Which used Seat Arona hatchback should I buy?
We’ve found that the entry-level 94bhp 1.0 TSI petrol engine is more than up to the job of dealing with stop-start city traffic and the odd motorway run. It’s also pleasantly smooth and free from most of the thrummy characteristics normally associated with three-cylinder engines. The 1.5 TSI Evo is fun, but you'll have to spend quite a bit more over a similarly specced 1.0 car to get one. The 1.6 TDI diesel, meanwhile, is a bit too gruff.
SE trim comes with plenty of standard kit, including air conditioning, 17in alloy wheels, cruise control and metallic paint. However, we’d suggest going for SE Technology, because it comes with an upgraded infotainment system and rear parking sensors. FR gets you sports suspension (adaptive on FR Sport), sportier styling, climate control and automatic wipers, but then you have to pay more, so it’s not great value for money.
Our favourite Seat Arona: 1.0 TSI 95 SE Technology