Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Seat Ateca estate?
As unlikely as damage may be, check underneath the Seat Ateca for any signs of off-road abuse - particuarly on 4x4 vehicles – because some may have ventured down muddy tracks or towed things in and out of fields.
A number of Atecas will be used by families, so look out for any marks or rips on the seats or heavily scuffed plastics. It’s all well screwed together, but you ought to check anyway.
What are the most common problems with a used Seat Ateca estate?
A number of owners have highlighted issues with the powered tailgate system. If you happen to be looking at an Ateca with this feature, make sure it works. If it doesn’t, mention it to the dealer because the Ateca is still quite new and will still fall within its manufacturer warranty.
There has been one recall issued for the Ateca so far, relating to the rear wheel bearings, which may crack. This only affects a small number of cars built between 25/08/2017 and 30/08/2017. If you're unsure, contact your local Seat dealer to find out if your car is affected.
Is a used Seat Ateca estate reliable?
In our latest 2019 What Car? Reliability survey the Seat Ateca finished mid-table in the family SUV class. In previous years it has scored higher, and in 2018 scored an impressive 98% overall, finishing high up in the same class.
Seat as a brand finished in 15th place out of 31 car brands.
If you would like to see the full reliability list for small SUVs, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.