Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Although it's not been specifically crash-tested by Euro NCAP, the XL is part of the Altea range which means it gets the same maximum five-star rating as the standard car for. It ticks all the boxes for standard safety kit, too, with six airbags, ABS, emergency brake assist and traction control. On the security front, there's an alarm, immobiliser and remote central locking.

With the seats folded down, there's a huge load area and more than enough space to cope with the jobs that come with family life. Despite the huge volume of 1,604 litres overall, the seats aren't as flexible as they could be. For instance they don't fold into the floor, which means the load area isn't flat - a feature that some other cars of this type offer.

Inside, there's loads of storage space though, including big door bins, a large glovebox and several cupholders.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the SEAT Altea XL (07-15).

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

I Tech equipment

I Tech standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
I Tech optional equipment
None available

Reference equipment

Reference standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Reference optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel
S optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steel wheels

S Copa equipment

S Copa standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
S Copa optional equipment
  • Lumbar support

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
SE optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Heated mirrors

SE Copa equipment

SE Copa standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
SE Copa optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
None available

Stylance equipment

Stylance standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Stylance optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The SEAT Altea XL (07-15) 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.