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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 Massonhttps://www.thecarexpert.co.uk/
Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive 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.
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