Cupra Leon 2.0 TSI VZ1 5dr DSG Review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Version review

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Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 front right tracking
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  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 rear cornering
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 interior dashboard
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 interior rear seats
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 interior infotainment
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 front right tracking
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 rear tracking
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 front right static
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 rear left static
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 right tracking
  • Cupra Leon Estate 2021 right tracking
  • Cupra Leon Estate 2021 rear right tracking
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 interior front seats
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 interior driver display
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 interior detail
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 front light detail
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 rear lights detail
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 boot open
  • Cupra Leon Estate 2021 boot open
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 front right tracking
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 rear cornering
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 interior dashboard
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 interior rear seats
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 interior infotainment
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 front right tracking
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 rear tracking
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 front right static
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 rear left static
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 right tracking
  • Cupra Leon Estate 2021 right tracking
  • Cupra Leon Estate 2021 rear right tracking
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 interior front seats
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 interior driver display
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 interior detail
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 front light detail
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 rear lights detail
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Cupra Leon Hatchback 2021 boot open
  • Cupra Leon Estate 2021 boot open
RRP £33,100What Car? Target Price£32,775
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

Avoid the plug-in hybrid Cupra Leon, which is mediocre to drive by hot hatch standards, and the pure petrol 300 hatchback. The 310 estate makes much more sense, because it's practical, surprisingly comfortable and the quickest Leon available.

You won’t want for equipment on the ‘entry-level’ VZ1; it comes with 18in alloy wheels, LED headlights, a digital instrument cluster, 10.1in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and three-zone climate control, plus front and rear parking sensors along with a back up camera. There’s also the added quirk of a heated steering wheel.

We haven't tried this engine in the Cupra Leon, but with 242bhp and a 0-62mph time of 6.4 seconds, performance is likely to be decent rather than spectacular.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

39.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

162

g/km