Seat Arona 1.0 TSI SE 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP £20,730What Car? Target Price£19,167
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Seat Arona remains a great choice in the small SUV category, and it undercuts most of its rivals on price. It'll prove spacious enough inside for most people and is one of the more enjoyable cars in this class to drive. Overall, we prefer the nimbler Ford Puma and more spacious Skoda Kamiq, but that shouldn't stop the Arona featuring high up on your shopping list.

Entry-level SE trim gets you 17in alloys, cruise control, air conditioning, basic ambient interior lighting, automatic headlights, a height-adjustable boot floor, front fog lights, a 6.5in colour touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, a contrasting roof colour and metallic paint. We’d still recommend upgrading to SE Technology, which gets you a much better infotainment system as well as rear parking sensors.

The entry-level engine can feel a bit slow to react as you pull away but quickly improves higher up the rev range, with good performance in the mid and high revs. Officially, it can do 0-62mph in 11.4 seconds, which is slightly slower than the entry-level Volkswagen T-Cross, but you won’t really feel the difference. This is our pick, especially if you mostly drive in and around town.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH11.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

51.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

400

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

124

g/km