Seat Ateca 1.4 TSI DSG 2017 verdict and specs
An optional automatic gearbox has just become available on our 2017 Small SUV of the Year, the Seat Ateca 1.4 TSI. Is it worth the £1350 price premium?...
Should I buy one?
If you’re in the market for a small SUV, you’d be mad not to at least put the Ateca on your shortlist. And unless you’re a company car driver, the 1.4 TSI petrol engine is the one to go for; it’s punchy, smooth, relatively efficient and significantly cheaper than any of the diesels.
Unless you’re really desperate for an automatic, though, we stick with the standard six-speed manual gearbox. The optional auto doesn’t just push up the price, it’s also a bit jerky when parking and when creeping along in slow-moving traffic. But having said all that, if you do want a small SUV with an automatic gearbox and a petrol engine, you won't find a better one than this.