The Auto Trader expert verdict:
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