SEAT Leon FR Road Test

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SEAT Leon Review

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The SEAT Leon rarely disappoints.

The Cupra aside, the front seats in the SEAT Leon FR are in the same style as the rest of the range, in that they are sporty, well contoured with large supportive hip, side- and shoulder-bolsters. However, the test car had the optional Silver Alcantara and Black Cloth upholstery pack, which adds £320 to the OTR price.

The rear seats have a 60:40 split and fold function with a bench squab, which are not quite as contoured as the front seats but comfortable nonetheless. And, with the long-ish wheelbase, there is plenty of legroom available for three adults. With the seat-backs in place there is 341-litres of sensible luggage space, which increases to a maximum of 1,166-litres with them folded.

There are six trim levels plus two Ecomotive versions with prices ranging between £13,500 for the 1.4 in S trim and £20,450 for the SEAT Leon Cupra. The test car bore a price tag of £18,900 before the extra Technology and Convenience Pack was added. There are quite a few optional extras and packs but they are just that - extras, as the SEAT Leon is already well equipped.

There is far more to the SEAT Leon than I have space for but rest assured, whatever the trim level, the sporty attitude portrayed on the outside is, to various degrees, exactly what you get. The SEAT Leon rarely disappoints.

7 December 2009 Melanie Carter
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SEAT Leon Road Test Data
Model ReviewedSEAT Leon FR
Body TypeHatchback
ColourCrono Yellow
Performance (manufacturers data) 
0 - 62 mph8 Seconds
Top Speed 133 mph
Transmission6-Speed DSG
Fuel TypeDiesel
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
Urban39.8 mpg
Extra Urban 58.9 mpg
Combined50.4 mpg
Insurance Group8
Euro NCAP Rating4 Star
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Price (when tested on the 07/12/09)£18,900

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