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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Shares same body as SEAT Altea Freetrack 2007 Road Test

Owners' reviews

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

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