SEAT Road Tests

The changes might be subtle, but the Alhambra was already good. Now it's even better.
Fri, 10 Jul 2015
New SEAT Alhambra offers more room, greater comfort and practicality, and the lowest CO2 of any big 7 seat MPV.
Wed, 15 Sep 2010
I have very fond memories of Altea. It’s a pretty artist’s town on a turquoise sea between Benidorm and Calpe. I had a girlfriend there when I was about 20.
Fri, 11 Jun 2004
When I first drove the ordinary SEAT Altea I didn’t like it. And that was not because the launch was in Watford rather then Altea.
Sat, 20 Oct 2007
The Arona is SEAT’s answer to the Nissan Juke and, on first impressions, it’s the best small crossover on the market.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
We’re getting used to small turbo petrol engines in mid size cars. But can a 1.0 litre 3-cylinder pull a 1,280kg SUV without protest? HJ finds out.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016
From a distance, you’d be forgiven for thinking the SEAT Ateca is an Audi SUV. The design is extremely similar in style and shape to the Q-badged Audi models.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016
Upgrades and a new gearbox for SEAT's Exeo. Both the saloon and ST estate are now available as a 2.0-litre CVT Multitronic.
Tue, 08 Feb 2011
Under its skin, the SEAT Exeo is an Audi A4 By. And over the model life of the Audi A4 B6 and B7, what started out as an attractive, solidly built, yet sometimes unwieldy and hard riding car turned into quite a good one.
Mon, 15 Jun 2009
Much more than just another little hatchback – the new Ibiza is now one of the very best cars in its class.
Thu, 04 May 2017
New engines and an overhauled interior bring the SEAT Ibiza up-to-date with rivals like the latest Vauxhall Corsa.
Mon, 08 Jun 2015
I really thought I was going to love the 2002 SEAT Ibiza. After all, I'd been very fond of the old Ibiza, especially in TDI 110 and 1.8T Cupra incarnations.
Fri, 22 Mar 2002
In the Summer of 1999 I was lucky enough to be invited out to Spain to test drive the new SEAT Ibiza Cupra on the mountain roads around the Factory at Martorell.
Wed, 22 Nov 2000
SEAT's hot Ibiza gets a new look to bring it into line with the rest of the facelifted Ibiza range and while the engine is the same it's now quicker and cleaner.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013
SEAT has heavily reworked the Ibiza Cupra, with a new 192PS 1.8-litre engine and a six-speed manual gearbox.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Want the look and feel of hot hatch, with the running costs and comfort of a five-door family car? The SEAT Ibiza FR could be for you.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016
This twin-test compares the new SEAT Ibiza 2.0 143 FR TDI CR, with the 1.4 150 TSI Twincharger DSG launched last year.
Wed, 21 Apr 2010
Good news, everybody. VAG has finally come up with a new floorpan that’s the equal of the class-leading Toyota Yaris.
Sun, 20 Jul 2008
Facelifted 2012 SEAT Ibiza ST 1.2TSI 105 tested in Spain.
Sat, 31 Mar 2012
Luca de Meo aims to make SEATs the most connected cars in Europe. HJ checks out some of the tech in the form of the Leon 1.4 EcoTSi FR Technology model.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017
Updated model gets a much more comprehensive suite of safety and convenience tech– plus there is a new, larger touchscreen.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016
The 2017 SEAT Leon range puts technology first. But here HJ checks out the load carrying attributes of the ST (station wagon) version.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017
The look of the 2006 SEAT Leon is down to Walter d’Silva. He designed the Alfa 156 and 147. Opening the garage doors to one of those is a bit like waking next to the face of a woman so beautiful you forgive her almost anything.
Fri, 05 May 2006
The new SEAT Leon shares much with the Audi A3 and Volkswagen Golf. But does it still represent a value-for-money proposition?
Fri, 23 Nov 2012
Why do I love the SEAT Leon 20VT so much? We go back a long way together. To Aviles in November 1999 and a memorable drive with George Fowler of The Star through the Cantabrian Mountains to the city of Leon itself.
Sat, 08 Mar 2003
First impressions of the SEAT Leon Cupra 240 can be deceiving. The harder you drive it, the better it gets.
Mon, 19 Apr 2010
Leon range expands to include a three-door - for the first time ever.
Wed, 15 May 2013
SEAT builds its first ever Leon estate, backed with an excellent range of engines and transmissions.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013
The SEAT Leon Cupra was the first hatchback to crack 8 minutes round the Nurburgring Nordeschleif. How does it manage with a rucksack?
Thu, 12 Feb 2015
A Haldex clutch four wheel drive systemand 28mm extra ground clearance make the good looking SEAT Leon X-PERIENCE a very capable rough roader.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014
Based on the SEAT Mii city car, the Mii Electric has a 83PS electric motor providing up to 161 miles of range from a charge.
Wed, 13 Nov 2019
It may look like a small saloon but the Toledo is actually a very spacious and practical hatchback that's economical, refined and good value for money.
Thu, 13 Sep 2012

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