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2015 (15) Seat Leon 1.6 TDI SE 5dr

Arnold Clark Warrington

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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 displayRemote fuel flap release
SEAT logo boot releaseService interval indicator
Speed sensitive power steeringTouch screen display
Trip computer 

Entertainment

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

Exterior Features

Body colour door handlesBody coloured bumpers
Chromed centre radiator grille surroundComing home headlight function
Cornering front fog lightsDaytime running lights
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinchElectric headlamp adjustment
Electrically adjustable door mirrorsHeated door mirrors
LED indicators in door mirrorsRear wash/wipe
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/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Dust/pollen filterFront adjustable head restraints
Front armrest with storage boxFront cupholders x 2
Front map reading lightsFront seatback pockets
Front/rear floor matsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated bootIlluminated glovebox
Leather handbrakeLeather steering wheel and gear knob
Luggage tie-down hooksPassenger seat height adjuster
Rear reading lightsRear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
Split folding rear seat 

Safety

3 point rear seatbelts x3ABS + traction control
Child proof door locksCurtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDrivers knee airbag
ESP+EBAFront seatbelt pretensioners
Front side airbagsHill hold control
Passenger airbag deactivation systemSeatbelt warning
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

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

Technical

Comfort 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)99Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

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
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)74.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)85.6EC Urban (mpg)61.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power105
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesSE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0714EManufacturers 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)10.7Engine Power - BHP105
Engine Power - KW77Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG26Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed119

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleDESIGNWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1459Length4263
Wheelbase2636Width1816

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1800
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380Max. Loading Weight514
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked640
Minimum Kerbweight1286No. of Seats5
Turning 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 third generation Leon will be most popular in 105PS 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 1.6-litre TDI diesel form. Literally from the floor upwards, Leon now benefits from a big injection of shared Volkswagen technology. The results? Vastly improved 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 current Leon 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 105PS 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 105PS 1.6 TDI diesel. Like the alternative 105PS 1.2-litre TSI entry-level petrol unit, it makes 62mph from rest in about 10s on the way to around 120mph.

Design and Build

Looking over the Leon at rest, I'd say it's definitely third time lucky for the Spanish design team. Working within tight basic construction, safety and dimensional demands, they have created a cleanly defined design that is arguably more appealing than its VW Group brethren, an extremely hard trick to pull off. The inside story is also a step forward for SEAT, but you can see why people pay more for Audi and VW-branded relatives - for the cloth, fabrics and plastic trimmings are best described as adequate rather than stimulating on lower level models. Still, I like the clarity of the large matching dials. The Touchscreen dominates the central dashboard and is very handy finger-swipe away on all models, but it is worth remembering that SatNav is best value when bought via the important Technology Pack, rather than priced as an individual option. I would rate rear vision as nothing special and I'm not sure the heavy tint for rear glass is an asset in our often-gloomy climate. Examining those back seat quarters, there is no doubt SEAT designers made the space gains reported and Leon now matches rivals in its accommodation of people and baggage.

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
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Build
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Value
70%
Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
80%
Insurance
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