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SEAT Leon

(2012 - 2019)

The SEAT Leon is a family hatchback and estate model that shares its platform with the Volkswagen Golf and several other cars in the Volkswagen group.

The current model was launched in 2012 and is expected to be replaced by a new model by the end of 2019 or early 2020.

The SEAT Leon range has received consistently good to very good scores from the UK media, with the general consensus that it enjoys most of the qualities of the Volkswagen Golf but at a lower price.

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Body style: Five-door hatch and estate
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £18,265 on-road

Launched: 2012
Last updated: Winter 2016/17
Replacement due: late 2019

MEDIA REVIEWS

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

SEAT Leon 4

The Car Expert

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SEAT Leon 5

Auto Express

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SEAT Leon 6

Autocar

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SEAT Leon 7

Car

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SEAT Leon 8

Carbuyer

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SEAT Leon 9

Evo

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SEAT Leon 10

Honest John

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SEAT Leon 11

Parkers

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SEAT Leon 12

Top Gear

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SEAT Leon 13

What Car?

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SEAT Leon 14

Which?

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Safety rating

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

The SEAT Leon was crash-tested by Euro NCAP in 2012 and was awarded a five-star rating. However, this rating expired in January 2019 and is no longer valid.

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

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

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the SEAT Leon has received

2018

  • What Car? Awards – Best Family Car for less than £18,000

2017

  • What Car? Awards – Best Family Car, £18,000 – £20,000

2015

  • Auto Express Awards – Compact Family Car of the Year

2014

  • Auto Express Awards – Compact Family Car of the Year + Estate Car of the Year

2013

  • Auto Express Awards – Car of the Year + Best Compact Family Car

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