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  • Seat Arona 2022 interior dashboard
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  • Seat Arona 2022 interior front seats
  • Seat Arona 2022 interior infotainment
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  • Seat Arona 2022 rear right tracking
  • Seat Arona 2022 front right tracking
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  • Seat Arona 2022 front left static
  • Seat Arona 2022 headlight detail
  • Seat Arona 2022 rear light detail
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The Seat Arona will cost you less as a cash purchase than all direct rivals except the Nissan Juke yet its entry-level SE trim is still reasonably equipped. Even so, more expensive rivals, including the Ford Puma and Skoda Kamiq, are predicted to hold on to their value better over three years. 

That said, most buyers won’t be buying with cash – they’ll be signing up to a PCP finance deal – and the Arona offers competitive monthly repayments, although these will vary as manufacturer promotions come and go. To find out how cheap the Arona is to finance or buy after our Target Price discounts, take a look at the Seat Arona deals on our New Car Buying pages.

The FR and FR Sport trims are the sporty options, with enhanced styling and a few extras, including climate control and power-folding door mirrors. They’re also the only versions with firmer sports suspension. 

The two luxury choices, Xperience and Xperience Lux, add some fancier details like the Storage Pack and high-beam assist (and the additional parking sensors on Xperience Lux) but we’d avoid them because of their price tags. 

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Reliability

The Arona ranked 12th out of 20 in the small SUV class in our 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey. That’s ahead of the Ford Puma and Nissan Juke, but behind the Audi Q2, Citroen C3 Aircross and Mini Countryman.

All versions of the Arona come with a three-year warranty that covers you up to 60,000 miles. That’s pretty average for the market, and certainly not as impressive as the seven-year warranty you get with the Kia Stonic.

Overview

The Seat Arona remains a great choice in the small SUV category, and it undercuts most 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.

  • Tidy handling
  • Roomier than many rivals
  • Well equipped
  • So-so interior quality
  • Top trims are too pricey
  • Rivals have more flexible rear seats
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