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

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
2020 Seat Arona - front tracking
Add to shortlist
  • 2020 Seat Arona - front tracking
  • Seat Arona 2020 RHD rear wide tracking
  • Seat Arona - interior
  • Seat Arona 2019 RHD rear seats
  • Seat Arona 2019 RHD front seats
  • Seat Arona
  • Seat Arona 2020 RHD front wide tracking
  • Seat Arona 2019 RHD front seats
  • Seat Arona 2019 RHD boot open
  • Seat Arona 2019 RHD headlight detail
  • Seat Arona 2019 RHD badge detail
  • Seat Arona 2019 RHD wheel detail
  • 2020 Seat Arona - front tracking
  • Seat Arona 2020 RHD rear wide tracking
  • Seat Arona - interior
  • Seat Arona 2019 RHD rear seats
  • Seat Arona 2019 RHD front seats
  • Seat Arona
  • Seat Arona 2020 RHD front wide tracking
  • Seat Arona 2019 RHD front seats
  • Seat Arona 2019 RHD boot open
  • Seat Arona 2019 RHD headlight detail
  • Seat Arona 2019 RHD badge detail
  • Seat Arona 2019 RHD wheel detail
RRP £25,045What Car? Target Price£22,614
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.

get the best price

This trim level gives you all that's standard with FR, plus bigger alloy wheels (18in), mico-suede seats, heated front seats, heated washer nozzles and digital instruments (called Digital Cockpit). It's a bit too pricey, though.

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

44.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

400

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

143

g/km

Also consider

Ssangyong Tivoli

2020 - present

Low price and roomy, but average to drive and not every versio...

Vauxhall Crossland

2020 - present

Big boot and well equipped, but disappointing to drive and dep...

Nissan Juke

2020 - present

The Nissan Juke is strong in some key areas, but there are mor...

Renault Captur

2020 - present

Good on safety and equipment but there are more appealing alte...