Used Seat Leon SC 2013-2018 review

Category: Family car

Section: Advice for buyers

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  • 2016 Seat Leon SC 1.4 EcoTSI FR Titanium review
  • Seat Leon SC
  • 2016 Seat Leon SC 1.4 EcoTSI FR Titanium review
  • 2016 Seat Leon SC 1.4 EcoTSI FR Titanium review
  • 2016 Seat Leon SC 1.4 EcoTSI FR Titanium review
  • 2016 Seat Leon SC 1.4 EcoTSI FR Titanium review
  • Seat Leon SC
  • 2016 Seat Leon SC 1.4 EcoTSI FR Titanium review
Used Seat Leon SC 2013-2018 review
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Seat Leon coupe?

Alloy wheels

Since the Leon is a family car, it might have done a few parallel parking manoeuvres as part of the school run. Pay close attention to the alloy wheels for kerb damage. Cupra versions have even larger wheels that are even more susceptible to being damaged if you’re not careful.

Interior rattles

There have been a few cases of interior rattles emerging, particularly in the door cards. If the car is still under its manufacturer’s warranty, contact your Seat dealer, which should be able to sort out the issue for you.

Recall

There’s only been one recall for the Leon so far, involving the rear child locks, which might disengage on cars built between 25 November 2015 and 14 April 2016. Check with your Seat dealer if you think your car is affected.

Is a used Seat Leon coupe reliable?

According to the 2018 What Car? Reliability Survey, the Leon has improved on its score since last year. Petrol versions finished in fourth place, with diesel models coming in 13th out of the 27 other family cars included. Seat as a brand ranked 10th out of the 31 manufacturers featured. Overall, it’s a pretty good showing.