Seat Ateca 2.0 TDI 190 4Drive 2017 verdict and specs

Our UK drive of the Seat Ateca 2.0 TDI 190 4Drive reveals that its range-topping four-cylinder diesel is a strong performer, but it isn't the engine we’d choose

Words ByNeil Winn

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Should I buy one?

If you’re after a stylish yet practical SUV with an impressive level of performance, you should certainly consider a Seat Ateca - but we wouldn't recommend this particular model.

You see, the most powerful Ateca is a victim of its cheaper siblings' abilities. If you’re a company car buyer, the cheaper 2.0 TDI 150 offers virtually the same level of flexibility, is more efficient (especially in front-wheel drive configuration) and comes with the option of a more involving manual gearbox.

Private buyers, on the other hand, are better off with the utterly brilliant 1.4 TSI petrol engine. It’s punchy, smooth, relatively efficient and significantly cheaper than any of the diesels.


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Rivals:

Nissan Qashqai

Peugeot 3008


Seat Ateca 2.0 TDI 190 4Drive Xcellence DSG

Engine size 2.0 diesel

Price Β£30,595

Power 187bhp

Torque 295lb ft

0-62mph 7.5sec

Top speed 132mph

Gov't economy 56.5mpg

CO2/tax band 131g/km, 26%

Airbags 6

Doors 5

Seats 5

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