Used SEAT Leon for sale
As the cornerstone of the SEAT range, the Leon is a fun-to-drive and practical family car. Whilst SUVs such as the Ateca and Arona have become the go-to for many families, the SEAT Leon offers an excellent alternative for a lower price.
Introduced in 1999 and now in its fourth generation, the Leon competes well in a competitive family hatchback market by offering a range of benefits, such as:
- Good range of kit as standard
- Great driving experience
- Roomy interior
- Clever hybrid configurations
- Sporty styling
Discover the benefits of the SEAT Leon in more detail below.
Engines and Driving Experience
The fourth generation of the SEAT Leon offers a fun and comfortable driving experience and a range of engine types suitable for a wide variety of needs.
Petrol and Hybrids
- 1.0-litre TSi: 108bhp, 58.9mpg.
- 1.5-litre TSi: 128bhp, 55.4mpg.
- 2.0-litre TSi: 187bhp, 46.3mpg.
- 1.0-litre eTSi: (mild hybrid). 108bhp, 64.2mpg.
- 1.5-litre eTSi: (mild hybrid). 147bhp, 58.9mpg.
- 1.4-litre eHybrid: (plug-in hybrid). 201bhp, up to 201.8mpg when fully charged.
- 2.0-litre TDi: 113bhp, 72.4mpg.
If you're regularly completing long journeys the diesel variants may be more suited. Whilst the cost-saving plug-in hybrid can achieve impressive fuel economy figures of over 200mpg, it is only possible when using solely the electric motor, which has a range of approximately 45 miles.
Practicality and Running Costs
The Leon comes with five doors as standard providing easy access to ISOFIX mounting points and plenty of room for both the driver and passengers, especially in the rear where it outperforms competitors such as the Volkswagen Golf thanks to the Leon's longer dimensions.
Boot space is what you'd expect from a family hatchback, providing 380 litres with the seats up, or 1,210 litres with them dropped. If you opt for the plug-in hybrid version this decreases to around 270 litres due to the space taken up by the batteries.
Running costs are reasonable for most specifications, with the highest insurance group being 27 (out of 50) for the higher powered FR and FR Sport. Any Evans Halshaw dealership is well-equipped to take care of servicing and maintenance requirements.
Interior, Technology and Safety
The high-quality interior of the Leon features the usual sharp lines you can expect from the cabin of a SEAT. Most of the controls reside within the large touchscreen but this can sometimes take your eyes off the road to ensure you're pressing the correct button.
The Leon comes equipped with a good range of kit as standard, with features such as cruise control, LED headlights, and Full Link technology ensuring maximum connectivity between the car and your mobile phone whilst driving. Opting for a higher specification will see the introduction of further equipment such as keyless entry and heated seats.
The SEAT Leon achieved the full five-star Euro NCAP safety rating thanks to a range of features, such as:
- Park assist
- Blind spot detection
- Safety and Service system
- Auto high-beam
- Forward-collision warning system
Is the SEAT Leon right for me?
The SEAT Leon is a well-equipped, safe, and fun family hatchback that looks great on the road.
Whilst the build quality in the Leon is great, alternatives such as the BMW 1 Series may offer a more premium feel. There are also cheaper options within the used family car market such as the popular Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra, which may be more suited if you have a smaller budget.
As of 2018, the performance branch of the SEAT family, Cupra, is now a standalone sub-brand and may be worth considering if you're after excitement. Or, you could opt for a pre-breakaway third generation SEAT Leon Cupra, which offers up to 300bhp.
Nonetheless, the SEAT Leon is a great candidate if you're in the market for a stylish, practical, and affordable used car.
Why purchase a used SEAT 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 dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.