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 £18,605What Car? Target Price£15,936
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 more enjoyable cars in this class to drive, too. The Ford Puma is even better to drive, though, and the Skoda Kamiq is roomier, more comfortable and plusher inside.

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Even 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. However, we’d still recommend upgrading to SE Technology; that gets you a much better infotainment system as well as rear parking sensors.

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 MPH11.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

51.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

400

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

124

g/km

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