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SEAT Ateca review - MPG, CO2 and running costs

The Ateca’s most efficient engines will keep running costs down

The majority of engines available in the SEAT Ateca are adopted from the existing Leon hatchback range. The 109bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo is a small engine for such a relatively large family SUV, but SEAT claims it will return up to 46.3mpg and emit 139g/km of CO2 on the WLTP combined cycle.

Another petrol option is the larger 148bhp 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo, which is capable of a maximum 45.6mpg and 142g/km of CO2, while the range-topping 187bhp car should return around 35mpg and 182 g/km CO2 emissions. It is worth noting that it only comes as a 4x4 auto – meaning real-world running costs might be higher.

For some buyers, the diesel engines will look more appealing. The 113bhp 2.0-litre diesel and the more powerful and punchy 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel both manage nearly 60mpg with CO2 emissions from 127g/km.

Insurance Groups 

Insurance groups for the Ateca start at 10 and rise to 24, which is a similar showing to the Leon hatch. It’s not surprising as they both use a lot of the same mechanical components. Those insurance groups are also comparable to rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai and Renault Kadjar, but none should be too pricey to insure.

Depreciation

No SEAT Ateca is forecast to lose more than about half of its value after three years or 36,000 miles. That's a decent showing, and proves how in demand these cars are at the moment. According to our data, the 1.0 TSI SE Technology model is the strongest performer in the range, holding onto around 56 per cent over the same 36-month ownership period. 

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