2017 Seat Leon Review


A Golf by any other name, the Seat Leon is starting to edge out from the shadow of its more illustrious German relative by virtue of pleasing styling, sharp steering, good quality, and conspicuous value. Seat is a brand that has had more than a fair share of ups and downs (with a few too many downs), but the Leon’s sales have helped revive the Spanish car maker's prospects, and that’s a deserved success.


Body Style: Hatchback         Seats: 5                      MRP from £17,700 - £25,780 


Did you know? The Seat Leon has won two world titles in the World Touring Car Championship.

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

Verdict: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (7.5/10)

While it’s not hard to find areas in which the Volkswagen overlords have held the Leon back, to ensure that it’s not quite a direct competitor to the arguably-classier Golf, there is no doubting that it’s a solidly sensible family car proposition, with good interior space, high quality construction, and just a whiff of driver engagement and enjoyment.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (8/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Specs & Trims

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Running Costs & Fuel Economy

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)


★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)


2017 Seat Leon

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