Seat Leon review

Manufacturer price from:£18,850
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Seat Leon hatchback 2019 front tracking
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Seat has been on one heck of a roll for the past few years. Arguably, it was the current Seat Leon that kicked off the brand's revival back in 2012, and, since then, the arrival of a new Ibiza, followed by all-new models such as the Ateca and Tarraco SUVs, has kept it going from strength to strength. There's even a new brand offshoot, Cupra, which encompasses all the sportier models. 

If you’re after a family car, though, is the Leon one to pop on your shortlist? Well, it's closely related to its VW Group cousins the Volkswagen Golf and Skoda Octavia, and Seat hasn’t rested on its laurels with the sharply styled Leon; it was given a light refresh back in 2017. That brought new infotainment systems and more efficient engines to keep it competitive against newer arrivals, such as the latest Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra.

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This review is all about the hatchback version, which is now available only with five doors (originally you could buy a three-door version as well). You can also get it as an estate, which you can read about by clicking this link.  

If it’s the hatchback you’re after, click over the page, where we’ll start telling you all about how the Leon performs on the road, then continue reading to find out what it’s like inside, how much space it offers, and how much it’ll cost you to buy and run. In other words, everything you need to know before making a decision.

And when you are ready to purchase a new Leon, or any other new car, for that matter, head over to our New Car Buying section, where we can offer you fantastic deals without the faintest whiff of a haggle.

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At A Glance

Number of trims8see more
Available fuel typesDiesel, Petrol
MPG range across all versions43.5 - 67.3
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles

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Seat Leon hatchback 2019 front cornering
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