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A buying guide to SEAT

A buying guide to SEAT

By Swansway Motor Group 11-03-2020


SEAT is a Spanish manufacturer founded back in the year 1950. In 1986, it was sold to the Volkswagen Group, who remain its owner to this day. The brand produces some great cars which deserve attention within their respective classes.

SEAT is a Spanish manufacturer founded back in the year 1950. In 1986, it was sold to the Volkswagen Group, who remain its owner to this day. The brand produces some great cars which deserve attention within their respective classes.

However, if sorting through SEAT’s models on your own seems like a sketchy idea, this buying guide will come in handy.

Here’s a look at SEAT’s current range…

Mii Electric

The Mii is a small city car which shares a lot of components with the Volkswagen Up! and Skoda Citigo due to being under the VW Group umbrella. While the Mii used to feature internal combustion engines under the bonnet, the brand now only offers it with an all-electric powertrain.

Front view of the SEAT Mii electric

The range of the Mii Electric is WLTP-certified to be 162 miles – impressive for a city car – and, being priced from £19,300 new, it’s one of the most affordable mainstream EVs available in the UK.

Learn more about the Mii Electric  Search Used SEAT Mii cars


The Ibiza sits above the Mii in terms of size and price – the hatchback starts from a reasonable £15,825. The current Ibiza is the fifth generation of the model and began production in 2017 – so the car’s fairly modern in that respect.

SEAT Ibiza FR parked on the street

The model is based on the same platform as the Volkswagen Polo, Skoda Fabia and Audi A1. Under the bonnet, the car can be had with a range of small petrol and diesel engines – there is currently no hybrid or electric option.  

Learn more about the Ibiza  Search Used SEAT Ibiza cars


Step up once again, and you’ll find yourself in the Leon – a model which is getting a new, fourth generation iteration for 2020. That being said, it’s not quite on sale just yet – although it can be pre-ordered. So, with that in mind, looking at the outgoing model, it can be had in hatch or estate form – just like the new generation – and is priced from £19,615 and £20,610 respectively. 

Blue SEAT Leon FR

Going back to the new version, however, and buyers will be glad to know it can be had with a range of petrol, diesel, mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

Learn more about the Leon  Search Used SEAT Leon cars


The Arona is Seat’s smallest SUV – or crossover as they’re also known – and is priced from £18,005. Like the latest Ibiza, it began production in 2017. Unlike the latest Ibiza, however, the model features rugged styling, a raised ride height and other off-road-inspired aspects.

SEAT Arona

Available with a range of small petrol and diesel engines, Seat doesn’t currently offer any hybrid or electric versions of the Arona.

Learn more about the Arona  Search Used SEAT Arona cars


The Ateca is your next point of contact if you like the sound of the Arona but wanting something larger – a proper SUV. This extra space does come at a price, mind you, as the Ateca commands from £22,995.

White SEAT Ateca

Again, no hybrid or electric variants are offered as of this being written – they are rumoured to be on their way – however, the engine range does include some larger powerplants – in addition to smaller ones – such as 2.0-litre petrol and diesel units. The model can also be had under the Seat-owned Cupra mark, where buyers looking for something sportier will be delighted to find a rather potent 296bhp 2.0-litre petrol motor.

Learn more about the Ateca  Search Used SEAT Ateca cars


Buyers wanting a car that can double as both a stylish SUV and practical people mover should take a look at the Tarraco – the largest SUV in Seat’s line-up. Priced from £28,640, the model can be had with seven-seats and is very spacious inside.

SEAT Tarraco parked on a track in the woods

While the Tarraco will soon be available with a plug-in hybrid, the model also features a wide range of petrol and diesel engines.

Learn more about the Tarraco  Search Used SEAT Tarraco cars


Buyers who aren’t interested in the whole SUV trend and are purely after practicality will want to check out the Alhambra. Though it’s a bit old compared to other current Seat models having begun production in 2011, there’s still a lot to like, such as third-row seating and a large boot (with the rear-most seats folded flat).

Parked red SEAT Alhambra

The Alhambra is priced from £31,000 and is available with a range of petrol and diesel engines.  Search Used SEAT Alhambra cars

Search Used SEAT models for sale    Learn more about SEAT Models  Reasons To Buy A SEAT

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