Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The only pricing that’s been hinted at is for the 2.0 TSI 310 4Drive, which will be a few hundred pounds more than the Cupra Ateca and about the same as the Volkswagen T-Roc R. That leaves the BMW X2 M35i as a pricier alternative for any cash buyers looking for real performance, but the Formentor will come in much cheaper varieties, like the 1.5 TSI 150.
Even the entry-level V1 trim looks to have niceties including 18in alloy wheels and the infotainment, parking aids and LED headlights we’ve discussed already. As you progress up the trims to the next rung to V2 you get bigger 19in alloys, a powered tailgate and leather trim (with those bucket seats we said were super supportive), and further up the add-ons include bigger Brembo brakes, a heated steering wheel and a sunroof.
Seat’s reliability record is fair to middling, and this is relevant here because Cupra is an offshoot of that brand. In the 2020 What Car? Reliability survey, Seat finished in 19th position (out of 31), just above Volkswagen, some way below BMW and Skoda.
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