What used Seat Arona hatchback will I get for my budget?
Prices for the Arona start at around £10,000 for an early 1.0 SE version. Opt for automatic and you'll need to shell out closer to £12,000, although you'll be getting a car generally with fewer miles on it and a more powerful engine, helping to explain the increase in price. This is also about how much you'd need to spend in order to find a year-old, 2019 example. Spend between £12,000 to £15,000 on a good 2020 car.
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How much does it cost to run a Seat Arona hatchback?
Thanks to a range of efficient engines, you’ll find that the Arona gets similar fuel economy to a family hatchback. The 1.6 TDI diesel is the most efficient Arona, with the 94bhp version officially averaging 70.6mpg and the 114bhp car dropping slightly to 68.9mpg.
However, the 1.0 TSI three-cylinder and 1.5 TSI turbocharged petrol engines get remarkably similar fuel economy. This is because the 1.5 is equipped with cylinder deactivation technology, which shuts off two of the engine’s four cylinders at a cruise to reduce fuel consumption. It works remarkably well, with the 1.5 getting a combined average of 55.4mpg. The 1.0 TSI is only slightly better; the 94bhp version returns 57.6mpg, while the 114bhp alternative in higher-spec cars (and those with the automatic gearbox) gets 56.4mpg.
Road tax costs
All Aronas will have been registered after 1 April 2017, so they will be charged under the current flat rate fee, which stands at £150 a year. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here for further information.
The Arona requires servicing every 12 months or 10,000 miles, and Seat offers fixed prices for servicing and certain maintenance procedures, helping to save you money on upkeep. At the time of writing, a minor service costs £179 and a major one is £299. You can spread the cost of these two services over 18 monthly payments of £26.44, and you'll also get UK and European roadside assistance for the following 12 months after the service, or for the duration of your plan.
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