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For It's incredibly spacious and practical, and is also refined and good to drive. Prices are lower than the almost-identical Volkswagen Sharan’s, and all versions are well equipped.

Against The Alhambra's sheer size means that finding a suitable parking space can be tricky. The rearmost seats don't fold away as quickly as those in some rivals, either.

Seat Alhambra MPV
55 5stars

The Seat Alhambra is just as practical and good to drive as its Volkswagen Sharan counterpart, but is better value for money. It's one of the best MPVs you can buy.

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There are 6 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 Ecomotive SE 5dr £27,510
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive I-TECH 5dr £28,630
What Car? says:4 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 Ecomotive SE Lux 5dr £30,900
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 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

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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