2017 Seat Alhambra Review

Introduction

The Seat Alhambra people carrier has been a stalwart of the Spanish brand’s range since 2010. Its functional layout mixed with inoffensive style make it an excellent all-round MPV package. Sliding side doors and a third row of seats that even adults can fit in give it an edge over some rivals and it comes in a variety of specifications, including a sporty looking FR Line model.    

 

Body Style: MPV                Seats: 7                           MRP from £25,380 - £36,840

        

Did you know? Seat named the Alhambra after a palace and fortress complex in Granada, Spain.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (6.6/10)

When it comes to the important MPV criteria, the Seat Alhambra scores well. And while it may be very similar to its Volkswagen Sharan relation, unless you want that added badge prestige, the Alhambra serves all of the same purposes for a slightly lower price. You can still build an Alhambra to a high specification, too, so it isn’t the cheapest MPV out there. It might not have quite the same polished road manners as the seven-seat BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, nor does it possess the futuristic lounge-like interior of the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, but instead, the Seat just gets on with the job at hand and does so in an easy manner. It fulfils the most important criteria of a family car - versatile dependability.

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Design & Exterior

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)