2016 (16) Seat Ibiza 1.4 EcoTSI 150 FR 3dr

Benton Newcastle SEAT
Only £11,688
£1169 deposit
£211.78 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerBluetooth system
Digital clockLow fuel warning light
Multi-Collision BrakingOutside temperature gauge
SEAT logo boot releaseService interval indicator
Speed sensitive power steeringTrip computer

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketDigital Audio Broadcast (DAB) Tuner
Steering column with mounted audio controls 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlights
Automatic rain sensing wipersBody colour door handles
Coming home headlight functionCornering front fog lights
Electric folding door mirrorsElectric headlight adjustment
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsExclusive FR front and rear bumpers
LED daytime running lightsLED tail lights
One touch electric front windowsRear wiper
Twin exhaust pipes 

Interior Features

12V accessory power point in centre console3 cupholders
Boot lightDriver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
Dust/pollen filterEasy entry and height adjustable passenger seat
Flat bottom sports leather steering wheelFront courtesy lights
Front door pocketsFront reading lights
Front seatback pocketsFront/rear floor mats
Height adjustable driver's seatHeight adjustable front/rear head restraints
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated glovebox
Isofix system on outer rear seatsLeather gear knob
Rear centre head restraintSplit folding rear seats

Packs

Driver pack - Ibiza 

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all 3 rear seatsABS
Active front headrestsDriver and passenger airbags
ESP+EBA+EDLFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front side airbagsSeatbelt warning
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

2 folding remote keys with window open/close functionDeadlocks
Electronic engine immobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote central lockingVolumetric alarm with back up horn

Technical

Sports suspensionXDS electronic differential lock
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)112Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1395Compression Ratio10.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)80
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)58.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)68.9EC Urban (mpg)47.1

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionEco TSI 150Coin SeriesFR
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0724EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.6Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed137

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/40 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/40 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleTAGUSWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1424Length4066
Wheelbase2469Width1693

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1630
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)292Max. Loading Weight487
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked570
Minimum Kerbweight1143No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

SEAT Ibiza FR

SEAT's Ibiza FR 1.4 EcoTSI 150PS model offers a decent amount of poke, yet has a clever fuel-saving trick up its sleeve. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Top petrol SEAT Ibiza FR variants are now fitted with the 1.4 EcoTSI 150PS engine - and a very good one it is too. With the ability to cut to two cylinders when cruising, the efficiency of this car is impressive. It's pretty quick, but this supermini is also impressively cost-effective to own.

Background

Right. We've got to start by wading through that sea of acronyms if you're going to understand what this car is about the (deep breath) 'Ibiza 1.4 EcoTSI ACT FR 150PS'. The FR badge on the back of a SEAT Ibiza signifies that it's a slightly sporty version. Not as hot as a Cupra, true, but still capable of delivering some payback if you point it at a twisty road. The 1.4 EcoTSI part is the engine, in this case a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder unit, with stratified injection which develops an output of 150PS. The ACT bit though, is probably most important: it's what makes that powerplant a little bit special. 'ACT' stands for 'Active Cylinder Technology'. This alternates between two and four cylinder modes, depending on the power required, in less than 40 milliseconds, making the transition between the two seamless. We'll have a look at what that means in real terms later. You're probably used to this shape Ibiza by now. It's the facelifted version of the fourth generation car, launched in 2008. The revisions to the styling came in September 2015 and the sharply creased exterior still looks crisp and fresh. If you're looking for value from a Volkswagen Group product, here's a good place to start.

Driving Experience

If you know your cars, you'll be forgiven if you get a sense of deja vu here, because SEAT has offered a 1.4-litre TSI 150PS version of the Ibiza before, but that model featured a 150PS motor supplemented by both a turbocharger and a supercharger. As technically intriguing as that engine was, it didn't really make the efficiency numbers that today's buyers have come to expect, hence the availability of this much cleaner 150PS 'EcoTSI' unit. It's still pretty zippy, getting to 62mph in 7.6 seconds and running onto 137mph, so it doesn't cede much in terms of performance to the old 150PS unit. We've seen this engine in a whole host of Volkswagen Group products including the Golf, the Audi A3 and SEAT's own Leon and it never ceases to impress with its smoothness and tractability. The turbocharged engine is virtually inaudible for the most part and revs cleanly to well over 6,000rpm, but you won't really need to do that, with peak torque of 250Nm arriving at just 1,500rpm. The cylinder cut technology is particularly impressive. When you're cruising on part throttle, the powerplant shuts down two of the four cylinders. A small light illuminates on the dash to let you know when this is happening. Prod the throttle once again and all four combustion chambers come into play. You expect a slight jerk or change in engine note when this happens but if you can notice it, your senses are more finely attuned than ours. The sole transmission available is a six-speed manual gearbox, but that is certainly no black mark.

Design and Build

Today's Ibiza doesn't look too different from the 2012 car, which in turn wasn't radically changed from Luc Donckerwolke's original. As before, it's available in three body styles - five-door, 'SC' three-door and 'ST' compact estate. SEAT has belatedly jumped onto the personalisation bandwagon and now offers the Ibiza with 'Colour Packs'. 'Bismuth' (an elegant shade of brown) is among them, as is 'Velvet' (a rich purple). Each Colour Pack comes with a wide range of trim elements in the respective colour. On the outside, the rim of the radiator grille and the door mirror housings are finished in the chosen colour. Inside, the air vent bezels and the detailing on the steering wheel and gear lever are part of the colour package, as are the coloured stripes set into the seat backrests. One characteristic element is the two-colour 16- or 17 inch alloy wheels. There are a large number of possible combinations between the Ibiza's paint colour and the Colour Pack. Other changes to the exterior of the car include revised lights, wheels and standard colours. The Easy Connect infotainment system has been updated with an interface designed to highlight the relationship between the driver and technology by creating character lines that add functionality. The interior plastics are now of a higher grade, helping bolster SEAT's growing reputation for quality.

Market and Model

Prices open at just over £16,000 for the three-door Ibiza SC FR, with around £450 more netting you the five-door version. It's an interesting alternative to shopping rockets like Ford's Fiesta ST if you can cope with slightly less power but still want a quick supermini. There's also an ST estate model. Equipment levels are extremely good. Expect to find LED tail lights, height-adjustable front seats, sports suspension, an electronic diff lock, cruise control, coming home lights and best of all, a SEAT Portable sat nav and Bluetooth system. This touch screen combines the functions of a navigation system, on-board computer, audio system and hands-free device. While it is fully integrated into the Ibiza's on-board electronics, it's also removable for use on the go. Like all Ibizas, this one also gets front electric windows, tinted glass, a four-speaker MP3-compatible CD stereo with AUX-in point and steering wheel controls, remote central locking, a 12v power socket and a height-adjustable driver's seat.

Cost of Ownership

The big reason for the introduction of this clever cylinder deactivation technology is to improve the Ibiza's efficiency. If we take the old 150PS 1.4 TSI unit as a benchmark, that returned 44.8mpg and emitted 146g/km, numbers that don't really make the grade for a warm supermini today. By contrast, this 1.4 EcoTSI ACT 150PS engine returns 58.9mpg and emits just 110g/km. That's a massive 35 per cent improvement in economy for virtually no penalty in performance. As well as utilising the Active Cylinder Technology, this Ibiza also features Start Stop to save fuel in traffic and also advanced energy recovery systems to recharge the battery when you brake and or decelerate, which means that your alternator has less work to do and put less drag on the powertrain. It's all very clever stuff.

Summary

The SEAT Ibiza is a car that seems to refuse to age. Even the earliest of the fourth generation cars still look crisp and fresh but in terms of engine technology, the Spanish brand needed to do more. EcoTSI engines like this 1.4-litre 150PS ACT petrol unit answer that call. Here, you get near-warm hatch performance that suits the sporty FR trim and it's allied to nearly 60mpg on the combined cycle and 110g/km of CO2 - a tempting combination. Despite its sharp suit, don't choose this car if you're after a pin-sharp driving experience. Yes, it can deliver some jollies but you'll need to step up a grade to something more focused if you're a bit of a demon behind the wheel. Instead, the FR recipe is just a little more relaxed, which makes a lot of sense for most people on our notoriously poor roads. It's a well-judged package that's worth seeking out.

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Comfort
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Styling
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Build
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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Monthly payment£211.78
Deposit£1169
Term (months)60
Cash price£11,688
Credit amount£10,519
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£13,876.80
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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