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Seat Toledo Hatchback (05 - 09) review

(2005 - 2009)
Seat Toledo Hatchback (05 - 09)
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Which used Seat Toledo hatchback should I buy?

The Toledo was launched in 2005 with four engines. The best all-rounder - especially if you plan a lot of motoring in a heavily laden car - is the 1.9 TDI diesel. It has 104bhp and, more importantly, a healthy 184lb ft of pulling power.

By comparison, the 101bhp 1.6-litre petrol does a reasonable job, but struggles under a full load. However, there are no such problems with the rapid 150bhp 2.0 FSI petrol Sport.

Sport trim is also available with a 140bhp 2.0 TDI diesel is also available and both models get electronic skid prevention. Traction control, six airbags and anti-lock brakes are standard fit across the entire range.

Opt for the perfectly adequate Reference spec, though, and you'll get air-con, rake- and reach-adjustable steering, remote central locking, electric front windows and a CD player. Stylance models add alloy wheels, cruise control and rear electric windows.

Parking sensors were an option at launch, and it's worth looking out for a car equipped with these.

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Which used Seat Toledo hatchback should I buy?

The Toledo was launched in 2005 with four engines. The best all-rounder - especially if you plan a lot of motoring in a heavily laden car - is the 1.9 TDI diesel. It has 104bhp and, more importantly, a healthy 184lb ft of pulling power.

By comparison, the 101bhp 1.6-litre petrol does a reasonable job, but struggles under a full load. However, there are no such problems with the rapid 150bhp 2.0 FSI petrol Sport.

Sport trim is also available with a 140bhp 2.0 TDI diesel is also available and both models get electronic skid prevention. Traction control, six airbags and anti-lock brakes are standard fit across the entire range.

Opt for the perfectly adequate Reference spec, though, and you'll get air-con, rake- and reach-adjustable steering, remote central locking, electric front windows and a CD player. Stylance models add alloy wheels, cruise control and rear electric windows.

Parking sensors were an option at launch, and it's worth looking out for a car equipped with these.

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