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Our Fleet Test Drive: Seat Leon X-perience: 2nd report

Date: 08 May 2015   |   Author: Hugh Hunston

Equipment: LED headlights and taillights, automatic wipers and lights, 18in alloys, 7 airbags, 5in colour infotainment screen incorporating satnav with MP3-compatible CD player and DAB radio, rear parking sensors, directional cornering front fog lights, 18in space saver spare wheel
Options: Metallic paint (£530), adaptive cruise control with front assist (£505), rear side airbags (£300), 10-speaker Seat sound system (£255), luggage divider net (£155

Seat's ad straplines include  'Passionate Technologists', so it should be no surprise that our Leon X-perience has all-wheel drive, DSG twin-clutch auto transmission and active cruise control.

The traction-sensing drivetrain and elevated chassis should attract anyone from forestry managers to paramedics in rural and adverse weather-prone areas.

Sneaking in below the 130g/km tax barrier the car is more fleet-friendly than higher-CO2 SUVs while retaining the same boot space as conventional Leon estates. It also offers four driving modes (pictured) and rapid-change gear-shift paddles.


Mileage     1152 miles
Official consumption   57.6mpg
Our average consumption 43.7mpg
Forecast/actual CPM 64.9p/66.3p
P11D price     £30,030
Model price range (X-perience)      £24,385 - £28,870
Residual value                                             29.1%
Depreciation     £20,440
Fuel cost     £5519
SMR cost     £2543
VED       £220
National Insurance   £2624
CO2 tax (tax)                                129g/km (23%)
BIK 20/40% per month £115/£310


  • Highly specified, well-executed forerunner to next year's 'proper' SUV
  • Choppy ride and noisy on motorways