SEAT Altea Review

SEAT Altea
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SEAT Altea Review

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The interior design is just as striking as the exterior.

How It Looks - Interior

The interior design is just as striking as the exterior. The cabin is functional and uncluttered with chunky and tactile switchgear. The instrument dials, air vents, dashboard console and gear shift trim have modern aluminium effect surrounds.

Infotainment

The SEAT Altea 1.9 TDI PD Stylance is equipped with an integral single slot CD player/ radio with eight speakers and steering wheel controls. This system was very easy to operate on the move and the sound quality was very good.

Rivals
  • Audi A2, Citroen Xsara Picasso, Ford Focus C-MAX, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Renault Scenic and Vauxhall Zafira
What We Liked
  • Exterior / interior styling
  • Level of standard equipment
  • Overall driving experience
  • Innovative boot layout
  • Fuel economy
  • Interior storage solutions
What We Disliked
  • Single low down reversing light
What We'd Like To See
  • Two reversing lights
  • A Cupra version
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SEAT Altea Road Test Data
Model ReviewedSEAT Altea 1.9 TDI PD Stylance
  
Body Type5-Door Hatchback
ColourLluvia Blue Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph12.3 Seconds
Top Speed 114 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban40.4 mpg
Extra Urban61.4 mpg
Combined51.4 mpg
  
Insurance Group5
Euro NCAP Rating5
Warranty3-year/60,000 mile warranty
12-year anti-perforation rust warranty
3-year paintwork warranty against manufacturing defects
5-year SEAT Assistance roadside assistance package valid in 33 countries throughout Europe and bordering countries
Price (when tested on the 15/02/05)£ 15,150

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