Seat Leon Used for sale Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Cirencester, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
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Seat Leon Used for sale Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Cirencester, Stroud, Gloucestershire.

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The Seat Leon better than the VW golf its based on, cheaper, better driving better looking? And more reliable.

Vehicle Information

Number of Previous Owners:  0

Vehicle Features

Climate Control
Alloy Wheels
Sports Seats
Radio/CD Player
Remote Central Locking
Power Steering
Parking Sensors
6 Airbags
ABS
Leather Seats
Electric Windows
Electric Mirrors

Seat Leon Used for sale Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Cirencester, Stroud, Gloucestershire.

 

Performance

4 out of 5 stars

Review-OnRoad The entry-level petrol engine is the weedy 84bhp 1.4-litre unit, but the 123bhp turbocharged 1.4 TSI is a much better bet. The FRs get an impressive 208bhp 2.0 TSI engine (which makes for a better hot hatch than the diesel-engined model), while the Cupra has 237bhp and the Cupra R 261bhp. Diesel options are a 104bhp 1.6 - available in standard or ultra-economical Ecomotive form - or 138- and 168bhp 2.0-litre TDIs.

  • Ride & Handling

    3 out of 5 stars

    Review-OnRoad The Leon's suspension uses the same bits and bobs as the VW Golf, but it has a sportier, firmer set-up. It gives good grip and body control when tackling twisty roads, but although it rides reasonably well at high speeds, it can feel a bit lumpy in town. The sportier FRs and Cupras are even firmer, and their ride verges on uncomfortable.

  • Refinement

    3 out of 5 stars

    Review-OnRoad The non-turbo 1.4 petrol engine has to be worked hard, and gets noisy as a result; the diesels can be loud, too, but the turbocharged 2.0 petrol engine is impressively smooth and quiet. Wind noise is well isolated, although there's quite a bit of road noise at all speeds.

    Buying & Owning

    4 out of 5 stars

    Review-Ownership The Leon is attractively priced and has pretty high levels of equipment. A three-year, 60,000-mile warranty, 12 years' anti-rust cover and three years' paint warranty are included in the price. The diesel FRs have particularly low running costs for a hot hatch. Although the Leon range doesn't have the cast-iron residuals of its VW Golf stablemate, used values are stronger than those of many mainstream rivals.

    • Quality & Reliability

      3 out of 5 stars

      Review-Ownership The Leon's controls operate with slick precision, but the cabin materials aren't nearly as classy as those in the best rivals. The dashboard plastics in particular are rather drab and dreary, although they are brighter on the FR models. However, the car feels built to last thanks to tight-fitting panel gaps and robust seat fabrics. The Leon also received top marks for reliability in the 2012 JD Power survey.

    • Safety & Security

      4 out of 5 stars

      Review-Ownership Safety kit is comprehensive, as all models are fitted with stability control, plus front, side and curtain airbags. The car has achieved a four-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests, and all models have an electronic limited-slip differential for better traction. The Leon also has all the measures you'd expect to safeguard it against thieves, so it should stay where you parked it.

      Behind The Wheel

      3 out of 5 stars

      Review-Cabin Supportive sports seats with big side bolsters give a comfortable driving position, and every model has two-way steering adjustment and a height-adjustable driver's seat. FR models have an exclusive sporty interior trim, but less impressive are the thick, sweeping windscreen pillars that create large blind spots on every model. They mean drivers will be doing plenty of neck-craning when exiting junctions.

      • Space & Practicality

        3 out of 5 stars

        Review-Cabin There's plenty of headroom and elbow space for a quartet of six-footers, as well as plentiful legroom in the back. Some practicality has, however, been compromised in favour of style. The Leon's boot is generous enough, but its entrance is awkwardly shaped and there’s a high load lip to negotiate.

      • Equipment

        3 out of 5 stars

        Review-Ownership Entry-level trim level is simply S, with the other trims building on the basic offering of six airbags, electric front windows, remote central locking and air-conditioning. The sporty models have larger alloy wheels, stiffened and lowered suspension, bolstered seats and sporty trim, in incremental degrees depending on trim, with Cupra R being the most extreme.