How safe is a SEAT Leon?
Euro NCAP tested the SEAT Leon in 2020, awarding it a maximum five-star safety rating. The individual scores were impressive. It scored 92% for adult occupant protection and 88% for child occupant protection, with 71% for vulnerable road user protection and 80% for safety assist technologies.
Does a SEAT Leon have a timing belt?
Leon engines are fitted with a cambelt that has to be replaced every five years or 80,000-120,000 miles.
Are SEAT engines good?
Pretty reliable, actually. In a 2015 J.D Power study, SEAT were reported to have 99 problems per 100 vehicles. This was lower than the industry average of 114 problems per 100 vehicles. This is also the case for a study conducted by WarrantyDirect, that showed SEAT right in the middle of their reliability table.
Is the SEAT Leon a good used car?
The SEAT Leon is an extremely competent vehicle hobbled by rather unusual styling and SEAT’s decision to delay the launch of the much-vaunted hot models. It’s still worth taking a long, hard look at on the used market and the 2.0-litre TDI Sport model remains the pick of the bunch.
Which is the special edition SEAT Leon FR550?
The special edition FR550 – ‘550’ representing the total number of these models being made available – is based on the popular Leon FR TDI, with a raft of unique styling and equipment additions ensuring it looks every inch the track star.
Why did SEAT Leon take so long to come out?
Quite why it took them so long to bring these key models to market (the old Cupra accounted for over half of all UK Leon sales) is down to VW Group internal politics but it robbed the model of crucial momentum and both the FR and Cupra were unfairly overlooked when they did arrive.
Is the SEAT Leon Mk1 a cult car?
It’s no exaggeration to say that the MK1 SEAT Leon, especially in Cupra guise, developed into a cult car in the UK. I can remember that this car was my pat answer for a good few years for any of my colleagues looking to spend around £15k on a new car.