SEAT Arona review - Reliability and safety

Using many tried and tested VW Group parts, the SEAT Arona is a safe and dependable family car

Like all modern-day SEATs – and indeed their VW Group counterparts – every Arona should fit the bill as safe family transport. The Arona has been awarded a full five-star Euro NCAP rating, and all cars get six airbags, Isofix child seat mounts and tiredness recognition.

Elsewhere, you’ll find every Arona gets tyre pressure monitoring, autonomous emergency braking and front and rear seatbelt reminders. You’ll have to step up to Xperience trim to gain adaptive cruise control and the Xperience Lux for a Park Assist system and a rear view camera.

SEAT finished 17th (out of 29 brands) in our Driver Power survey, a drop of two places compared to 2021's standing. The Arona itself placed 40th on a 75-cars in the owner satisfaction poll, although the bigger Ateca SUV managed to achieve 10th spot overall.

Warranty

The SEAT Arona comes with an industry-standard three-year/60,000-mile warranty. While that doesn’t set any records, it’s on par with rivals from the rest of the VW Group (Skoda and Volkswagen included), as well as those wearing a Citroen or Peugeot badge. Kia offers the best guarantee in this segment, with its seven-year/100,000-mile warranty. Hyundai’s five-year, unlimited-mileage setup is good for those covering substantial distances, too.

Servicing

SEAT offers fixed-price servicing on all its models, allowing you to keep a lid on costs and budget effectively during the course of ownership. SEAT will give you a courtesy car, video reports and a two-year warranty on all parts.

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