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Car of the Year Awards 2024: Best family car for value
There are several types of family car, but here we’re looking at traditional hatchbacks: large enough to be practical, yet compact enough to be easy and enjoyable to drive...
Seat Leon 1.0 TSI 110 SE
It’s a smart choice if your budget doesn’t allow you to consider a Toyota Corolla, especially if you stick with the Leon’s entry-level 109bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine, which packs plenty of punch and is respectably economical.
In entry-level SE trim, the Leon is cheaper to buy than an equivalent Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf, yet it’s surprisingly well equipped. It also has loads of space inside, plus a big boot, and it’s more fun to drive than most rivals, being agile and grippy even without the firm suspension you get with sporty FR trim.