SEAT Alhambra (2010 - )
Last updated 18 November 2013
Sliding side doors as standard.
Very spacious with a good quality interior.
Frugal and low CO2 TDI engines.
Sister car to the new Volkswagen Sharan but better value.
5-STAR EURO NCAP RATING: 96% Adult Protection; 80% Child Protection; 46% Pedestrian Protection; 71% Safety Assist. (96% is an excellent score in the most important category.)
What to watch out for
Potential problems with 1.4 TSI petrol engine.
16-7-2012: Diesel DPFs require Adblue and some dealers charge an unreasonable amount for this. Can be obtained from around 25% of fuel service stations much more cheaply.
7-5-2012: SEAT Alhambra. Seems to be a TSB over the electrics of the Alhambra's VW Sharan sister, a fault in which is holding up the production of looms for towbars.