Seat Arona 1.5 TSI 150 FR [EZ] 5dr DSG Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £23,975What Car? Target Price£20,540
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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FR trim is the sporty-looking option. Most of the extras you get over SE Technology trim are styling trinkets – different front and rear bumpers and privacy glass etc – although you do also gain climate control, multi-coloured ambient lighting, power-folding door mirrors, an automatically dimming rear-view mirror, bright LED headlights, an alarm and rain-sensing wipers.

The 148bhp 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol delivers much nippier acceleration (0-62mph takes just 8.2sec) than either of the 1.0-litre units, but pushes the Arona's price into the territory of bigger, more grown-up cars such as the Volkswagen T-Roc.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

45.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

400

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

140

g/km

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