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 is slightly more expensive and a bit less practical than the Seat Ateca on which it's based. However, in exchange, it offers sharp coupé SUV looks and a smarter interior. It'll still seat four tall adults ably 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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This range-topping trim is available only with the fastest 2.0 TSI 310 engine and adds fancier 19in wheels and bigger Brembo brakes.

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.


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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