2016 (16) Seat Leon 1.4 EcoTSI 150 FR 5dr DSG [Technology Pack]

Linwood SEAT / ŠKODA
Only £15,988
£2398 deposit
£273.61 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzer6.5" colour touchscreen with proximity sensor
Bluetooth Handsfree Phone ConnectionDigital clock and outside temperature display
Low fuel warning lightMulti function display
Rear parking sensorRemote fuel flap release
SEAT Drive profileSEAT logo boot release
Service interval indicatorTouch screen display
Trip computer 

Entertainment

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

Exterior Features

Aluminium front door sillsBody colour door handles
Body coloured bumpersChromed 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 adjustmentLED indicators in door mirrors
Rear wash/wipeReverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Tinted windows 

Interior Features

12v power point in centre console3 height adjustable rear headrests
Active head restraintsAdditional heating and ventilation outlet in rear of centre console
Ambient lightingDriver seat height/lumbar adjust
Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsDual zone climate control
Dust/pollen filterFront 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 glovebox
Leather handbrakeLuggage tie-down hooks
Passenger seat height adjusterPassenger seat lumbar adjust
Perforated leather steering wheel with red stitching + gear knobRear reading lights
Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachmentSplit folding rear seat
Steering wheel gearshift paddles 

Packs

Full LED headlight pack - Leon 

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

Engine immobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking + deadlocksSecond remote key
Volumetric alarm with back up horn 

Technical

Sports suspensionXDS electronic differential lock

Trim

Chrome interior trim
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)115Standard 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
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)57.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)64.2EC Urban (mpg)48.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionEcoTSI 150Coin SeriesFR [Technology Pack]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0721EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %92NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %70NCAP Safety Assist %71
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG26Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed134

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleDYNAMICWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1444Length4271
Wheelbase2631Width1816

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1790
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1210Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight527Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked630Minimum Kerbweight1263
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.1
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

SEAT's imprved third generation Leon will be most popular in 115PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel form. Jonathan Crouch finds out why

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 improved 1.6-litre TDI diesel form. Literally from the floor upwards, Leon benefits from a big injection of shared Volkswagen technology. The results? High quality, sporting flair, 5 star safety and crisp style that package a genuine bargain for business and leisure use alike.

Background

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 Leon, now improved with smarter looks and extra media connectvity, 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 115PS diesel engine, the Toledo, a car that sells for around £700 less. So why would you buy this Leon? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

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 115PS 1.6 TDI diesel. Like the alternative 115PS 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit, it makes 62mph from rest in about 10s on the way to around 120mph.

Design and Build

As before, Leon buyers choose from either a five-door hatch, an 'ST' estate model or an 'SC' three-door coupe. In all three cases, SEAT says that visual style was one of the key reasons why people bought the original version of this car, so it wasn't necessary with this facelifted version to change the aesthetics too much. A few tweaks though, have been made. At the front and rear, there are revised bumpers and bodywork with sharper, more assertive lines, plus there's a smarter chromed front grille. Inside, the ambient lighting LEDs' intensity can be regulated as the driver wishes from the newly redesigned eight-inch central infotainment screen. This monitor eliminates the need for many of the buttons and dials that were scattered around the fascia on the previous model. From this monitor, the LED ambient lighting of the cabin can be dimmed or intensified, giving the interior a classy feel. Otherwise, things are much as they were before, which means that passenger space is very class-competitive and there's a decently sized 380-litre boot in the hatch model. If you need more space than that, the ST estate offers 587-litres.

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.

Summary

I think the Leon is now not just a vastly improved hatchback, but one that deserves priority on customer shopping lists, ticking so many topical boxes in this frenzied corner of the car market. Sure there are weaknesses, but our overwhelming impression remains favourable. The Leon is the pick of the VW-Audi-Skoda offerings on the basis of value versus quality and ability. And that makes it a benchmark outside the Volkswagen trio. If you want an affordable vehicle that you can be proud of in the business car park or a private drive, give Leon a long hard look, especially in 1.6-littre TDI diesel form. You want good looks? Tick Leon's box. Want 74-mpg economy and free road tax? Tick box. 5-star safety standards? Tick that box. Good showroom equipment backed by options tuned to today's wish lists? Tick that box too. Then tick the Buy It Now box. Job done.

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

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Monthly payment£273.61
Deposit£2398
Term (months)60
Cash price£15,988
Credit amount£13,590
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£18,815.60
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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