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Our Fleet Test Drive: Seat Leon X-perience: 7th report

Date: 30 July 2015   |   Author:

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

Having covered just under a couple of thousand miles across England and France in the space of a month in the Leon, I've had plenty of time to play with the eco settings.

There's a noticeable difference in power delivery when you switch from eco mode to normal, with the latter being a more rewarding driving experience, and the former for delivering fuel savings when you're not in a rush as well as a sense of moral well-being.

It basically feels like switching from the smaller 110hp diesel in lesser Leons than our X-perience model, back to the 184hp when you take it out of the eco set-up. Deciding between economy and power is a fluid arrangemen

Mileage                                                    4172 miles
Official consumption                                   57.6mpg
Our average consumption                 38.8mpg
Forecast/actual CPM            64.9p/68.5p
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
CO2 tax (tax)                                         129g/km (23%)
BIK 20/40% per month                £115/£310
 

Verdict


  • Space
  • Comfort
  • Looks
  • Fuel economy could have been a touch better

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