Seat Leon 1.0 TSI EVO SE 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £20,855What Car? Target Price£18,538
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.

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Don’t dismiss entry-level SE trim; it’s surprisingly well equipped. You get 16in alloys, air-conditioning, keyless start, cruise control and even metallic paint coming standard.

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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

51.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

125

g/km

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