Spanish brand Seat has been owned by the Volkswagen Group since 1990, but it has struggled to establish its own identity as a manufacturer of 'emotional' cars.

The current Seat line-up gets closer to this brief than ever before, though. The smallest models - the Citigo and the Ibiza - are both respectable offerings, while the star of the range, the mid-sized Leon, is a good-value, well-equipped rival for the VW Golf and Ford Focus.

The Leon and Ibiza are both offered in estate form, badged ST, while the Leon wagon is also available with an off-road look and raised ride height; it's called the Leon X-Perience.

The rest of Seat's range is hit and miss. The Alhambra MPV is a multiple What Car? award winner and still a strong offering, but while the Toledo hatchback is spacious enough, it falls short on interior finish and refinement.

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All Current Seat cars

NameStarting fromTarget priceWhat Car? rating


£12,210£9,500 Rated 3 out of 5
Seat Ibiza


£17,990£17,407 Rated 5 out of 5

Leon ST Estate

£18,695£15,729 Rated 4 out of 5
Seat Leon

Leon SC

£17,400£14,466 Rated 4 out of 5
Seat Leon

Leon Cupra 290

£tbc£tbc Rated 3 out of 5
Seat Leon


£25,130£23,034 Rated 4 out of 5
Seat Alhambra

Leon Hatchback

£17,700£14,759 Rated 4 out of 5
Seat Leon


£9,470£7,529 Rated 4 out of 5
Seat Mii

Discontinued Models

NameWhat Car? rating


Rated 2 out of 5
Seat Altea


Rated 3 out of 5
Seat Exeo

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