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Cupra Formentor

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Summary


The Cupra Formentor is a mid-sized SUV/crossover, and the first model from the new Spanish performance brand not to be based on an existing SEAT model, unlike the Cupra Ateca and Cupra Leon. The Formentor went on sale in the UK in late 2020.

Size-wize, the Formentor is broadly similar to the other two models in the Cupra family, but it sits lower to the ground – roughly halfway between the Leon and the Ateca. Being its own distinctive model also helps avoid it looking like a go-faster SEAT.

The Cupra Formentor has received positive reviews from the UK motoring media, with an overall Expert Rating of 75% based on 22 reviews as of August 2021. It has been praised for its styling, comfort and technology, with the only criticisms really being that it’s not quite as sporty as the styling or Cupra name suggest.

Key specifications


Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £27,400 on-road

Launched: Winter 2020/21
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


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Safety rating


Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: March 2021

93%

ADULT OCCUPANT

88%

CHILD OCCUPANT

68%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

80%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


No eco rating

The Cupra Formentor has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

If the Formentor is put through the Green NCAP lab testing programme, we will publish the results here.

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If you’re looking at the Cupra Formentor, you might also be interested in these alternatives

Audi Q3 Sportback | BMW X2 | Cupra Ateca | Jaguar E-Pace | Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 | Volkswagen Tiguan R

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