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’.
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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 - in fact, it's our MPV of the Year for 2013.
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There are 8 Seat Alhambra versions available
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:
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…
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…
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…
The car was new from November 2012 and has covered 900 miles. Living in France meant that I was able to specify the 4x4 so as you may expect the…