Auto Express's comfort ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
08-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

The Leon is a brilliant drivers car with superb road holding. excellent handling and firm but not uncomfortable ride. The 2.0, 140bhp engine is also excellent though not all that economical, returning around 46mpg, but maybe there is just too much temptation to use the 'loud' pedal. No real gripes, though the rear seat base doesn't split/fold, so the luggage carrying capacity is compromised. I love it - so much more satisfying than my previous Skoda Fabia 3 1.9TDi.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
52-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

The Leon is a very well built car and it has aged favourably compared with similar sized cars of the same age. The ride is a little hard, but it is an easy and generally rewarding car to drive. The only reason I would not buy another Seat is the company's questionable styling policy in recent years and brand image.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

does what it says on the tin!! comfortable , easy to drive, a few toys, good over long journeys, easy to park, good steering and brakes. good service from the dealers -only the cost of tyres being a bit of a suprise

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

An excellent car. Ride quality superb. Road noise within cabin is extremely quiet, even at speed. This is the second SEAT I've had and would definitely be looking at getting another one in the future.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Generally good, the interior quality could be better and the ride is really firm but it was much cheaper than decent competition, it gets decent fuel economy and performance is pretty good.

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

The FL Leon FR TDi is a real improvment I test drovethe orginal FR TDi and found it too hard and noisey. Fas fun and frugal pretty much sums the car up my best car so far by far!!

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

the car is stylish but with it beng a Seat, vw group wont allow seat to use better materials as it will compete with them. overall the car is good, stylish and a head turner

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Its sporty and fun drive, not very good for passengers especially the rear due to the poor ride comfort. So far has not let me down and relatively cheap to run.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It does exactly what I bought it for.
It is a fast ,economical, reasonably comfortable touring car and very stylish as well.
Excellent alternative to a Golf

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

The best car ive driven. Only been driving for 2 years n a bit but having driving 10ish cars in this time the leon destroys them all for all round pleasure!

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Golf in a party frock. Looks great and represents good bang for buck. Obly downside was overly firm ride which was sorted with non-OEM shocks.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never experienced any issues. Purchased a main dealer service plan for 3 years / 60000 miles - no reason to complain yet!

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Best looking car the right side of an Aston Martin Vantage, great handling and with the practicality of 5 doors to boot.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

The car its self is very good part from condensation in the fog lights, SEAT not so good with customer care!

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 1/5 Ease of driving: 2/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Basically it's a VW chassis and mechanicals, with an Audi interior, and costs less than both. Enough said!

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

my car has served me well from new,if i could i would have purchased a deisel instead of petrol.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Good all rounder, excellent perfomance, and good standard equipment levels. Very happy with it!

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

very pleased with car, no problems at all, only bad thing is ride quality over bumps

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Mainly bulbs blow. Yearly service is all I pay for, aside from tyres at that time.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A great car; comfortable, roomy, poweful and fairly economical. And it looks good!

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

So far so good never let me down. So far I have not had to buy any spare parts.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Auto box & strong diesel engine make it relaxing & rewarding to drive

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fun to drive with sytle and practicality, reasonable running costs

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

As good as golf or audi but interior is where they cut the cost.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great car, no major issues and comfortable on long journeys.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Love it. Ride is unforgiving but car is great to drive

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It does exactly what a hot hatch should do.
EXCELLENT

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good. Seat offer good fixed priced deals.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Reliable, comfortable, good performance.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Great Car only let down by a hard ride

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good car generally . Poor dealers !!!

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 0/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
03-reg , Owner for More than 5 years

It is a very competent hatchback.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Ok. Ok.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5