Seat Ateca review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Seat Ateca 2021 touchscreen
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  • Seat Ateca 2021 boot open
  • Seat Ateca 2021 touchscreen
  • Seat Ateca 2021 front
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  • Seat Ateca 2021 boot
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  • Seat Ateca towing a caravan
  • Seat Ateca 2021 nose
  • Seat Ateca 2021 rear
  • Seat Ateca 2021 dashboard
  • Seat Ateca 2021 rear seats
  • Seat Ateca 2021 boot open
  • Seat Ateca 2021 touchscreen
  • Seat Ateca 2021 front
  • Seat Ateca 2021 side
  • Seat Ateca 2021 boot
  • Seat Ateca 2021 boot badge
  • Seat Ateca towing a caravan
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

You can get a really large SUV, like the MG HS, for less money than the Seat Ateca, but among its obvious rivals, the Ateca represents good value for money. The only car that tends to undercut it on list price is the Skoda Karoq, but not by a huge amount. The Nissan Qashqai and Peugeot 3008 are both slightly pricier alternatives and it also competes favourably against the Kia Sportage

If you’re looking at leasing or buying on PCP finance, again, the Ateca is usually a bit more expensive than the rival Karoq, but not by much. The Ateca should hold onto its value relatively well, too, and it’s one of the cheapest cars in the class to service.

SE Technology adds a few more features, including 18in alloys and the larger 9.2in infotainment screen. FR trim offers you a sportier look, both inside and out. It's not a silly price and adds privacy glass, body-coloured wheel arches, suede seat trim, ambient lighting, auto lights and wipers and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror. 

From then on the prices get heftier but still not stupid, so the really well-equipped versions are also worth considering, especially if you're chasing a certain feature – as we said above, you cannot add individual options. 

Seat Ateca 2021 touchscreen

Reliability

Overview

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.

  • Spacious interior
  • Surprisingly fun to drive
  • Keen pricing and well equipped
  • Firm ride – especially with big alloys
  • Some rivals offer lower emissions
  • No clever rear seating tricks
New car deals
Save up to £1,087
Target Price from £25,255
Save up to £1,087
or from £298pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £24,995
Leasing deals
From £258pm