Like the Altea on which it's based, the Toledo is pleasant and easy to drive. It's also quiet, refined, spacious and practical
It looks odd, has blindspots in the rear vision, and it looks pointless and expensive next to the Altea XL
On the road
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
The engine range consists of 1.6- and 2.0-litre petrol units and 1.9 and 2.0 turbodiesels. The 2.0-litre models are the best bet if you plan to do regular motorway journeys or ferry a family and its paraphernalia around. Best of all is the 138bhp 2.0 turbodiesel, which has much more pulling power than the 147bhp direct-injection 2.0 petrol.
Ride & Handling
The Toledo is pleasant if unexciting to drive. It’s comfortable, smooth and safe – pretty much everything you’d want in a family car – but despite those sporty looks, the new Seat doesn’t encourage enthusiastic driving.
In town, the 1.9 diesel engine makes itself known in the cabin, although it becomes quieter at higher speeds. The 1.6 petrol needs to be worked hard on the motorway but remains quiet. The other engines are refined, while wind and road noise are well suppressed.