For A huge boot and plenty of standard equipment. Some versions are seriously cheap to buy and run, and all handle well.
Against The ride is slightly jarring, the boot floor is clunky to adjust and interior quality falls short of that in some rivals.
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The Seat Leon ST is a good 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 14 Seat Leon versions available
Target Price team says:
In the Leon hatchback, the 1.2 or 1.4-litre petrol versions make a lot of sense thanks to their affordability and refinement. It's a different case in the ST estate, 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 offers the best blend of this mid-range shove and affordable buying and running costs.
Equipment levels are good even on entry-level S trim, but we think it's worth going for SE. 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.
The X-Perience versions add four-wheel drive, raised suspension and rugged bodystyling to turn the ST into an estate-cum-SUV.
Reader test team says:
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