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SEAT Leon Reviews

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Latest reviews

We have 2 reviews of recent SEAT Leon models:

  • Sporty SEAT packed with the latest tech

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    New price: £19,855 - £36,115

    PROS

    • Sharp styling brings it right up-to-date
    • Great to drive, credible rival for Ford Focus
    • Latest tech shared wth VW Golf Mk8
    • Keen pricing makes this one to look at

    CONS

    • Is it a big enough leap over the old model?
    • Some might find ride on FR models too firm
    • Not all models offer the most up-to-date tech
    • Infotainment system requires getting used to
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  • A sharper-looking alternative to the Golf Estate

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £16,675 - £37,445

    PROS

    • Impressive all-round drive and comfort levels
    • Good range of equipment on SE Technology cars upwards
    • Plenty of engines on offer
    • Sharp styling

    CONS

    • Not quite as practical it’s Golf Estate sibling
    • Base S-spec car feels fairly sparse
    • Cabin lacks premium feel
    • Lack of physical buttons around infotainment screen is frustrating
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Older reviews

Hatchback (9 reviews)

2013 onwards

  • About to be replaced, but still stylish and great value

    Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    New price: £15,850 - £34,495
    PROS
    • Most engines are fuel efficient
    • But also offer strong performance
    • Interior is well-built and well-designed
    CONS
    • High boot lip hinders access slightly
    • Touchscreen media system can be fiddly
    • Suspension is on the firm side
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  • Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    New price: £26,480 - £34,090
    PROS
    • Most powerful new Leons yet
    • Two turbocharged petrol engines
    • Visual modifications to stand out
    CONS
    • Cupra 280 offers little extra speed
    • Some interior plastics bit brittle
    • Could look more exciting
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2005 - 2012

  • Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    Used price: £975 - £7,308
    PROS

    Striking styling, sharp handling, sporty image, available with a TDI engine

    CONS

    Stiff suspension can be uncomfortable, pre-2009 diesel is frugal but noisy

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  • Parkers rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
    Used price: £3,348 - £7,280
    PROS

    Most powerful SEAT ever, softer suspension than Leon FR, XDS system minics limited-slip differential

    CONS

    DSG gearbox not offered as an option, steering is still too numb, boot space is smaller than most rivals

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  • Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    Used price: £511 - £4,866
    PROS

    Sporty and distinctive styling, great to drive, well built and reliable, good value for money, low emissions Ecomotive models

    CONS

    Firm ride, some hard interior plastics, noisy diesel engines

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2000 - 2005

Estate (1 review)

2013 onwards

  • Off-road Leon is an excellent all-rounder

    Parkers rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
    New price: £24,920 - £32,760
    PROS
    • Sharp yet rugged styling
    • Decent to drive
    • Spacious, practical interior
    • Well-equipped
    CONS
    • Limited choice in engines and trims
    • Leon ST could make more sense for most
    • Expensive top-spec models
    • Some will find interior dull
    Read full review

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