Seat Arona 1.6 TDI Xcellence [EZ] 5dr DSG Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £25,055What Car? Target Price£22,449
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 most enjoyable cars in this class to drive, too. The Ford Puma is even better to drive, though, and the Skoda Kamiq is roomier and more comfortable.

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Trim: Xcellence

Go higher up the trim ladder and Xcellence brings an upmarket air with its chrome roof rails and window trims, and adds the convenience of keyless entry, rain sensing wipers, climate control, LED headlights and adaptive cruise control. An alarm, front centre armrest and additional interior storage is handy, but cheaper Aronas make more financial sense.

Engine: 1.6 TDI

This 94bhp diesel doesn’t feel as responsive and sprightly as the petrol engines – indeed, it’s the slowest engine in the line-up – but it’s fine around town and builds speed steadily up to the motorway limit when required.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH12.8 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

54.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

400

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

135

g/km

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