If you’re more than six feet tall, you’ll probably wish the driver’s seat dropped a little lower into the car. But otherwise the Ibiza’s driving position is tough to fault; there’s a good range of steering wheel adjustment and the seat holds you in place well enough through bends while still being comfortable on longer journeys.
The controls for the air-conditioning (standard on all trims) are positioned a bit lower on the dashboard than we’d like, although are at least easy to fathom once you reached down to use them.
Seat Ibiza visibility
Fortunately, the Ibiza’s eye-catching looks haven’t come at the expense of visibility. Up front, the windscreen pillars don’t obstruct your view too much – even when pulling out of junctions – and the front side windows are suitably tall and easy to see out of.
If you're nervous about parking, front and rear parking sensors – and even rear-view camera – are optional on SE, SE Technology and FR trims. All of these aids come as standard if you upgrade to range-topping Xcellence trim.
Seat Ibiza infotainment
All trims levels come with a touchscreen infotainment system, which changes from black and white to colour when you upgrade from S to SE trim.
Go for SE Technology – the trim Seat expects to be most popular – and the touchscreen grows from 5.0in to 8.0in and also gains a built-in sat-nav. It’s just a pity you still have to fork extra for Apple Carplay and Android Auto to mirror your phone’s display on the car’s touchscreen. These handy features come as standard on FR trim and above, which is also entry point for a DAB radio.
So far, we’ve only tried the larger 8.0in system – and it’s really user-friendly. The screen is crisp and bright and responds quickly when you prod it, plus the menu system is easy to get your head around.
A punchy Beats sound system is a reasonably priced option on all trims, but we won’t be able to tell you if it’s worth paying extra for until we’ve tried the Ibiza’s standard stereo.
Seat Ibiza build quality
The Ibiza’s interior quality is definitely more in line with a Skoda Fabia than the VW Polo. That is to say there’s precious little in the way of soft-touch plastic, no matter where you go feeling for it.
Mind you, everything feels sturdily assembled and a big slab of body-coloured plastic across the dashboard does at least brighten things up – as long as you've made a bold choice with exterior paint colour.