SEAT Ibiza Hatchback (08 on) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 18 Oct 2012
4.5
SEAT took on a more edgy style with the Ibiza that arrived in mid-2008. Gone was the rounded looks of the previous model, replaced by a SEAT Ibiza that is more modern and chic to take on the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa.

4 out of 5

Running costs

The Ibiza is a quality product and represents good value compared with its rivals. As well as modest fuel consumption, low insurance groups and major services every 20,000 miles, SEAT Ibiza running costs are very affordable.

It should depreciate slower than some of the higher volume models in its class, such as the Vauxhall Corsa, Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta. If you want to keep costs down then choose the Ecomotive model, although be aware that it's more expensive than the equivalent non-Ecomotive S and SE models.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year

Unleaded

£985 - £1,407 *

Diesel

£773 - £1,030 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 130p and diesel 136p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Oil change - 10,000 miles or 12 months. Major service - 20,000 miles.

Warranty

Three years/60,000 miles.

Road tax (12 months)

£0.00 - £145.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

4 out of 5

Green credentials

  • A
    92
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
    149
  • G
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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

Small cars usually much greener than most vehicles and the SEAT Ibiza emissions are very competitive and keep road tax bills down. The diesel versions are the greenest and the dedicated low-emissions Ecomotive model emits just 92g/km of CO2 while returning 80.7mpg.

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