Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
  • Interior of the Ateca is very practical
  • Lots of passenger space to spread out
  • Also plenty of storage space

Two-wheel drive cars are more capacious with a 510-litre boot expanding to 1,604 litres with the rear seats down. You can flop the backrests down with handles located in the boot for convenience too.

Pick a four-wheel drive car and you lose 30 litres of space in the boot but gain the ability to tackle more challenging terrain. The ride height remains the same and there’s no additional underbody protection but you do get a hill descent control system, to help get down steep slopes safely.

Inside there are deep door pockets and cubby holes dotted around the cabin to help stow things while on the move. Top-spec cars also get a wireless phone charger, which sits under the media system - a handy place to store and charge your smartphone.

Will it fit in my garage?

When you consider the amount of space on offer inside the Ateca, it’s surprising that the exterior seems so compact. It’s very easy to manoeuvre in and out of parking spaces thanks to plenty of big windows, as well as assistance from the parking sensors and/or cameras where fitted.

Once you’re out of town, it’s also very easy to judge thanks to the higher driving position and the compact dimensions. It’s very easy to drive.

Will my luggage fit?

With 510 litres of space, the Ateca’s boot trounces many of its rivals for luggage capacity with the rear seats in place. With them folded, a total of 1,910 litres is on offer, which is also very impressive.

The boot floor can be set at two heights to boost practicality, and the physical process of moving seats about and removing load covers is also very simple and stress-free.

Safety

  • Plenty of safety equipment as standard
  • Euro NCAP awarded it five stars
  • Driver assistance tech can be added

The SEAT Ateca has been awarded a full five-star rating by Euro NCAP, and it’s easy to see why. You get seven airbags, traction control, an electronic differential lock (called XDS), hill-hold control and a tyre-pressure monitor all as standard.

All cars also come with Front Assist with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Protection, Tiredness Recognition and a Multi-Collision Brake system as standard. All use cameras and sensors to detect an impending collision and take evasive action.

Various driver assistance packs enable you to add things like traffic jam assist, which controls the steering, brakes and throttle at low speeds, a lane-keeping assistant, rear cross traffic alert, blind-spot monitor, traffic sign recognition and adaptive cruise control. You’ll have to pay extra for these, though.

Finally there is the emergency assistant, which keeps an eye on the driver and can send visual and audible alerts or pump the brakes in an emergency, before autonomously slowing the car and activating the hazard lights.

Watch: SEAT Ateca Euro NCAP crash test

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the SEAT Ateca SUV.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • 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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

1st Edition equipment

1st Edition standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
1st Edition optional equipment
None available

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Black Edition optional equipment
None available

FR equipment

FR standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
FR optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim

FR Sport equipment

FR Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
FR Sport optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
SE optional equipment
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Sat Nav

SE L equipment

SE L standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
SE L optional equipment
None available

SE Technology equipment

SE Technology standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
SE Technology optional equipment
  • Front fog lights

Xcellence equipment

Xcellence standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Xcellence optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats

Xcellence Lux equipment

Xcellence Lux standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Xcellence Lux optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The SEAT Ateca SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2016 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2016
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 93%
Child Occupant: 84%
Vulnerable Road Users: 71%
Safety Assist: 60%

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.