This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest SEAT Leon Cupra (14-16) review.

Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Leon Cupra gained a four star Euro NCAP crash test rating but other hatchbacks like the Ford Focus and Peugeot 308 were awarded the maximum five stars. The assessors highlighted structures in the dashboard that represent a potential hazard to the knees and femurs on the driver's side. However a four star rating for child occupant safety is impressive.

The Cupra comes with six airbags (a further two rear passenger side airbags are optional), a tyre pressure monitoring system, ESP traction control and uprated brakes.

With 341 litres the Leon Cupra's boot is slightly smaller than a Golf GTI but the space is still a good size - even if the rather high boot lip hampers unloading. The rear seats split and fold 60/40 though which boosts space to 1,305 litres while up front there are two central cupholders and good sized door pockets. The rather small glovebox is annoying though - once you've stored the owner's handbook in it there's little remaining space.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the SEAT Leon Cupra (07-11).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • 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
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • 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
  • Parking sensors

Cupra equipment

Cupra standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Cupra optional equipment
  • Parking sensors

Cupra K1 equipment

Cupra K1 standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Cupra K1 optional equipment
  • Parking sensors

Euro NCAP Rating

The SEAT Leon Cupra (07-11) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 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.