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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£1,399 Advance Payment

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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Estate
Trans: Manual

Rear wash/wipe, Traction control, Comfort suspension, Bluetooth audio streaming with handsfree system, Rear parking sensor, Outside temperature gauge, Auto dimming rear view mirror, Chrome interior detailing - door and dashboard decorative inserts...

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MPG

Combined - 43 mpg EC Extra Urban - 50 mpg EC Urban - 33.

Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

Need a family SUV with seven seats? Bored by what's on offer? SEAT hopes you'll like its offering, the Tarraco. You get Volkswagen Group engineering, sharp styling, plenty of interior space and, the Iberian maker hopes, a dash of Spanish flair. Which this car will need to stand out in its segment.

Background

Just how important is it for a mid-range 'D'-segment 7-seat family SUV to be 'sporty'. Not very, according to the key protagonists in this segment. SEAT disagrees and is positioning this car, the Tarraco, as a slightly more responsive choice for folk who want to feel that they're driving more than just a crossover-cultured bus after they've dropped the kids off at school. Of course, the Spanish maker needed something to set this contender a little apart from the mechanically almost identical Volkswagen Group models that share its MQB-A platform, the Skoda Kodiaq and the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. It wasn't so very long ago that SEAT didn't have a single SUV in its line-up. Now, this Tarraco sits at the head of the company's crossover triumvirate that already includes the little Ibiza-based Arona and the slightly larger Leon-structured Ateca. It's the biggest car the brand has yet made and will only be offered in our market with 7 seats. But will it live up to its maker's expectations? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

SEAT says it's put a lot of work into driving feedback so that this car will feel 'sportier' than its rivals. The same people who made its smaller Ateca stablemate so alert and nimble claim to have repeated their magic here, with sharp steering and supple multi-link rear suspension which can be enhanced with optional 'ACC' adaptive damping. The Tarraco offers five direct injection turbocharged engines, three of them petrol, two diesel. Predictably, we've seen them all before in various VW Group models, things kicking off with a 1.5-litre petrol TSI unit mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive. The alternative mainstream petrol option, the 190PS 2.0-litre TSI unit, comes only in high spec guise with a 7-speed DSG auto 'box and 4WD. There's also a PHEV Plug-in hybrid variant available, which mates a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine with an 85kW electric motor and a 13kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Both the diesels are 2.0 TDI unit, the choice being between a 150PS powerplant with front wheel drive and a 190PS variant with 4WD. If you're regularly going to be using the third seating row and really loading the car up, then the extra grunt of the pokier powerplants will obviously be useful. The 4WD system that these pricier powertrains offer is, as usual in this class, of the 'on-demand' variety, cutting in when a loss of traction is detected. Predictably, the AWD isn't there to enable any sort of prodigious level of off road prowess; there isn't really the ground clearance for that. Instead, this Tarraco is very firmly tarmac-orientated, like SEAT's other SUVs.

Design and Build

SEAT Design boss Alejandro Mesonero says that the styling of this Tarraco gives 'a hint' to the company's future styling direction. By that, he presumably means that the slightly different design approach that this SUV features in its headlamps and front grille will in future be replicated on other models. The Spaniard claims that the aesthetics will make 'a strong first impression'; you may disagree. What's not up for debate though is that this is a fairly substantial thing by class standards. Measuring in a 4,735mm long and 1,658mm tall, it's 38mm longer than its Skoda Kodiaq class cousin. That and the 2.8m wheelbase facilitate a roomy cabin. And quite a sophisticated-looking one, thanks primarily to a 10.25-inch digital instrument binnacle and the placement of a 'floating' 8-inch infotainment screen on top of the dashboard. The 10.25-inch digital instrument display you'll view through the steering wheel allows drivers to access everything from classic information found on analogue dials to full-colour maps and navigation. Controlling the information provided is simple and requires the driver to merely press the steering wheel-mounted 'View' control button to scroll through the three different available main displays. What else? Well 2nd row seat room is aided by that long wheelbase, but the third row will suit children only. Out back, there's 700-litre of luggage space, which increases to 1,775-litres when all the seats are folded.

Market and Model

The Tarraco sells in the £29,000 to £40,000 bracket - so, in other words, there's the same kind of price spread as you'll find on a rival Skoda Kodiaq, though it's one that notably undercuts competitors like Volkswagen's Tiguan Allspace, Hyundai's Santa Fe and even Kia's Sorento. There are the usual 'SE', 'SE Technology', 'FR', 'FR Sport', 'Xcellence' and 'Xcellence Lux' trim levels. Safety-wise, 'Front assist with bicycle detection', 'Lane assist' and Emergency Call are all standard throughout the range, while Adaptive Cruise Control is standard on the Tarraco in 'Xcellence' trim. SEAT offers a plethora of additional systems too, including 'Emergency Assist', 'Blind Spot Detection and 'Exit Assist', 'Traffic Sign Recognition', 'Traffic Jam Assist' and 'Light Assist' as options, while it has also introduced two new safety systems for the first time: 'Pre-Crash Assist' and 'Rollover Assist'. The Tarraco claims to be extremely well connected too, thanks to its brand's 'Full Link' technology built into its centre-dash infotainment screen, which incorporates 'Android Auto' and 'Apple CarPlay' smartphone-mirroring. Access to calls, messages, music and voice recognition as well as a bespoke 'SEAT Drive' App, means that the Tarraco allows you to network wherever and whenever. In addition, Amazon Alexa is also available to help you manage your personal schedule, play music, navigate to points of interest, request personalised news or find the nearest SEAT dealership.

Cost of Ownership

The headline engine is SEATs well regarded 1.5 TSI petrol turbo unit and it should certainly prove to be very frugal. Expect the 150PS version to manage just over 40mpg on the combined cycle and just under 150g/km of CO2. Obviously, the 150PS 2.0-litre TDI diesel will be much better. Expect about 50mpg and about 145g/km. For the 2.0 TSI 4x4 auto petrol variant, you're looking at just under 40mpg and around 170g/km. And for the 2.0 TDI 190PS DSG auto diesel version, the readings will be around 48mpg and about 152g/km. If frugality is everything, you'll want to consider the PHEV variant which mates a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine with an 85kW electric motor and a 13 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This derivative offers a 31 mile all-electric driving range and boasts WLTP-rated CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km. All models get an automatic stop & start system to cut the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. If you want to go further, then you'll need to talk to your SEAT dealer about the Plug-in hybrid variant that's been developed as part of the model range. This, the company claims, will offer an electric driving range of 31 miles and a CO2 output of less than 50g/km of CO2. What else? Well there's SEAT's usual three year/60,000 mile warranty. That's unexceptional when rivals like Hyundai offer five years of cover as standard and Kia offers up to seven years. However, the SEAT deal is extendable, so you might be able to negotiate on that. And it includes two years of Europe-wide roadside assistance. SEAT dealers also offer an 'It's Fixed!' low cost servicing programme. To even out the cost of regular maintenance, you can take up fixed price servicing packages for up to three scheduled halts and they go with the car when you sell it if the balance has still to be used.

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Key Standard Features*

  • Metallic - Atlantic blue
  • Metallic - Reflex silver
  • Metallic - Deep black
  • Metallic - Oryx White
  • Metallic - Dolphin grey
  • Metallic - Merlot red
  • Metallic - Camouflage green
  • Metallic - Dark Camouflage Green
  • Solid - Urano grey
  • Metallic paint
  • Solid paint
  • Overhead storage compartment
  • Front courtesy light with front reading lights
  • Rear reading lights
  • Olot cloth - Black
  • Emergency tyre repair kit

Body Glass

  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Electric front/rear windows
  • Rain sensing wipers

Brakes

  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability control
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • Hill hold control
  • ABS

Chassis/Suspension

  • Comfort suspension

Communication

  • Bluetooth audio streaming with handsfree system

Driver Aids

  • Rear parking sensor
  • Lane assist
  • RPM counter
  • Front assist city emergency braking and pedestrian protection
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Power assist steering
  • SEAT Drive profile - 4 different modes, progressive steering, 4Drive versions with off-road/snow, steering response, throttle response

Driver Information

  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Trip computer
  • Digital clock
  • Low fuel warning light
  • 'Lights On' Remainder warning buzzer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Full Link Smartphone Integration with Mirror Link, Apple Car Play, Google Android Auto
  • Wash water level indicator
  • e-Call (emergency call)
  • 10.25" digital cockpit

Driving Mirrors

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Electrically adjustable and folding door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors

Embellishment Trims

  • Chrome interior detailing - door and dashboard decorative inserts

Entertainment

  • Steering wheel mounted audio/telephone controls
  • Media system with 8.25" colour touchscreen with proximity sensor, DAB, AM/FM Radio, 3 USB (type C), Aux-in, 8 speakers, SD card
  • USB (type C) cable for Apple and Android compatibility

Exterior Body Features

  • Black roof rails
  • Black bumpers
  • Hidden exhaust pipe
  • Body colour door mirrors and handles
  • Power locking and remote control with two foldable keys and opening boot selector
  • Exterior black mouldings
  • Chrome front grille frame
  • Fuel door linked to central locking
  • Black window trims

Exterior Lights

  • Front halogen fog lights with cornering function
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rear fog lights
  • Automatic headlight adjustment
  • Auto headlights with automatic coming and leaving home function
  • Full LED headlights with LED rear lights
  • LED licence plate lighting
  • Coast to coast lighting

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • 3 zone climate control

Interior Features

  • Black interior roof
  • Centre armrest in front with air outlet in rear
  • Luggage compartment floor with split function
  • Tool kit
  • Front cupholders
  • Leather gear knob
  • Leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel
  • Four cargo rings in the boot
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Storage draw under front passenger seat
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Three 12V sockets
  • Olot cloth upholstery
  • Storage compartment in roof console for sunglasses

Interior Lights

  • Illuminated boot
  • Instrument lighting with brightness control
  • Ambient spot lighting and front footwell illumination
  • Sliding boot cover
  • Welcome lighting

Safety

  • Active front head restraints
  • Seatbelt reminders for all seats
  • Two curtain airbags
  • Front side airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Tiredness recognition system
  • Driver/front passenger airbag
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts

Seats

  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Height adjustable front headrests
  • Driver/passenger lumbar adjustment
  • Height adjustable passenger seat
  • Front seat back storage pockets
  • Comfort front seats
  • Rear armrest and easy back seat release mechanism from boot
  • ISOFIX points in outer 2nd row seats and front passenger seat with top tether anchorage points
  • Easy fold rear seat system - second and third row
  • Forward and backward adjustable seats 2nd row
  • Folding table on front seat backrests
  • Rear head restraints

Security

  • Alarm
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Keyless entry and go
  • Central locking

Transmission

  • XDS electronic differential lock

Vanity Mirrors

  • Driver and passenger sunvisor with covered and illuminated mirror

Wheels - Alloy

  • 17" Dynamic alloy wheels v37/1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.9
  • Engine Power - BHP 150
  • Engine Power - KW 110
  • Engine Power - PS
  • Engine Power - RPM 5000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 184
  • Engine Torque - NM 250
  • Engine Torque - RPM 1500
  • Top Speed 124

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