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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest SEAT Leon Cupra R (10-12) review.

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

Very quick and very well equipped.

CONS

Badge will be an issue for some.

At a glance

New price £17,000 - £18,055
Used price £880 - £4,980
Fuel economy 32 - 32 mpg
Road tax cost £325
Insurance group 34 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Very quick and very well equipped.

CONS

Badge will be an issue for some.

SEAT Leon Cupra R rivals

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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