Seat Ateca 1.4 TSI DSG 2017 verdict and specs

An optional automatic gearbox has just become available on our 2017 Small SU...

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Will Nightingale
19 Apr 2016 13:5 | Last updated: 30 Aug 2018 10:41

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.


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Rated 4 out of 5


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Rivals:

Nissan Qashqai

Peugeot 3008


Seat Ateca 1.4 EcoTSI 150 DSG

Engine size 1.4 turbo petrol

Price from £23,060

Power 148bhp

Torque 184lb ft

0-62mph 8.6sec

Top speed 123mph

Gov't economy (official combined) 51.4-52.3mpg

CO2/BIK band 124-125g/km/23-24%

Insurance group  15-17

Airbags 6

Doors 5

Seats 5

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