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Our Fleet Test Drive: Seat Leon X-perience: 5th report

Date: 24 June 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

A high-powered 4x4 diesel auto isn't usually the right combination for the lowest CO2 figures, but in the case of our Leon X-perience it's the best out there against rivals.

At 129g/km, the Seat gets below the vital 130g/km write-down allowance threshold, and no other specialist 4x4 estates gets to that figure. Even the Skoda Octavia Scout, which shares a lot of the same architecture as the Leon, has a CO2 output of 134g/km, despite the fact the Leon is actually slightly heavier (by 45kg).

It means that at 23% the Leon trumps the Scout, Audi A4 Allroad and Subaru Outback for the lowest benefit-in-kind rate for drivers

Mileage     1996 miles
Official consumption   57.6mpg
Our average consumption 43.7mpg
Forecast/actual CPM 64.9p/65.7p
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


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