Amazingly good at high as well as low revs is its 1.4-litre petrol engine with the junior 1.2-litre engine working pretty decently at medium revs. The 1.6 Eco motive diesel engines give you a six-speed gearbox reaching high speeds with full control and smoothness. For even better performance and results try 276bhp 2.0-litre petrol in the Cupra. 181bhp 2.0-litre diesel in the FR gives high level performance too.
The handling of the car is pretty decent with nice control at the edges and turns and well-weighted steering, though it’s not communicative. The ride works well with great ease with proper damping levels. The car gives you a hard time at high revs with less refinement especially the diesel engines which make noise when cruising in contrast with its petrol counterparts. The sharp door mirrors work negatively by creating wind noise and large wheels accentuate the road noise.
Leon is cheap as compared to its counterparts like VW and Golf. It is also cheap when in use. CO2 emission is miraculously less than 120g/km even when used with the DSG automatic gearbox. Resale values are fair enough.
Security is certainly their prime priority with in all seven airbags, emergency brake assist and stability control. Tyre-pressure-monitoring system and Isofix child-seat mounting points are add-ons. Also, remote central locking and alarm lessen the chances of any stealth activities. The car has been impressive by gaining the maximum five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests.
The seats are pretty comfortable and adjustable. The car goes with simpler and reformed looks with simple heating and ventilation controls. The touch-screen is correctly positioned with easy looking without much strain during driving. Backward visibility is not so good.
The car is pretty spacious giving easiness in daily travelling with the family with decent and enough space for legs in the front seats as well as in the cabin, especially in the five-door model which has greater leg-keeping space and is high-rise than the three-door SC. The boot is pretty decent with 380 liters space with foldable seats.
Seat comes with all standard equipment like air-con, Bluetooth and an MP3 compatible six-speaker CD player in all of its models. The SE model comes with alloy wheels, cruise control, leather-covered steering wheel, front armrest and cabin detailing with chrome. Higher models like FR trim have larger wheels, front sports seats and all-round parking sensors.
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