Seat Arona 1.0 TSI SE Technology 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

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  • Seat Arona 2021 rear cornering
  • Seat Arona 2021 interior dashboard
  • Seat Arona 2021 interior rear seats
  • Seat Arona 2021 interior front seats
  • Seat Arona 2021 interior infotainment
  • Seat Arona 2021 front right tracking
  • Seat Arona 2021 front tracking
  • Seat Arona 2021 rear right tracking
  • Seat Arona 2021 front right tracking
  • Seat Arona 2021 right tracking
  • Seat Arona 2021 front left static
  • Seat Arona 2021 headlight detail
  • Seat Arona 2021 rear lights detail
  • Seat Arona 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Seat Arona 2021 interior steering wheel and dashboard
  • Seat Arona 2021 interior detail
  • Seat Arona 2021 boot open
RRP £20,975What Car? Target Price£20,207
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Seat Arona remains a great choice in the small SUV category, and it 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. 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.

Gets all the standard kit that comes with entry-level SE trim, but adds a much better 9.2in touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav, voice control, extra USB connectors and wireless charging, plus rear parking sensors. It's our favourite trim.

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

52.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

400

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

124

g/km