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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The 2008 Ibiza is among one of the safest small cars on the road, achieving the highest star rating in official independent crash tests for occupant protection (five stars) and for child protection (four stars). The pedestrian impact rating of three stars has not been bettered by a car without a sophisticated 'pop-up' bonnet to increase protection.

New safety kit was added in 2015, including a Tiredness Recognition System which can spot diminishing driver concentration, and Multi-Collision Brake which automatically slows the vehicle down following a serious impact. If the airbag goes off then the brakes can be automatically activated and the hazard lights switched on.

The Ibiza's boot is among the largest in this class, easily able to swallow a couple of suitcases before you have to think about folding down the rear seats. With 292 litres it's similar to a Ford Fiesta and larger than the Volkswagen Polo.

The rear seats fold down to boost space and the Ibiza can carry a surprising amount overall. There's decent storage upfront although the shallow glovebox is disappointing.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the SEAT Ibiza Hatchback (08-17).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

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
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Chill equipment

Chill standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Chill optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Traction control

Connect equipment

Connect standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
Connect optional equipment
None available

Ecomotive equipment

Ecomotive standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Ecomotive optional equipment
None available

Ecomotive S equipment

Ecomotive S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
Ecomotive S optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Ecomotive SE equipment

Ecomotive SE standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Ecomotive SE optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Traction control

FR Edition equipment

FR Edition standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
FR Edition optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel

FR Technology equipment

FR Technology standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
FR Technology optional equipment
None available

Good Stuff equipment

Good Stuff standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Good Stuff optional equipment
None available

I TECH equipment

I TECH standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
I TECH optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

S Copa equipment

S Copa standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
S Copa optional equipment
  • Alarm

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
SE optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

SE Copa equipment

SE Copa standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
SE Copa optional equipment
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel

SE Technology equipment

SE Technology standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
SE Technology optional equipment
  • Cruise control

Sol equipment

Sol standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Traction control
Sol optional equipment
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel

Sportrider equipment

Sportrider standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sports seats
Sportrider optional equipment
  • Traction control

Toca equipment

Toca standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
Toca optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel

Vista equipment

Vista standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Traction control
Vista optional equipment
  • CD
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel

Euro NCAP Rating

The SEAT Ibiza Hatchback (08-17) 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.