Seat Leon Cupra 2.0 TSI Cupra 300 [EZ] 5dr DSG 4Drive Review

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Review

The Seat Leon Cupra is a very rapid hot hatch, but it's not as precise or as much fun to drive as its best rivals. The estate is more satisfying, thanks to its standard four-wheel-drive system.

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Trim: Cupra

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, 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 Cupra 300 Lux [EZ]

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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

39.2

Urban: 31Motorway: 46.3
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

587

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

161

g/km