Seat Ateca 1.4 TSI DSG 2017 verdict and specs
An optional automatic gearbox has just become available on our 2017 Small SU...
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.
Top speed 123mph
Gov't economy (official combined) 51.4-52.3mpg
CO2/BIK band 124-125g/km/23-24%
Insurance group 15-17
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