SEAT Leon Cupra R Review (2005)

SEAT Leon Cupra R
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SEAT Leon Review

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The SEAT Leon first went on sale in the UK in 2000.

The SEAT Leon first went on sale in the UK in 2000. Since then this mid-size family hatchback has become one of the brand’s firm favourites with over 40,000 sold to date, including over 2,500 of the most sporting model the Leon Cupra R.

The Leon is available in five specification levels, S, SX, SE, FR and Cupra R with a choice of nine engines including five petrol a 1.4 16v, 1.6 16v and three versions of the 1.8 20V T engine with 125, 150 and 225PS and four 1.9 TDI variants with 90, 110, 130 and 150 PS.

We chose to test the 1.8 litre 20 valve turbo 225 PS range topping SEAT Leon Cupra R.

SEAT Leon Cupra R Review | Part TwoSEAT Leon Cupra R Review | Part ThreeSEAT Leon Cupra R Review | Part FourSEAT Leon Cupra R Review | Part FiveSEAT Leon Cupra R Road Test
SEAT Leon Road Test Data
Model ReviewedSEAT Leon Cupra R
  
Body Type5-Door Hatchback
ColourPlatinum Grey Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph6.9 Seconds
Top Speed 150 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban22.6 mpg
Extra Urban42.8 mpg
Combined32.1 mpg
  
Insurance Group17A
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-Year or 60,000 mile (whichever comes first) warranty from date of first registration
Price (when tested on the 06/03/05)£18,055 OTR
Car as tested £18,380 including £325 for Metallic paint

The information contained within this SEAT Leon review may have changed since publication on the 6 March 2005. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local SEAT dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2017