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Brand New SEAT Leon1.6 TDI SE Dynamic [EZ] 5dr DSG

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzer8" touch screen
Bluetooth Handsfree Phone ConnectionCruise control
Electro-mechanical power steeringFront and rear parking sensors
Front assist with pedestrian protectionFull Link Smartphone Integration with Mirror Link, Apple Car Play, Google Android Auto
Low fuel warning lightOutside temperature gauge
RPM counterSEAT logo boot release
Service interval indicatorTrip computer
Voice control system 

Entertainment

2 USB ports2 USB sockets in rear
2 X SD card slot8 speakers
Auxiliary input socketBluetooth audio streaming
DAB Digital radioRadio/CD + MP3
Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controls 

Exterior Features

Black grille with chrome surroundBody colour door handles
Body coloured bumpersBody coloured exterior mirrors with integrated LED indicators
Chrome roof railsDark tinted rear windows
Electric front/rear windowsElectric headlamp adjustment
Electrically adjustable door mirrorsFront fog lights with cornering function
Halogen headlights with small LED daytime running lightsHeated door mirrors
Hidden exhaust pipeHigh gloss black finish B and C pillars
Rear spoilerRear wash/wipe
Side spoiler 

Interior Features

12v power point in centre console60/40 split folding rear seat
Active front headrests and 3 rear headrestsAdditional heating and ventilation outlet in rear of centre console
Air conditioningBoot storage net
Cargo rings in bootChrome loading sill
Double boot floorDriver and passenger seat height adjust
Driver and passenger sun visor, covered and illuminated mirror, driver sun visor with card holderDriver seat lumbar adjustment
Dust/pollen filterFront adjustable head restraints
Front armrest with storage boxFront comfort seats in cloth
Front cupholders x 2Front seatback storage pockets
Front/rear floor matsGear shift indicator
Height/reach adjust steering wheelHigh centre console with integrated box & cup holder, rear air outlet, with armrest in front seats
Illuminated bootIlluminated glovebox
Instrument lighting with brightness controlLeather handbrake
Leather steering wheel and gear knobLuggage compartment cover
Luggage tie-down hooksPassenger seat height adjuster
Rear reading lights front and rear, illuminated bootRear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
Storage box under drivers seat 

Packs

Seat navigation pack - Leon 

Safety

3 point rear seatbelts x37 airbags (2 front, 2 front side, 2 curtain, 1 knee)
ABS + TCSActive pedestrian safety system
Child proof door locksElectronic parking brake with auto hold
ESC with tyre pressure warning indicatorESP+EBA
Front seatbelt pretensionersFront seatbelt reminder
Hill hold controlMulti-Collision braking
Passenger airbag deactivation system 

Security

2 folding remote keys with window open/close functionCentral locking fuel filler cap
Engine immobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking + deadlocksVolumetric alarm with back up horn

Technical

Comfort suspensionXDS electronic differential lock

Trim

Chrome interior detailing 

Wheels

17" Dynamic alloy wheels 30/3
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)107Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio16.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)79.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)80.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)68.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)72.4EC Urban (mpg)64.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.2

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power115
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesSE Dynamic [EZ]
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.6Engine Power - BHP115
Engine Power - KW85Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3250Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed122

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1454Length4549
Wheelbase2636Width1816

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1950
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1470Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)587
Max. Loading Weight645Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked690
Minimum Kerbweight1305No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.3
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 improved 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. 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

Leon 1.6 TDI buyers choose from either a five-door hatch or an 'ST' estate model. In both 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 £18,500 for this 115PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel Leon, so there's a reasonable premium of around £1,000 to pay over the equivalent 110PS 1.2-litre TSI petrol model. There's a choice of five-door hatch or ST estate bodystyles, with a premium of around £1,000 necessary for the station wagon variant. 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.

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 impressively light. Frugality is further aided by 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'. As for the figures, well a 1.6 TDI 115PS Leon manages around 75mpg on the combined cycle and 105g/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
80%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£169
Initial Rental£1340
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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