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Our Fleet Test Drive: Seat Leon X-perience: 9th report

Date: 15 September 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

It's been with us for 5000 miles and for the first time the average fuel consumption on our all-wheel drive Leon X-perience's has dipped below 40mpg (39.6mpg).

This was down largely to its role in a fully loaded family holiday in France that involved a roof box to house ancillary kit. Theoretically, the DSG transmission, mated to the muscular 184hp diesel engine, provides better economy than conventional auto 'boxes can manage, but in eco, normal or sport modes, progress up through the ratios is a tad harsher than expected from supposedly seamless twin-clutch technolog

Mileage                                                    5236 miles
Official consumption                                   57.6mpg
Our average consumption                 38.8mpg
Forecast/actual CPM            64.9p/68.6p
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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