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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
SEAT Altea Hatchback (04-15) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

  • Distinctive styling
  • Good choice of engines
  • Decent interior space
  • Enjoyable to drive
  • Low emissions Ecomotive version

CONS

  • Rear seats aren't especially versatile
  • Visibility could be better
  • Firm ride on FR models

At a glance

New price £11,757 - £21,125
Used price £385 - £5,950
Fuel economy 31 - 62 mpg
Road tax cost £30 - £325
Insurance group 7 - 26 How much is it to insure?

PROS

  • Distinctive styling
  • Good choice of engines
  • Decent interior space
  • Enjoyable to drive
  • Low emissions Ecomotive version

CONS

  • Rear seats aren't especially versatile
  • Visibility could be better
  • Firm ride on FR models

SEAT Altea Hatchback rivals

The SEAT Altea was billed as the sexiest people carrier ever when it was launched - and we reckon that's spot-on. The sweeping lines and sharp styling give it a sporty look that few other family cars can match.

There's more to the Altea than just a pretty face though. It has a range of modern and efficient engines, lots of equipment and although it only seats five, it makes the most of the available space. It isn't particularly versatile though and the rear seats don't do anything clever like folding flat. It is however, good value and there's even a sporty FR model available which gets improved handling and a sportier specification.

In July 2009 it was revised with subtle exterior changes, engine tweaks and a much more upmarket interior. There is also a low emission Ecomotive version which is very cheap to run.

SEAT Altea Hatchback rivals

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