Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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Seat Leon Hatchback
17 reader reviews for Seat Leon Hatchback.
  • 2.0 TDI CR 150 FR 3dr

    Gary Robinson , South Lanarkshire . Date: 22/05/2015
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      53

    My car

    I've owned the Leon now for 4 months, having been attracted by the range of equipment, SC styling, technology pack and performance that was available for £22k. Mechanically, and in terms of performance, the car is excellent. Road handling is good, fuel consumption is on the better side of average, and performance is very good. The SC FR model quite simply looks great as well. The car does, however, have some pretty serious issues. Build quality, as noted by other reviewers, is awful. Both door panels, the dashboard and the glove compartment are driving me nuts - the rattles are intolerable. SEAT have a real problem here - this car is meant to be their flagship model to drive the brand forward. With this level of quality, owners will not return to SEAT. Having owned two SEAT's (including this one), this will be my last. It also astounds me that with a car that is two years in to its production run, SEAT haven't fixed this. Additionally, the hazard warning switch stuck on two separate occasions when used - I couldn't turn the hazards off.

  • 1.4 TSI 125 SE 3dr

    Peter Farrar , Cheshire . Date: 09/03/2015
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I recently purchased this car with the free tech pack (Sat nav, DAB radio, LED lights) and also added the optional extras of winter pack, front and rear parking sensors, convenience pack and storage pack. I choose this car over the almost identical Golf/Audi A3 due to its better looks and much higher base specification.

    The car is very easy to drive and the dashboard layout is excellent. The seating position is great and the sport seats are very comfortable on long trips. The LED headlights are as good as Xenon's and are far superior to standard lights. The car's handling and performance is excellent and so far I've had an average fuel economy of 45MPG which I'm very pleased with.

    The winter pack is well worth the money for the heated seats and the back of the seats also heat up as well as the base. The optional front and rear parking sensors integrate into the Sat Nav display for a visual representation of your car and objects in the way.

    I bought a skoda lightning MDI cable from eBay and the car works great for music with my iPhone 6 and even shows the album artwork on the display. The Sat Nav is also capable of playing Video from the iPhone.

    For an extra £99 the car also came with 3 years of servicing.

    My only gripes are the Sat Nav is a bit sluggish at times, and does not have the best interface but it does the job.

    Overall very happy with the car.

  • 1.4 TSI 150 FR 5dr

    David Orr , Somerset . Date: 17/12/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    When petrol engines are this good then why get a diesel? 60mpg, £20 VED and 80% of the torque of the 2.0TDI and....0-62 8.0s.

    This 150bhp engine the 2 cylinder shut off when steady driving (ACT = Active Cylinder Technology) and the transition between 2 & 4 cylinders is seamless.

    The ride on the standard 17" wheels with 45 profile tyres is firm but comfortable and well controlled - handling is superb

    The VW Golf Mk 7 cabin is a bit classier but a Golf GT 150TSI specced to the same level would be £305K more expensive.

    I like the Golf Mk 7 a lot but I think the Seat Leon styling is sharper.

    The Technology Pack is thrown in and the included LED headlights on beam are awesome.

  • 1.2 TSI 110 SE 5dr

    Paul Tasker , West Yorks . Date: 05/10/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    Owned the Leon for 9 months now and overall it's a better car than the last model. It's good in most ways. Doesn't amaze you but usually it's a pleasant car to drive and live with. The engine is very perky and has good low down torque. It needs to be worked hard to deliver its best but it feels quicker than a focus 1.8 I had in 2008. Only when fully loaded with passengers and luggage do I wish for a litt bigger engine. It's most economical on a cruise. I can get 50mpg on a run,mid 40s during general driving and low to mid 30s around town. Overall it averages about 45mpg which is 5 below my previous diesel 1.6. 45 is not bad for a petrol that is this driveable. Handling is good without being a sports car. It's nicely planted on A and B roads and agile in town. Stable on the motorway. The downside is the ride can be a bit firm and jittery over bad surfaces and speed bumps but usually it's not uncomfortable. I do sometimes notice the simple rear suspension over mid corner bumps which affect this car more than my previous Leon though. Practicality is a mixed bag. There's lots of space inside and a reasonable boot but fold the seats and they don't fold flat. The base doesn't move so you have a huge lip. There's also a lip on the entrance to the boot.This made fitting in a tumble drier a pain and some of the polystyrene foam had to be removed to get it to fit. Not impressive. The plastic in front of dials rattles when it's cold. Overall build is quite good. Interior is a bit dark.

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