Seat Tarraco 1.5 TSI EVO FR 5dr DSG Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £34,705What Car? Target Price£29,579
Review

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.

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If you fancy something sportier this FR trim is worth a look. The black door mirrors, black roof rails, 19in alloy wheels and more aggressive bumpers take care of the looks on the outside, while sports seats and extra trim details deal with the inside, plus you get an electrically operated driver's seat with memory recall, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, front and rear parking sensors and a powered tailgate. The bigger wheel make the ride firmer, though.

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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH9.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

38.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

230

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

169

g/km

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