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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review: Seat Alhambra

Overall verdict
Seat’s most complete car. It has no real weaknesses – but we just know you’d rather have the VW…


VW quality, class and space at Spanish prices


Those Spanish prices aren't as low as they used to be


What is it?

Ah, poor old Seat. Forever chastised as the leech of VW Group, with its showrooms full of re-badged VWs and Audis. Used to be Fiats, though, so count your blessings. In a parallel universe the Alhambra could have been a Multipla. As it is, it’s a slightly cheaper VW Sharan, and that means it’s a very functional, very massive seven-seat MPV. Not even remotely sporting, despite Seat’s brand goals, but then the Ford S-Max has sporty MPVs wrapped up anyway.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
2.0 TDI Xcellence [EZ] 184 5dr DSG
9.3s 147g/km 50.4 177 £38,270
The cheapest
1.4 TSI SE [EZ] 150 5dr
9.9s 159g/km 42.2 150 £30,415
The greenest
2.0 TDI Ecomotive SE L [EZ] 150 5dr
10.6s 135g/km 54.3 150 £34,535