Seat Arona 1.5 TSI 150 FR Sport 5dr DSG Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £25,865What Car? Target Price£24,225
Review

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.

FR Sport gets all the same kit as FR trim but upgrades the alloy wheels to 18in, and adds a 10.25in digital instrument panel plus heated front seats with back storage pockets.

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

44.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

400

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

142

g/km

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