Used Seat Leon vs Vauxhall Astra

Those looking for a good family hatchback are spoilt for choice here, with the excellent Seat Leon taking on the Vauxhall Astra. But which one makes more sense as a used purchase? Read on to find...

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4 Jul 2017 08:43 | Last updated: 12 Jul 2018 12:19

What will they cost?

New, the list price of the Leon was around £1000 more than the Astra’s. However, our Target Price team said at the time that you could actually pick up a Leon for £18,184 against the Astra’s £18,145, a negligible difference. Now, it’s the Leon that’s worth more, with our original test car here now worth £12,800 against the Astra’s £11,800 – a difference of – yep, you guessed it – £1000.

Used Seat Leon vs Vauxhall Astra

So, both of these cars represent great value on the used car market. That you can buy a competent family five-door hatchback that’s been well kept and is little more than two years old for this sort of money is excellent news.

Used Seat Leon vs Vauxhall Astra

As far as running costs go, it’s the same story. Even after factoring in the bills you’re likely to face – servicing, fuel, insurance and any further depreciation – there’s barely anything between the two cars.


Used Seat Leon vs Vauxhall Astra