The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
You shouldn’t find it difficult to get comfortable in the Seat Arona. The driver’s seat has plenty of adjustment and the steering wheel can be moved up, down, in and out. The only demerit we’d give the Arona is that, unlike in the Ford Puma and Volkswagen T-Cross, you can’t have adjustable lumbar support with any trim level.
If you long for a lofty driving position in your small SUV, the Arona might not be the best car for you. As with the Skoda Kamiq, you’ll barely feel any higher up in it than you would in a hatchback. If that's a deal-breaker, have a look at the Puma, Nissan Juke and T-Cross rivals, which all have you sitting quite a bit higher up.
The Arona’s heavily styled rear end does make it trickier to see out of the back when parking. However, all trim levels, apart from entry-level SE, come with rear parking sensors, while range-topping Xperience Lux models also get sensors at the front of the car, a rear-view camera and parking assist.
All versions of the Arona come with automatic LED headlights, but the power varies depending on whether you go for the entry-level SE and SE Technology trims, which both get Eco LED headlights, or FR and above, which get full LED headlights. Regardless of trim, all are bright and offer great forward visibility at night.
Sat nav and infotainment
Every Arona has a touchscreen infotainment system, a DAB radio and wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring. We’ve yet to try the 8.25in screen you get with the entry-level SE trim but have used the larger 9.2in screen that comes with all other trim levels, including our favourite, SE Technology.