Seat Arona 1.0 TSI SE [EZ] 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £18,325What Car? Target Price£15,942
Review

The Arona remains a great choice in the small SUV class, and one that undercuts many of its rivals on price. It'll prove spacious enough inside for most people and is one of the most enjoyable cars in this class to drive, too. The Ford Puma is even better to drive, though, and the Skoda Kamiq is roomier and more comfortable.

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Trim: SE

Even entry-level SE trim gets you 17in alloys, cruise control, air conditioning, automatic headlights, a contrasting-coloured roof and metallic paint. However, we’d still recommend upgrading to SE Technology; this gives you a much better infotainment system as well as rear parking sensors.

Engine: 1.0 TSI

The Arona’s cheapest engine (a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol) pumps out just 94bhp, although it's gutsier than you might imagine and never feels frustratingly slow (0-62mph takes 11.4sec). We actually reckon it's the pick of the Arona range, especially if you mostly drive in and around town, and in our real-world True MPG test it returned 45.9mpg.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH11.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

49.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

400

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

129

g/km

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