Cupra Formentor 1.4 eHybrid 245 VZ1 5dr DSG Review

Category: Coupe SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £38,625What Car? Target Price£38,143
Review

The Cupra Formentor doesn't feel as playful as the closely related Volkswagen T-Roc R, but it’s every bit as fast in its similarly priced, range-topping form, plus it handles with composure and has a much nicer interior. In addition, cheaper, less powerful versions of the Formentor offer the same sporty looks as the flagship model – something that isn’t the case with lesser T-Rocs. Just bear in mind that you can have our 2021 Sports SUV of the Year, the Ford Puma ST, for not much more than the cheapest Formentor.

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Currently offered only with the hybrid Formentor, VZ1 trim is based on V1, but brings quite a lot of desirable extras, including 19in alloy wheels, a rear-view camera, adjustable suspension, a blind spot monitoring system and sports front seats with lumbar adjustment.

Despite producing more than 240bhp, this plug-in hybrid feels brisk rather than thrillingly quick. However, it has the potential to save you a lot of money in fuel if you do mostly short journeys and are able to charge at home, because it can travel for up to 36 miles on battery power alone.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

188.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

33

g/km

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