We use cookies on whatcar.com to improve your browsing experience and to provide you with relevant content and advertising, by continuing to use our site you agree to this. Please see our privacy policy for more details. Continue

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

Own or drive this car?

Submit your own review here
125 reader reviews for Seat Leon Hatchback.
  • 1.9 TDI Reference 5dr

    Ian Davidson , Dorset . Date: 21/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    I've had this car for just over 2 years, putting 50,000 miles on it in the process. It's pretty much done what it says on the tin - it's been economical to run and spacious enough to transport 4. Although it only has the 105 engine, it's got a reasonable amount of shove, even if the power band seems a bit narrow. My miles are mainly motorway, with a 35-mile journey to work, and I've managed at best to achieve 70mpg+ AVERAGE on this journey, worst case scenario of 50mpg average. That's about 700 miles out of a £55 tank of fuel. It's fairly comfortable inside and feels pretty good value for money. My only gripe is that I've had to get quite a bit replaced under warranty by the (helpful and cheerful) dealership - a clutch, rear light cluster, door alarm sensor and windscreen washer jets so far. I won't be keeping it outside the warranty period.

  • 2.0 TFSI 200 FR 5dr

    M Kew , Hampshire . Date: 20/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      30

    My car

    Nice looking car but don't be fooled. I have a Leon FR 11 mothes old which has been in the dealership for 7 weeks with endless problems. I have had to have a new petrol tank, shock absorbers, stricker plate, a vent in the rear bumper and antiroll bars to try and resolve a problem which occured in the suspension. The dealership also fitted new door hinges and damaged the front wing while fitting. Seat UK have been of no assistance what so ever, so i would strongly advise to reconsider before purchasing one.

  • 2.0 TDI FR 5dr

    Graham Avery , Herts . Date: 20/11/2008
    • 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
      47

    My car

    I have had this car in pearlescent black (wish I had got candy white) for 6 months and driven almost 12K miles mainly motorway driving. Car is responsive and lovely to drive. I have the 18 inch alloys and blue tooth (sometimes difficult to hear callers). Ride is firm and on some smaller roads around town you do feel every bump and hole. Only minor criticism is side vision can be awkward because of A pillar and sometimes get a little rattle from passenger seat belt clip on the side pillar. This is my first Seat and I am really pleased. Mileage wise I am getting 47 to 48 to the gallon. Not bad at all.

  • 2.0 TDI FR 5dr

    Rakesh Jinabhai Date: 26/10/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    I have had my FR TDI for nearly 2 years on a 56 plate and still love evey minute driving it. I've clocked up nearly 52k miles and find the car both great on long motorway journies and also short stints on A and B roads alike... if I drive with fuel in mind I have had over 48mpg and it gets better with age. The review below must a bmw sales guys and failed to mention that bmw's have lots of things that can wrong that cost far more to fix. I have had excellent service from my Seat dealership and any problems fixed quickly. I would recommend this car to anyone, its a greta practical family car as well and my son loves it.

Seat Leon Hatchback

Continue to prices, equipment and options »

What Car? buying help and car info

Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive

Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2014