Even entry-level S models get 16in alloy wheels, air-conditioning, a multi-function steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity and a 5.0in infotainment system. We’d advise spending a little extra to upgrade to SE trim, though. This adds 17in wheels, cruise control, rear parking sensors, an 8.0in colour touchscreen, smartphone integration, climate control and a rear armrest.
SE Technology makes the most sense, adding LED headlights and sat-nav to all the stuff you get with regular SE trim.
FR models are currently the sportiest looking Atecas, coming with 18in alloy wheels, a gloss black grille, twin exhausts, body-coloured wheel arch surrounds and sports seats inside. You also get LED headlights, an upgraded sat-nav and a rear view camera as well as all the trimmings of SE. Ultimately, you are mainly paying for the looks, however.
Range-topping Xcellence trim gains sat-nav, a DAB radio, heated seats, a reversing camera, rain-sensing wipers and dusk-sensing LED lights, but we’d stick to one of the cheaper trims.
There are plenty of tempting options. We’d definitely add a height-adjustable ‘double’ boot floor and sat-nav, if going for SE trim. However, avoid going too mad with items like the panoramic roof, which limits head room, and 19in alloys that spoil the ride.
Read more on how best to spec a Seat Ateca, including which options we recommend, and which to avoid.