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SEAT Alhambra 1.4 Tsi Se 5Dr Petrol Estate

SEAT Alhambra 1.4 Tsi Se 5Dr Petrol Estate

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Ten Second Review

Big MPVs aren't really in-keeping with SEAT's racy brand image but the Alhambra has always done very well for the brand - especially in second generation guise. Unlike more compact 7-seat MPVs, with this one, adults can actually use all three rows of seats, with those chairs folding neatly into the floor thanks to the Easy-Fold seating system. You also get sliding side doors and a plethora of storage options that give this car strong practical credentials. This improved version gets more efficient diesel and petrol engines, improved safety and some new generation infotainment technology.

Background

The Alhambra has evolved in this improved guise, brought thoroughly up to date so that it can respond to the challenge posed by Ford's fourth generation Galaxy and Volkswagen's much-improved Sharan in the large MPV segment. It continues to be the most un-SEAT car SEAT makes. A big seven-seater MPV, after all, isn't quite on message with the brand's exuberant marketing but this People Carrier has always been so successful that the Spanish manufacturer can't resist selling it. This version, like its first generation predecessor, is a SEAT-badged version of that Volkswagen Sharan model we just mentioned, but is offered with value pricing. That means you get all the latest modern Volkswagen TDI diesel engines, units that are just about ideal for a People Carrier of this sort. Plus a 1.4-litre TSI petrol unit. Large MPVs may have somewhat fallen out of fashion in recent years, but this one still makes an awful lot of sense for a growing family. For the same sort of money you'd pay for the kind of 7-seater that would squash your family up inside, this People Carrier will really let them stretch out.

Driving Experience

The claim from SEAT is that the sporting character and driving fun it builds into all its cars are very much intact where the Alhambra is concerned. It is a seven-seater measuring close to five-meters in length, though, so expectations may need to be tempered a little. The uprated and now more powerful mainstream engines are all diesel-powered, with 150 and 184PS versions of the familiar 2.0 TDI common-rail injection unit. There's also now a 1.4-litre TSI petrol option. Around town, the Alhambra can eek extra miles out of its fuel tank and contribute to cleaner air with its standard Start-Stop technology. When the vehicle is stationary, taking it out of gear and lifting the clutch stops the engine. All you have to do is drop the clutch to restart it. The DSG dual clutch gearbox is available as an option giving drivers the choice of fully automatic shifting or flipping through the gears themselves with the wheel-mounted paddles.

Design and Build

This improved Alhambra model's design has been subtly updated but the changes are diffucult to spot. Restyled rear lights with LED technology display SEAT's distinctive light signature. Plus the latest brand logo is set into the modified front grille and there are revised wheel designs. The interior comes with smarter trim colours, the steering wheel design is taken from the SEAT Leon and some of the control elements have been redesigned. The keyless entry and start system is another ease of use feature. Otherwise, it's as you were. Size is not in short supply with the Alhambra but SEAT's largest MPV disguises its bulk well through some typically sleek styling. The bonnet and windscreen form a continuous, sharply-angled line from roof to grille for a wedge-shaped profile while the large headlights and low bumper add a little character to the nose. There's a lot of glass, so even passengers in the third row should get a good view out and getting light in won't be a problem. Getting passengers in should also be straightforward thanks to sliding side doors that provide a wide aperture and outer seats in the middle row that tilt forward giving walk-through access to the third row. Seven seats are standard and there's plenty of versatility in all models thanks to the Easy-Fold seating system. You needed a MENSA IQ and the strength of a Ukrainian shot putter to maximise the luggage capacity of the old Alhambra as the seats needed to be folded, unclipped from their mounts and lifted out. Now all of the rear seats can tumble down beneath the floor with a minimum of fuss. The boot capacity isn't huge with seven people inside but there's up to 1,167 litres with five occupants and up to 2,297 litres when you travel two-up.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £25,000 and there's a wide choice of trim derivations - 'S', 'SE', 'Connect', 'SE LUX' and sporty 'FR-Line'. The equipment list on the Alhambra is festooned with the usual array of storage options and convenience features you expect to find in a modern seven-seater but there are also some options you might not expect to find. The sliding side doors can be electrically powered if you like and the bi-xenon headlamps come with a Full Beam Assistant function that dips the beam automatically when it detects on-coming traffic. As for the recent changes, well this revised model comes with a new generation of SEAT Easy Connect infotainment systems. These include high-resolution touchscreen displays and the very latest processors for much faster booting and rapid route calculation, offering a completely new level of connectivity too. As for safety, well the VW Group's award-winning multi-collision brake system is now standard equipment in this Alhambra. In the event that the driver can no longer intervene following an accident, it initiates automatic braking to avoid a secondary collision. This car can also now be specified with a Blind-Spot Sensor, which warns of unseen vehicles when changing lane. Another feresh feature Alhambra buyers can specify is DCC (Dynamic Chassis Control). The system regulates the damper valves in a matter of milliseconds to adapt the vehicle characteristics to the exact driving situation - whether it's supreme comfort or a sportier drive. Optional massage seats also deliver an exceptionally high level of long-distance comfort.

Cost of Ownership

SEAT claim that this improved model is up to 15% more fuel efficient than ts predecessor. In 2.0 TDI 150PS guise for instance, it manages 57.6mpg n the combined cycle and 130g/km of CO2, impressive figures for such a large MPV. All engines can be combined with the DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission, which in its latest generation also boasts a fuel-saving coasting function. As soon as the driver lifts off the accelerator, the Alhambra runs with the engine decoupled.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Metallic - Indium grey
  • Metallic - Deep black
  • Metallic - Black oak brown
  • Metallic - Romance red
  • Metallic - Moonstone silver
  • Metallic - Atlantic blue
  • Metallic - White silver
  • Solid - Urano grey
  • Comfort front seats
  • Sliding rear side doors
  • Solid paint
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Pattern cloth - Black
  • Rodas cloth - Black
  • 17" Dynamic alloy wheels
Specification
Body Glass
Front and rear electric windows
Dark tinted rear glass
Automatic rain sensing wipers
Rear wiper
Brakes
ESP+EBA
Auto hold function
ABS
Automatic Post collision braking
Electric handbrake
Electronic parking brake
Chassis/Suspension
Comfort suspension
Communication
Voice control system
Driver Aids
Cruise control
Electric speed sensitive power steering
Front and rear parking sensors
Driver alert system
Driver Convenience
Stop/start system
Driver Information
Outside temperature gauge
Trip computer
Multi Function Display
Low fuel warning light
Driving Mirrors
Elec heated + adjust door mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicators
Electric folding door mirrors with puddle lamps
Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Embellishment Trims
Chrome effect dashboard facia
Entertainment
8 speakers
MDI with USB/iPod connection cables
Auxiliary input socket
Bluetooth audio streaming
6.5" touchscreen
Exterior Body Features
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Chrome roof rails
Chromed centre radiator grille surround
Chrome side window trim
Exterior Lights
Electric headlight adjustment
'Guide me home' headlamps
Cornering front fog lights
Automatic lights on sensor
LED tail lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Rear air conditioning with separate controls
3 zone climate control
Interior Features
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Multi function steering wheel
Front/rear door stowage bins
Storage under front passenger seat
4 cupholders
Removable load compartment cover
3 x 12V power sockets
Overhead console with sunglasses holder
3 spoke leather steering wheel
Leather gear knob
Dashboard storage with cover
4 Lashing eyes in boot
Front seat back fold out tables with cupholders
Storage bins under drivers seat
Lockable/illuminated air conditioned glovebox
Integrated sunblind for rear side windows
Adjustable front armrest with storage compartment
Under floor storage in 2nd row
230V AC inverter
Brushed black door & dashboard decorative inserts
Interior Lights
Front/rear reading lights
Safety
Driver and passenger airbags
Front side airbags
3 point seatbelts on all seats
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Electrically operated child locks on rear doors
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Drivers knee airbag
Height adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Front and rear curtain airbags
Tiredness recognition system
Seats
Passenger seat height adjuster
Front seatback pockets
Easy entry seats
Driver's electric adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat lumbar adjust
Isofix child seat preparation
Reclining 2nd row seats
Folding rear seats
Adjustable head restraints
Driver seat height adjust
Security
Locking wheel bolts
Electronic engine immobiliser
Volumetric alarm with back up horn
Vanity Mirrors
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels
Self sealing tyres
Wheels - Spare
Tyre repair kit
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)9.9
Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500
Top Speed124

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