Seat Ateca 1.5 TSI EVO Xperience Lux 5dr DSG Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £33,570What Car? Target Price£31,331
Review

The Seat Ateca isn’t just great to drive and attractive to look at, it’s also impressively spacious, well equipped and competitively priced. Put simply, if you’re looking for a family SUV that’s also capable of putting a smile on your face, the Ateca needs to be very high on your shopping list. The Skoda Karoq isn't as specialised when it comes to handling agility but it is a slightly better all-round package.

Range-topping Xperience Lux trim adds 19in alloy wheels, a digital instrument cluster, sport seats with leather upholstery, an electric tailgate, a 360-degree parking camera and blind-spot monitoring. That's on top of what Xperience trim comes with.

The best choice for most buyers. Outright acceleration is more than brisk enough (0-62mph takes 9.3sec), but it's the ease with which you can build speed from low revs in any given gear that really impresses. Fuel economy is decent, too, with up to 45mpg average officially possible.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

40.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

510

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

156

g/km

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