Used CUPRA Leon for sale
Combining performance car thrills, with the practicality of a family hatchback, the Leon is CUPRA's entry into the competitive hatchback market. Being one of CUPRA's first models brought to market, the Leon needed to match up well against its rivals, and it sure does.
Sharp styling and a hilariously fun driving experience are just a couple of reasons as to why the Leon is a top contender. But there are plenty of other features that will provide hours of fun whilst enjoying the great British roads, including:
- Being well-equipped for the price
- A practical boot space
- Excellent safety rating
- A number of engine variants, including an intelligent plug-in hybrid.
Discover the benefits of the CUPRA Leon in more detail below.
Engines and Driving Experience
Coming with a number of petrol and plug-in hybrid engines, the Leon is designed to offer both maximum performance when driving in a spirited manner, as well as refinement when cruising.
If opting for a petrol, both of the engines come in the form of a 2.0-litre TSI DSG-auto, with the only difference being the power output. The 242bhp variant offers more than enough, going from 0 to 62mph in 6.4 seconds. But if it's optimal performance you're after, the 296bhp powerplant can get you there in 5.7 seconds.
Fuel economy is decent, but you will benefit from better efficiency and up to 32 miles of pure electric range if opting for the 1.4-litre 242bhp plug-in e-Hybrid. This can also go from 0 to 62mph in 6.7 seconds.
Practicality and Running Costs
A five-door setup comes as standard, which makes access to the rear ISOFIX mounting points easier. Head and legroom are good all round, but taller passengers may feel more comfortable sat in the front, as rear headroom isn't class-leading.
380 litres of boot space is provided, which is reasonable, with the 60/40 rear folding seats providing further space when flat. However, e-Hybrid models have a reduced boot size of 270 litres due to the hybrid technology taking up extra space. A more practical estate bodystyle can be found, which offers 620 litres of boot capacity, if you need the extra room.
Due to its performance, the Leon's running costs will be at the higher end of the scale. Insurance starts at group 28 (out of 50) and can rise up to group 34 if opting for a more powerful example. Any Evans Halshaw dealership is well-equipped to take care of any servicing or maintenance requirements.
Interior, Technology and Safety
The interior of the Leon offers sleek styling to match its exterior looks. CUPRA-coloured copper accents placed around the cabin provide details that aren't too extravagant. The sports bucket seats are also comfortable and provide stability when pushing the car's performance.
A good level of technology can be found, with features such as sat-nav and a rear parking camera coming as standard across the range. Most of the systems are controlled through the digital driver display and 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which comes with full link smartphone integration.
The full five-star Euro NCAP safety rating was awarded to the Leon, thanks to a range of available safety features, such as:
- Forward collision warning
- Tiredness recognition system
- Lane assist
- CUPRA Safety and Driving Pack (including dynamic road sign display and emergency assist)
Is the CUPRA Leon right for me?
If you're after a comfortable hatchback which also has performance-car capabilities, then the CUPRA Leon is a fantastic choice. It also comes loaded with technology, making it good value for money.
In a competitive hatchback class, rivals such as the Skoda Octavia are slightly more practical and offer more boot space in comparison. Models such as the Ford Focus can also be bought for less than the CUPRA Leon, if you're working with a smaller budget.
Nonetheless, CUPRA's offering in the form of the Leon is still a top contender and is one that shouldn't be overlooked.
Why purchase a used CUPRA Leon through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.