The Ford Focus drives much better than the rest of its classmates, but it doesn’t have the best interior, both in terms of quality or infotainment.
The Volkswagen Golf is a classy hatchback. It drives with a great sense of stability – especially on the motorway – and has a comfortable ride. It also offers all occupants plenty of space in what remains one of the classiest interiors of any mainstream car. It will be quite a bit more expensive to buy because of the badge.
To think of the Seat Leon as a budget alternative to a Volkswagen would be to sell it short. It is equally as practical as the Golf and can often be found with a higher level of specification. The Leon offers a better interior than the Astra, even if it is a little bland. It won’t be quite as comfortable, mind, as Seat’s aim is to be a sporty brand.
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