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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2016. -
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2016. -
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4363 mm
1841 mm
1601 mm
510 liters
1600 liters
50 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4486 mm
1839 mm
1632 mm
615 liters
1655 liters
58 liters

Engine

Volkswagen
1.4 TFSI CZDA
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1395 cc
150 hp
250 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Volkswagen
1.4 TFSI CZDA
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1395 cc
150 hp
250 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1274 kg
9.0 s
201 km/h
l/100km
l/100km
5.4 l/100km
125 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1415 kg
9.2 s
202 km/h
7.0 l/100km
5.1 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
132 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

dual clutch - 7 gears
1289 kg
9.0 s
198 km/h
l/100km
l/100km
5.5 l/100km
126 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
dual clutch - 6 gears
1423 kg
9.2 s
200 km/h
7.4 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
6.1 l/100km
140 g/km

Expenses

19990 EUR
187 - 219 EUR
Price from
Tax
22700 EUR
187 - 219 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Not only that they both belong to the suv segment and utilize the same 5-door suv body style, they are even powered by the same Volkswagen-developed petrol engine! There is not much there to point us towards one vehicle or the other. Or is it?

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the German car offers a considerable difference of 11% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Seat with an average rating of 4.3, and models under the Volkswagen badge with 4.2 out of 5. The same official information place Ateca as average reliability-wise, and Tiguan is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as these two vehicles rank it on average as 4.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Seat is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.2 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 201 kilometers per hour, 1km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 5.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (50 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Seat appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the German car offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. From there things take a different direction, with Seat offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Seat. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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