Seat ATECA

5/5
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Verdict

In 2015, SEAT announced that would be unveiling their first SUV. Roll on to 2016 and it's here. This is the brand new SEAT ATECA. To be honest, SEAT has done an excellent job in drumming up publicity for this car, and we've been waiting for it for a long time. Well, it's here and to date, it has been receiving excellent feedback from journalists around the world. One of the big questions though is whether or not SEAT as come to the party too late?

Performance

SEAT appear to be tipping their toe in our market and at present Irish customers can only opt for 2.0 litre TDI engines. These are available as front-wheel or all-wheel drive and are available with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic gearbox. The big seller in Ireland will offer 150bhp, but if you want a bit more horses behind your power, then there is a 190bhp model available. On paper, the 150bhp model will bring you from 0-100km/h in between 8.5 and 9 seconds, depending on the driven wheels. The 190bhp version covers the same distance in 7.5 seconds.

Ride & Handling

There is a small amount of body roll on corners, but nothing drastic
We're yet to fully test drive the ATECA, but so far the feedback has been all positive. One outlet even says that the ATECA is among the best when it comes to lack of body lean and body roll. Word on the street is that if you do opt for one of these, the ride should be nicer on smaller wheels, which can be said about many cars.

Refinement

The diesel engines are loud when put under pressure, as is the case with many other cars though, things become quieter at cruising speeds and once there are not too many revs pushed onto the engine. Apart from that, the car is well-padded and hushed.

Quality & Reliability

In general, SEAT offers a very good interior. Their infotainment systems are extremely easy to use and their upholstery and plastics are generally of high quality. This car offers excellent comfort and the infotainment systems are very easy to use.

Safety & Security

The ATECA scored a full five stars in the Euro NCAP. It achieved 3% for adult occupancy, 84% for child occupancy and 71% for pedestrian safety. It received 60% for its safety assistance technologies.

Space & Practicality

The all-wheel drive versions of the ATECA offer 485 litres of boot space, while the two-wheel drive models offer slightly more at 510 litres. We believe that interior space is excellent.

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Key Facts

Make

Seat

Model
ATECA
Variant
Ateca 1.0TSI 115hp Eco S
Trim
S
Car Category
SUV
First Launched
2016
Engine (L)
1.0
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
6 Speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
SUV
Price New
€25,120
CBG Expert Rating
5.0

Running Costs

Tax
€270
Tax Band
B1
L/100km Combined
5.0
Average km/L
20
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
50
Fuel Tank Range
962 km
Cost of filling a tank
€65.7
Average Cost Per 200 km
€13.14
CO2 emmissions
121 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
115 bhp
Max Power kW
86
Displacement - CC (Engine)
999
Engine Cylinders
4
Engine Position
Front, transversely
Number of valves
4
Driven Wheels
Front
Aspiration
Turbo
Top speed
183 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
11.0 s

Space & Practicality

Body Type
SUV
Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity
510 L

Warranty

All Components
3 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
3 Year warranty
Mileage
90000
Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
5

Dimensions

Boot capacity
510 L
Wheels
Front wheel drive
Tyre size front
215 mm
Tyre size back
215 mm
Rim size
6J×16 ET 43; 7J×17 ET 45; 7J×18 ET 45 mm
Length
4363 mm
Width
1841 mm
Height
1601 mm
Wheel Base
2638 mm
Front Track (mm)
1601
Rear Track (mm)
1572
Kerb weight
1205 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
1830
Turning circle (m)
10.8

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, transversely
Fuel Delivery
Direct injection
Front Suspension
Independent, Spring McPherson, with stabilizer
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent, spring
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Disc
Steering
Steering rack
Power
115 bhp
Oil Capacity (L)
4.3 L