Our Fleet Test Drive: Seat Leon - 6th Report
18 February 2014
Author: Jack Carfrae
I do a lot of motorway driving and the Seat's five-speed gearbox seems at odds with what I expect from a lower medium car with a diesel engine that's designed for absorbing miles.
It's fine in terms of operation - in fact, it's quite pleasant to use - but there are only five cogs.
You might think that would make it rev a bit too high on the motorway but it doesn't even do that - around 2000 revs is standard fare at 70mph.
I am, though, aware of the lack of a sixth gear, and keep trying to engage sixth when there's nothing higher up. It just feels as though it needs another gear.