SEAT Toledo | Auto Express

28 Oct 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on SEAT Toledo | Auto Express


If ever there was a car an identity crisis, this is it. For buyers, SEAT#039;s smaller, Altea will offer all the and versatility they need. those who want a vast and huge boot will the need to shell out the extra for a Toledo.

However, it is a practical, car which is good to drive.

time for SEAT to ‘go as the first right-hand-drive Toledos on British shores. The firm has made a big impact with its VW Altea in the compact-MPV segment, and now to do the same with the new Toledo, joins the large family car this month.

SEAT has certainly played it – the car is virtually identical to the from the nose to the rear But has it got what it takes to tempt into supersizing, or will be better off opting for the cheaper

The answer lies at the back of the where a bulbous boot has added underneath the rear Measuring 4,458mm in length, the is a big car, and the good news is passengers reap the benefits of the dimensions inside.

The five-seater offers loads of room and rear, and there’s plenty of for luggage, too. The boot has 500 of capacity, placing the SEAT on a par Volvo’s V70, and there’s a neat split-level arrangement a removable shelf. Fold the seats and the volume grows to litres. An attractive and ergonomic means the driver will be as well.

In Stylance spec, buyers get a three-spoke steering wheel and interior trim.

Out on the road, the proves itself to be highly As with other models in the range, the suspension has been set up to a fairly firm ride, the benefit of sharp handling and body control. Even this latest SEAT is no hot all but the most focused drivers be more than satisfied.

Our test car was powered by the entry-level engine – a 104bhp of VW’s proven 1.9 TDI. its reputation for punchy pace, this lowly output the feels underpowered. Mated to a manual box as standard, it propels the from 0-60mph in 12.4 – but those drivers who travel fully laden passengers and their luggage opt for the 138bhp 2.0 TDI.

However, glance at the price and it’s easy to see why many will go for the sluggish 1.9; in trim this model £15,550, while the cheapest 2.0 TDI in at £17,200. Factor in fuel of 51.4mpg and CO2 emissions of only and the entry-level oil-burning Toledo like a frugal choice until you compare it to Skoda’s Octavia, which is only

Despite the strong family to the Altea, the Toledo is ideal for who are keen to stand out in the typically large family car market. If you to prove that not all motors look the same, the Toledo be just the ticket.

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