Seat Toledo Review | Autocar

8 Jun 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Seat Toledo Review | Autocar

Seat Toledo


Are you a person, or do you incline more substance than style? If the there is nothing in this of the new Seat Toledo that possibly be of interest to you. If the step this way: we something to share.

The new Toledo is to the point of making Hermione seem louche. About as interesting as the inside of your it is the automotive equivalent of a Bosch well made, utterly and entirely devoid of character. It the notion of quality white for the road and re-invents it on a level only by its badge-engineered sister, the Rapid.

A hatchback cleverly concealed a conventional three-box design, based on an extended VW Polo There are three 1.2-litre specifications, although the least has just three cylinders and a mere 74bhp, appearing to only to allow Seat a entry point to the range. If you anything approaching respectable you’ll need the four-pot offering power of either or 103bhp and a price point of £14,000.

There’s a 120bhp 1.4 as well but it can be specified with a DSG gearbox and top SE at a £17,780 list price.

For the 1.6-litre diesel is probably the choice, even at its £16,640 price. Like the top spec petrol it has 103bhp, but vastly torque and, at 72.4mpg truly impressive fuel

Performance is good on paper in 10.4sec) and even better on the thanks to the wide powerband’s to mask gaps between the manual gearbox’s ratios.

But of this makes the Toledo fun to Lacking the sophisticated rear of the Leon or VW Golf. body is merely adequate and ride a little disappointing, proving too willing to let the presence of every-day and bumps be felt in the cabin. Its is safe but stodgy and lacking in the of finesse that will either you as a driver, or your and family as passengers.

Its static qualities are more especially if you believe big is beautiful. By the Polo wheelbase and attaching amounts to a big box on the back, Seat has the Toledo with a spacious and a simply colossal boot. How Bigger than that of a E-class.

Audi A6 or BMW 5-series saloon. notchback shape does things a little when truly bulky items, but if just the usual shopping and the Toledo is second to none in the Rear legroom is exceptional

As for the driving environment, the kindest to say is that at least it doesn’t any promises about the quality of the to come. The dashboard architecture is, the rest of the car, definitively and dull.

Some people want no from their wheels, in case the affordable and effective may make a lot of sense. But to those who and even expect just a sparkle even from our family transport, they’ll be off looking elsewhere.

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