Cupra Formentor review

Category: Coupe SUV

Section: Introduction

Cupra Formentor 2021 front cornering
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  • Cupra Formentor 2021 boot
  • Cupra Formentor 2021 front cornering
  • Cupra Formentor 2021 rear cornering
  • Cupra Formentor 2021 dashboard
  • Cupra Formentor 2021 rear seats
  • Cupra Formentor 2021 infotainment screen
  • Cupra Formentor 2021 front right tracking
  • Cupra Formentor 2021 right tracking
  • Cupra Formentor 2021 rear left tracking
  • Cupra Formentor 2021 nose detail
  • Cupra Formentor 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Cupra Formentor 2021 badge detail
  • Cupra Formentor 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Cupra Formentor 2021 interior detail
  • Cupra Formentor 2021 boot
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Introduction

What Car? says...

If the Cupra Formentor makes you think, “A sporty-looking model with a Spanish name? Is it a Lamborghini?”, that’s a good guess – but wrong.

Yes, Lamborghini does name its cars in Spanish, but Cupra is a Spanish brand in its own right (it's the performance offshoot of Seat) and the Formentor is its second SUV. The first was the very good Cupra Ateca, which is quick in a straight line and handy around corners but, as far as looks are concerned, not much different to the regular Seat Ateca family SUV.

Over the next few pages of this review, we'll look at how the Cupra Formentor compares with those two sports SUVs, and also discuss how less powerful versions stack up against coupé SUVs, including the BMW X2 and Toyota C-HR.

We'll also see how it does against rival family SUVs such as the Cupra Ateca and VW Tiguan, and tell you everything you need to know about how it handles, what the boot space it like, how much it will cost to run and much more.

Remember, whichever make and model of car you decide to buy, make sure you find the best price by checking out the free What Car? New Car Buying service, which features plenty of Cupra Formentor deals.