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SEAT LEON ESTATE

1.5 TSI EVO FR Sport 5dr

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Fuel Type
Fuel Type Petrol
Co2
Co2 129.00g/km
Transmission
Transmission Manual
Top Speed
Top Speed 130mph

Standard Equipment

Technical Data

Review

Driver Convenience

  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Digital cockpit
  • Front assist with forward collision warning braking reaction to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists
  • Full link smartphone integration with Mirror Link, wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Google Android Auto
  • Lane keeping system
  • Park assist (inc front/rear parking sensors)
  • Power assisted speed sensitive electro-mechanical steering
  • RPM, trip computer, outside temp gauge, digital clock, instrument light brightness, low fuel warning light, lights on reminder, gearshift indicator
  • SEAT drive profile with 4 modes (Eco/Normal/Sport/Individual), throttle response
  • Service interval indicator
  • Start/stop system with regenerative braking

Entertainment

  • Auxiliary input socket

Exterior Features

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Black roof rails
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • Door mirror LED indicator lights
  • Door mirrors with welcome light silhouette
  • Electric front/rear windows
  • Electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors
  • LED front fog lamps with cornering function
  • LED Headlights with LED tail lights dynamic turn signals and high beam assist
  • LED rear fog lamp
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Separate daytime running light with automatic headlight control and coming home feature

Interior Features

  • 12 v socket in the load area
  • 12v power point in centre console
  • 60/40 split rear bench seat with armrest
  • Ambient lighting in door trim
  • Black headlining
  • Dust/pollen filter
  • Electric driver lumbar support + passenger manual lumbar support
  • Front and rear height adjustable headrests
  • Front and rear reading lights X 4
  • Front centre armrest
  • Front seatback storage pockets
  • Heated leather steering wheel with leather gearstick
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Illuminated front door sill
  • Interior lighting with LED lighting in sunvisor, glovebox and rear headlining
  • ISOFIX points in outer rear seats with top tether anchorage points
  • Luggage tie-down hooks
  • Microsuede cloth upholstery
  • Power driver seat with memory and manual height adjustable passenger seat
  • Sliding boot cover
  • Sunvisors with covered illuminated mirror
  • Three zone climate control
  • Tool kit
  • Wraparound lighting

Packs

  • Media system plus with navigation - Leon

Safety

  • 3 point seatbelts on all rear seats
  • ABS
  • Brake control system - ESC and brake booster
  • Child proof door locks
  • Driver and front passenger airbags with front passenger airbag de-activation, front side, curtain and central airbag
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Extended safety system - seat belt tensioner, window closure and hazard lights
  • Hill hold control
  • Seat belt reminder for front and rear seats
  • Tiredness recognition system (Driver alert system)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Anti theft alarm system with interior monitoring in cab, backup horn and towing protection
  • KESSY Go (Keyless start)
  • Lockable tailgate
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Wireless phone charging

Technical

  • Sports suspension
  • XDS electronic differential lock and dynamic traction support

Trim

  • Chrome interior detailing

Wheels

  • 18" Performance machined alloy wheels with 92Y tyres
  • Emergency tyre repair kit

Emissions - ICE

  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • NOx
    0.047
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    128
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    137
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    128
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    128
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    110
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    171
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    125

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1498
  • Compression Ratio
    12.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    74.5
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    85.9
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    7.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    5.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    57.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    37.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    51.4

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.5
  • Badge Power
    130
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    TSI EVO
  • Coin Series
    FR Sport
  • Generation Mark
    4
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    20E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    9.7
  • Engine Power - BHP
    130
  • Engine Power - KW
    96
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    148
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    20.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    200
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1400
  • Top Speed
    132

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    225/40 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear
    225/40 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    PERFORMANCE
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1437
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4642
  • Wheelbase
    2684
  • Width
    1799

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    50
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1960
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    620
  • Max. Loading Weight
    673
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1700
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    680
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1287
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.5

SEAT's now fourth generation Leon is also offered as an Estate. It might be the best car you'd never heard of. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

So to the SEAT Leon ST, a compact estate that isn't that compact. A sensible station wagon that claims to be sporty. A car of contradictions then, but one that promises to be quite appealing family transport, especially in the fourth generation form we look at here with its slicker looks, stronger safety and improved media connectivity. Practical and sporty, it aims to offer a more dynamic option to family estate buyers, with a 'lifestyle' appeal that might even pique the interest of folk looking at Qashqai-class crossovers. That's what SEAT says anyway. Time to look at this car in a little more detail.

Driving Experience

You might not be surprised to learn that this Leon Estate offers a very similar driving experience to that of its hatchback stablemate - which wasn't guaranteed given the fact that this variant must carry along so much extra length behind its rear axle. With this fourth generation Leon, most mainstream versions continue to persist with an old-school torsion beam rear suspension set-up. Which isn't to suggest that nothing has changed here. Quite the contrary. Take the engine range. Specify an auto gearbox with the 150PS 1.5-litre TSI EVO four cylinder petrol powerplant and you'll get the brand's latest 'eTSI' mild hybrid electrified technology. There's also now a PHEV full-Hybrid plug-in Leon Estate, the e-HYBRID, which uses a 150PS 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine mated to a 6-speed DSG auto gearbox and an 85kW electric motor, powered by a 13kWh lithium-ion battery that when fully charged can deliver a WLTP-rated all-electric driving range of up to 36 miles. Most Leon customers though, will be wanting an engine of the more conventional kind, which if you want to stay with manual transmission is what you'll have to have. With a stick shift fitted, you can choose between conventional 130 or 150PS versions of that 1.5 TSI EVO petrol unit. You'll also be offered the option of diesel power - there are two versions of the latest cleaner, more efficient VW Group 2.0 TDI 'twin dosing' unit, offering either 116 or 150PS. At the top of the range lies the CUPRA Leon fast Estate variant, which features a conventional 2.0-litre TSI petrol unit developing 310PS via 4WD.

Design and Build

Thanks to this Leon Estate, nobody, SEAT says, now needs to have to compromise in their choice between a sporty car and a practical one. That may be over-stating things a bit but it's true that this is one of the more dynamic shapes in the family estate segment. To create it, the Spanish designers have had to compromise a little on ultimate carriage capacity: without the smartly angled rear screen for example, you could certainly fit a bit more in, but then the car would look a little more boxy and boring. We're guessing that most potential family buyers would rather sacrifice a few cubic inches for a more assured driveway statement. SEAT says that visual style was one of the key reasons why people bought the earlier version of this car, so that's been focused on here, hence the sharper, more assertive lines of this fourth generation design which is 93mm longer, 16mm narrower and 3mm lower than before. Full-LED headlights feature at the front and there's a more distinctive full-width 'coast-to-coast'-style lamp arrangement at the rear. Inside, the redesign centres around the use of SEAT's 'Digital Cockpit' layout, which brings together a high-resolution 10.25-inch configurable driver instrument cluster and 10-inch infotainment system. Interior light is an important feature here. It includes a wraparound dashboard light that covers the fascia's entire width and continues through the doors. A key change is the improvement in rear seat space (a slight failing of this model line previously); a 50mm increase in wheelbase has usefully improved legroom. Raise the sloping tailgate and you'll find a 617-litre boot that's 30-litres bigger than before.

Market and Model

Initially, the ST estate is priced mainly in the £22,000 to £28,000 bracket, so you're looking at a premium of around £1,000 above the five-door model. To begin with, customers get a choice of three core trim levels - 'SE', 'SE Dynamic' and 'FR'. If you can afford more, you can talk to your dealer about further 'FR Sport', 'Xcellence' and 'Xcellence Lux' trim levels. Even base 'SE'-spec gets you quite a lot: 'Kessy Go' keyless start, full-LED headlight technology with automatic high beam and 16-inch alloy wheels, plus an eight-inch centre-dash infotainment screen with SEAT Connect technology and access to the 'Apple CarPlay' or 'Android Auto' media systems. 'SE Dynamic' mid-range trim upgrades you to the SEAT Digital Cockpit package, which gets you a 10.25-inch digital driver instrument binnacle display, plus a larger 10-inch centre-dash infotainment screen with navigation. Plus at this level, you get Park Assist (front and rear sensors) and tinted rear side windows, as well as larger Dynamic 17-inch alloy wheels. To make your Leon ST really stand out, you'll need one of the meaner-looking 'FR' trim levels, which add sporty front and rear bumpers, Dynamic 17-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust pipes and a unique suspension set-up that gives a 15mm lower ride height. 'Xcellence' trim adds luxury touches like microsuede cloth upholstery and Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control.

Cost of Ownership

It's not easy to cut back the weight of a modern family estate in a market where buyers want their cars to be safer and more heavily equipped. Yet thanks to the installation of the Volkswagen Group's MQB platform, this SEAT manages to be singularly impressive in its lack of bulk. An entry-level 1.0 TSI Leon ST is one of the lightest cars in its class. Lots of work's also been put into engine efficiency here. The standard 1.0 and 1.5 TSI petrol units feature a Miller-cycle combustion process and variable geometry turbocharger, along with integrated Active Cylinder Management. The Miller-cycle optimises valvetrain control with early closure of the inlets which, combined with a higher compression rate and turbocharging, better control the air-fuel mixture and improve fuel efficiency by up to 10 per cent. As for the WLTP figures, well for the 1.5 TSI 130PS unit, the readings are up to 51.4mpg on the combined cycle and 124g/km of CO2. For the 1.5 TSI 150PS unit, the figures are up to 48.7mpg and 133g/km - or 47.9mpg and 134g/km for the eTSI mild hybrid DSG auto version of this model. Specify DSG auto transmission with either the 1.0 TSI unit or the 150PS 1.5 TSI EVO engine and as mentioned above, you get the brand's Mild Hybrid eTSI tech. This technology uses a 48V starter-generator and lithium-ion battery enabling the vehicle to coast with the engine switched off (while retaining all key electric functions, such as power steering), harvest energy under deceleration and provide electrical torque assistance during acceleration. If you want to go further, the Plug-in eHybrid model's 1.4-litre TSI engine is paired to a 13kWh battery pack which can be fully charged in 3.5 hours and offers up to 38 miles of electrified range.

Summary

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, estate cars were purely for estate people - those with dogs, photocopiers to cart about and weekend leisure equipment. You wouldn't really consider one if you didn't actually need to. But station wagons like this second generation Leon ST are rather different. Why wouldn't you choose one of these rather than a standard Leon five-door hatch? After all, the ST variant isn't much more expensive, looks just as good, drives just as well and offers a lot more everyday flexibility Like the best of its family hatchback-based competitors, it's also successful in offering nearly all the practicality in a larger estate car with the easy parking and deft manoeuvrability of a much smaller one. Is there really any point in considering a five-seater compact SUV or MPV when a car like this SEAT can be so versatile? Your call.

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