Seat Tarraco 1.5 EcoTSI SE 5dr Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

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Seat Tarraco 2021 front cornering shot
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  • Seat Tarraco 2021 front end detail
  • Seat Tarraco 2021 front cornering shot
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  • Seat Tarraco 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Seat Tarraco 2021 rear seats
  • Seat Tarraco 2021 RHD boot open
  • Seat Tarraco 2021 RHD infotainment
  • Seat Tarraco 2021 front left tracking shot
  • Seat Tarraco 2021 RHD front seat
  • Seat Tarraco 2021 RHD third row
  • Seat Tarraco 2021 front end detail
RRP £31,890What Car? Target Price£29,874
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

There is a lot to like about the Seat Tarraco. It’s one of the better cars in the class to drive if you like something that feels a bit sporty, it's really generously equipped and it has a very good safety rating, if not the best in the class. But it isn’t as versatile as the very best large SUVs both in terms of space in its rear-most seats and its boot. There are cheaper alternatives, for private buyers and company car users alike.

Our favourite trim comes really well equipped with 17in alloy wheels, three-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers, power-folding door mirrors, digital instruments, seven seats, LED headlights, metallic paint, cruise control and rear parking sensors. SE Technology adds a bigger infotainment screen and in-built sat-nav, but this trim’s 8.3in screen is big enough and, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard, you can use your phone's sat-nav (Google Maps or Waze) instead.

This 148bhp 1.5-litre petrol is our pick of the range and great most of the time, feeling more than sufficient around town and when tackling longer jaunts along motorways. 0-62mph takes 9.9sec for the six-speed manual (9.5sec if you opt for the dual-clutch automatic ’box), which is roughly the same as the Kia Sorento Hybrid and Peugeot 5008 1.2 Puretech 130, and it only labours a little if the car's completely rammed to the rafters with people and luggage.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH9.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

42.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

230

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

152

g/km