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SEAT Leon Cupra R boot space, practicality and safety

2010 - 2012 (change model)
Practicality rating: 2.5 out of 52.5

Written by Simon McBride Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

When Euro NCAP assessed the Leon, it received four stars – but Ford’s Focus scores top marks with five stars in passenger safety. This is something that SEAT will be looking to improve on. However, the Leon did score four stars for child occupant safety. Safety kit includes six airbags, (two rear passenger side airbags are optional), a tyre pressure monitoring system, ESP traction control and uprated brakes.

With 341 litres of boot space the Leon is quite practical but if you compare it to two of its biggest rivals then it does not fare so well. The Golf R has 350 litres and the Ford Focus RS has 385 litres of load space. Need more space? The boot can be expanded by folding the rear seats – this boosts space to 1,305 litres while up front there are two central cupholders and good sized door pockets.

Euro NCAP rating

What is Euro NCAP?
Adult Occupant: 4 out of 5
Child Occupant: 4 out of 5
Vulnerable Road User: 3 out of 5

Equipment and options

Each trim level will have different equipment offerings.
Basic equipment (29)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
Cupra R Standard Equipment
  • n/a
Cupra R Optional Equipment
  • n/a


Length 4309mm
Width 1768mm
Height 1443mm
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