The Seat Leon Estate is a good all-rounder, with competitive list prices, lots of equipment and decent running costs. But its rivals outclass it in a couple of key area, such as practicality, ride comfort and quietness at speed.get the best price
FR is the sporty choice, and also worth considering for upgrades such as LED headlights, interior ambient lighting, passenger lumbar adjustment, power-folding door mirrors, dual-zone climate control, auto lights and wipers, and an automatically dimming rear-view mirror. The firmer sports suspension makes the ride harder, though.
Engine: 1.5 TSI EVO
If you're always going to be carrying a full boot you may decide on more power, in which case try the 128bhp 1.5-litre engine. It offers plenty pace and drops the 0-62mph sprint down to 9.5sec, but crucially has more guts to pull a fully loaded car than the 1.0 TSI 115. It's a reasonably smooth four-cylinder, too, and we managed an easy 45mpg during a motorway run.