Seat Leon review

Category: Family car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:hybrid, diesel, petrol
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RRP £19,855What Car? Target Price from£18,168

Introduction

What Car? says...

The Seat Leon is a perfect example of why the most popular things in life aren’t always the best. How so? Well, this Spanish hatchback is massively outsold by its closest rivals but, when you weigh everything up, it’s actually a better car than all of them.

If you aren’t familiar with exactly where the Leon sits in the car world, it’s what we class as a family car. That means it’s about the same size as a Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf, and those are, indeed, two of the cars it competes with in the sales charts.

All versions of the Seat Leon come with five doors as standard, although there’s a choice of engines ranging from ‘does the job’ to smile-inducingly brisk. You can also pick between relatively modest SE (or SE Dynamic) trim, or more the extrovert styling and sportier driving manners of FR trim.

So, we’ve already told you the Seat Leon is a class-leader – why wouldn’t you just go out and buy one? Well, just because the Leon is a better all-rounder than its rivals, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the perfect choice for you. In some areas, it trails other cars in the class, and if those areas are crucially important to you, you might be better off looking elsewhere.

Read on and we’ll tell you where the Seat Leon excels and also run you through its few weaknesses. Plus we’ll tell you which of the engines, trims and optional extras we think make the most sense.

Despite its newness, you can already save a pretty penny on the latest Seat Leon. Just head over to our New Car Buying pages to check out the latest discounts.

At a glance

Number of trims4 see more
Available fuel typeshybrid, diesel, petrol
MPG range across all versions47.9 - 67.3
Avaliable doors options5

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