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Seat ATECA ESTATE 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr

Stock Offer Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr
Stock Offer Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr
Stock Offer Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr
Stock Offer Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr
Stock Offer Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr
Stock Offer Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr
Stock Offer Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr
Stock Offer Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr
Stock Offer Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr
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Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr
Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr
Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr
Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr
Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr
Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr
Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr
Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr
Seat ATECA 1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology [EZ] 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG52.30
  • 0-62mph10.7 secs
  • Top Speed114 mph
  • C02122 g/km
  • BHP115
  • Torque148 lbs/f
  • P11D28%

Review

SEAT's Ateca feels rejuvenated as a result of a significant package of updates. There are fresher looks, a more modern cabin, more frugal engines and stronger standards of safety. Plus this compact mid-sized SUV remains dynamically adept in a way few rivals can match.

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The Ateca was SEAT's very first Crossover. This updated version continues to look a strong proposition. Jonathan Crouch checks out what's on offer.

Background

Not many brands enter an entirely new market segment and get it right first time, but that's exactly what Spanish maker SEAT managed with its first compact SUV, the Ateca. Launched in 2016, it's since become one of the Iberian manufacturer's biggest selling models, over 300,000 having been sold prior to the launch of this facelifted version. Nothing too extreme's been done here. Nothing much needed to be. The Ateca was already the best car in its segment to drive and also one of the most affordable and one of the more efficient. But its looks were becoming over-familiar, so SEAT's tweaked those, at the same time as adding the latest screen tech to the cabin, plus there's been some mild tinkering in the engine range.

Driving Experience

Prior to the original launch of this Ateca, we'd come to accept that compact Crossover models of this kind were never going to be very good to drive. If that's still your perspective, then a pleasant surprise is in store once you hit a few twisty roads in this little SUV. Drive at seven or eight tenths and there's pretty much no difference between the dynamic responses you get from this SEAT and those of the Leon hatchback it's based upon. Only when you push right to the limit does this Ateca's taller stance and slight extra weight begin to tell - and even then, the car's pretty responsive, with well-controlled body roll and enthusiastic levels of grip and traction. That much has remained the same with this revised version, but there are a few changes on the engine front. The turbocharged 1.0-litre three cylinder TSI petrol unit that most customers choose is now standardised with 110PS and gets a range of updates to improve its efficiency. It's only available linked to manual transmission. If you want the option of an auto with a petrol-powered Ateca, you'll probably want the 1.5 TSI unit, which puts out 150PS and is also now slightly more efficient, as before integrating Active Cylinder Management technology. The most powerful petrol option is a 190PS 2.0-litre TSI unit which can only be had linked to DSG dual-clutch auto transmission and an extra-cost 4Drive all-wheel-drive system. The 2.0 TSI unit is also available in the top CUPRA Ateca with a 300PS power output. As for diesel, well the previous 1.6 TDI unit is no more, replaced by a 115PS 2.0-litre TDI powerplant offered only in manual form. There's also a 2.0-litre TDI 150PS diesel unit, which can be had with the option of DSG dual-clutch auto transmission and 4Drive AWD.

Design and Build

You'd recognise this as a slightly newer model thanks to its revised radiator grille, its smarter LED headlamps and its redesigned fog lamps. Further design changes have been made to the front air intakes, the skid plate and the bumper. The designers have also added the same creases into the bonnet as you'll find on the latest Leon hatch and the large Tarraco SUV, establishing a family connection between these key models. There are also new exhaust pipes and on the tailgate, the Ateca gets the handwriting-style logo badge we first saw on the latest Leon. Under skin, this SEAT continues to sit on the same MQB platform as its more conventional Leon stablemate and uses most of the same mechanicals found in similarly-sized Volkswagen Group SUVs. Inside, there are fresh designs for the door cards and smarter trim materials, plus there's much nicer re-upholstered steering wheel. Plusher models now get the 10.25-inch SEAT Digital Cockpit instrument binnacle screen. Plus across the range, an upgraded infotainment system, which incorporates a new HMI interface, is available via repositioned 8.25-inch or 9.2-inch touchscreens, ensuring that the interior is fully digitalised. At the back, there's decent room for two adults on supportive seats, but the bench doesn't slide nor do the back rests recline like they do in a Volkswagen Tiguan. The 485-litre boot's a bit smaller than that pricier Volkswagen rival model too, though will easily swallow a couple of big cases and a pushchair.

Market and Model

There's a choice of 'SE', 'SE Dynamic', 'FR', 'FR Sport', 'Xperience', 'Xperience Lux' and 'CUPRA' trim levels. The asking figures start from just under £24,000 and you're going to be paying around £28,000 for one of the sporty 'FR' variants many potential buyers will want. The 'Xperience' variant gets off road styling additions including black plastic lower trim, an aluminium finish valance and side mouldings and body-coloured surrounds for the wheel arches. The mid-range 'FR' trim level is now defined by a sportier visual with key accents, including a fresh grille design, special front and rear bumper mouldings, a fog lamp grill, mirror caps, unique side mouldings and bespoke exhausts, all finished in Cosmo Grey Matte. The standard infotainment system boasts an 8.25-inch screen with smartphone audio compatibility, while the larger 9.2-inch Connect System (standard from 'SE Dynamic' trim upwards) offers online navigation and natural voice control to simplify user interaction. There's a redesigned voice recognition system too: to wake it up, you say "Hola Hola" and it will be ready to go. Plus as before, there's SEAT's 'Full Link' media system, allowing owners to seamlessly pair their smartphones and access their digital lives no matter what device they use - either wireless Apple CarPlay (based on Bluetooth or WLAN) or Android Auto using a cable.

Cost of Ownership

A little surprisingly, there's no trace of engine electrification here - for the time being anyway. The key news with this revised model is that the 1.0-litre TSI three cylinder petrol engine that most Ateca customers choose now features a new combustion process and a variable geometry turbocharger, which together improve efficiency by claimed 10%. The alternative entry-level diesel, a 115PS 2.0-litre TDI unit, has also been enhanced over the previous 1.6 litre TDI powerplant, now featuring a twin-dosing SCR system that cuts and NOx emissions significantly. The 2.0 TDI 150PS unit continues, managing up to 52.3mpg on the combined cycle and up to 141g/km in manual form. On to maintenance. Every Ateca has the same servicing requirements. A major service is required at 2,000 mile intervals, with an oil change every 10,000 miles. Cars that travel less than 10,000 miles a year require an inspection service with an oil change every 12 months. What else? Well there's SEAT's usual three year/60,000 mile warranty. That's unexceptional when rivals like Toyota and Hyundai offer five years of cover as standard and Kia offers up to seven years. However, the SEAT deal is extendable, so you might be able to negotiate on that. And it includes two years of Europe-wide roadside assistance.

Summary

If you didn't already want an Ateca, there's nothing here that would radically reposition this car in your thinking. But if you were approaching the purchase of one of the smaller volume brand mid-sized SUVs with an open mind and tried the improved version of this SEAT, we think you'd like what you found. This Ateca now feels like an up-to-the-minute crossover, rather than one launched half a decade ago. That's the object of any facelift but not all of them achieve this goal. The engine changes are probably most significant, with greater economy and lower emissions for the base petrol and diesel units that most Ateca buyers will want. But we think this car's biggest selling point will continue to be something that hasn't been affected one jot by this update. Driving dynamics. This is still that rarest of things, a small SUV that is great to drive. Long may it continue.

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Exterior Features
Metallic paint
Armrest with air outlet in rear
Black wheel arch extensions
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors
Chrome front grille frame
Chrome headlight surround
Chrome roof rails
Chrome side window trim
Door mirrors with welcome light silhouette
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Front and rear electric windows
Full LED headlights
Hidden exhaust pipe
LED daytime running lights
LED front fog lights
Matt black radiator grille
Rear fog lights
Rear LED tail lights
Rear wash/wipe
Interior Features
Storage compartment in roof console for sunglass
12v socket in front
4 Lashing eyes in boot
60/40 split folding rear seat
Active head restraints
Adjustable front armrest with storage compartment
Ambient spot lighting and front footwell illumination
Cloth upholstery with front comfort seats
Driver and passenger seats, height-adjustable, with lumbar adjustment and height-adjustable headrests
Driver and passenger sun visor, covered and illuminated mirror, driver sun visor with card holder
Dual zone climate control
Front courtesy lights
Front cupholders
Front reading lights
Front seat back storage pockets
Gear shift indicator
Illuminated boot
Illuminated glovebox
Instrument lighting with brightness control
ISOFIX points in outer rear seats with top tether anchorage points
Leather steering wheel and gear knob
Rear armrest and easy back seat release mechanism from boot
Rear head restraints
Rear reading lights
Storage box under drivers seat
Wheels
Tyre repair kit
18" Performance machined alloy wheels 36/2
Driver Convenience
'Lights On' Remainder warning buzzer
3.5" driver's display
Cruise control
Digital clock
Driver alert system
Electric speed sensitive power steering
Front assist city emergency braking and pedestrian protection
Full Link Smartphone Integration with Mirror Link, Apple Car Play, Google Android Auto
Low fuel warning light
Multi function display
Outside temperature gauge
Remote fuel flap release
RPM counter
Satellite navigation system
SEAT logo boot release
Self parking functionality (includes front and rear parking sensors)
Trip computer
Entertainment
SEAT USB media cable
Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controls
Packs
Navigation system pack - Ateca
Safety
3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABS
Automatic post collision braking
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Electronic stability control
ESP+EBA
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Front side airbags
Hill hold control
Tiredness recognition system
Traction control
Twin Curtain Airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
2 folding remote keys with window open/close function
Immobiliser
Locking wheel bolts
Remote central locking
Volumetric alarm with back up horn
Technical
Comfort suspension
XDS electronic differential lock
Trim
Chrome interior detailing
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 123
NOx 0.019
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 154
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 161
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 154
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High 168
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High 133
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low 181
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium 144
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 999
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 74.5
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 76.4
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 52.3
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 60.1
EC Urban (mpg) 44.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 7.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 6.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb 41.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 39.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 41.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 38.2
WLTP - MPG - High 47.9
WLTP - MPG - Low 35.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium 44.1
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.0
Badge Power 115
Coin Description TSI
Coin Series SE Technology [EZ]
Generation Mark 1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 12E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 93
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 84
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 71
NCAP Safety Assist % 60
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.7
Engine Power - BHP 115
Engine Power - KW 85
Engine Power - RPM 5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 148
Engine Torque - MKG 20.4
Engine Torque - NM 200
Engine Torque - RPM 2000
Top Speed 114
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle Second Act
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 215/50 R18
Tyre Size Rear 215/50 R18
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style PERFORMANCE
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1601
Height (including roof rails) 1615
Length 4363
Wheelbase 2638
Width 1841
Width (including mirrors) 2078
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 50
Gross Vehicle Weight 1860
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 510
Max. Loading Weight 622
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 650
Minimum Kerbweight 1238
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.8

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