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SEAT Ateca

(2016 - present)

The SEAT Ateca is a medium-sized SUV/crossover. It shares a lot of its mechanical bits with the Volkswagen Tiguan, Skoda Karoq and Audi Q2. It was launched in 2016.

The Ateca has received positive scores from most of the UK motoring media (basically everyone except Jeremy Clarkson), and has won a large number of awards since it was launched.

The SEAT Ateca has received particular praise for its value for money compared to the more expensive Volkswagen Tiguan, as well as being spacious and practical. However, criticisms have been directed at some of the smaller engines being a bit underpowered and too much of the best equipment only being available on the top-spec models or at additional cost.

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Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £21,945 on-road

Launched: Summer 2016
Last updated: Summer 2017
Replacement due: TBA


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

The Car Expert


Auto Express










Daily Mail




Honest John




The Sun


The Sunday Times


Top Gear


What Car?





Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: June 2016









Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The SEAT Ateca has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.


Trophies, prizes and awards that the SEAT Ateca has received


  • Auto Trader New Car Awards – Best Car for Families


  • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Crossover of the Year
  • What Car? Awards – Best Family SUV for less than £20,000 (Ateca 1.0-litre petrol S)


  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Crossover
  • Honest John Awards – Car of the Year
  • What Car? Awards – Best Small SUV
  • Autocar Awards – Game Changer
  • AUTOBEST Awards – Best Buy Car of Europe
  • Fleet News Awards – Best Mid-Size SUV
  • Car Dealer Power Awards – Car of the Year


  • Auto Express New Car Awards – Best Crossover
  • Top Gear Awards – Best for Modern Families

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