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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
SEAT Altea Freetrack 4 (07-09) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Strong on-road performance and handling, roomy cabin, good build quality, security of four-wheel drive

CONS

Only moderate off-road ability, very limited engine choice

At a glance

New price £19,534 - £20,086
Used price £865 - £2,440
Fuel economy 30 - 41 mpg
Road tax cost £260 - £325
Insurance group 20 - 22 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Strong on-road performance and handling, roomy cabin, good build quality, security of four-wheel drive

CONS

Only moderate off-road ability, very limited engine choice

SEAT Altea Freetrack 4 rivals

Honda
CR-V
4 out of 5 4.0
Ford
Kuga
4 out of 5 4.0

SEAT's first foray into the 4x4 market, the Freetrack 4 - is still very much in the mould of a stylish and practical, high-performance hatchback - which should be no surprise, as it's based on the Altea. The XL version, to be precise, with its extra rear passenger and luggage space. Off-road hardware is limited to a little extra ground clearance and a four-wheel drive system that automatically sends drive to the rear wheels when the front wheels begin to slip.

Some plastic lower-body cladding is thrown in to help it look the part. However, it remains remarkably agile on the road, and extremely nimble thanks to the powerful petrol and diesel engines offered. In 2009 it was revised with subtle exterior tweaks along with a much more upmarket cabin.

SEAT Altea Freetrack 4 rivals

Honda
CR-V
4 out of 5 4.0
Ford
Kuga
4 out of 5 4.0

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