Seat Leon Estate review

Category: Estate car

Section: Costs & verdict

Seat Leon Estate 2020 infotainment
  • Seat Leon Estate front
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 rear tracking
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 dashboard
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 rear seats
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 front seats
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 infotainment
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 front tracking
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 left panning
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 left rear tracking
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 front right static
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 rear left static
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 front seats
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 boot open
  • Seat Leon Estate front
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 rear tracking
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 dashboard
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 rear seats
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 front seats
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 infotainment
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 front tracking
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 left panning
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 left rear tracking
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 front right static
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 rear left static
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 front seats
  • Seat Leon Estate 2020 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

Broadly speaking, the Leon costs about the same as the rival Skoda Octavia Estate. The 1.5 TSI 130 is particularly keenly priced in SE Technology and FR trims, so that’s where our money would go.

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Seat Leon Estate 2020 infotainment

Reliability

This version of the Leon Estate was too new to feature in the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Seat as a brand performed averagely well, finishing 19th (out of 31 manufacturers) in the overall league table.

All versions of the Leon come with a two-year unlimited-mileage warranty and a third year of cover as long as your total mileage doesn't exceed 60,000 miles. That’s pretty standard for the family car class, although not as impressive as the Kia Ceed Sportswagon’s seven-year warranty.

You can, of course, pay extra to have your warranty extended if you plan to keep your Leon for longer.

Safety and security

Overview

Long verdict – Stylish, practical and good value – a fine estate. Go for the 1.5 TSI 130 in SE Technology trim for the best value, or the 1.5 TSI 150 in FR trim for a load-lugger with fun driving manners.

  • Surprisingly good fun – especially in FR form
  • Big boot and roomy rear seats
  • Well priced
  • Not quite as capacious as Skoda Octavia Estate
  • FR models have a fairly firm ride
  • TSI 130 engine could be smoother
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