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
The Cupra is the sporty, performance trim and is only offered with the powerful, turbocharged 2.0-litre engine. Building on XCELLENCE, trim it adds adaptive dampers and a limited slip differential and 19in alloy wheels, while on the inside there's a leather sports steering wheel, part-Alcantara sports seats with embossed Cupra logos, alloy pedals and ambient LED lighting. It also features plenty of copper highlights to set it apart from the lesser Leons.
Engine: 2.0 TSI
With 296bhp, the Cupra will hit 0-62mph in less than six seconds with the standard six-speed manual gearbox fitted, while the optional six-speed dual-clutch automatic is even quicker. It’s a really strong engine that pulls hard from low revs, but does struggle to put its power on to the road smoothly. Opting for four-wheel drive helps address this, but it’s only available with the auto ‘box. Considering the performance on offer, the running costs are acceptable too.