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SEAT Tarraco

(2019 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

67
%
B

Used car score:

68
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

71
%
C

Safety Rating:

74
%
B

Eco Rating:

59
%
B

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

58
%
D

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

67
%
B

Used car score:

68
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

71
%
C

Safety Rating:

74
%
B

Eco Rating:

59
%
B

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

58
%
D

Summary


The SEAT Tarraco is a large seven-seat SUV/crossover, which made its premiere at the 2018 Paris motor show before going on sale in the UK in early 2019. It shares its platform with the similarly-sized Skoda Kodiaq.

The Tarraco has received generally average scores from the UK motoring media. It has been particularly praised for its practicality, spaciousness and value for money. The main criticism has been that the third row of seats is cramped compared to other seven-seat SUV rivals.

As of January 2024, the SEAT Tarraco holds a New Car Expert Rating of B, with a score of 67%. It gets good grades for its safety rating and low CO2 emissions, but media reviews have been mixed and running costs are high.

It’s also worth noting that we don’t currently have reliability data for the Taraco, so check back again soon.

Key specifications


Body style: Large SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £33,415 on-road

Launched: Winter 2018/19
Last updated: Spring 2019
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: February 2019
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 97%
Child protection: 84%
Vulnerable road users: 79%
Safety assist: 79%

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the SEAT Tarraco has not been lab tested by Green NCAP

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the SEAT Tarraco to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using workshop and extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy, sourced from both official dealerships and independent workshops. 

As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Tarraco, we’ll publish the results here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models38 mpgD31 – 42 mpgD – E
Diesel models48 mpgC38 – 52 mpgB – D
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models168 g/kmC152 – 207 g/kmB – D
Diesel models155 g/kmB142 – 194 g/kmB – D
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models23B18 – 35A – C
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£203B
Year 2£523B
Year 3£917B
Year 4£1,167B
Year 5£1,578B
Overall£4,388B

The SEAT Tarraco is a relatively expensive car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

The biggest ownership bills are usually fuel, and the Tarraco doesn’t do too well here (which is not that surprising, given that it’s a large seven-seat SUV). However, servicing and insurance bills are likely to be much more reasonable.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the SEAT Tarraco has received

2022

  • Fleet World Awards – Best Fleet Large SUV

2021

  • Auto Express Awards – Best Large SUV
  • Fleet World Awards – Best Fleet Large SUV

2020

  • Parkers New Car Awards – Best Large Family Car
  • Auto Express Awards – Best Large SUV
  • Fleet World Awards – Best Fleet Large SUV

2019

  • Auto Express Awards – Best Large SUV

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