SEAT Leon DSG automatic

Our compact family car favourite, the SEAT Leon, makes a lot of sense as an automatic.

Our compact family car favourite, the SEAT Leon, makes a lot of sense as an automatic. Like platform-sharing VW group sister models the VW Golf and Audi A3, the Leon uses the brand’s brilliant twin-clutch DSG gearbox, which is slick and responsive performer.

We’d steer clear of the older and slightly clunky six-speed unit used in more powerful FR and Cupra model, and go for the smooth seven-speed unit. It’s available with a range of petrol and diesel engines, but makes the most sense with the eager and efficient 1.2-litre TSI.

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