Body: Hatchback Year: 13/13
Fuel Type: Diesel
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Quote Reference Number: 083-504184
- Insurance Group14E
- Performance (BHP)105
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)99
- Road Tax£0
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|Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch|
|ABS + traction control|
|Hill hold control|
|Front/rear floor mats|
|Bluetooth Handsfree Phone Connection|
|Speed sensitive power steering|
|Remote fuel flap release|
|SEAT logo boot release|
|Seatbelt reminders for driver and front passenger|
|Service interval indicator|
|Low fuel warning light|
|'Lights On' warning buzzer|
|Multi Function Display|
|Digital clock and outside temperature display|
|Touch screen display|
|Heated door mirrors|
|Electrically adjustable door mirrors|
|Body coloured door mirrors|
|Chrome interior trim|
|Radio/CD + MP3|
|SD card slot|
|Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controls|
|Auxiliary input socket|
|Bluetooth audio streaming|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body coloured bumpers|
|Body colour door handles|
|Chromed centre radiator grille surround|
|Electric headlamp adjustment|
|LED indicators in door mirrors|
|Coming home headlight function|
|Cornering front fog lights|
|Additional heating and ventilation outlet in rear of centre console|
|Height/reach adjust steering wheel|
|Luggage tie-down hooks|
|Front cupholders x 2|
|Storage boxes under front seats|
|Boot storage net|
|Leather steering wheel and gear knob|
|Front armrest with storage box|
|12v power point in centre console|
|Rear reading lights|
|Front map reading lights|
|Front seatbelt pretensioners|
|Front side airbags|
|Child proof door locks|
|Active front headrests|
|Passenger airbag deactivation system|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Driver/Front Passenger airbags|
|3 point rear seatbelts x3|
|Drivers knee airbag|
|Drivers seatbelt reminder|
|Passenger seat height adjuster|
|Driver seat height/lumbar adjust|
|Front adjustable head restraints|
|Front comfort seats|
|3 height adjustable rear headrests|
|Front seatback pockets|
|Split folding rear seat|
|Active head restraints|
|Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment|
|Remote central locking + deadlocks|
|Locking wheel bolts|
|Second remote key|
|Volumetric alarm with back up horn|
|XDS electronic differential lock|
|Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
SEAT's Leon always appealed as good value, an affordable performance or economy hatchback -- and that remains true today, especially with the car in 1.6-litre TDI diesel form. Literally from the floor upwards, Leon now benefits from a big injection of shared Volkswagen technology. The results? Vastly improved quality, sporting flair, 5 star safety and crisp style that package a genuine bargain for business and leisure use alike.
Why would you buy a SEAT Leon over so many rivals, especially those from the same Volkswagen parents? What has a Leon got that the Golf, Audi A3 and Skoda's Octavia lack? Well, one answer is that the current Leon sells through appealing style and a more affordable route to new technology, particularly as buyers look harder at costs in a tough economic climate. Of all the compact Volkswagen Group models to use the organisation's hi-tech MQB modular transverse platform, the Leon is the most affordable. And it's at its most popular in the UK in the 1.6-litre TDI form we look at here. Mind you, SEAT already offers a family hatchback with this same 105PS diesel engine, the Toledo, a car that sells for around £700 less. So why would you buy this Leon? Let's find out.
And on the road? Well, a SEAT is supposed to feel sporty. We've always been told that. Whether it should be is another question. After all, there've been times over the last decade when I've driven SEAT models on which such sportiness has been somewhat forced, with over-firm suspension bringing an unwelcome touch of Silverstone to the school run. Fine perhaps for more dynamic FR and Cupra Leon models but calculated to alienate customers used to the smooth-riding excellence of a rival Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf. So this third generation version had to get its act together here: it has. In this, the Spanish engineers have been helped immeasurably by the fact that like its Volkswagen Group cousins, the Audi A3, the Volkswagen Golf and the Skoda Octavia - but unlike SEAT's other family hatch, the Toledo - this car rides on the organisation's hi-tech MQB platform, underpinnings upon which billions of euros have been lavished. It shows too, this car able to handle even the poorest surfaces with supple confidence, yet hold its own on the twisty stuff, where bodyroll is well controlled. Nice to have perhaps but hardly of crucial value in ordinary day-to-day family hatchback driving. The kind of motoring you'd very happily complete at the wheel of the Leon variant that'll be Britain's biggest seller, the 105PS 1.6 TDI diesel. Like the alternative 105PS 1.2-litre TSI entry-level petrol unit, it makes 62mph from rest in about 10s on the way to around 120mph.
Design and Build
Looking over the Leon at rest, I'd say it's definitely third time lucky for the Spanish design team. Working within tight basic construction, safety and dimensional demands, they have created a cleanly defined design that is arguably more appealing than its VW Group brethren, an extremely hard trick to pull off. The inside story is also a step forward for SEAT, but you can see why people pay more for Audi and VW-branded relatives - for the cloth, fabrics and plastic trimmings are best described as adequate rather than stimulating on lower level models. Still, I like the clarity of the large matching dials. The Touchscreen dominates the central dashboard and is very handy finger-swipe away on all models, but it is worth remembering that SatNav is best value when bought via the important Technology Pack, rather than priced as an individual option. I would rate rear vision as nothing special and I'm not sure the heavy tint for rear glass is an asset in our often-gloomy climate. Examining those back seat quarters, there is no doubt SEAT designers made the space gains reported and Leon now matches rivals in its accommodation of people and baggage.
Market and Model
Expect to pay from around £17,500 for this 1.6-litre TDI diesel Leon, so there's a reasonable £700 premium to pay over the equivalent 1.2-litre TSI petrol model which boasts exactly the same power output - 105PS. That's decent value, particularly as the Leon is pretty well equipped. Even the least expensive version of this 1.6 TDI model gets air conditioning, central locking, electric front windows, Bluetooth connectivity and power steering. Infotainment needs are met via a 5-inch touch screen with 6-speakers serving FM/AM radio and MP3-facility for the CD player. Auxiliary systems cater for SD cards and USBs. Vehicle security features remote locking acting on deadlocks, also capable of opening and closing windows remotely. There is the immobiliser that UK insurance makes mandatory and a versatile alarm system with a back-up system to sound the horn when towed away. You pay extra for alloy wheels and metallic paint, the latter an option throughout the range. Moving to the SE versions, 16-inch diameter alloys replace the smaller steel items and cruise control is added. SE also allows traction assistance of the of the XDS electronic differential, clever front fog lamps that follow cornering moves--and electric rear windows.
Cost of Ownership
It's not easy to cut back the weight of a modern family hatchback in a market where buyers want their cars to be safer and more heavily equipped. Yet thanks to the installation of the Volkswagen Group's MQB platform, this SEAT manages to be up to 100kgs lighter than its immediate predecessor. On top of that, it boasts a range of engines that are said to be on average 22% more fuel and emissions-efficient than those in the second generation Leon range. This is chiefly thanks to the standard installation of a Start/Stop system that cuts the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. Plus an Energy Recovery system that stores brake energy usually lost as heat and uses it to help power the car's electrical systems, ultimately preserving fuel. All part of what SEAT calls 'Ecomotive technology'. The ultimate expression of this can be found in the fully-fledged 1.6 TDI diesel 110PS Ecomotive model, in which guise this car is capable of returning nearly 90mpg on the combined cycle and hybrid-like CO2 emissions of well under 90g/km. Yes really. But you don't have to push the Ecomotive boat out to get super-frugal figures. Even a standard 1.6 TDI 105PS Leon manages 74.3mpg on the combined cycle and 99g/km of CO2 - which means a theoretical driving range of over 800 miles.
Rear wash/wipe, ABS + traction control, Front/rear floor mats, Comfort suspension, Bluetooth Handsfree Phone Connection, Cruise control, Remote fuel flap release, Seatbelt reminders for driver and front passenger...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||10.7|
|Engine Power - BHP||105|
|Engine Power - KW||77|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||3000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||184|
|Engine Torque - MKG||26|
|Engine Torque - NM||250|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1750|
|CO2 (g/km)||99 (g/km)|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 5|
|EC Combined (mpg)||74.3|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||85.6|
|EC Urban (mpg)||61.4|
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