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4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
SEAT Leon Cupra R (02-05) - rated 4 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £16,840 - £17,890
Used price £2,705 - £10,180
Used monthly cost From £68 per month
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £340
Insurance group 34 How much is it to insure?


Very quick and very well equipped.


Badge will be an issue for some.

SEAT Leon Cupra R rivals

Written by Parkers on

Based upon the MkIV Golf but with greater emphasis on looking and feeling like a sporting proposition, the Cupra R is a VW group bargain. The Audi TT uses this engine yet costs £27,000. It’s an easier car to drive quickly than the Honda Civic Type-R or Ford Focus RS and it is also loaded with equipment. If you want a lot of car for your money and you aren’t obsessed about the badge on your keyring, then this is worth serious consideration.

SEAT Leon Cupra R rivals

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