SEAT Toledo running costs will be cheapest with the 1.6-litre diesel version mated to the five-speed manual gearbox which has a claimed average fuel economy of 72.4mpg with the steel wheels and 70.4mpg with the 16-inch alloys. If you are a petrol diehard you will have to take a look at the 104bhp 1.2-litre that has a claimed average fuel economy of 56.5mpg if you run it on the 15-inch steel wheels.
Factor in affordable servicing, cheap insurance and a long service interval and you’ll be looking at very acceptable monthly outgoings.
SEAT Toledo emissions are best with the greenest engine which is the 104hp 1.6-litre diesel Ecomotive version that has stop/start technology and brake energy recovery. It emits 104g/km of CO2 while the 104bhp 1.2-litre petrol Ecomotive spits CO2 out at a rate of 116g/km. It's the best in the petrol line-up for emissions and also comes with stop/start and brake energy recuperation.
SEAT Toledo reliability should be impressive. Gone are the days when you would have witnessed sorry looking SEATs parked up on hard shoulders with bonnets up and owners looking distressed. SEATs are bulletpoof now and with solid build quality, proven engines and sound running gear you should have no worries with the Toledo.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£954 - £1,265 *|
|Diesel||131p||£827 - £961 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|1.6TDi (115bhp) Diesel||101 g/km (Min)||£20 - £145|
|1.2 Petrol||137 g/km (Max)||£145|
Ongoing running costs
|Road tax (12 months)||
£0 - £145
See tax rates for all versions
8 - 20
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.