Seat Leon (2021): Everything you need to know about the Golf brother
● Seat Leon starts in the base at 21,090 euros
● New Leon only available as a five-door and station wagon
● Visually related to Seat Tarraco and Cupra Formentor
Price: Seat Leon starts at just over 20,000 euros
from 21,090 euros.
● Seat Leon 1.0 TSI (110 PS); Equipment: Reference; 6 speed transmission
from 22,090 euros.
● Seat Leon 1.0 eTSI (110 PS); Equipment: Style; 7-speed DSG
from 26,520 euros.
● Seat Leon 1.5 TSI (130 PS); Equipment: Style; 6 speed transmission
from 24,970 euros.
● Seat Leon 1.5 TSI (150 PS); Equipment: FR; 6 speed transmission
from 27,690 euros.
● Seat Leon 1.5 eTSI (150 PS); Equipment: FR; 7-speed DSG
from 30,170 euros.
● Seat Leon 2.0 TSI (190 PS); Equipment: FR; 7-speed DSG
from 31,540 euros.
● Seat Leon 1.5 TGI (130 PS); Equipment: Style; 6 speed transmission
from 27,720 euros.
● Seat Leon 1.5 TGI (130 PS); Equipment: Style; 7-speed DSG
from 29,520 euros.
● Seat Leon 2.0 TDI (115 PS); Equipment: Reference; 6 speed transmission
from 25,520 euros.
● Seat Leon 2.0 TDI (150 PS); Equipment: Style; 7-speed DSG
from 30,700 euros.
● Seat Leon 1.4 e-Hybrid (204 PS); Equipment: FR; 6-speed DSG
from 35,840 euros.
Buy: Seat Leon with discounts
The new one is particularly popular Seat Leon as a mild hybrid. At carwow.de (cooperation partner of AUTO BILD) there are attractive models for this model Discounts. the maximum savings of 12,148 euros there is, as is so often the case with the nominally highest equipment variant called FR Plus and one or the other extra. For a list price of at least 28,680 euros, Seat offers the compact in the sportiest styling and garnishes this package with numerous safety and comfort features such as LED headlights, three-zone automatic air conditioning and the digital instrument cluster “Virtual Cockpit”. At carwow.de the prices of the FR Plus start at 24,351 euros – that’s a saving of 4,329 euros or almost 15 percent.
Car subscription: come spontaneously to the Seat Leon
Driving: The 1.5 TSI goes well with the Leon
Comparison test: Leon just behind the Golf
The conclusion: Really strong, this Leon. It drives well, offers a lot of space and costs less than the Golf. It can just hold its own in comparison, because Seat drives up with poor equipment. But that can look different in the next test.
Design: Leon with a new brand face
The creamy side of the Leon is the rear. Following the current trend, the compact has a continuous strip of lights including dynamic indicators and light staging when unlocking – which is unfortunately not standard. In the base, the rear lights are connected to a reflector, similar to the Tarraco. Even professionals have to look twice at the exhaust pipes before it becomes clear that the Leon in the FR line shown has fake tailpipes – which, admittedly, are well made.
Dimensions: Octavia-level wheelbase
Compared to its predecessor, which has been available since 2012 and sold more than a million times, the A-pillar of the Leon has been moved to the rear and the front has been lengthened. “Length” is a good keyword because the compact one has grown.
Dimensions in detail
● Length: 4.37 m
● Width: 1.80 m
● Height: 1.46 m
● Wheelbase: 2.69 m
● Length: 4.64 m
● Width: 1.80 m
● Height: 1.45 m
● Wheelbase: 2.69 m
Interior: Lots of space on the back seat
The interior of the Leon is tidy, almost minimalist – almost all buttons and buttons have been saved. Compared to the Golf 8, even the quick selection buttons around the hazard warning lights have been omitted. The display is now higher than on its predecessor and is better in the driver’s field of vision. Another analogy to the Golf 8 is the tiny “shift-by-wire gear knob” in the center console, which only the DSG versions get.
There is a tie between Wolfsburg and Barcelona when it comes to the trunk volume, which is identical to 380 liters. Only when the rear seats are folded down is the Leon in the front again with 1300 liters. The Leon ST combination version offers 617 liters and thus 30 liters more than its predecessor.
Connectivity: Basic Leon with analog instruments
Conclusion by Andreas Huber: Seat proves that it is possible to implement a usable infotainment system without buttons. The wireless connection of the phone to the car and the meager voice control, however, have some drawbacks.
Motors: XXL drive range
For the diesel engines, Seat relies on a 2.0 TDI in three versions, all of which should meet the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard. The CNG variant (natural gas) has 130 hp and should offer a range of 440 kilometers. The two mild hybrids (1.0 TSI with 110 PS and 1.5 TSI with 150 PS) including a 48-volt electrical system and DSG are brand new. With the plug-in hybrid, the Leon relies on the same 1.4 TSI with 204 PS and around 60 kilometers of purely electric range (as in the Golf 8).