Seat Leon 1.0 eTSI Xcellence Lux 5dr DSG Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Seat Leon 2021 COTY
Add to shortlist
  • Seat Leon 2021 COTY
  • Seat Leon 2021 rear cornering
  • Seat Leon 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Seat Leon 2021 RHD rear seats
  • Seat Leon 2021 RHD infotainment
  • Seat Leon 2021 front tracking
  • Seat Leon 2021 left panning
  • Seat Leon 2021 headlight details
  • Seat Leon 2021 boot open
  • Seat Leon 2021 COTY
  • Seat Leon 2021 rear cornering
  • Seat Leon 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Seat Leon 2021 RHD rear seats
  • Seat Leon 2021 RHD infotainment
  • Seat Leon 2021 front tracking
  • Seat Leon 2021 left panning
  • Seat Leon 2021 headlight details
  • Seat Leon 2021 boot open
RRP £28,865What Car? Target Price£27,077
Review

The latest Seat Leon is a fantastic all-rounder. Not only does it handle well, come packed with kit and feature a roomy interior, but it should also prove relatively cheap to run thanks to the frugality promised by its petrol engines – especially the 1.5 TSI 130. Indeed, its blend of talents makes this our favourite family car, while the plug-in version is well worth considering, especially for company car users.

Range-topping Xcellence Lux comes with even more luxuries than the already generously equipped Xcellence. You get distinctive 18in alloy wheels, wraparound interior lighting, leather seats, a foot activated electric tailgate, high beam assist and adaptive cruise control.

Don’t discount the entry-level 1.0-litre three cylinder engine. A turbocharger gives it plenty of poke from low down, providing perfectly adequate if not sparkling performance. Economy is good and it’s pretty refined, too.


Buying with What Car?

Get the best deal

At What Car?, we believe that no one should overpay for their new car, which is why we created our free New Car Buying service. This links you with trusted local dealers who base their offers on prices haggled by our mystery shoppers.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

49.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

129

g/km

Also consider

Fiat Tipo

2020 - present

Well equipped and spacious. Rivals are better to drive and cla...

Kia Ceed

2018 - present

Tidy handling and a reassuringly long warranty, but there are...

Renault Megane

(2020 - 2021)

Well equipped with lots of safety kit, but it's only so-so to...

Hyundai i30

2020 - present

Decent in areas but soundly beaten overall by better cars like...