Which used Seat Leon estate should I buy?
If you’re not planning on covering more than 12,000 miles a year we’d advise opting for a petrol Seat Leon ST rather than a diesel so as not to expose yourself to the potential of blocked DPF filters.
We would however give the 1.2-litre petrol engine a miss in favour of the more powerful 1.4-litre.
Trim levels range from the entry-level S to the sporty Cupra.
All come with air-con, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a touchscreen. However, the 5in unit on the S is a bit fiddly to use. Upgrading to SE Technology therefore is well worthwhile, for not only does it bring an 8-inch screen, but also DAB radio, 16-inch alloy wheels and seat height adjustment.
Go for FR Technology meanwhile and you’ll get LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers and power-folding door mirrors.
From here on up you're mainly paying for styling or upholstery upgrades, or in the case of the Cupra the extra performance that comes with its 2.0-litre engine.
Facelifted cars from 2016 onwards received minor styling updates, the option of the 1.0-litre engine, and a new touchscreen with a rather fiddly sat-nav system.
Our favourite Seat Leon ST: 1.4 TSI 150 FR Technology