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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

The Leon Cupra R averages an impressive claimed 34.9mpg while rivals including the Focus RS and the Volkswagen Golf R average 31 and 33mpg respectively. Servicing costs and the price of consumables should also be low when comparing it to the Audi S3 and the Volkswagen Golf R.

The Cupra R emits 190g/km of C02, this places the car in band F and showroom tax will be high for this performance model.

SEAT has a good record when it comes to reliability. What's more, this engine is used in the VW Golf R, VW Scirocco R and the Audi S3 and has already proven to be a trusty power source.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £300
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Insurance group 36
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