Seat Leon 1.5 eTSI 150 Xcellence Lux 5dr DSG Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £29,830What Car? Target Price£26,528
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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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.

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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

48.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

132

g/km

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