Seat Leon Reviews
The Seat Leon is a family hatchback and one of the Spanish manufacturer’s bestselling and most popular models in the UK.
The Seat Leon is available as a five-door family hatchback available in numerous specifications, including frugal E Ecomotive models all the way up to the fiery Leon Cupra R hot hatch.
Underneath, the Seat Leon shares engineering with the Volkswagen Golf but offers distinctive Seat styling to the exterior.
The Seat Leon is one of the best looking cars in the hatchback segment. It sports an aggressive, sleek front-end and a raked profile that sets it apart from most other models on the market - Seat Leon ratings are boosted by the car’s sleek, muscular styling.
The Leon FR is good; the Leon Cupra is better but the Leon Cupra R is the best; an excellent hot hatch. The Cupra R version comes with a potent 261bhp 2.0-litre engine that clears 60mph in six seconds flat and reaches a top speed of 155mph.
If you want something more economical and sedate, Seat also offers its eco-signature E Ecomotive specification and its frugal engine line-up on the Leon.
New Seat Leon reviews praise the E Ecomotive model for its blend of decent performance figures and excellent fuel economy and CO2 emissions.
The 1.6-litre 103bhp unit returns an excellent 74mpg. Seat Leon ratings for CO2 on this model are just 99g/km.
Our Seat Leon review for the Ecomotive noted that while headline figures are strong, real-world performance didn’t return anything like the advertised fuel economy.
Our Seat Leon reviewer praised the car’s looks and handling, but sounded a note of caution: “The Leon is a very roomy five door hatchback which will please as family or business transport but it is not a comfortable car to travel in because of the very firm suspension."
Our Seat Leon review for the Leon FR+ praised the car for its sportiness, saying: “The handling is as taught as you could wish for, the steering as sharp as a needle and it’s very agile."
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