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SEAT Altea XL (2007 - 2015)

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XL 1.6 TDI ECOMOTIVE I TECH

reviewed by SunnysideUK on 30 August 2018
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Overall rating
3
How it drives
4
Fuel economy
2
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
3
Cost of maintenance and repairs
4
How practical it is
3
How you rate the manufacturer
4
Overall reliability

Reliable, good rear boot. Bit plasticky inside with limited storage but XL version gets overhead storage. Manual needs 6 speed gearbox

Using the standard 1.6 litre start/stop VAG diesel works well but the manual transmission could so with a 6 speed gearbox.
Same engine used in say the VW Touran 2010 but if it's non start/stop that gets £140+ tax while this same engine is taxed at £30!
It's start/stop isn't very reliable on mine though, does not give any info why it doesn't stop after warmed up.
It's SatNav system is odd. Map updates for all cars should be included free for life. Can say on navigation " continue for a...long way"!
Like the wipers that home to its edges but causes a problem for DashCam positioning as its top center is the bit now not wiped!

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Price£14,100–£21,985
Road TaxC–J
MPG30.6–62.8 mpg
Real MPG85.2%

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