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2019 (19) SEAT Ateca 1.5 TSI EVO Xcellence [EZ] 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' Reminder warning buzzer3.5" driver's display
8.0" colour touchscreen with proximity sensorAdaptive cruise control
Digital clockDriver alert system
Full Link Smartphone Integration with Mirror Link, Apple Car Play, Google Android AutoLow fuel warning light
Multi function displayOutside temperature gauge
Park assist system with steering assistProgressive power assisted steering
Rear view cameraRemote fuel flap release
RPM counterSatellite navigation system
SEAT Drive profileSEAT logo boot release
Self parking functionality (includes front and rear parking sensors)Trip computer
Wireless Smartphone charger 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Comfort suspensionXDS electronic differential lock

Entertainment

SEAT USB media cableSteering wheel mounted audio/phone controls

Exterior Features

Aluminium front door sillsAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlightsBlack wheel arch extensions
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrorsChrome roof rails
Chrome side window trimChromed centre radiator grille surround
Dark tinted rear windowsDoor mirrors with welcome CUPRA light silhouette
Electric folding door mirrorsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front and rear electric windowsFull LED headlights
Heated windscreenHidden exhaust pipe
High gloss black grilleLED daytime running lights
LED front fog lights with static cornering light functionLED Headlights
LED tail lightsRear fog lights
Rear wash/wipeTwin chromed exhaust pipes
Welcome lighting 

Interior Features

12V power point front3 height adjustable rear headrests
4 Lashing eyes in boot60/40 split folding rear seat
Active head restraintsAdjustable front armrest with storage compartment
Advanced multicolour ambient light with LED interior light and LED illuminated gloveboxAlcantara/leather upholstery
Black roof liningComfort front seats
Driver sunvisor with covered mirror + card holderDriver/passenger lumbar adjustment
Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsDual zone climate control
Footwell illuminationFront courtesy lights
Front cupholdersFront reading lights
Front seat back storage pocketsGear shift indicator
Height adjustable driver's seatHeight adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable passenger seatIlluminated boot
Illuminated door sillsInstrument lighting with brightness control
Isofix child seat preparationLeather steering wheel and gear knob
Rear armrestRear central air outlet
Rear reading lightsStorage box under drivers seat

Packs

Convenience pack - AtecaNavigation system pack - Ateca

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
Auto hold functionAutomatic post collision braking
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDrivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brakeElectronic stability control
ESP+EBAFront and rear seatbelt reminder
Front assist including city emergency brakingFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front side airbagsHill hold control
Predictive pedestrian protectionTiredness recognition system
Traction controlTwin Curtain Airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

2 folding remote keys with window open/close functionImmobiliser
Keyless entry and startLocking wheel bolts
Remote central lockingVolumetric alarm with back up horn

Trim

Chrome effect dashboard facia 

Wheels

18" Performance alloy wheels
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)126Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1498Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.9
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)51.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)56.5EC Urban (mpg)44.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max7.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max38.7WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min41.5

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTSI EVOCoin SeriesXcellence [EZ]
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0718E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %93NCAP Child Occupant Protection %84
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %71
NCAP Safety Assist %60Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.5Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed125

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/50 R18
Tyre Size Rear215/50 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StylePERFORMANCEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1601Height (including roof rails)1615
Length4363Wheelbase2638
Width1841Width (including mirrors)2078

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1900
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)510Max. Loading Weight620
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1850Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked670
Minimum Kerbweight1280No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.8
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 Ateca

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

If you're going to pitch into one of the most closely fought sectors in the market, you'd better have something very impressive to offer if you're going to stand any chance of success. SEAT offered exactly that in the form of this Ateca model, launched in 2016, a car that became a very significant player in the segment for Qashqai-class family-sized mid-sized Crossovers and SUVs. There's certainly plenty here to tempt buyers away from the established class leaders. But does it stack up as a used car?

History

The SEAT Ateca was the Spanish maker's first proper venture into the hugely significant sector for compact little SUV-like Crossovers. With this car, the Spanish marque came from nowhere to deliver what turned out to be one of the most credible family-sized Crossovers from the 2016-2020 era in the Qashqai-class segment. As you'd think it might be, given underpinnings and technology based on that of a Volkswagen Tiguan costing thousands more. To merely dismiss the Ateca as an 'Iberian Tiguan' though, is neither fair or entirely accurate. For a start, it's slightly smaller and lighter than that car and most variants have much less sophisticated suspension to go with an engine range more focused on lower-powered options. But then, that's what a lot of buyers in this segment want. SEAT hopes these people will like this Ateca's cutting edge connectivity, its efficient running costs and its youthfully conservative looks. But the company is also well aware that this segment is over-stuffed with recently-announced rivals promising potential buyers just the same portfolio of virtues. So what's different here? In a word - drive dynamics. The Ateca set a new standard here. A 1.6 TDI diesel engine arrived shortly after launch. And in 2018, a 2.0 TSI 3000PS CUPRA Ateca performance variant arrived to top the range. The line-up was facelifted in Spring 2020, but it's the original models we look at here.

What You Get

This car's designer, Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, says that this Ateca 'is a car that could only have been created in Barcelona'. Well perhaps, but what's important is that SEAT's first ever SUV was a decently good looking thing, confident in proportions that, almost down to the millimetre, replicated those of this model's arch-rival, Nissan's Qashqai: that surely wasn't a coincidence. The way the whole thing was packaged though, was of course quite different, especially at the front where a large, high-set grille, sharply-defined lights and substantial air intakes nicely set off the broad, muscular stance. Inside it's, well, basically a SEAT Leon with a better view out. It would have been nice perhaps, if the Spaniards had been able to give this cabin more of a unique and more fashionable feel, in the way that some rivals from this period do. With a base-spec trim level, it can all seem rather plain inside. But that said, there's not a lot wrong with the Leon layout and you'll certainly enjoy the better all-round visibility that comes with this Ateca's slightly higher perch. The rear doors are a good size and open wide enough to make access easy. Once inside at the back, you'll find another thing that might sell you this car over a competing Nissan Qashqai - slightly better standards of rear seat room. In truth, there isn't really any more space here than you'd get in SEAT's Leon hatch, but the high roofline certainly makes it feel more spacious and the way it's all been packaged gives the impression that you could take three adults here if need be, something that would be quite a squash in that rival Nissan. Out back, there's a decently-sized 510-litre boot that's a full 80-litres bigger than that of the rival Qashqai and can be extended to as much as 1,604-litres if you push forward the split-folding rear seatbacks.

What to Look For

Most Ateca owners we came across were pretty happy, but inevitably, there were a few issues. We came across a few reports of problems with DSG auto gearbox models - which could be expensive, so check the auto's functionality if you want a self-shifter. There was a report of a problem with the stop/start system, one owner found the glovebox flying open and Brake Assist activating with nothing nearby. One owner found rust spots starting to appear in the rear door seals (apparently a common Ateca design fault). And the central locking turning on and off at random. In another case, the car beeped at the driver with the fog lamps on over 42mph. One owner found the front parking sensors repeatedly getting waterlogged and not functioning. And reckoned the Bluetooth connectivity very temperamental. There have also been issues with the optional powered tailgate. There were various manufacturer recalls on the Ateca. For faulty airbags (models made in December 2017), poor welds attaching the rear headrest to the backrest (models made between May and August 2018), faulty turn signals (models made between November 2016 and July 2018), an engine torque issue (models made between September 2018 and June 2019), cracks in the front left seat frame (models made in February 2019), an issue with the electronic parking brake (models made between September 2018 and June 2019), a rear wheel bearing housing issue (models made in August 2019), incorrect headlight angles (models made between April 2018 and June 2018) and issues with the internal safety pins for the central rear headrest (models made between April 2018 and June 2018). Check that, where appropriate, all the necessary recall work has been completed.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2017 Ateca 1.0 TSI) A set of front brake pads are between £46-£57 (rears are between £25-£54). Front brake discs cost around £50-£140 (rears £43-£78). Air filters are in the £12 to £19 bracket. Oil filters cost around £6-£11 and pollen filters between £6 and £18. You'll pay around £15 for a thermostat and around £6-£12 for a wiper blade. A radiator will be in the £116-£126 bracket.

On the Road

You wouldn't expect a compact Crossover of this kind to be very good to drive, but as you'll discover when you hit a few twisty roads in this Ateca, a pleasant surprise is in store with this one. Drive at seven or eight tenths and there's pretty much no difference between the dynamic responses you get from this SEAT and those of the Leon hatchback it's based upon. Only when you really push on do you realise the limitations of this model's high stance and the relatively basic torsion beam suspension system that comes fitted to most models. Ultimately, it's all proof that lighter weight, a simpler stiffer chassis and feelsome electric power steering can be enough, in the hands of the right engineers, to create a confident and engaging package. The engines help too, the mainstream range built around 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre TSI petrol units and 1.6 and 2.0-litre TDI diesels. All are pretty frugal, with the 1.6-litre TDI capable of 65.7mpg on the combined cycle and 113g/km (both NEDC figures). You'll need a 2.0-litre powerplant if you want the option of '4Drive' 4x4 traction, a 'on-demand' Haldex system that brings the rear wheels into play if a lack of traction demands it. All well and good but you don't buy a compact Crossover for its off road prowess. In fact, until this Ateca came along, you wouldn't have brought one for its on-road prowess either. This SEAT changed things in that regard, with a degree of driver involvement you can control via the 'Drive Profile' vehicle dynamics system that comes fitted to most variants and can alter steering and throttle feel to suit the way you want to drive. At the top of the range was the CUPRA Ateca, which only came with DSG auto transmission, 4Drive AWD and a 300PS 2.0 TSI petrol turbo engine.

Overall

Privately, SEAT were frustrated by the Volkswagen Group's tardiness in developing many products for the compact Crossover segment. But Wolfsburg's Spanish outpost must also be grateful to its German masters for the thoroughness with which they corrected this oversight. This provided a standard of technology and design that enabled SEAT to create in this Ateca one of the very finest cars of its kind. It set a fresh standard for the way that contenders in the Qashqai-class could drive, at a stroke making most rivals seem dull and lifeless in their dynamics. More perhaps than any other model SEAT made in this period, this one actually delivered on its brand promises of a more interesting and involving drive. Plus it helped enormously that this car was also well priced, good looking and, for the most part, pretty well equipped. In short, there's plenty to like here. It may have had a bit of a siesta before joining the class, but this SEAT proved to be more than worth the wait.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
60%

* 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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Monthly payment£371.94
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate3.5%
Cash price£22,498
Credit amount£22,249
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£9022.50
Total amount payable£26,753.68
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge15.0p per mile
Representative APR6.9%
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