An interesting alternative to the class leaders, but behind them in some areasget the best price
Sporty FR Technology trim is our favourite of all the Leon versions. As standard it has LED headlights, power-folding door mirrors, passenger lumbar adjustment, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, auto lights and wipers and sports seats. You also get bigger 17in alloy wheels and sportier front and rear bumpers outside.
This is one of the older engines in the Leon line-up, and it shows. The 1.8-litre turbocharged unit has a healthy 177bhp, but it’s also relatively inefficient, with CO2 emissions of 137g/km. It doesn’t feel that much faster than the more economical, cheaper 1.4 EcoTSI model, either. It gets a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, but can also be ordered with a seven-speed DSG automatic ’box.