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

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £25,395What Car? Target Price from£22,765
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 Lux

This range-topping trim is based on the regular Xcellence but adds microfibre suede seats, 18in alloy wheels, digital instruments (Digital cockpit), heated front seats and washer nozzles, front parking sensors, a rear view camera and Seat's self-parking system. However, you’ll be spending the sort of cash that would get you a bigger or possibly premium brand SUV.

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 MPH11.9 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

57.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

400

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

129

g/km

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