2016 (16) Seat Leon X-Perience 2.0 TDI SE Technology 5dr

Benton Newcastle SEAT
Only £19,495
£3899 deposit
£314 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerBluetooth Handsfree Phone Connection
Digital clock and outside temperature displayLow fuel warning light
Multi function displayRear parking sensor
Remote fuel flap releaseSEAT Drive profile
SEAT logo boot releaseService interval indicator
Speed sensitive power steeringTouch screen display
Trip computerVoice control system

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketBluetooth audio streaming
Radio/CD + MP3SD card slot
Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controlsUSB port

Exterior Features

Aluminium front door sillsBlack roof rails
Body colour door handlesBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrorsChromed centre radiator grille surround
Cornering front fog lightsDark tinted rear windows
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrorsElectric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch
Electric headlamp adjustmentExclusive X-Perience front and rear bumpers
Front fog lightsLED indicators in door mirrors
Rear wash/wipeReverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Twin chromed exhaust pipes 

Interior Features

12v power point in centre console12V power point in luggage area
3 height adjustable rear headrestsActive head restraints
Additional heating and ventilation outlet in rear of centre consoleAlcantara/cloth upholstery
Ambient lightingChrome loading sill
Driver seat height/lumbar adjustDriver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual zone climate controlDust/pollen filter
Footwell illuminationFront adjustable head restraints
Front armrest with storage boxFront cupholders x 2
Front map reading lightsFront seatback pockets
Front sports seatsFront/rear floor mats
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated boot
Illuminated gloveboxLeather handbrake
Leather steering wheel and gear knobLuggage tie-down hooks
Passenger seat height adjusterPassenger seat lumbar adjust
Perforated leather steering wheel with orange stitching + gear knobRear armrest
Rear reading lightsRear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
Split folding rear seatStorage boxes under front seats
Tonneau coverTwo tier boot floor

Packs

Convenience pack plus - LeonFull LED headlight pack - Leon
LED interior illumination pack - LeonSeat media pack plus - Leon X-PERIENCE

Safety

3 point rear seatbelts x3ABS + traction control
Child proof door locksCollision mitigation braking system
Curtain airbagsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbagESP+EBA
Front seatbelt pretensionersFront Seatbelt warning
Front side airbagsHill hold control
Passenger airbag deactivation systemTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

2 folding remote keys with window open/close functionEngine immobiliser
Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking + deadlocks
Volumetric alarm with back up horn 

Technical

Comfort suspensionXDS electronic differential lock

Trim

Chrome interior trim 

Wheels

18" X-PERIENCE alloy wheelsSpace saver spare wheel
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)125Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1968Compression Ratio16.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)81Cylinders - Stroke (mm)95.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)58.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)65.7EC Urban (mpg)49.6

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesSE Technology
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0720EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.7Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT250
Engine Torque - MKG35Engine Torque - NM340
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed129

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front225/45 R18Tyre Size Rear225/45 R18
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleX-PERIENCE
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1481Length4543
Wheelbase2630Width1816

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight2050
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1470Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)587
Max. Loading Weight559Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked740Minimum Kerbweight1491
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.2
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 Leon X-PERIENCE

SEAT launches an Allroad-style go-almost-anywhere estate. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The SEAT Leon X-PERIENCE sounds like a tacky dealer fun day with balloons and face painting but is in fact a very credible ruggedised all-wheel drive version of the Leon ST estate. Choose between 150 or 184PS versions of the 2.0-litre turbodiesel, both returning better than 55mpg.

Background

SEAT's place in the hierarchy of brands within the Volkswagen empire hasn't always been easy to pin down. At one point, it was positioned as the 'Spanish Alfa Romeo', the next it appeared to be just a different flavoured Skoda. With the latest Leon X-PERIENCE, the Spanish manufacturer appears to be the recipient of trickle-down concepts from Audi. You're probably familiar with the allroad series of Audi estates. The first appeared in 1999, with the smaller A4 allroad appearing a decade later. Skoda got their Octavia Scout at the same time, these ruggedised estate models appealing to buyers who generally did no off-roading but wanted something that looked as if they did. The Leon X-PERIENCE is cut from the same cloth; more capable than you'll probably require but not as expensive as you might expect.

Driving Experience

The X-PERIENCE takes the standard Leon ST estate, adds all-wheel drive and gives you the choice of two powerplants, 150 or 184PS versions of the 2.0-litre TDI diesel. The key difference between the two versions, aside from the obvious power output, is that the 150PS gets a six-speed manual transmission as standard while the 184PS car runs with a twin-clutch DSG 'box. This helps it to some pretty crisp acceleration, the 380Nm of torque deployed seamlessly to zip the car to 62mph in 7.1 seconds and on to 139mph. The all-wheel drive system utilises a fifth-generation Haldex clutch positioned at the end of the prop shaft in front of the rear-axle differential. In normal operation, the clutch transmits most of the engine power to the front wheels. Should their traction decrease, the torque is diverted smoothly and in a matter of a few milliseconds to the rear. This latest generation clutch no longer requires a pressure accumulator, making it considerably more compact and 1.4 kg lighter than similar parts in older applications. Compared with the Leon ST, the X-PERIENCE stands around 15 millimetres higher, giving it a little more ground clearance. You get MacPherson struts up front and a multilink rear suspension, while shock absorbers and coil springs are mounted separately. SEAT Drive Profile enables the driver to vary the characteristics of the power steering, throttle control and the DSG transmission in three modes - eco, comfort and sport. There is also an individual setting. In addition, SEAT Drive Profile incorporates a sound actuator close to the engine to provide an even more refined engine tone.

Design and Build

The Leon X-PERIENCE doesn't plaster the off-road cues on too thickly. There is some protection moulding on the door sills and wheel arches but the car does without hefty plastic bolsters on the flanks. At the back, you'll find a bash-plate but it looks more cosmetic than functional, SEAT instead calling it an 'aluminium-look insert'. The chunky wheel arches can accommodate 17-inch or optional 18-inch wheels in a dedicated five-twin-spoke design. The roof rails are finished in black. The X-PERIENCE is built on the Volkswagen Group's Modularer Querbaukasten architecture which, in layman's terms, means it's built on the same chassis as an Audi A3 and the current generation Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf. This modular layout allows the company to alter wheelbases and track widths to suit different cars. So presumably that means they've adjusted the wheelbase of this model to allow for a bit more space, right? Er, no. It has the same wheelbase as the five-door hatch, but the ST gains an extra 27cm at the back, for a total length of 4.54m. The luggage compartment offers a carrying capacity of 587-litres, which extends to as much as 1,470-litres with the rear-seats folded down.

Market and Model

The interior of the Leon X-PERIENCE may make you think twice about importing a whole load of mud and sand into it, offering some tidy black and grey fabric upholstery, as well as the option of brown Alcantara or all-black leather seats. You're also reminded that you're not just at the wheel of a normal Leon ST, thanks to the 'X-PERIENCE' logos on the door sills and steering wheel, while orange stitching adds a welcome lift to an otherwise fairly sombre cabin. Like the rest of the Leon range, the X-PERIENCE benefits from the fitment of the Media System Touch, which includes a CD radio with an SD card slot, four speakers and a five-inch touch screen. Spend more and you get the 'Media System Colour' package or, better, the 'Media System Plus' set-up with a 5.8-inch touch screen with three-dimensional HD graphics, iPod connectivity, an optional DAB tuner, voice recognition and eight speakers. The options list is really worth spending some time on. You can get two camera-based full-beam and lane-keeping assistants as well as adaptive cruise control, which can be set between around 20mph and about 100mph. Prices sit in the £25,500 to £29,000 bracket.

Cost of Ownership

With a pair of modern common-rail four-cylinder turbodiesel engines to choose from, it's not surprising that the Leon X-PERIENCE records some very competitive fuel consumption figures. Standard fit Start/Stop and Energy Recover systems are key elements of the efficiency package. Even the top 184PS unit manages a combined economy figure of 55.4mpg and emissions of 133 grammes per kilometre. Go for the 2.0 TDI with 150 PS and you'll be looking at a fuel consumption figure of 57.6mpg with emissions of 126g/km. The Leon has always been a vehicle that has carried an extremely reasonable asking price that is in turn backed up by solid residual values. Thanks to advanced construction techniques and the use of lightweight materials in the body's manufacture, around 90kg has been taken out of the chassis and body compared to the previous generation Leon.

Summary

The Leon X-PERIENCE adds another dimension to SEAT's increasingly strong product portfolio and offers a well-built all-wheel drive turbodiesel estate that won't cost much to run. It's a sad fact but this car will probably mop up a good number of sales of people who'd secretly hankered after an Audi A4 allroad but couldn't afford the asking price and couldn't countenance walking into a Skoda dealer for an Octavia Scout. A go (almost) anywhere diesel estate is the perfect solution for many families and this sector may well come back into vogue with the backlash against suburban soft-roaders. The X-PERIENCE doesn't over-egg things in this regard. Look carefully and you'll see that it's a bit beefier than a standard Leon ST estate but it's certainly doesn't come equipped like something from the Dakar rally. In that regard, it's a car that seems finely tuned to the current demands of family car buyers. That hasn't always been the case with SEAT. It's good to see their product planning finally shaping up.

Performance
80%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

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Monthly payment£314
Deposit£3899
Term (months)60
Cash price£19,495
Credit amount£15,596
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£22,740
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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