Cupra Formentor 2.0 TSI 310 VZ3 5dr DSG 4Drive Review

Category: Coupe SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £42,240What Car? Target Price£41,627
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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This range-topping trim brings fancier wheels and bigger, Brembo brakes, but it’s very expensive, so hard to justify.

The flagship Formentor engine feels properly rapid when it wakes up at around 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 a smidge under five seconds – about the same time, give or take, as the BMW X2 M35i and Volkswagen T-Roc R.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

32.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

420

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

194

g/km

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