The modelRead full Cupra Ateca review
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 trimSee full equipment
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 engineSee full engine specs
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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