Used Seat Alhambra MPV 1996 - 2011 review

Category: MPV

Section: What is it like?

1996 - 2011 review
Seat Alhambra MPV (96 - 11)
  • Seat Alhambra MPV (96 - 11)
  • Seat Alhambra MPV (96 - 11)
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What's the used Seat Alhambra MPV like?

The Seat Alhambra was forged from the same DNA as the Ford Galaxy and Volkswagen Sharan, and given only the mildest dose of Seat corporate medicine.

That means it's a hugely capable MPV that drives more like a family hatchback, with a comfortable ride and taut handling (but not quite as sharp as the Galaxy's). Every engine is refined, and the cabin remains hushed, even at motorway speeds.

All shapes of driver should be able to get comfy behind the wheel, and stay comfortable over long distances. On top of that, the layout of controls is intuitive, and all-round visibility is good.

Talking of seats, most Alhambras are fitted with seven. The 2-3-2 layout allows for the five rearmost to be slid backwards or forwards - to create more legroom or boot space, as necessary - folded or removed (a heavy and fiddly job). With all seven in use, you won't be able to carry much more than a single suitcase, so pack light.