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Seat Ibiza (2012-15)

Overall Rating

4 stars

Cost-conscious SEAT have either kept prices the same for the fifth generation Ibiza or in some caeses lowered them. The popular supermini is fun and lively with a model to suit everyone.

For
  • Reduced prices
  • Greater choice for FR and ST drivers
  • A range to suit everyone
Against
  • Firm ride
  • Rear headroom is tight
  • Interior materials
Road Test

Refreshed looks with revised bonnet, headlights and a smaller front grille. Inside has a larger glove box clearer dials and more storage options. Three body styles, the three-door, five-door and estate. Entry level trim is the 1.2-litre 60 PS E in three-door SC bodystyle . As in previous generations the range extends up from the E through S A/C and SE to the sporty FR model. Engines available are the 1.4 85 PS petrol model is joined by the sprightly 1.2 TSI 105 PS, with seven-speed DSG for those who require an automatic. Two diesels are offered in this spec; the hyper-frugal 92 g/km 1.2 TDI 75 PS Ecomotive and the 1.6 TDI 105 PS. The latter is available in SE trim for the first time. For fans of SEAT?s sporty and stylish FR trim the engine availability has been widened to include turbocharged 105 PS units in both petrol and diesel. The established higher-end FR derivatives 1.4-litre TSI 150 PS DSG-auto and 2.0-litre TDI 143 PS turbodiesel - are much lower in price and for the first time FR is also now available on the Ibiza ST, for those who crave a practical yet genuinely sporty small estate. A car for all from the learner driver, town shopper to the sportier FR at a far redcued cost to it's better known rivals.

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Star Ratings

Handling

4 stars

Comfort

4 stars

Quality & Reliability

4 stars

Performance

4 stars

Roominess

3 stars

Running Costs

4 stars

Value for Money

4 stars

Stereo/Sat Nav

4 stars
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