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SEAT Ateca

SEAT Ateca review (The Car Expert)The Ateca is SEAT’s first foray into the compact SUV market, taking on the likes of the Nissan Qashqai and in-house rival the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Based on the familiar Volkswagen Group MQB platform, which not only underpins the SEAT Leon hatchback, but everything from the Volkswagen Golf to the Audi TT, the Ateca sits squarely in the middle of the compact SUV marketplace.

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There are five engines currently available, although only the 2.0-litre diesel unit can be specified with all-wheel drive, and three trim levels. Like all the other cars in the top ten list, the Ateca scored five stars from Euro NCAP. As well as autonomous emergency braking (AEB), a driver drowsiness detection system is standard. Other systems like lane keeping assist and auto high-beam headlights are optional extras.

The Ateca hit UK streets in September 2016. For more details about what we think of it, read The Car Expert review of the new SEAT Ateca.

Stuart Masson

Stuart is the Editor of The Car Expert, which he founded in 2011, and our new sister site The Van Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the car industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.


  1. I purchased a brand new Jeep 3ltr Summit on the with Sept 2015.when it was serviced the garage who sold me my car damaged the interior so I took in to a local jeep dealer.During the conversation I found out the car was 13 month old when i purchased it .Can I do anything about it.

    • Stuart Masson

      Hi Richard. A car is legally considered brand new when it is first registered, not when it was built. As long as the car complies with all legislation at time of registration, it doesn’t matter how old it is. It is very common for cars to sit around for months or even more than a year after being built before being registered.

      Your new car warranty commenced on the day it was first registered, not when it was built, so you haven’t lost anything there. A dealer is not obliged to tell you when a car was built, although if you ask then they have to answer you honestly. They are also not required to disclose minor damage unless you ask about it.

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