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Seat Leon Estate review

Manufacturer price from:£19,585
What Car? Target Price£15,511
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Here’s a What Car? top tip: if you need family transport, there are a multitude of brilliantly roomy family SUVs on sale that prove to be very useful and bang on trend. Ah, but what if you don’t fancy an SUV? What if you want to buck this trend for high-rise cars? What if you need something with an even bigger boot? Questions, questions, questions, but don’t worry, we have the answer: go for an old-school, low-rise estate instead. Allow us to present the handsomely styled Seat Leon Estate.

This is the third generation of the Leon, which has been on sale since 2012. Just like the hatchback model on which it's based, the Leon Estate has been kept fresh with updates that include new engines, an enhanced infotainment system and extra safety kit.

Under its striking skin, the Leon is related closely to in-house VW Group rivals that include the Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf. Outside that circle, you can choose from other family-sized estates, including the big-selling Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra.

The Leon Estate offers diversity, too. There is a broad range of trims to suit many tastes and budgets, some that put comfort first and others favouring sportiness, with firmer, more focused suspension. The most extreme of the latter group is the high-performance Cupra 300 model, which you can read all about in our dedicated review by clicking the link.

For our thoughts on the regular versions, though, keep reading on. We’ll let you know which engine, trim level and options make the most sense and, when you’re ready to buy, you can head over to our New Car Buying page. There we’ll let you know what fantastic savings you get on a brand new Leon Estate, or any other new car for that matter, without suffering the indignity of haggling.

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