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For Huge boot, some versions are seriously cheap to buy and run, and it's decent to drive. There's plenty of equipment as standard, too.

Against The ride is slightly jarring, the boot floor is clunky to adjust and interior quality falls short of that in some rivals.

Seat Leon Estate
44 5stars

The Seat Leon ST is a great all-rounder, particularly with the 1.6 TDI engine, although it's outclassed in a few key areas by its rivals.

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There are 11 Seat Leon versions available

Estate 1.2 TSI 105 S 5dr £16,675
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.2 TSI 105 SE 5dr £17,795
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDI CR 105 S 5dr £18,810
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.4 TSI 140 SE 5dr £18,845 TBA
Estate 1.6 TDI CR 105 SE 5dr £19,930
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.4 TSI 140 FR 5dr £20,390 TBA
Estate 1.6 TDI 110 SE Ecomotive 5dr £20,920 TBA
Estate 2.0 TDI CR 150 SE 5dr £21,280 TBA
Estate 1.8 TSI 180 FR 5dr £22,035
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDI CR 150 FR 5dr £22,825 TBA
Estate 2.0 TDI CR 184 FR 5dr £23,815
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

In the Leon hatchback the 1.2 or 1.4 petrol engines make a lot of sense due to their affordability and refinement. It's a different case in the ST, where diesel will be the better option because of the larger loads the car is likely to carry.

The extra torque will cope better with the weight, and the 1.6 TDI 105 promises the best blend of this mid-range shove and affordable buying and running costs.

Equipment is good even on entry-level S trim, which gets Bluetooth, USB connection, air-con, a colour touch-screen, wheel-mounted audio controls and electric front windows.

We'd still opt for SE, which adds cruise control, driver's lumbar adjustment and front and rear central armrests. Most buyers will choose to pay a little extra to add full iPod connectivity (allowing you to control your device fully through the touch-screen) and rear parking sensors, although these are often available for free as part of Seat's competitive and frequent promotions.

Reader test team says:

Seat Leon Estate 1.8 TSI 180 FR 5dr

I don't often write reviews for cars as I think opinion is subjective. However, this vehicle has left a real impression on me. It's a stylish estate,…

Oliver Collings

4 out of 5 stars

Seat Leon Estate 2.0 TDI CR 184 FR 5dr

have had this car 5 weeks, after driving a Mercedes E class 320 for 8 years. This was a great value package with the tech, winter, convenience and…

andrew PAIN

5 out of 5 stars

Seat Leon Estate 2.0 TDI CR 184 FR 5dr

I have just taken delivery of this car with the DSG6 gearbox, titanium wheels, full LED, sports seats and just about every other extra including…

Peter Guymer

5 out of 5 stars
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