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Brand New SEAT Leon 1.5 TSI EVO SE Dynamic 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise control with speed limiterDigital cockpit
Front assist with forward collision warning braking reaction to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclistsFull link smartphone integration with Mirror Link, wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Google Android Auto
Lane keeping systemPark assist (inc front/rear parking sensors)
Power assisted speed sensitive electro-mechanical steeringRPM, trip computer, outside temp gauge, instrument light brightness, low fuel warning light, lights on reminder, gearshift indicator
Service interval indicatorStart/stop system with regenerative braking

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socket 

Exterior Features

Body colour door handlesBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured exterior mirrors with integrated LED indicatorsDark tinted rear windows
Electric front/rear windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
LED front fog lamps with cornering functionLED headlights and LED tail lights
LED rear fog lampManual dimming rear view mirror
Matt black roof railsRear wash/wipe
Separate daytime running light with automatic headlight control 

Interior Features

12 v socket in the load area12v power point in centre console
60/40 split rear bench seatAir conditioning
Cloth upholsteryDriver seat lumbar adjustment
Driver/passenger manual seat height adjustmentDust/pollen filter
Front and rear height adjustable headrestsFront and rear reading lights X 4
Front seatback storage pocketsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Interior lighting with LED lighting in sunvisor, glovebox and rear headliningISOFIX points in outer rear seats with top tether anchorage points
Leather flat bottomed, perforated steering wheel and leather gearstickLuggage tie-down hooks
Sliding boot coverSunvisors with covered illuminated mirror
Tool kit 

Packs

Media system plus with navigation - Leon SE 

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all rear seatsABS
Brake control system - ESC and brake boosterChild proof door locks
Driver and front passenger airbags with front passenger airbag de-activation, front side and curtain airbagsElectronic parking brake
Extended safety system - seat belt tensioner, window closure and hazard lightsHill hold control
Rear disc brakesSeat belt reminder for front and rear seats
Tiredness recognition system (Driver alert system)Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Anti theft alarm system with interior monitoring in cab, backup horn and towing protectionKESSY Go (Keyless start)
Lockable tailgateLocking wheel bolts

Technical

Standard suspensionXDS electronic differential lock and dynamic traction support

Trim

Chrome interior detailing 

Wheels

17" Dynamic tri-spoke alloy wheels with 91W tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

NOx0.047Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb127WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max137
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min127WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High128
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High110WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low170
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium124 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1498Compression Ratio12.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.9
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb5.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High4.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low7.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium5.5WLTP - MPG - Comb50.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max46.3WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min50.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High50.4WLTP - MPG - High58.9
WLTP - MPG - Low37.7WLTP - MPG - Medium51.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power130
Coin DescriptionTSI EVOCoin SeriesSE Dynamic
Generation Mark4Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0718E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.7Engine Power - BHP130
Engine Power - KW96Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT148
Engine Torque - MKG20.4Engine Torque - NM200
Engine Torque - RPM1400Top Speed132

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTP 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleDYNAMIC TRI-SPOKEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1448Length4642
Wheelbase2686Width1799

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1960
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)620Max. Loading Weight673
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1700Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked680
Minimum Kerbweight1287No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.5
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 ST

SEAT's now fourth generation Leon is also offered as an ST estate. It might be the best car you'd never heard of. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Now with 617-litres of luggage space and riding on the same MQB chassis as the Volkswagen Golf Mk 8, the fourth generation SEAT Leon ST estate offers sharp handling, excellent build quality and solid practicality. Plus this MK4 version delivers smarter styling, improved media connectivity, extra safety provision and some fresh new engine options. As before, the prices being asked represent a substantial saving over those of a comparable, identically-engined Golf Estate. It's hard to grumble at that sort of deal.

Background

So to the SEAT Leon ST, a compact estate that isn't that compact. A sensible station wagon that claims to be sporty. A car of contradictions then, but one that promises to be quite appealing family transport, especially in the fourth generation form we look at here with its slicker looks, stronger safety and improved media connectivity. Practical and sporty, it aims to offer a more dynamic option to family estate buyers, with a 'lifestyle' appeal that might even pique the interest of folk looking at Qashqai-class crossovers. That's what SEAT says anyway. Time to look at this car in a little more detail.

Driving Experience

You might not be surprised to learn that this Leon ST offers a very similar driving experience to that of its hatchback stablemate - which wasn't guaranteed given the fact that this variant must carry along so much extra length behind its rear axle. In the event, this shouldn't be anything you'll notice at the wheel: with the previous generation model, the driving dynamics were every bit as good as across the rest of the Leon line-up and there's no reason why that should change here. Under the bonnet, things have a familiar look if you know your Volkswagen Group models. The mainstream petrol engine option is a 1.5-litre TSI EVO variant with efficient Cylinder-on-Demand technology and a choice of 130 or 150PS outputs. Choose a DSG auto gearbox with the 150PS 1.5 TSI EVO unit and you'll get the brand's 48-volt mild hybrid tech thrown in. You can also talk to your dealer about various other powerplants developed for this car. These include a 2.0-litre TDI diesel in 115PS and 150PS forms. And a 190PS 2.0 TSI petrol unit for sporty models. Plus there's also a 1.4 TSI plug-in petrol hybrid model with a 204PS output and a 38 mile driving range. SEATs always tend to feel a bit more sporty than the Volkswagens they're based upon and this one should be no different. Go for a variant with more than 150PS and it'll also come with multilink rear suspension for a better ride and handling balance: it's a pity that more Leon variants don't get this.

Design and Build

Thanks to this Leon ST, nobody, SEAT says, now needs to have to compromise in their choice between a sporty car and a practical one. That may be over-stating things a bit but it's true that this is one of the more dynamic shapes in the family estate segment. To create it, the Spanish designers have had to compromise a little on ultimate carriage capacity: without the smartly angled rear screen for example, you could certainly fit a bit more in, but then the car would look a little more boxy and boring. We're guessing that most potential family buyers would rather sacrifice a few cubic inches for a more assured driveway statement. SEAT says that visual style was one of the key reasons why people bought the earlier version of this car, so that's been focused on here, hence the sharper, more assertive lines of this fourth generation design which is 93mm longer, 16mm narrower and 3mm lower than before. Full-LED headlights feature at the front and there's a more distinctive full-width 'coast-to-coast'-style lamp arrangement at the rear. Inside, the redesign centres around the use of SEAT's 'Digital Cockpit' layout, which brings together a high-resolution 10.25-inch configurable driver instrument cluster and 10-inch infotainment system. Interior light is an important feature here. It includes a wraparound dashboard light that covers the fascia's entire width and continues through the doors. A key change is the improvement in rear seat space (a slight failing of this model line previously); a 50mm increase in wheelbase has usefully improved legroom. Raise the sloping tailgate and you'll find a 617-litre boot that's 30-litres bigger than before.

Market and Model

Initially, the ST estate is priced mainly in the £22,000 to £28,000 bracket, so you're looking at a premium of around £1,000 above the five-door model. To begin with, customers get a choice of three core trim levels - 'SE', 'SE Dynamic' and 'FR'. If you can afford more, you can talk to your dealer about further 'FR Sport', 'Xcellence' and 'Xcellence Lux' trim levels. Even base 'SE'-spec gets you quite a lot: 'Kessy Go' keyless start, full-LED headlight technology with automatic high beam and 16-inch alloy wheels, plus an eight-inch centre-dash infotainment screen with SEAT Connect technology and access to the 'Apple CarPlay' or 'Android Auto' media systems. 'SE Dynamic' mid-range trim upgrades you to the SEAT Digital Cockpit package, which gets you a 10.25-inch digital driver instrument binnacle display, plus a larger 10-inch centre-dash infotainment screen with navigation. Plus at this level, you get Park Assist (front and rear sensors) and tinted rear side windows, as well as larger Dynamic 17-inch alloy wheels. To make your Leon ST really stand out, you'll need one of the meaner-looking 'FR' trim levels, which add sporty front and rear bumpers, Dynamic 17-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust pipes and a unique suspension set-up that gives a 15mm lower ride height. 'Xcellence' trim adds luxury touches like microsuede cloth upholstery and Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control.

Cost of Ownership

It's not easy to cut back the weight of a modern family estate 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 singularly impressive in its lack of bulk. An entry-level 1.0 TSI Leon ST is one of the lightest cars in its class. Lots of work's also been put into engine efficiency here. The standard 1.0 and 1.5 TSI petrol units feature a Miller-cycle combustion process and variable geometry turbocharger, along with integrated Active Cylinder Management. The Miller-cycle optimises valvetrain control with early closure of the inlets which, combined with a higher compression rate and turbocharging, better control the air-fuel mixture and improve fuel efficiency by up to 10 per cent. As for the WLTP figures, well for the 1.5 TSI 130PS unit, the readings are up to 51.4mpg on the combined cycle and 124g/km of CO2. For the 1.5 TSI 150PS unit, the figures are up to 48.7mpg and 133g/km - or 47.9mpg and 134g/km for the eTSI mild hybrid DSG auto version of this model. Specify DSG auto transmission with either the 1.0 TSI unit or the 150PS 1.5 TSI EVO engine and as mentioned above, you get the brand's Mild Hybrid eTSI tech. This technology uses a 48V starter-generator and lithium-ion battery enabling the vehicle to coast with the engine switched off (while retaining all key electric functions, such as power steering), harvest energy under deceleration and provide electrical torque assistance during acceleration. If you want to go further, the Plug-in eHybrid model's 1.4-litre TSI engine is paired to a 13kWh battery pack which can be fully charged in 3.5 hours and offers up to 38 miles of electrified range.

Summary

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, estate cars were purely for estate people - those with dogs, photocopiers to cart about and weekend leisure equipment. You wouldn't really consider one if you didn't actually need to. But station wagons like this second generation Leon ST are rather different. Why wouldn't you choose one of these rather than a standard Leon five-door hatch? After all, the ST variant isn't much more expensive, looks just as good, drives just as well and offers a lot more everyday flexibility Like the best of its family hatchback-based competitors, it's also successful in offering nearly all the practicality in a larger estate car with the easy parking and deft manoeuvrability of a much smaller one. Is there really any point in considering a five-seater compact SUV or MPV when a car like this SEAT can be so versatile? Your call.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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