In their last generations, compact models have reached a very high level of refinement, and this is logically extrapolated to family variants, which have the same base. The Seat León is a good example of this, a car of great driving pleasure that comes with an attractive image and, of course, a large interior space.
With a front that does not vary anything with respect to the compact and with the fantastic resource of the rear with the optics linked via LED, externally, what most differentiates this bodywork is the larger gate and profile, which has a slight drop from the ceiling at the end and a very pronounced rear overhang, which is where the trunk is supported.
It is a pleasure to drive a León because of its comfort and how well it sits on the asphalt
A set, in any case, elegant and with a sporty touch thanks to the side bulges and those of the bonnet, which is accompanied by 17-inch wheels (or 18 as an option) that give this Sportstourer elegance.
Inside the front area is also the same as that of the five-door version, with the digital instrumentation, the multimedia system screen in the center and the original wood-look finishes. As is becoming a trend, there is a fine line of LEDs, whose color is configurable, which contributes to giving a special touch to the area of the dashboard and doors.
The rear seats stand out because there are plenty of leg room. It is one of the reference models in this section within its category, and the truth is that the comfort it provides is unquestionable. The same does not happen with the width, since the Lion itself is not very wide, but three adults are well accommodated if they are not very big.
In any case, The best is behind us: a 620-liter trunk that allows us to carry everything on trips. And if it is time to move and there are no passengers, we have up to 1,600 liters available that can make us very good.
A perfect engine
Apart from the practical question, which is crucial in a family car, the mechanics are also important. We we have tested the 1.5 TSI version of 150 horsepower gasoline, a traditional variant, the most powerful of the current range, devoid of any electrification system, which has seemed perfect for a car with these characteristics. From 2,500 revolutions per minute, the impeller provides a lot of force and is elastic, in this case accompanied by a 6-speed manual gearbox with a short lever, with a good feel and well-staggered developments. Both in overtaking and in recoveries the León Sportstourer responds very well, and we believe that it is the best option compared to the 90 or 130 horsepower mechanics available, especially regarding this one, since the difference in price is minimal.
In the consumption section, the work done to maximize efficiency is unsatisfactory, thanks to which an average expenditure of only 5.6 liters per 100 km (WLTP cycle) has been approved, with 145 grams per kilometer of CO2. During our tour we had an average consumption of only 6.6 liters under test conditions, quite a relevant figure.
Regarding driving dynamics, we have already commented at the beginning, it’s a pleasure to drive a lion for its comfort and how well it sits on the asphalt. It gives a great sense of security and kilometers devour at ease whatever the road.
Equipped to match
The proven unit of the Leon Sportstourer 1.5 TSI had the Xcellence Go L finish, which has a starting price of 24,850 euros with discounts (from 3,100 euros), an interesting price in relation to everything that this family member offers, which however it can be purchased for 19,200 euros with the basic finish Reference.
In terms of equipment, the Xcellence Go L has 10 ”multimedia system with navigator, Seat Connect, three-zone climate control, Full LED headlights, rain and light sensor, sports multifunction steering wheel, wireless charger for compatible smartphones, parking aid with rear view camera, fatigue detector, traffic sign recognition, warning system for unintentional lane departure … nothing is missing of the essentials, of course, and it also allows driving even more comfortable and safe.
Power (kW / CV): 110/150.
Change: Manual, 6 speeds.
Largo (mm): 4.642.
Ancho (mm): 1.799.
Alto (mm): 1.437.
Trunk (liters): 620.
Maximum speed (km / h): 221.
From 0 to 100 km / h (sec.): 8,7.
Average consumption (l / 100 km): 5,8.
CO2 emissions (gr / km): 133.
Price (euros): 24.850.