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.
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.