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Seat Ibiza

7/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review: Seat Ibiza

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Verdict

Final thoughts and pick of the range

Loads of space and equipment with well-rounded dynamics and sharp styling, all at tempting prices

The Ibiza is a well-pitched car, giving loads of space and equipment with well-rounded dynamics at tempting prices. It projects a sharp visual presence too.

Though it’s a little wide for the tightest city streets, at least Seat has kept the length in check while greatly improving cabin and boot space. If you need a roomy supermini this is about your last stop before a Honda Jazz. 

The three-cylinder engine will do the job for most people, and it’s quieter and cheaper than a diesel. The urban ride, and motorway cruising, are almost up to the standards of the next class up.

Smooth, brisk cornering is easy, but even the FR lacks the involvement of some older superminis. For that you’ll probably have to wait for a Cupra version. Seat’s bosses are keen on the Cupra sub-brand and see it as an important part of their menu.

Our choice from the range

This is the one we'd pick...

Seat Ibiza FR red side
Seat

1.0 TSI 115 FR 5dr

£17,625
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60mpg
9.30s
115bhp
108g/km
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