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Overall reader verdict 5 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
    4 out of 5 stars

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Seat Leon Hatchback
14 reader reviews for Seat Leon Hatchback.
  • 1.2 TSI 110 SE 5dr

    Paul Tasker , West Yorks . Date: 05/10/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      46

    My car

    Very nippy little engine. Its the best car I've owned for overtaking and that includes a 2.0tdi PD 140bhp leon and an alfa mito 1.6jdtm.Quite how I'm not sure as both of them have more horse power and a lot more torque . This newer model is lighter but I think its more about a greater useable rev range. Above 3500rpm it really shifts right the way to 6000rpm but it's happy to pull from a little over 1200rpm. Also impressive is it manages that whilst doing 50 MPG on a run. Its not so economical around town but overall I'm doing 46mpg and that figure seems to be improving as the engine loosens up. Handles really well. Steering is slightly too light but accurate and corners flat. Ride a little firm but well controlled. Refinement is a huge improvement on the previous leon. Road and wind noise are low. No rattles in my version. Plastics could be plusher but very well made. On the negative side the seats are a bit too firm and minimum lumber support seems too high. I guess they'll improve over time as they get sat in more. Some things like folding mirrors should be standard on St model. Tech pack is great. Lights and DAB radio are enjoyable. Bluetooth works brilliantly.

  • 1.4 TSI 150 FR 5dr

    Jack Emmet , . Date: 04/10/2014
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    Having owned this car for five months now, I can happily say I do not regret choosing a Leon. I was originally considering an Audi A3, but seeing as this car is on the same platform using the same engines, comes better equipped and is, in my opinion, better looking, I decided it was the car for me. The car holds the road very well, you can throw it into corners and it keeps on gripping. It feels very planted on the road, you get very little in the way of vibrations through the steering wheel or cabin, it rides over imperfections on the roads surprisingly well considering it's an FR. I know many people bang on about the golf having a classier cabin, but I see little difference, in fact I think the dashboard is significantly better laid out - it looks much more modern and slick in my opinion. Having the Sat Nav higher up makes it much easier to glance at, unlike in the golf. However, I would not buy anything below FR trim else it does start looking cheap. The 1.4 engine is ridiculously punchy for something it's size, it can really shift, acceleration is constant and it even pulls very well in 6th on the motorway. It's not been as economical as I had perhaps hoped, I usually get about 40 on big runs, but this may well have a lot to do with the way I drive it - quick. Overall, very happy.

  • 1.2 TSI 105 SE 3dr

    Daniel Moore , . Date: 12/08/2014
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      50

    My car

    Owned the car for about 5 months now. Overall I am happy with the car, the spec for the price is excellent even on the basic models. I definitely recommend making the most of the free technology pack on offer as this includes the LED lights, Sat nav and DAB digital radio. I really regret not adding these on to mine as i went for the larger alloys and parking sensors.

    The biggest let down of the car is the interior build quality! Massively let down. The door panels on both doors are driving me mad with a constant rattling present in both. To top that off, the dashboard plastics around the dials also rattles like mad. The rattling is at the point of distracting me from the driving of the car as I find my self constantly attempting to push down different areas of the plastic to try and spot the spot that rattles. DRIVING ME INSANE!!

    The suspension also makes slight sound as I go over speed bumps at a slow speed, sounds as though something is loose.

    Booked the car in to the dealers to see if all of these problems get sorted. Here is me being hopeful!

    Running costs are fairly good, actually stats from seat is 57, whereas I find my leon sat more around 48-52 mpg on average. Still very impressive for a large sized vehicle with a 1.2 engine. I forget the engine is a 1.2 the majority, feels like a lot of power and never had the feeling of needing that bit more. Would be very interested in going for a 1.4 TSI next time as I imagine it feels like a top engine!

  • 1.6 TDI CR 105 FR 5dr

    Brian Patchitt , Devon . Date: 12/07/2014
    • Overall 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    It is a great car to drive. My only gripe is the CD player etc is in the Glove box, out of reach.I would like to hear from other owners how they get round the problem of changing /using it on the move.

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