Seat Leon 1.4 eHybrid FR 5dr DSG Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £32,945What Car? Target Price£30,208
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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FR trim plays to the Leon’s strengths, with its standard sports suspension making it great fun through the bends. You get more goodies than you do with SE Dynamic trim, too, including an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, rain-sensing wipers, climate control and ‘dynamic’ indicators – these illuminate a series in LEDs one after the other, effectively pointing in the direction you’re about to turn.

This uses a 1.4-litre petrol engine (shared with the Volkswagen Golf GTE) with an electric motor that bumps up the power to an impressive 201bhp. With a 0-62mph time of 7.5 seconds it's not quite as quick as the more performance orientated GTE (6.7 seconds) or the Mercedes A250e (6.6 seconds) but it still feels pleasingly rapid in the real world.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

256.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

270

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

25

g/km

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