The engine range consists of 1.6- and 2.0-litre petrol units and 1.9 and 2.0 turbodiesels. The 2.0-litre models are the best bet if you plan to do regular motorway journeys or ferry a family and its paraphernalia around. Best of all is the 138bhp 2.0 turbodiesel, which has much more pulling power than the 147bhp direct-injection 2.0 petrol.
Seat Toledo ride & handling
The Toledo is pleasant if unexciting to drive. It’s comfortable, smooth and safe – pretty much everything you’d want in a family car – but despite those sporty looks, the new Seat doesn’t encourage enthusiastic driving.
Seat Toledo refinement
In town, the 1.9 diesel engine makes itself known in the cabin, although it becomes quieter at higher speeds. The 1.6 petrol needs to be worked hard on the motorway but remains quiet. The other engines are refined, while wind and road noise are well suppressed.