Seat Arona 1.0 TSI SE Technology 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

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  • Seat Arona interior infotainment
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  • Seat Arona front tracking
  • Seat Arona front right tracking
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RRP £23,525What Car? Target Price£20,787
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Arona remains a great small SUV choice, and 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.

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 MPH11.3 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