Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Leon 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 represented a potential hazard to the knees and femurs on the driver’s side. However a four star rating for child occupant safety is impressive.

All models come with six airbags (a further two rear passenger side airbags are optional), a tyre pressure monitoring system and traction control.

Thanks to cleverly concealed rear door handles, the Leon FR looks like a coupe, but in fact it’s a practical five-door hatchback. There’s decent room in the back, although with a taller driver and front passenger, rear legroom is quite limited. The boot is a useful size though with 341 litres of luggage room – a few litres less than a Volkswagen Golf, but the rather high load lip and narrow boot opening mean getting larger items in and out can be a struggle.

The rear seats fold in a 60/40 split, and there’s a useful storage box under the passenger seat.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the SEAT Leon FR (06-12).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • 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
  • 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
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

FR equipment

FR standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
FR optional equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats

FR+ equipment

FR+ standard equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
FR+ optional equipment
None available

FR+ Supercopa equipment

FR+ Supercopa standard equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
FR+ Supercopa optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The SEAT Leon FR (06-12) 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.