SEAT Arona - best crossovers and small SUVs

The SEAT Arona combines practicality with respectable driving dynamics to make it a great all-rounder

So the SEAT Arona isn’t technically a 4x4, but it’s certainly an SUV and it’s one of the better ones too. 

Rather than off-road capability, the Arona focuses on driving engagement and while not many SUVs are particularly fun to drive, the Arona makes a decent attempt to make you smile behind the wheel. 

SEAT Arona review

Two petrol offerings come in the shape of a 1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder with 94bhp or 114bhp and there’s a diesel 1.6-litre unit also with 94bhp or 114bhp. There’s a 1.5-litre TSI with 148bhp, but the 1.0-litre three-cylinder models are more fuel efficient, cost less to buy and, with the non-FR suspension, are more comfortable. 

The interior doesn’t boast the most exciting design but there’s plenty of equipment and the infotainment system is class-leading with even the most basic Arona getting a 5-inch touchscreen. In terms of space, the Arona is pretty average, with 823-litre boot when the rear seats are lowered. Headroom is great for rear passengers but they may short of legroom if the front passengers are tall. 

Top 10 best crossovers and small SUVs to buy now

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        1. 1. Skoda Karoq
        2. 2. Peugeot 3008 
        3. 3. Citroen C3 Aircross
        4. 4. Range Rover Evoque
        5. 5. Dacia Duster
        6. 6. Volkswagen T-Cross
        7. 7. Toyota RAV4
        8. 8. Audi Q3
        9. 9. Lexus UX 
        10. 10. SEAT Arona

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