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
19 reader reviews for Seat Leon Hatchback.
  • 1.2 TSI 105 S 5dr

    Alasdair Davis Date: 05/10/2015
    • 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

    I had a new Leon 5dr as a rental car recently, with the 1.2 TSI 105bhp engine. I was very very impressed with this little engine - the car had done 25,000 miles so the engine was well run it, I found it more than powerful enough, smooth and very quiet. My normal car is an Audi A3 with the old 1.9 TDi with 105bhp, and this new 1.2 TSI with the same power was far far better. It would definitely make me consider petrol over diesel next time I buy a car - I achieved about 45mpg during my rental time with it, in mostly town driving, so I am sure 50+ would be achievable. The rental car was in basic S trim, so the interior was a bit dull and plastic, but it was a comfortable and easy car to drive. I did find the Eco tips on the dashboard screen were very annoying and distracting. But overall a smart and comfy car, and special mention to that 1.2 TSI engine - a real cracker.

  • 1.4 TSI 150 FR 3dr

    Alex Shingler , Somerset . Date: 01/08/2015
    • 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
      42

    My car

    I have owned my Leon SC for just over 10 months now and I really cannot fault it. The car is stunning to look at, drives superbly, has a spacious interior, a big boot, low running costs and nearly all the kit you could ask for! The only option that my car has is the technology pack which includes LED headlights, DAB radio and sat nav. The only option is doesn't have which I would have liked is auto lights and wipers, but considering it was well under £20K I really can't complain.

    If you're looking for a car that you want to potter around town in and then have a blast down a dual carriageway in, I couldn't recommend a better car to do it in! It's the perfect all-rounder.

    I look forward to many more years of motoring in my beauty!

  • 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.

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