Compact SUVs and crossovers are rapidly becoming Britain’s family car of choice, and the Seat Ateca is the latest model to enter the fray. It’s based on the same platform and mechanicals as the Volkswagen Tiguan
– Seat belongs to the Volkswagen Group – but it feels sharper to drive, offers more style and much better value, particularly if you only want a front-wheel drive version.
The Auto Trader test team has driven every version of the Seat Ateca to help provide the most definitive expert review
, answer your most popular questions and offer some insight on how to spec the perfect Seat Ateca.
How much is the Seat Ateca?
Prices for the Seat Ateca start from £17,990 for the S trim level version. However, with 16-inch alloys, a small five-inch infotainment screen and no parking sensors available, it’s easily identifiable as the base model.
SE trim starts from £19,950, adding 17-inch alloys wheels, reverse parking sensors and bigger eight-inch touchscreen, but you’ll need the SE Technology, from £21,580, for 18-inch alloys wheels, satellite navigation and smartphone integration that synchs with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
Only the range-topping Xcellence is available with leather seats, significantly boosting the cabin’s ambience as well as the car’s starting price to £23,905.
What is the Seat Ateca First Edition?
The First Edition is a special trim level that has been created to support the launch of the Seat Ateca in the UK. Limited to just 200 units, the specification is the result of a poll involving 12,000 customers who were asked to detail their ultimate family specification.
The result is a car that is available in Nevada White, Samoa Orange or Rodium Grey metallic and includes keyless entry with a hands free electric tailgate – perfect for those parents with their arms full of shopping. It also features rear parking sensors with a rear view camera, dark tinted windows with matt black window surrounds and 18-inch Bi-colour alloy wheels. Prices for the Seat Ateca First Edition start from £21,995.
What other Seat Ateca colours are there?
Flat colours include Mediterranean Blue, Bila White and Passion Red, while the optional metallic paints include Samoa Orange, Lava Blue, Jungle Green, Mato Brown, Rodium Grey, Reflex Silver, Black Magic and Nevada White.
Will the Seat Ateca fit in my garage?
We’ve listed the dimensions for the Seat Ateca below for you and your tape measure, but despite the raised driving position of the SUV styling, it’s worth noting it feels noticeably lower than a Kia Sportage, for example.
Height 1615mm (including roof rails)
Max towing weight without brake
From 640kg (1.0 TSI 115PS) - 750kg (2.0 TDI 190PS 4Drive) Find out more about the Seat Ateca in our expert review.