Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

In official Euro NCAP crash tests the Altea scored the maximum five-stars for adult protection, putting it alongside the safest people carrier and family cars around. Six airbags are standard on all cars, as is ABS, with a built-in emergency braking system (EBA) and traction control. Security is taken care of with remote central locking and an alarm and immobiliser.

All revised cars from July 2009 come with ESP as standard.

The Altea is a star performer when it comes to storage space - there are cubbies and boxes dotted throughout the cabin (see the picture gallery for examples of all). Plenty of thought has gone into the boot area too, which is two-tiered. The top layer is the normal boot, which is big enough for everyday use, while underneath there's extra storage. There's even a cubby built into the parcel shelf - ideal for storing umbrellas.

The rear seats can't be removed, but sitting on runners they allow trade-offs to be made between leg and boot space. Alternatively they can be folded flat (with a 60/40 split) without removing the headrests. Unlike most cars, the wipers rest in the upright position in the windscreen pillars for the largest sweep - a neat touch.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the SEAT Altea Hatchback (04-15).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • 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
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Emocion equipment

Emocion standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Space saver spare wheel
Emocion optional equipment
None available

Essence equipment

Essence standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Essence optional equipment
None available

FR equipment

FR standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
FR optional equipment
None available

I Tech equipment

I Tech standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
I Tech optional equipment
None available

Reference equipment

Reference standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Reference optional equipment
None available

Reference Sport equipment

Reference Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Reference Sport optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel
S optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steel wheels

S Copa equipment

S Copa standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
S Copa optional equipment
  • Lumbar support

S Emocion equipment

S Emocion standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Space saver spare wheel
S Emocion optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
SE optional equipment
None available

SE Copa equipment

SE Copa standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
SE Copa optional equipment
None available

Special Edition equipment

Special Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Special Edition optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel

Stylance equipment

Stylance standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Stylance optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The SEAT Altea Hatchback (04-15) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 3 stars

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.