Seat Leon: purchase advice – AUTO BILD
Advice on equipment: Style or Xcellence
Quality and workmanship almost like golf
Regardless of the line, you have significantly more space in the new Leon than in the predecessor. The body: 6.7 centimeters more wheelbase, 8.7 centimeters longer than the Golf and a total of over 30 centimeters more than its predecessor guarantee a decent plus in all matters. Nowadays a rarity: the Leon measures 1.99 meters from mirror to mirror, while some competitors in this class clearly exceed the mark of two meters. The only real problem with the chic appearance is that miserable rear view. The reversing camera naturally supports the driver, but unfortunately only in daylight. The camera image is very poor in the dark. You can help yourself by repeatedly tapping the brake, which illuminates the area behind the car a little. When it comes to the trunk volume, the Leon stands out from the crowd. With 381 to 380 liters (1301 to 1237 liters), Spain is ahead of Germany. In the station wagon version it looks a little different: with 620 to 611 and 1642 to 1600 liters, the Golf Variant slightly surpasses the sports tourer, at least in terms of maximum volume. When it comes to quality and workmanship, Leon and Golf don’t take much either. Both are on a good level, but no longer match that of their predecessors. Seat offers an appealing selection of materials, only hard plastic greets you below the center console.
The engine program is extensive
The Leon benefits from VW’s assistance offer
Engine / displacement
Gearbox (man. | Automat.)
kW (PS) at 1 / min
Nm at 1 / min
Top speed **
0-100 km / h **
Standard consumption (WLTP) **
Exhaust CO2 • Exhaust standard **
OPF • SCR cat.1) / AdBlue-T.
Base price **
3 | 124 g / km • Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
20,570 euros l 21,920 euros
A clear tip for the infrequent driver who also does little to transport. The three-cylinder makes good progress, but bends its knees quickly. Reference and Style are available as options.
125 | 126 g / km • Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
21,570 euros l 22,870 euros
For a surcharge of 1000 euros, Seat donates a sixth gear, more power, torque and top speed. In any case, something for the infrequent driver.
124 | 126 g / km • Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
26,000 euros l 27,350 euros
The mild hybrid dispenses with a manual transmission, is a bit faster thanks to E-Boost, but in return weighs 50 kg more, but can also load 60 kg more.
124 | 125 g / km • Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
24,450 euros l 25,800 euros
Seat again carefully increases the performance, and with it the price. The unit does not offer any real advantages, only the trailer load (1.4 t) is 100 kg above the 110 hp variant, but 100 kg below the eTSI.
130 | 129 g / km • Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
29,850 euros l 31,200 euros
The second mild hybrid in the group, which Seat delivers exclusively with the Xcellence line. The six-speed manual gearbox is also omitted here. 1.5 tons are now always on the hook.
130 | 129 g / km • Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
27,370 euros l 26,620 euros
The Spaniards are tying the five-door to the Xcellence line, the sports tourer is already available with style, which saves just over 1000 euros.
151 g / km • Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
31,220 euros l 32,370 euros
The top performance ahead of the Cupra models, which Seat has outsourced since it was founded. A hand switch would be desirable in the course of lower costs.
You won’t find a pure E version on the Leon. With the right infrastructure, however, it is definitely an appealing alternative. Market launch at the end of 2021.
112 | 114 g / km • Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
25,000 euros l 26,350 euros
The engine for those who drive infrequently. If you take it seriously, you might realize the work specification. Ordinary 1.5 t trailer load.
5 | 116 g / km • Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
30,180 euros l 31,530 euros
Our tip for the frequent driver. Fast, economical, relaxed in character. As with the 2.0 TSI, a six-speed manual gearbox that lowers the price a bit would be desirable.
– | 133 g / km • Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
The only four-wheel drive is only available for the station wagon. The Spaniards allow style line, so the price does not slide completely into disproportionality.
R4, Turbo, + E.-M./1395 cm3
150 (204) (system performance)
1.1 l super • 14.6 / 14.7 kWh
25 | 26 g / km • Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
35,280 euros l 36,625 euros
The eco-knight with a range of around 60 locally emission-free kilometers. Once the battery is empty, the petrol engine seems very strained under load.