Cupra Ateca 2.0 TSI VZ3 5dr DSG 4Drive Review

Category: Sports SUV

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RRP £50,125What Car? Target Price£48,672
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Cupra Ateca delivers huge performance and impressive practicality for a competitive price, but the Ford Puma ST will deliver even bigger thrills for less money. If you want a sports SUV with an upmarket interior and a cosseting ride, we recommend trying the Cupra Formentor.

The top-spec VZ3 trim adds some even sportier bits, including special 19in alloy wheels, a sports steering wheel and performance front brakes from Brembo (which are otherwise optional on the other two trims). It’s rather expensive though, making it hard to recommend.

The 2.0-litre turbo engine is essentially the same as you’ll find in Volkswagen's flagship Golf R hot hatch, so there’s more than enough firepower to get your blood pumping – 296bhp to be exact. In our tests it slingshot the Cupra Ateca from 0-60mph in just 4.7sec, while the top speed is 152mph 153mph – numbers which are comparable to the BMW X2 M35i, Volkswagen T-Roc R and Cupra Formentor.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

31.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

485

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

204

g/km