Seat Leon 1.5 eTSI 150 Xcellence 5r DSG Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

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Seat Leon 2022
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  • Seat Leon 2022 headlight details
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  • Seat Leon 2022 rear cornering
  • Seat Leon 2022 RHD dashboard
  • Seat Leon 2022 RHD rear seats
  • Seat Leon 2022 RHD infotainment
  • Seat Leon 2022 front tracking
  • Seat Leon 2022 left tracking
  • Seat Leon 2022 headlight details
  • Seat Leon 2022 boot open
RRP £29,655What Car? Target Price£27,847
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

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.

Seat markets the Xcellence as ‘the indulgent one’, which seems appropriate once you consult the brochure. As standard it comes with 17in alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, heated front seats, a heated leather steering wheel, suede lined seats, a powered driver’s seat with memory and adjustable lumbar support, a rear-view camera and keyless start and entry.

Endows the Leon with some proper performance. In our tests, it managed to sprint to 60mph from a standstill in just 7.7sec, which isn’t far off what some hot hatchbacks can manage. It’s smoother and quieter than the TSI 130, too, but it quite a lot more expensive.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

48.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

131

g/km