Seat Leon review

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21 Feb 2017 17:01 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:55

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After years in the doldrums, Seat is on a roll at the moment, with the latest Ibiza and Ateca SUV garnering praise. However, it was the current Leon that kicked off the brand's revival back in 2012 and this stylish family hatchback was subsequently refreshed in 2017.

The refresh brought an updated 1.6-litre diesel engine and a new turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol, plus new safety, infotainment and convenience tech.

Under the skin, the Leon is closely related to the Audi A3, Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf, while rivals from outside the VW Group include the big-selling Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra.

Here, we're concentrating on the five-door Leon, but there's also a three-door SC model and an ST estate.

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There are 13 trims available for the Leon hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
SE
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SE Dynamic Technology
SE Dynamic Technology adds 17in alloys, rear privacy glass and rear parking sensors to the SE Technology’s specification....View trim
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SE Dynamic
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SE Technology
SE Technology offers a number of useful features over S including 16in alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel and gearlever, 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with DAB radio and sat-nav, automa...View trim
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FR Technology
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...View trim
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FR
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FR Sport
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Xcellence Technology
This trim might be tempting if you prefer a slightly less sporty looking car than the FR models. Instead you get a chrome front grille and window surrounds, plus added luxuries including keyless en...View trim
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Xcellence
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Xcellence Lux
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Cupra
This trim is only for the performance Cupra 300 model. Based on the already well equipped FR Technology trim it adds adaptive dampers and a limited slip differential, while on the inside a leather...View trim
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Cupra Lux
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£28,633
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Cupra R
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