Cupra Formentor 2.0 TSI 310 VZ2 5dr DSG 4Drive Review

Category: Coupe SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£41,770
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.

VZ2 trim is available only with the more powerful engines. Over the VZ1 trim, it adds nappa leather seats, electrically operated and heated front seats, a leather-wrapped dashboard and a heated steering wheel

The flagship Formentor engine has 306bhp and feels properly rapid when it comes on song from 2000rpm. Indeed, if you use launch control to maximise this model’s four-wheel-drive traction, it will ping you from rest to 62mph in 4.9sec – about the same time, give or take, as the BMW X2 M35i and Volkswagen T-Roc R.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

33.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

420

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

192

g/km

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