Used Seat Leon Hatchback 2000 - 2005 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

Seat Leon Hatchback (00 - 05)
  • Seat Leon Hatchback (00 - 05)
  • Seat Leon Hatchback (00 - 05)

Our recommendations

Which used Seat Leon hatchback should I buy?

The Cupras make excellent hot hatches, but the best buys are lower down the range. In particular, the 1.4 and 1.6 S are absolute bargains, and neither suffers from any lack of power. However, given it's only a few hundred pounds more, we'd go for the stronger 1.6. This model also always had standard air-con, but the 1.4 only had it from August 2002.

There isn't a bad engine in the range. The various 1.9 diesels are punchy and frugal, while the turbocharged petrols in the Sport and Cupra models give very strong performance.