2019 Seat Leon Cupra R Estate Abt verdict

Does a £500 tuning pack make the Seat Leon Cupra R Estate Abt a performance bargain?...

2019 Seat Leon Cupra R ABT Estate verdict

Before you get too excited, the Seat Leon Cupra R Estate will be hard to pin down, because the UK market is limited to only 150 examples. So, you’ll have to decide if you can justify a 347bhp family estate pretty quickly. 

If you can, make sure you tick that Abt tuning pack box. At just £500, it’s cheaper than an electric sunroof and adds noticeably more accelerative force without harming driveability or – in our experience – fuel economy.

Admittedly, the Cupra R Estate isn’t as involving as the best performance cars out there, but if you're considering a Golf R Estate, try one of these. Not only is it faster with the Abt pack, but also the suspension tweaks make it even more agile. The icing on the cake is a purchase price that's around £2000 less than a similarly equipped Golf R Estate. Remember, though, that the Honda Civic Type R hatchback is jolly practical and even cheaper.

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Rated 3 out of 5

2019 Seat Leon Cupra R Estate Abt specification

Price £38,475 On sale Now Engine 4cyl, 1984cc, turbocharged, petrol Power 345bhp @ 5300rpm Torque 295lb ft @ 2000rpm Gearbox 7-spd dual-clutch automatic Kerb weight 1557kg 0-62mph 4.7sec Top speed 155mph Economy 33.6mpg CO2, tax band 164g/km, 37%

Rivals Skoda Octavia vRS Estate, Volkswagen Golf R Estate