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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The SEAT Alhambra was never crash tested by Euro NCAP and neither were its sister cars - the Volkswagen Sharan and Ford Galaxy. However, it does come with driver, passenger and side airbags on all versions along with three-point seatbelts for all seven seats. ABS is standard, but ESP stability control is only on 2.0-litre models (both petrol and diesel).

The middle-row middle-seat only has a lap strap belt on models pre-2002.

The five seats in the back of the Alhambra are all individual, giving plenty of flexibility. For example, each of the middle row seats can slide to vary legroom, while all the seats can be folded forwards or back. However, unlike many newer people carriers, they don't disappear into the floor (something the 2006 Galaxy manages) - so although folding them down increases boot space, for true load lugging you need to remove them - not an easy or quick task.

But once done, it does increase boot space to a van-like 2,610 litres. With all seven-seats in use, the boot are isn't huge, but you can still fit in a couple of upright smaller suitcases. The SX model has just six seats, with the seventh replaced by an electric cool/warm box that can also be removed if necessary. Other storage areas include an air-conditioned glovebox, a bottle holder in the third-row seat side storage panel and a lidded cubby on the top of the dashboard.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the SEAT Alhambra (00-10).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags

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
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Ecomotive equipment

Ecomotive standard equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Ecomotive optional equipment
None available

Reference equipment

Reference standard equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Reference optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
S optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
SE optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Sport optional equipment
None available

Stylance equipment

Stylance standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Stylance optional equipment
  • Traction control

SX equipment

SX standard equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SX optional equipment
None available