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.

Best automatic cars 

Recommended

SEAT Leon e-Hybrid: long-term test review
SEAT Leon e-Hybrid long termer - first report header
SEAT Leon

SEAT Leon e-Hybrid: long-term test review

First report: charging has been a challenge, but we’re happily plugging away with our SEAT Leon e-Hybrid
15 Jul 2021
SEAT Leon hatchback and estate get new engine options for 2021
SEAT Leon - front
SEAT Leon

SEAT Leon hatchback and estate get new engine options for 2021

The SEAT Leon range has been bolstered for 2021 with the addition of new petrol and diesel engine choices
6 Apr 2021
SEAT Leon review
SEAT Leon front
SEAT Leon

SEAT Leon review

The SEAT Leon offers the tech and driving experience of the VW Golf, but for a lower price
5 Jan 2021
New SEAT Leon e-Hybrid 2020 review
SEAT Leon

New SEAT Leon e-Hybrid 2020 review

The new SEAT Leon e-Hybrid brings plug-in power to the hatchback's range for the first time
6 Nov 2020

Most Popular

New 2021 Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV breaks cover
Volkswagen Taigo R-Line - front
Volkswagen Taigo

New 2021 Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV breaks cover

The new VW Taigo is a sportier, more aggressive looking version of the brand’s T-Cross and is aimed at lifestyle buyers
29 Jul 2021
Land Rover unveils limited-run Defender Trophy Edition
Land Rover unveils limited-run Defender Trophy Edition - front
Land Rover Defender

Land Rover unveils limited-run Defender Trophy Edition

Just 220 examples will be built to honour past Camel Trophy Land Rovers, all of which have been reserved for the North American market
30 Jul 2021
New 2021 Kia EV6 boasts up to 328 miles of range
Kia EV6 - front
Kia EV6

New 2021 Kia EV6 boasts up to 328 miles of range

Kia reveals more specs for its bespoke electric car, with the EV6 offering long range and an 18-minute 80 per cent rapid recharge time
21 Jul 2021