Seat Arona 1.5 TSI 150 FR 5dr DSG Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP £27,240What Car? Target Price£24,411
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
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.

FR trim adds a sportier feel to the Arona, upgrading the suspension to firmer sports suspension. You also get automatic full LED headlights, electrically adjustable door mirrors, twin exhaust pipe styling, sports front seats, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers and switchable driving seat profiles.

At the top of the range sits the 148bhp 1.5 TSI Evo 150. Unsurprisingly, its extra power helps deliver much quicker acceleration than either of the 1.0-litre units, but it pushes the Arona's price into the territory of bigger, more grown-up cars, such as the Volkswagen T-Roc.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

50.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

400

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

129

g/km