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Our Fleet Test Drive: Seat Exeo ST - 9th Report

Date: 01 September 2010   |   Author: Rachel Burgess


Our much-valued Exeo ST has had its biggest challenge yet - a family trip to the New Forest.

BusinessCar's publisher borrowed the car, anticipating that a wife, toddler and Labrador plus luggage would need some extra room. The Exeo was comfortable on motorways and held its own on winding, forest B-roads. It handled corners well, too, while the solid steering and balanced suspension meant few problems on a variety of road surfaces. As our publisher said: "It's difficult to fault. It's a no-frills, safe, robust, economical car."

Space, however, was an issue, and he said that for the average family plus a dog "you'll need a roofbox" because the Exeo quickly reached bursting point once the packing began. "If you are just buying a car requiring a bit more space, then it's perfect; if you want to buy a car specifically for an estate element, then you're going to be disappointed," he said.

Seat Exeo ST 2.0 TDI 143hp
Claimed combined
Our average consumption36.5mpg
P11D price£21,215
CO2 (tax) 143g/km CO2
BIK 20/40% per month£71/£141
Service interval10,000mls
Insurancegroup 24
Boot space (min/max)442/1354 litres
Engine size/power1968cc/143hp
Top speed/0-62mph129mph/9.6secs
Why we’re running itSeat’s first foray
into estate market
PositiveGood value
well-specced estate
NegativeSmall, essentially an
old-generation Audi