For The Seat Exeo offers a compact executive experience for family car money. It's also loaded with luxury and safety kit, and the engines are strong.
Against The ride and handling could be better and, as family estate cars go, it could be roomier. The upgrade from saloon to estate costs too much, too.
The Seat Exeo Sport Tourer is based on the previous-generation Audi A4 Avant, so it’s not in the first flush of youth. It's a high-quality car for the money, though.
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Seat offers the Exeo with four engines, but it's hard to look past the strong, economical and attractively priced 141bhp diesel, which is also the only engine that can come with an automatic gearbox.
The 168bhp diesel is even gutsier and almost as easy on fuel, but starting prices are much higher – the 141bhp unit can be combined with all the Exeo trims, whereas the 168bhp engine is available with the top two only. There's also a 118bhp diesel.
A smooth and punchy 2.0-litre petrol engine rounds off the range, but is available only with Sport trim, which brings stiffer suspension. We prefer the more forgiving set-up that other trims get, but some will like the Sport's superior body control.
Bought this car 2nd hand for about £11k with 14000 miles on the clock. Overall I think its a good car, and its rare on the roads which is nice. Very…
It's almost the cheapest Exeo ST, but with a strong yet economical diesel engine and stacks of equipment, it's certainly the best.