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For The Seat Alhambra is incredibly spacious and practical. It’s refined and has a smooth ride, too. Prices are lower than the almost-identical VW Sharan’s.

Against The Alhambra’s sheer size means that finding a parking space can be tricky. The rearmost seats don’t fold away as quickly as some rivals’.

Seat Alhambra MPV
55 5stars

The Seat Alhambra is just as practical and good to drive as its VW Sharan counterpart, but is even better value for money. It’s one of the best MPVs around.

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There are 8 Seat Alhambra versions available

MPV 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive S 5dr £25,630
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 TDI 140 S auto 5dr £26,915
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive SE 5dr £27,510
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 TDI 177 SE 5dr £28,750
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 TDI 140 SE auto 5dr £28,795
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive SE Lux 5dr £30,900
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 TDI 140 SE Lux auto 5dr £32,185
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 TDI 177 SE Lux 5dr £32,420
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

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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