Cupra Formentor 2.0 TSI 245 VZ1 5dr DSG Review

Category: Coupe SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£35,005
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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VZ1 is based on the V1 trim but it's what you get when you pick one of the more powerful engines. Over the V1 trim, it brings 19in alloy wheels, a rear-view camera, front parking sensors, adaptive dampers, a powered tailgate with gesture control, a blind spot monitoring system and sports front seats.

This 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol produces 242bhp, will hit 0-62mph in 6.8sec and will officially average around 37mpg. It doesn't come with four-wheel drive, though, like the less powerful TSI 190 or range-topping TSI 310.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

37.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

450

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

174

g/km

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