SEAT Ibiza Road Test (2007)

SEAT Ibiza

SEAT Ibiza Review

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The dashboard is made using something called ‘one-shot’ moulding.

We were disappointed to see that curtain airbags with front side airbags are a £375 option on the Reference/Stylance & Sport models, we feel that they should be standard across the model range.

Overall, the changes to the revised Ibiza include new front and rear bumpers and more aggressive front air intakes, which are now in three sections. Twin headlights are now fitted as standard throughout the model range.

The dashboard is made using something called ‘one-shot’ moulding. It gives the fascia a smoother appearance most noticeable in the passenger air bag cover. Instead of a hinge, this section is micro-perforated so that it detaches easily if the airbag is deployed.

I like the way in which the centre console begins as a surround for the instrument pod. It then flows down towards the centre where it angles towards the driver housing the climate and audio system controls. All Ibiza models have a single radio/CD player with six speakers, Satellite Navigation is not available for the Ibiza in the UK.

Overall we enjoyed our time with the SEAT Ibiza which we feel appeals to the design conscious consumer who requires practicality but not at the expense of driving pleasure. It is a very likeable vehicle that is easy to drive and live with.

12 March 2007 Melanie Carter
SEAT Ibiza ReviewSEAT Ibiza Review | Part Two
SEAT Ibiza Road Test Data
Model ReviewedSEAT Ibiza 1.2 Reference
Body Type5-Door Hatchback
ColourBrisa Blue Metalllic
Performance (manufacturers data) 
0 - 62 mph14.2 Seconds
Top Speed 106 mph
Transmission5-Speed Manual
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
Urban36.2 mpg
Extra Urban55.4 mpg
Combined47.9 mpg
Insurance Group3
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty3-Year or 60,000 mile (whichever comes first) warranty from date of first registration
Price (when tested on the 12/03/07)£8,175 OTR

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