Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
  • Cupra retains regular Ateca's practical interior
  • Plenty of space for a family and luggage 
  • Useful extra storage areas throughout

Being based on the SEAT Ateca, the Cupra version is off to a good start in terms of practicality. In the front, there's plenty of headroom for the tallest of drivers, while there's a good amount of adjustment in the seats for both occupants to get comfortable for a long journey. 

Move back a row and space remains generous - legroom is particularly good considering the Ateca is fairly compact on the outside, while headroom is generous too. It can feel quite dark due to the black headlining, but an optional panoramic sunroof can brighten things up a little. At a push, three adults will fit across the rear bench, but it's best as a place for two adults to sit comfortably. 

At 4,376mm long, 1,841mm wide and 1,615mm tall, the exterior of the Ateca remains fairly compact, so it doesn't feel too big or intimidating in tight car parks or city centre streets. Plus, standard-fit parking sensors aid with manoeuvrability, while plenty of glass makes visibility pretty good, too. 

At the back of the car, the tailgate lifts automatically to reveal a well-shaped 485-litre boot. That's just shy of the regular car's 510-litre load bay, but that's because this car comes with all-wheel drive which eats into the boot slightly. It means there isn't a dual-height load area like the normal car. Still, the rear seats fold easily to expand the total space to 2,150 litres.

Is it safe?

  • Regular Ateca awarded five stars 
  • Plenty of safety kit available
  • More available as part of an optional pack

The SEAT Ateca scored a five-star safety rating when it was tested by Euro NCAP in 2016. That means the Cupra version can be expected to perform in the same way in the unfortunate event of an accident. 

Standard safety kit includes Front Assist with City Emergency Braking (SEAT's name for autonomous emergency braking) with Pedestrian Protection, a tiredness recognition system and seatbelt reminders, as well as a suite of airbags all-round. 

You can add a Comfort and Sound Pack which includes adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, lane assist and high-beam assist to boost the driver assistance and safety kit tally. 

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Cupra Ateca SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Space saver spare wheel

Limited Edition equipment

Limited Edition standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
Limited Edition optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Space saver spare wheel

VZ1 equipment

VZ1 standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
VZ1 optional equipment
None available

VZ2 equipment

VZ2 standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
VZ2 optional equipment
None available

VZ3 equipment

VZ3 standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
VZ3 optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Cupra Ateca SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2016 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2016
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 93%
Child Occupant: 84%
Vulnerable Road Users: 71%
Safety Assist: 60%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.