Who builds the best cars?
How good are our cars in the endurance test over 100,000 kilometers? AUTO BILD shows in a ranking all cars that have passed the endurance test!
Grade 1 for the Seat Ateca
100,000 kilometers are done – with great results. But the Seat Ateca goes into overtime.
The youngest graduate of the endurance test is the Seat Ateca. He reached the 100,000 kilometers without any failures. There was still one point of error – for the seats. Here Seat seems to save compared to the Wolfsburg models, because after long journeys several drivers complained of back pain. But one point of failure can no longer take the good grade from the Seat – in the end there is the smooth one. However, this is only an interim result. Actually, the Ateca should end after 100,000 kilometers. Dismantling at the Seat headquarters in Martorell was already planned. The Corona virus made Spain inaccessible to us. The Ateca therefore continues to run in the endurance test and is busy collecting additional kilometers. In our perpetual long-term test ranking, however, the SUV is already very far ahead with this intermediate status, as the picture gallery with all previous test vehicles shows. There we have summarized all long-term test results since 2014 – over 60 vehicles so far. In a second picture gallery (see below) you will also find the test results of around 100 other vehicles that AUTO BILD tested between 2000 and 2014. Since these were evaluated using a different test scheme, they are summarized in a separate ranking.
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How AUTO BILD tests
|Endurance test rating: This is how the error points are assigned|
|Breakdown||15 error points|
|Engine / gearbox damage||15 error points|
|Defective drive / functional parts||5 error points|
|Additional short workshop visit||3 error points|
|Additional workshop stay of several days||5 error points|
|Defects and special work (radio / navigation system / liquids etc.)||2 error points|
|Defective small parts (lamps etc.)||1 point of error|
|Long-term quality (from dismantling)|
|Body (preservation, paint, carpets, cladding)||0-5 error points|
|Engine (performance, tightness, deposits, running marks)||0-5 error points|
|Transmission (tightness, abrasion, condition, clutch)||0-5 error points|
|Exhaust system (condition, catalytic converter, suspension, shielding plates)||0-5 error points|
|Chassis (axles, suspension, steering, fastening)||0-5 error points|
|Electrics (cables, plugs, control units, fuses)||0-5 error points|
|Everyday evaluation / driving|
|Results from the entries in the logbook||0-10 error points|
|0 points 1+; 1-4 points 1; 5-8 points 1-; 9–12 points 2+; 13-16 points 2; 17-20 points 2-; 21–24 points 3+; 25-28 points 3; 29-32 points 3-; 33-36 points 4+; 37-40 points 4; 41-44 points 4-; 45-48 points 5+; 49-52 points 5; 53-56 points 5-; from 57 points 6.|