The Auto Trader expert verdict:
Available new from £36,045
Seat has long badged its performance cars as Cupra models, but now, that badge has become its own, standalone brand. The Cupra Ateca is unique at this price point as a practical and comfortable family SUV that also offers plenty of excitement behind the wheel, and speed to match. To get close to it would require something like a Porsche Macan, which is several thousand pounds more expensive. If you want an SUV that does a very passable impression of a hot hatch, then this is where you should start your search.
Reasons to buy:
- Just as practical as the standard Seat Ateca
- More comfortable thanks to sophisticated suspension
- Fast and fun to drive