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SEAT Toledo Hatchback review

2013 - 2019 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

At a glance

Price new £12,375 - £22,520
Used prices £1,231 - £9,718
Road tax cost £0 - £180
Insurance group 8 - 20
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 557 - 871 miles
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Available fuel types



Pros & cons


Useful 550 litre bootspace, green Ecomotive engines, affordable purchase price


Resale values won't be strong, restricted middle rear seat, not as composed as VW Golf or Ford Focus, interior plastics could be better

Written by Tim Bowdler Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The SEAT Toledo is the latest model to join the Spanish manufacturer’s range, and the company has high hopes for this, its latest medium–sized five-door. SEAT will be hoping that the Toledo can help dent the sales figures of popular established hatchbacks like the Ford Focus while pinning back newer entries in to this market such as the Volvo V40. Based on the same platform as the new Skoda Rapid, SEAT claims its version will offer customers the elegance of a coupe with the versatility of a hatchback. While it may have the appearance of a saloon, this latest version of the Toledo comes with a large, wide-opening rear hatch. The manufacturer has also claimed that the car comes with a healthy list of standard equipment but we think that’s a moot point.

Engine line-up

As is the norm with SEAT products, it will come with a choice of a number of different petrol and diesel engines already available in the Volkswagen Group. These include 1.2- and 1.4-litre TSI petrol engines, with power ranging from 74bhp to 120bhp. The Ecomotive petrol option will produce emissions as low as 116g/km to help cut costs. The petrol models will be offered with five- or six-speed manuals but the 1.4-litre will come with a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The diesel offering is a 1.6-litre with a power output of 104bhp, while an 89bhp option will be available later on. The Ecomotive diesel model is the greenest in the range with CO2 emissions of 104g/km.