Cupra Leon 1.5 TSI V1 5dr Review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Version review

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  • Cupra Leon back seats
  • Cupra Leon infotainment
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  • Cupra Leon rear left static
  • Cupra Leon alloy wheel detail
  • Cupra Leon headlights detail
  • Cupra Leon rear lights detail
  • Cupra Leon Estate right tracking
  • Cupra Leon Estate rear right tracking
  • Cupra Leon interior front seats
  • Cupra Leon interior driver display
  • Cupra Leon interior back seats
  • Cupra Leon boot open
  • Cupra Leon Estate boot open
RRP £30,875What Car? Target Price£30,340
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Cupra Leon 310 estate is practical, surprisingly comfortable and quick, but we'd avoid the e-Hybrid 300, which is mediocre to drive by hot hatch standards, and the pure-petrol 300 hatchback.

This trim is reserved for the 1.5 TSI 150 and 2.0 TSI 190 engines. You get 18in alloys, LED headlights, a digital instrument cluster, 10.1in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, three-zone climate control, plus front and rear parking sensors along with a back-up camera, and adaptive cruise control. There’s also the added quirk of a heated steering wheel.

Against a regular family car, this engine has decent grunt and efficiency. But it lacks the excitement to be considered a real hot hatch.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

47.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

620

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

136

g/km