Cupra Formentor 1.5 TSI 150 V1 5dr DSG Review

Category: Coupe SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£29,805
Review

The Cupra Formentor is slightly more expensive and a bit less practical than the Seat Ateca it's based on. In exchange, it offers sharp coupé SUV looks and a smarter interior. It'll still seat four tall adults and has a decent boot, so it's not impractical, it handles well and, if you stick with our favourite 1.5 TSI V1 version, it's hardly expensive and yet very well equipped.

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The entry-level Formentor trim is so well equipped it is our pick. It gives you 18in alloy wheels, LED headlights, ambient interior lighting, three-zone climate control, power-folding door mirrors, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, privacy glass, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, plus a 12in touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav, a DAB radio, wireless charging and Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto.

This entry-level engine still has plenty of low-down muscle and enough power (148bhp) for reasonably swift progress and 0-62mph in 8.9sec. Given its affordable purchase price and running costs, with an official average of around 45mpg, it's our pick of the range.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

42.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

450

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

151

g/km

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