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SEAT Altea XL (2007–2015)

Last updated 5 April 2018

Longer than standard Altea. Very roomy inside and a huge boot. Decent amount of kit. Excellent crash test rating.
Only five seats. Less versatile than a Renault Scenic. Ride quality not forgiving enough
Updated 5 April 2018

No official word from VAG, but ECU testing believes that the DQ200 7-speed dry cutch Mechatronics control box was finally re-engineered in 2016. This DSG 7 control unit is a common failure with engines...

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Introduction

Shares same body as SEAT Altea Freetrack 2007 Road Test

Owners' reviews

3
Reliable, good rear boot. Bit plasticky inside with limited storage but XL version gets overhead storage. Manual needs 6 speed gearbox
4
Very Surprised and Very Happy.
4
07/06/15 DSG gearbox has let my car down badly after only 19,000 miles, lost drive on the motorway.
4
good car, easy to own, drive and reliable
5
comfy quick family car
2
Nice drive but prone to build quality problems, expensive to maintain.
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