Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Ibiza was awarded a maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating for adult occupant crash safety along with an impressive four stars for child protection. Unlike the standard Ibiza range, ESP stability control comes as standard on the FR along with side and twin front airbags while curtain airbags are an option. There are two Isofix anchoring points in the rear seats while a third anchor point called Top Tether, which prevents child seats from rotating in a crash, is also available.

Unlike the Cupra, the FR is available with five-doors (only with the TDI engine) which makes it a much more realistic choice for buyers with children. Getting in and out of the back of the three door model is tricky - although it's no more difficult than any other three-door hatchback of this size. But if you regularly carry passengers in the back or have child seats to fit, the five-door is far easier.

The rear doors open fairly wide, giving good access and there's more headroom too. The boot is a decent size and with 284 litres the three-door model is larger than other hatchbacks like the Renault Clio. The five-door has 292 litres which is on par with the Ford Fiesta, but annoyingly there's quite a prominent boot lip too. Up front there's good storage but the glovebox is disappointingly small.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the SEAT Ibiza FR (09-17).

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

FR equipment

FR standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
FR optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

FR Black equipment

FR Black standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
FR Black optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim

FR Red Edition equipment

FR Red Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator
FR Red Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

FR Red Edition Technology equipment

FR Red Edition Technology standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
FR Red Edition Technology optional equipment
None available