Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
  • Generous space in the first two rows
  • Plus a large, flexible boot
  • Third slightly less roomy than Kodiaq

Passengers in the first two rows of the SEAT Tarraco won’t be complaining. Up front, adjustment in the seats is generous, and with plenty of leg and headroom available, it’s all very comfortable. It’s a similar story in the middle row, with space for three adults across the bench – although it’s worth pointing out there aren’t three individual seats. Still, the bench slides and tilts so you can adjust the positioning to get more comfortable.

Getting into the third row is a bit of a faff. While the seats tilt and slide forwards to get in, they don’t go quite far enough forwards, and there isn’t an awful lot of room when you get there – mainly because there’s not much space for your feet.

If you’re any taller than a small child, the middle row will need to remain slid forwards. It’s fine for occasional use, but the rear windows are small and could cause a bit of claustrophobia. It's also worth noting that the Skoda Kodiaq has slightly more room, which is aided by the larger rear side windows, which result in more light for the passengers.

Storage cubbies throughout are plentiful though, with a flexible area for bottles and cups in the centre console, large doorbins throughout and a big glovebox.

The Tarraco is basically the same size as the Tiguan Allspace and Kodiaq. It’s not huge, and doesn’t feel it on the move so it’s reassuringly easy to manoeuvre and see out of. The reversing camera on some models aids things, but it’s not the highest resolution. Standard-fit parking sensors and light steering help here, aiding manoeuvrability.

At the back, SEAT claims the Tarraco’s boot measures at 700 litres with the third row folded into the floor (230 litres with the third row in place). Also, with a flat floor and space to store the load cover beneath the boot floor, it’s a very user-friendly interior. The second row folds down easily, too.

Is it safe?

  • All Tarracos come with a good amount of safety kit
  • Five-star crash safety rating from Euro NCAP
  • Should prove a safe family car

The SEAT Tarraco comes with an extensive list of safety equipment as standard across the range, which has contributed to its five-star crash safety rating from Euro NCAP.

It comes with seven airbags throughout the cabin, as well as active front headrests to reduce the impact of whiplash in a rear-end collision. Front assist measures the distance to the car in front and provides a warning, and includes autonomous emergency braking if it detects an imminent collision.

Lane assist is also standard, while higher-spec models come with adaptive cruise control fitted. In the event of a collision, an eCall system notifies the emergency services, while a tiredness recognition system also recommends breaks if it detects erratic driving.

Finally, Isofix points are fitted to the two outer seats in the middle row, as well as the passenger seat in the front.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the SEAT Tarraco SUV.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • 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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

FR equipment

FR standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
FR optional equipment
  • CD
  • Heated mirrors

FR Sport equipment

FR Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
FR Sport optional equipment
  • CD
  • Heated mirrors

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
SE optional equipment
  • CD
  • Heated mirrors

SE First Edition equipment

SE First Edition standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Sat Nav
SE First Edition optional equipment
None available

SE Technology equipment

SE Technology standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sat Nav
SE Technology optional equipment
  • CD
  • Heated mirrors

Xcellence equipment

Xcellence standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Xcellence optional equipment
  • CD
  • Heated mirrors
  • Partial leather seat trim

Xcellence First Edition equipment

Xcellence First Edition standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Xcellence First Edition optional equipment
None available

Xcellence First Edition Plus equipment

Xcellence First Edition Plus standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Xcellence First Edition Plus optional equipment
None available

Xcellence LUX equipment

Xcellence LUX standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Xcellence LUX optional equipment
  • CD
  • Heated mirrors

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The SEAT Tarraco SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2019 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2019
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 97%
Child Occupant: 84%
Vulnerable Road Users: 79%
Safety Assist: 79%

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.