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SEAT Ibiza

(2017 - present)

The SEAT Ibiza is a small, supermini-class hatchback. The current model arrived in the UK in the summer of 2017 and shares a lot of its underpinnings with the Volkswagen Polo and Audi A1.

Unlike previous generations, the current Ibiza is only available as a five-door hatch, with no three-door version. There is also a high-performance Ibiza Cupra model. We are building a separate page for this version, so check back soon.

The SEAT Ibiza has received mostly very positive reviews from the UK motoring media, as well as several awards. Based on 16 reviews we have currently analysed, it ranks second in class overall behind the Ford Fiesta. Somewhat embarrassingly for the Volkswagen Group, the Ibiza is more highly regarded by the UK media than the VW Polo.

The Ibiza has received particular praise for its comfort and refinement, although its driving dynamics are not considered to be as sharp at the class-leading Fiesta.

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Body style: Five-door hatch
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £16,090 on-road

Launched: Spring 2017
Last updated: –
Replacement due: TBA


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

The Car Expert


Auto Express










Company Car Today




Green Car Guide


Honest John




The Sun


The Telegraph


What Car?





Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: July 2017









Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

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


Trophies, prizes and awards that the SEAT Ibiza has received


  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Supermini
  • What Car? Awards – Best Small Car
  • SME Company Car of the Year Awards – Best Value Company Car


  • Auto Express Awards – Best Supermini
  • Parkers New Car Awards – Best First Car
  • Red Dot Awards – Product Design Awards

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