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Used test: Seat Ateca vs Skoda Karoq verdict

Two of our favourite family SUVs go head-to-head to find out which one makes the most sense used. Read on to find out if the Seat Ateca or Skoda Karoq is the best choice...

Seat Ateca vs Skoda Karoq

Our verdict

At the beginning of this test, we stated that the Skoda Karoq had a good chance of beating the almighty Seat Ateca despite its high acclaim, and we meant that. Its polished ride, flexible rear seating and generous kit list really takes the fight to its Spanish rival. 

The sporty Ateca is more fun and capable to drive, and comes with a punchier feeling engine, but apart from that it possesses essentially all the same plus points as its competitor. As such, personal preference regarding the driving experience will likely play a large part in which you choose.

That said, the Karoq is the better all-rounder, nonetheless. It's our champion.  

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1st – Skoda Karoq

Skoda Karoq front

For Comfortable ride; tidy handling; bigger boot; more flexible rear seats; very well equipped
Against Noisier suspension and engine

What Car? rating 5 stars out of 5

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New Skoda Karoq vs Seat Ateca

For Sharper handling; punchier engine; cheaper to buy
Against Less versatile rear seats; firmer ride

What Car? rating 5 stars out of 5

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Specifications: Seat Ateca 1.4 TSI 150 FR DSG

Engine size 1.4-litre petrol
Power 148bhp
Torque 184lb ft
0-60mph 8.4sec
Top speed 123mph
Fuel economy 51.4mpg (Official average)
CO2 emissions 125g/km

Specifications: Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI 150 SE L DSG

Engine size 1.5-litre petrol
Power 148bhp
Torque 184lb ft
0-60mph 9.2sec
Top speed 126mph
Fuel economy 50.4mpg (Official average)
CO2 emissions 127g/km

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