably priced and frugal diesel engine with 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 VW 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 most.

MPVs are all about making family life easier and the Alhambra is available with a few features that should help. Electrically powered side doors and tailgate operation, a rear-view camera and a system that automatically steers the car into a suitable parking space are all available.

Most buyers will go for the diesel versions, and the 138bhp version is our favourite. However, the 148bhp petrol model is worth a look if you don’t cover a lot of miles – it’s quiet and impressively flexible.

Reader test team says:

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

Seat Alhambra MPV 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive S 5dr

our alhambra is a petrol 52 reg with 120k on the clock. it is a great family car for big families and school runs etc. by folding up one back seat, we…

julia lewis

5 out of 5 stars

Seat Alhambra MPV 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive S 5dr

An update to my previous review. Seat customer services were excellent and the issues with the car have been addressed. On the up, I did a stint of…

Joseph Rowley

4 out of 5 stars
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